‘I love you, and you are my daughter, no matter what anyone says. Nobody can take you from me.’
In beautiful Rathmoney House nestled by the wild Irish Sea, Margo sits in her black suit, three strings of pearls at her neck, nodding at those offering their condolences. She never thought she would be here without her beloved husband. All she has left is their beautiful daughter Elsa and a house full of memories. Then, she receives a letter that turns everything she thought she knew on its head…
When Margo learns that her daughter was accidentally switched at birth with an American child and Elsa is not in fact her biological daughter, her world shatters. American Cassie and her daughter Tilly are equally shocked to learn about this tragic mistake, and both parents are terrified about the prospect of their daughters being taken away.
Margo and Cassie know that together they must protect their daughters, both biological and not. Cassie and Tilly fly to Ireland, and with the help of the local community they must learn to support each other through the most difficult times.
Will they be able to find a new version of family, or will the shocking revelation force them apart forever?
An absolutely glorious and emotional read that celebrates the power of female friendship. Perfect for fans of Susanne O’Leary, Cathy Kelly and Kathleen McGurl.
What readers are saying about Ann O’Loughlin:
‘I am speechless and emotionally wrung out after reading this incredibly powerful and moving novel… It tapped into my heart and squeezed out every tear I tried to hold onto but the waterfall could not be held back and the tissue box became my constant companion… Exceptional.’ Cindy L Spear ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wonderful! Powerful, poignant and emotional, the characters were special and Kilteelagh was definitely a character of its own. A very heartwarming contemporary novel… I recommend highly.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I couldn’t believe the amount of emotion I felt whilst reading this story… Ann O’Loughlin could not have written a better book… As heart-warming as it is heartbreaking.’ Kelly’s Book Corner
‘I don’t often use the term “heart-warming” but this book definitely earns it… I was emotionally caught up in the story, and very much enjoyed it. Definitely recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A wonderful read, both uplifting and heartbreaking.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