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Family mystery, history, dreams and schemes – The Lost Secret of Ireland by Susanne O’Leary – delightful Irish romance!

An enchanting summer romance set on the gorgeous Irish coast, where fresh starts are made, love beckons and secrets are sure to unfold…

In the tiny village of Sandy Cove in Ireland, Ella Caron is trying to recover. When she moved from Paris to a beautiful coastguard cottage on the sea, she wanted peace and quiet and the space to grieve after her mother’s death. She never imagined that her mother’s eccentric best friend Lucille would insist on moving in to keep her company.

With Lucille by her side, Ella finds herself laughing more than she has in years and it soon becomes clear that Lucille has her own reasons for coming to Sandy Cove: she wants Ella to help her move to her own little cottage by the sea. But then Lucille’s son Rory comes to town and her dream is under threat: he wants her in Tipperary, where she can safely grow old in their family home. Ella admires Lucille’s sense of adventure but she can’t help but wonder if Rory is right. Especially when she sees the rickety old cottage Lucille intends to buy and realises that the real reason she wants to escape could turn Rory’s life upside down.

As Ella and Rory get closer, sharing a moment under the stars that feels meant to be, Ella finds herself caught between the man she is falling for and the loyalty she has to Lucille. Ella knows that she must convince Lucille to tell her family the truth, but it may force them to leave her and Sandy Cove for good…

A dreamy Irish romance that will warm your heart and show you that it’s never too late for a second chance. For fans of Debbie Macomber, Sheila O’Flanagan and Mary Alice Monroe.

My Review:

Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley, too,
For my copy of this book, here's my honest review:

Travel to the delightful Irish village of Sandy Cove where
The folks work together and for each other take care.
That's where artist Ella Caron in a cottage now resides
Recovering and recuperating, and lots more besides.

When her late mother's friend Lucille comes to stay
With secrets and surprises along the way.
New neighbours, new friends and secrets to keep
Along with new feelings that run so deep.

Lucille may be in her eighties but she's lively, too
Always making plans for life and fun to do
But keeping them away from her two sons may
Make things difficult for them all some day.

Get ready for Mr Bear to come to call
For a delightful girl to woo them all
Can Mr Bear be tamed for real
Or is he just learning how to feel?

As relationships develop, keeping secrets is tough
But when they big reveal happens will things get rough?
To find out what happens, you really need
This delightful, uplifting book to read!

Book Information:

Title: The Lost Secret of Ireland

Series: Starlight Cottages #2

Author: Susanne O’Leary

Publisher: Bookouture

Pub Day: August 31st 2021

Author Bio

Susanne O’Leary is the bestselling author of more than 20 novels, mainly in the romantic fiction genre. She has also written three crime novels and two in the historical fiction genre.

The wife of a former diplomat, she has also been a fitness teacher and a translator. She now writes full-time from either of two locations, a rambling house in County Tipperary, Ireland or a little cottage overlooking the Atlantic in Dingle, County Kerry. When she is not scaling the mountains of said counties, or doing yoga, she keeps writing, producing a book every six months.

Social Media

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoroleary

Twitter: https://twitter.com/susl

Website: http://www.susanne-oleary.co.uk/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susanne.olearyauthor/

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