Richly imagined and searingly empathetic, The American Girl makes for compelling reading
A tender novel which compassionately looks at the terrible era of moral dictatorship, hidden truths and the ongoing effects of Ireland's Mother and Baby homes
An evocative read ... powerful ... If you read authors such as Diane Chamberlain, Sheila O'Flanagan or Maeve Binchy then you should also check this out
[English] weaves a tale with the natural ease of a born story-teller ... I couldn't help but be reminded of Maeve Binchy for her warm style and distinctly Irish voice ... heart-breaking and uplifting all at once and I highly recommend it
A compelling read with engaging characters
Subtle and delicate, it is a passionate and intense family drama ... Filled with sorrow, joy and tenderness and highly recommended by me
A remarkable read with a very captivating story at its core
Enchanting, emotional, heart-breaking, ultimately uplifting and just perfect ... Rachael English is a wonderful story-teller
Compelling ... Martha and Rose are both deeply sympathetic characters, and English tells their story with compassion, insight and wit
This is a beautiful story about complicated family relations full of bad choices, cruelty, secrets, shame and sorrow ... with intriguing characters
Rachael English has held up a mirror to the souls of women that I found held me in thrall. I was completely captivated. I genuinely loved The American Girl. Part love story, part tragedy, part social history, it is a book that will remain in my heart for a very long time.
The American Girl is a heartbreaking story, that will leave you with a lump in your throat and a tear in your eye. I really can't recommend this book enough.
The American Girl will leave an indelible mark on your heart and mind as you read the first page and become enveloped by Rose and Martha's lives. Rachael English is a superb author who weaves a tale like no other, and I'm already looking forward to her next book.