Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Blessed Are the Cheesemakers

It only took me a week to read this cute, fun story about 2 quirky, old Irish cheese making men. Their dairy farm/cheese making sanctuary is where people who have nowhere else to go wind up. I liked reading all of their little stories, and appreciated the 3 farm cats named Jesus, Mary, and All The Saints. There is a bit of magic a la Chocolat which I thought was neato.

My least favorite part was a weird romance plot between a man taking a stab at sobriety and is 3 months widowed, and a woman who is only weeks out of a crappy, long marriage. Sounds like a disaster to me, but in a book I suppose it has a fair shot at working. Behold, the power of cheese!

My favorite quote was, "Ah, the secret's not in following tradition, it's in knowing when to change it."

It's not a keeper but I will probably read other books by Sarah-Kate Lynch. I can use it toward my Well Seasoned Reader Challenge because it has a food name in the title, and toward my What's In a Name Challenge because it has a "profession" in its title.


Melissa said...

I know how you feel about this book; enjoyable, and I'll probably (eventually) read something else by the author, but not as whimsical or as lovely as I hoped it would be.

tinylittlelibrarian said...

I loved this one, though it's been a few years, so maybe time has coloured my memory a bit. I just finished her second book, By Bread Alone and while it was good, I didn't like it as much.