This book was such a great pleasure to read! Set in 1911-1912 Belfast, it recounts the lives of Donal Gallagher and Jimmy Healy both of whom work for Harlan and Wolff, world renowned ship builder.
The writing is superb, often allowing me to "hear" the lilting Irish dialect. The historical details brings the time to life without overburdening the reader with dry, boring facts; everything is woven smoothly into the story's narrative.
Best of all, I enjoyed the sweetly innocent explorations of love between the MCs, watching their relationship grow from strangers to lovers.
A must read! Don't let the historical scare you away!