I really liked this one, it made me want to travel to far away places and explore castles. Story moved along nicely Interesting how the 2 men both wanted the same two women Liked how the story started with Brendan breaking the glass, the info about making glass, the way of life of old Ireland, the determination of the Lady Maude to the end, and the way the ending was a satisfying solution for all. Fine Set during the swinging sixties this is the story of Maura D Arcy who is torn between two very different men Maura is a young woman who is unaware of her heritage or that her history is so convoluted.Really enjoy the novels of Catherine Gaskin, she writes interesting characters and topics The theme of this novel is the fascinating subject of Glassblowing Thought the atmosphere of the 60 s well portrayed here Actually felt some empathy towards Maura who had no idea what she was letting hersel Set during the swinging sixties this is the story of Maura D Arcy who is torn between two very different men Maura is a young woman who is unaware of her heritage or that her history is so convoluted.Really enjoy the novels of Catherine Gaskin, she writes interesting characters and topics The theme of this novel is the fascinating subject of Glassblowing Thought the atmosphere of the 60 s well portrayed here Actually felt some empathy towards Maura who had no idea what she was letting herself in for when she journeyed to Ireland to meet her family.A novel of jealousy, tradition, love and family ties I found this book among my mom s books after she had passed and it looked like the kind of books we used to swap with each other many years ago Dad told me to take any books, clothes, etc that I wanted before they donated the rest I haven t read a good gothic novel in a long time so I took it It has my mom s initials in it, she always did that to remember that she already read the book Now I ll never give it away and the back cover fell off but I grabbed the tape and did a Mickey Mouse job o I found this book among my mom s books after she had passed and it looked like the kind of books we used to swap with each other many years ago Dad told me to take any books, clothes, etc that I wanted before they donated the rest I haven t read a good gothic novel in a long time so I took it It has my mom s initials in it, she always did that to remember that she already read the book Now I ll never give it away and the back cover fell off but I grabbed the tape and did a Mickey Mouse job on it but who cares it only has value to me.A young struggling model is working part time in the antique shop her mom and partner owned Her mom passed away several months ago A good looking young man comes in asking questions about her mom and Sheridan glass Her mom had a private collection of Sheridan glass which she showed him In the middle of the night she gets a call from the police that the shop had been broken into The only thing missing is a rare cup made by Sheridan Glass Co She ends up going to Ireland from London as that is where the Sheridan Glass Co is Before she leaves she goes through some of her moms paper that she had in a big hat box and found out some things that her mom never told her about which is another reason to go to Ireland The land of rundown castles and good looking men some of which are angry about life andantiques and a mysteries death that happened a while ago Very gothic Nostalgic storyI really enjoyed this book The end was something that was unpredictable and yet perfect The characters are loveable in their own way although a couple have their character defects I d definitely recommend it and t believe the majority of you probably will, too. Lovely character sI enjoyed this book, interesting story and loveable believable characters, however felt it was drawn out in the middle and the ending which I wanted to savour was rushed which made it a bit disappointing I was excited to find this story in a 1968 Reader s Digest Condensed Books Book Is it just me, or are those books so comforting, like you re spending the weekend with your Grandma and as you read, she s making you some sort of delightful meal that somehow only she knows how to make This is a super easy read, but really enjoyable. THE CULLODEN CUPshowed the art of the Irish glassmaker at its peak But now the great Sheridan factory at Cloncath lies idle the craftsmen are old, the buildings decaying around them, and the family have no money to revive the industryURA D ARCYlast of the family, now on the verge of a brilliant modelling career, journeys to Cloncath to reclaim the Culloden Cup, stolen from her mother The glassworks have a strange fascination for her, as does her unknown cousinNNOR SHERIDANdesperately seeking a way to save the Sheridan name, is a man trapped by past glory and the harsh realities of the present He sees Maura only as a dangerous rival, and in his relentless determination to rebuild the glassworks to their former glory, Connor is a man who cannot afford to lose a single battle