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A Suitable Wife (The Fitzgeralds of Dublin, #2) ✻ [BOOKS] ✯ A Suitable Wife (The Fitzgeralds of Dublin, #2) By Lorna Peel ❅ – Thomashillier.co.uk Can Will and Isobel hold the Fitzgeralds together when tragedy and betrayal threaten to tear the family apart?

Dublin, Ireland, Will and Isobel Fitzgerald settle into number Fitzwilliam Squ Can Will and Isobel hold the Fitzgeralds together when tragedy and betrayal threaten to tear the family apart?Dublin, Ireland,Will and Isobel Fitzgerald settle into numberFitzwilliam Square, a home they could once only have dreamed of A baby is on the way, Will takes over the Merrion Street Upper medical practice from his father and they A Suitable PDF or are financially secure But when Will is handed a letter from his elder brother, Edward, stationed with the army in India, the revelations it contains only serves to further alienate Will from his fatherIsobel is eager to adapt to married life on Fitzwilliam Square but soon realises her past can never be laid to rest The night she met Will in a brothel on the eve of his best friend’s wedding has devastating and farreaching consequences which will change the lives of the Fitzgerald family forever.


10 thoughts on “A Suitable Wife (The Fitzgeralds of Dublin, #2)

  1. Tina Williams Tina Williams says:

    A stirring and heartfelt read with colourful characters
    I just loved this latest release from Lorna Peel! A Suitable Wife, set in 1881, continues the story of the Dublin doctor Will and his wife Isobel who we first meet in A Scarlet Woman. The book can be read as a stand-alone but I recommend that you pick up the first book to get the most of this most emotional and page turning read.
    The book delves deeply into relationships between the sexes and between social classes – not solely the relationship between the couple, but those between other family members and wider society. All is seen through the eyes of Will and Isobel whose love manages to hold everything together despite all of the many difficulties that come to pass – cue you will need a handkerchief! Isobel in particular is one strong character and the couple are well matched in terms of wisdom and strength. I have read a number of this author’s books and she excels at interweaving deep characterisations with an emotional and stirring plot line.
    The revelations which come to light after the tragic death of his brother Edward in India throw a huge curveball into the lives of Isobel, Will and his family and lead to a great deal of soul searching for the family. This puts more stress on the relationship between Will and his father. Isobel’s past is difficult for some to accept but it is surprising what goes on behind the closed doors of others. Other characters have their own secrets and I enjoyed how the author weaved further revelations into the story which is full of twists and turns.
    There are certainly some eye opening scenes concerning the couple, their relatives and social circle and the author has clearly carried out a great deal of research into medical issues and social mores of the time, research which helps make the book such compelling read,
    The read totally sucked me in and transported me into the late Victorian era within Dublin, a time when women clearly played second fiddle to men and where appearances and perceived if not actual social mores are all important. Will and Isobel really go through the wringer, but their strength and love shine through and the read is above all an uplifting and life affirming read with a satisfying conclusion.
    Recommended to readers who enjoy historical fiction with romance and strong characterisations and which gets to the heart of the social issues of the day.
    Please note a copy of this book was given to me by the author for the purpose of a fair and honest review.


  2. Kelly The Sassy Book Lover Kelly The Sassy Book Lover says:

    AMAZING!!! This book not only continues the story of Will and Isobel, but also those around them with many twists, shocking stories, and wonderful surprises. Just like in A Scarlet Woman Lorna covers a range of real subjects that play a part in the whole story. There are heartbreaking moments, but plenty of happy ones to heal those heartbreaking ones. I did not see everything about his brother happening or any of what happened with Fred coming. I really did not expect the twist when she had the baby after everything else. All of the characters are like real people because they aren't perfect, don't always do things you want, and do things they shouldn't, but you love in the end. Loved the godparent frenzy.

    Isobel continues to show how strong she is in every situation. She keeps a calm head at every turn and can calm anyone down. I loved that she still didn't care what people thought about her including those close to her. She also doesn't hold back with anyone including her father in law.

    Will was put through the ringer this time, but he also kept his head high. He had his friends and Isobel around him to keep him afloat when he needed it the most. I worried about him at times when the hits just kept coming, but he didn't let it pull him down.

