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Having read the previous 2 books in the series, I wondered if this would be the same kind of story. But this blew me away. There was mystery and intrigue, lost family and relationships, and hints of a new love.

Cordelia was at the Willow House at the funeral of Aunt Phil. Will read by the lawyer made her the part owner of the House. But there was a secret. She had not told the truth about herself and her relatives to Phil. So was she the real cousin?

My third book by author Susanne O’Leary, was a sweet read about family, relationships with a mystery. I loved the flow of the prose more than the earlier books. I didn’t remember the other characters so this book worked well as a standalone. Backdrop of Ireland added to the richness of the story, gave it a heartwarming feel.

Susanne was brilliant in evoking my emotions, and this book somehow brought out a special zing to it. Cordelia’s longing for a family more than an inheritance could be clearly felt. Amidst doubt and suspicion cast by other family members, she shone with her genuineness.

Families written were complex, and it was nice to see Cordeliawas dealing with each one of them as well as standing up for herself. Overall, a fun read, I would say.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Susanne O’Leary is the bestselling author of 22 novels, mainly in the romantic fiction genre. She has also written three crime novels and two in the historical fiction genre. She has been the wife of a diplomat (still is), a fitness teacher and a translator. She now writes full-time from either of two locations, a ramshackle 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 (including MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, featured in Full Irish), or keeping fit in the local gym, she keeps writing, producing a book every six months.

Cordelia Mirafiore has never truly felt at home in South Florida, so when she’s unexpectedly called to the reading of a long-lost relative’s will in Ireland, she’s hopeful that escaping to Willow House to meet her family might help her to figure out who she really is…

As soon as Cordelia reaches Sandy Cove, the views of the blue ocean and stunning coastline around her provide a sense of calm she has never felt before. She meets her cousins Maeve and Roisin, who welcome her with open arms, finds herself drawn to a handsome man who is also an outsider in town, and feels an instant spark.

But the rest of the McKenna family aren’t so willing to accept Cordelia, or even believe that she’s family. When they learn that Cordelia is to inherit a third of Willow House, she is forced to prove who she is. All she has are old parish records and a battered box of family photographs, but they lead her to secrets she may not want to uncover.

Can Cordelia find the courage to face her family’s past? Can she trust the mysterious man who has swept her off her feet? Or will the lies told for generations force her to leave Sandy Cove forever?

Publication Date: 15th November 2019

Publisher: Bookouture

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