Welcome to our final read-along discussion of The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey. If you’re following our schedule, you should have finished the book. (You can read our previous discussions here: part one, part two, and part three.)
Spoiler alert: We will be discussing the book in detail, so if you haven’t finished it and don’t want to read any spoilers, you should skip this post and the comments section.
Well, I have to say that I am absolutely thrilled that The Yellow House won the majority vote for the March read-along – this was a complete hit for me. Five-star read, hands-down. I kept waiting to see if it would disappoint me, but it didn’t – I loved it down to the very last pages, which, of course, had me in tears. But, enough about how I felt; I want to hear from you! Here are my final questions for all of you who have read along with me:
Were you as angry as I was when Eileen slept with James while pregnant with Owen’s baby, in order to pass the baby off as his?
Was Owen’s reaction to that justified, in your opinion?
Did you understand why Eileen was so torn about reporting what she knew about James’ plans for the mill?
What about her hesitancy to marry Owen?
What did you think of how things ended for the following characters: Frankie, Lizzie, Terrence, Fergus, and, of course, James?
Were you satisfied with the way things ended for Eileen’s mom?
And, lastly, were you happy with how things ended for Eileen?
I’m not going to post my answers, but instead respond to your answers, either in the comments section or on your own blogs.
Thank you so much for reading along with me! This has been a great experience – I enjoyed so much our discussions on each section. Would anyone like to do another read-along this year – maybe in August or September?