    This book handles subjects that could be triggering to some. It handles infant loss, miscarriage, suicide, adultery, and sexuality. They are all handled very well and are a part of the whole story like in A Scarlet Woman.

    Copy provided for an honest and voluntary review


  3. Diana Diana says:

    A Suitable Wife is the second book in this series. It continues Will and Isobel's story and it is wonderful! Usually, I zip through books I love, often finishing them in one sitting, but I couldn’t do that with this one. The story is so intensely emotional that I had to keep taking breaks from reading and toward the end I had to be sure I had tissues. This book is excellently written, well plotted and the characters will rip your heart out.

    I recommend that the first book in this series A Scarlet Woman be read before this one, just so the reader has a better grasp of Will and Isobel's history and the secondary characters. The best part of this series is that all the characters feel real. They love, they hate, they struggle and they emote right off the page.

    Great read. I thoroughly enjoyed it!


  4. Nicole Laverdure Nicole Laverdure says:

    Emotionally powerful! A MUST to read! 5 stars plus

    'A Suitable Wife' is the second of Lorna Peel’s books that I have read and I wasn’t disappointed. Ms. Peel is a very talented storyteller. Each time, I read one of her novels, she knows how to captivate my interest. This emotional story has its ups and downs, but also some very touching moments. This author is truly a high quality writer!

    Set in Dublin, Ireland 1881, it tells the touching journey of a young couple named Isobel and Dr Will Fitzgerald, which we met in the 1st story 'A Scarlet Woman'. I soon became fascinated with their story written with rich emotions. You will adore the new characters, some you'll like less. But you will understand why they are that way. Two special events will change the lives of the Fitzgerald family forever. As you read along, you'll notice that they are so kind to their family and friends, always ready to help them. I couldn't help crying as I followed them in their beautiful journey.
    Ms. Peel's characters are endearing!

    This book is so well written that I could not put it down, it soon became a real page-turner. Lovers of Irish tales, will surely love this Irish tale of true love, tenderness, trust, families ties and secrets. You may want to start with 'A Scarlet Woman'. I truly devoured it! I sincerely recommend you 'A Suitable Wife'. You are in for a treat!


  5. Katherine Katherine says:

    After reading the first book in the Fitzgeralds of Dublin series, I was eager for more of the gritty, atmospheric world of Ireland in the late eighteen hundreds. The writing, tone, characters, dialogue and setting are of the finest I've read. I am completely engrossed in this series now. What I love most is that every character is fully developed and very real. No one is always right and no one is always wrong. I love getting lost in the Fitzgerald family's world and I look forward to picking up the next book in the series. I heartily recommend this series to those who love historical fiction with plenty of drama.


  6. Stupid Fox Stupid Fox says:

    I DNF this one and it's not really it's fault. Not entirely. I came to this series for the upstairs downstairs dynamic and it totally loses it in the book and becomes 80% about Isabel wanting a baby.
    So... Not really my interest anymore.
    It's not as well written as the first imo but it's not bad.
    I just got bored the third or so time Isabel miscarried and set it aside... I guess for half a year now and... Yeah I know it's not coming back to the reading pile.
    The first book was fun. This one disappointed. Won't rate it low. It's not really it's fault.
    Rating for writing quality instead.


  7. Patricia Balfe Patricia Balfe says:

    I loved A Scarlet Woman and I was rather afraid that A Suitable Wife wouldn't be as good but I need not have worried. This is a fantastic follow up with a truly gripping story and I cried and I laughed and I gasped with delight and I can't wait for book three!


  8. Olga Olga says:

    Lorna Peel is an author who holds your interest from beginning to end! This book does not disappoint. Make sure you read A Scarlet Woman, the first book in the series, before getting immersed in this one. It is very difficult to put her books down once you start reading.


  9. Donna Donna says:

    I love series set in the Victorian period and this one is up there with the best of them. The characters are well drawn with my sympathies moving from one to another as the story unfolds. Just added book three to my TBR list.


  10. Fiona Fiona says:

    I loved this book, it was a great follow up to A Scarlet Woman. Looking forward to the next in the series.


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