The Doondah Veil

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Áine is worried that her gifted little brother will ruin her First Holy Communion with his non-stop flow of chatter. His obsession with a Makem and Clancy song could spoil things for everyone. She devises various plans to make sure he is not in the church on her special day. Tractors and magic play a crucial part. More
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Words: 1,470
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301036417
About Avril O'Reilly

I have decided to create Auntie Books on Smashwords. That is very short books for aunties ...we can drop in and visit our nieces, nephews, kids of friends....whip out the smart phone and read an entire book while the attention span lasts. An Auntie Book should be no more than 1,000 words. I am delighted that Smashwords lets me make Auntie Books.


The Doondah Veil
Here is an excerpt from The Doondah Veil where Aine tries a risky plan to save her Communion day.

The ending of The Doondah Veil
Will Olan ever stop talking. Aine is sure he will ruin her Holy Communion day with his endless chit chat. Aine's Uncle John offers to help but what can a farmer possibly do?

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Review by: Joe Cortez on April 14, 2013 :
When I saw the illustration for The Doondah Veil, some of my Holy Communion memories came to my mind.

For the catholic people, this is one of the most important celebrations. Of course, being a child, you think about it as a very, very special day.

The short story is what Avril O'Reilly, the author, calls an "auntie story": something that has the proper length to be read over a quick visit to your nieces or nephews.

In the book, Aine is very excited about her special day: her Holy Communion. But when she discovers that his gifted little brother will be at the church with the rest of the family, things start to look… not so good.

If you have siblings, I bet sometimes you wished they were far away from you on a special event, even if you loved them a lot!

So I’m pretty sure you will enjoy reading about how Aine wants to avoid the presence of her little brother at the church. Avril O'Reilly uses a nice dose of humor to write about it and gives us an unexpected, but happy ending.

This is a nice story to share with your own kids, and of course with your nephews or nieces, since it is an "auntie story."
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Review by: Gerty So on Nov. 12, 2012 :
I loved your book. It was so good.... I have two other sisters and it seems that i could never talk freely. I enjoyed your book a lot.... Highly Recommended....
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