The Lost Mother of Ireland

Susanne O’Leary

A completely gripping and unforgettable story of long-lost family secrets and forbidden romance that will whisk you away to the beautiful village of Sandy Cove on the west coast of Ireland.

When Laura inherits a small cottage from a friend who was like a mother to her, she wonders whether this could be the new beginning she’s been searching for. Although she’s never been to the village of Sandy Cove on the west coast of Ireland, her friend described it as on the edge of the sparkling blue sea, with sandy white beaches. Could this be the fresh start she needs to ease her heartache?

During her first walk on the beach, Laura meets Gino, a handsome local who instantly charms her with his sparkling eyes and gorgeous smile. Laura finds herself attracted to him as he tells her about his life and his love for Sandy Cove. And, as they spend more time together, the pair begin to grow closer.

But just as Laura begins to settle into village life, her friend’s son disputes his mother’s will. But what he doesn’t know is that Laura hasn’t just inherited the cottage from her, she’s also been given a very valuable heirloom – one that tells the story of a forbidden love, a long-forgotten family secret and a bond between a mother and daughter that could not be broken…

Just as Laura begins to solve the mystery behind the painting, everything she thought she knew about Gino changes in a heartbeat when she discovers that he might have already given his heart away to someone else. Is their love story over before it ever truly began?

And when Laura uncovers the truth behind her inheritance, she is left wondering whether the family secret should have remained forgotten. When the dust settles from her discovery, will she be able to rebuild her life in Sandy Cove with the one man she truly loves?

Fans of Sheila O’Flanagan, Mary Alice Monroe and Debbie Macomber will fall in love with this gripping, heart-warming and utterly charming Irish romance.

What readers are saying about The Lost Mother of Ireland:

Heart-warmingPerfect… described so beautifully it made me think I was actually there… If you like uplifting moving storylines then this is definitely the book for you. My first read by Susanne O’Leary and it won’t be my last.’ @Jeanniehay64, 5 stars

‘Another intriguing and inspiring heart-felt story… Awe-inspiring. Beautifully written, heart-felt, uplifting and unforgettably special. I adored The Lost Mother of Ireland with its courageous twists and turns.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A completely gripping and unforgettable storyGreat, great, great. I am giving it a lot of love… read this one! An intense, emotional and utterly compelling narrative!’ Goodreads reviewer

Heart-warmingwonderful… I’d love to be able to book one of the cottages as a holiday let!… In fact, I’d actually love to be a permanent part of the community!’ @karen_loves_reading, 5 stars

Compelling and captivating… storytelling at its best… a gorgeous page-turner that effortlessly tugs at the heartstrings and will have readers reaching for the tissues on many an occasion.’ Bookish Jottings

Simply the best! A heart-warming read.’ Splashes Into Books

‘Wonderful I loved everything about this story… If you are in need of a wonderful escape to a land far away, this is the book for you.’ Page Turners, 5 stars

Beautiful… delightful… like coming home… another example of a truly touching story…. Wonderful.’ Robin Loves Reading, 5 stars

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