Secrets of an Irish House
Pushing her key into the gate lock, Katie looks up nervously at the grand tree-lined entrance sweeping up to Kilcashel House. This was not her home by choice, but if she was ever to move on from her past and uncover the truth about her beloved Harry, she would make it her home…
Perched on the edge of the roaring Irish Sea, Kilcashel House was somewhere New Yorker Katie never imagined she would live. But her whole world shattered when her partner Harry died suddenly with a diamond engagement ring in his pocket. Devastated, Katie is shocked to discover Harry has left her a house in Ireland. But that is not the only secret Harry was keeping. Katie soon learns that Harry also left the house to his ex-wife Maggie.
Questioning if she knew the man she loved at all, Katie is forced to move to Ireland with Maggie to settle the estate. Met with a crumbling house and a band of friendly locals, Katie soon learns more about the life Harry was building at Kilcashel, including a kitchen for her lifelong dream of starting a bakery. Harry had a plan, but Katie worries she’ll never know what it was, or why he’s thrown her and Maggie together.
Soon, as Katie and Maggie’s unlikely friendship blossoms, Katie begins to feel the first flicker of hope for a future since losing Harry. With the help of handsome local gardener Dan, together they turn Kilcashel into a stunning home full of life once more. And Katie realises it might be more than just the house that has stolen her heart…
But when a letter arrives revealing the truth about Harry’s past and an unexpected tragedy strikes, can Katie find the strength to realise her Irish dream, or will she be forced to leave everything behind for good?
An absolutely glorious and emotional read about family secrets, friendship and finding home. Perfect for fans of Susanne O’Leary, Cathy Kelly and Kathleen McGurl.
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