Reading the Nanny at No 43 by Nicola Cassidy
was like being immersed in another world, a world many years ago where intrigue and mystery and wonderful charactarisation drew me into a story that I didn’t want to end. I was reading on my Kindle and not taking note of how far I was into the book and then it ended. I had to return to the 20th
Books that keep you thinking
I am not a
great lover of historical fiction, but Nicola Cassidy is well on the way to
converting me. What I do love is psychological
thrillers and books that keep me gripped.
Well this book certainly had me sneaking reading moments throughout the
day as I kept returning to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
The cast of
beautifully written characters start sharing their part in the story. A nanny arrives to apply for a position to
care for a motherless child. The
housekeeper feels put out, but soon the disquiet mounts and she is genuinely
concerned. The Nanny has the baby settled
and the father’s mind is at rest. But is
this baby sleeping too much?
leaves prison after 10 years. What was
his crime? What is his connection? Does
any man deserve a fresh chance. What do
his sister’s think?
get a small inheritance and choose to leave the tenements in inner Dublin and buy
a house in the country. Their fresh
chance turns sour when they uncover a grisly secret.
The history of the land I call home
Ireland my new home 17 years ago and I have become fascinated with the history
of this country and it’s links to the rest of Europe. Learning about the history of Ireland has
helped me to understand and truly appreciate the land which I call home. A dive into Nicola Cassidy’s novel is
perfection for me. A history lesson
woven through a fantastic yarn with characters that you will find hard to
Nicola’s first book December Girl is a wonderful read. You can read my review here
And now the good news, her third book Adele
is now available. I will be putting aside a couple of days, along with a pot of tea or two to enjoy it.
for reading my review, and please let me know if you have read any of Nicola’s
books. I promise you won’t be