Title: The Dazzling Truth
Author: Helen Cullen
Published by: Graydon House
Released: August 18, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: One Irish family. Three decades. One dazzling story.In the courtyards of Trinity College, Dublin, in 1978, aspiring actress Maeve meets pottery student Murtagh Moone. As their relationship progresses, marriage and motherhood come in quick succession, but for Maeve, with the joy of children also comes the struggle to hold on to the truest parts of herself.
Decades later, on a small Irish island, the Moone family are poised for celebration but instead are struck by tragedy. Each family member must find solace in their own separate way, until one dazzling truth brings them back together. But as the Moone family confront the past, they also journey toward a future that none of them could have predicted. Except perhaps Maeve herself. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: This is a story that really focuses on family and how two people make that happen, through good times and bad. Maeve and Murtagh meet, they fall in love, and they make their home on a small, isolated Irish island. We also journey into the future and follow the Moone family who find themselves struck by tragedy.
Helen Cullen really does write a beautiful story. I really enjoyed it. I liked how everything came together in the end. I also really enjoyed the setting of the story.
It was a really sweet story of love, family, and sticking together through tough times. It's a good one. I'm glad I got to read it.
HELEN CULLEN wrote her debut novel, The Lost Letters of William Woolf, while completing the Guardian/UEA novel writing program. She holds an MA in Theatre Studies from University College Dublin and is currently studying further at Brunel. Prior to writing full-time, Helen worked in journalism, broadcasting and most recently as a creative events and engagement specialist. Helen is Irish and currently lives in London.
Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for The Dazzling Truth by Helen Cullen. If the book sounds good to you, I'd definitely recommend giving it a read. Thank you to Graydon House and Helen Cullen for letting me be a part of the tour.