What Love Can Do

What Love Can Do

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by Virna DePaul
     
 
Ireland has always been home for the five O'Neill brothers, but several tragedies, including the recent death of their mother, have them feeling lost. After making an unexpected discovery, eldest son and former rugby player Quinn O'Neill heads to Forestville, California, in the enchanted river valley where his mother grew up. There, he hopes to learn more about his

Overview

Ireland has always been home for the five O'Neill brothers, but several tragedies, including the recent death of their mother, have them feeling lost. After making an unexpected discovery, eldest son and former rugby player Quinn O'Neill heads to Forestville, California, in the enchanted river valley where his mother grew up. There, he hopes to learn more about his family and explore the possibility of settling someplace new.

Traveling the world before opening her own bakery is Lillian Parker's dream, and she's one step closer to achieving it after winning an internship with a world-famous pastry chef in Miami. Unfortunately, Lillian's mother is pressuring her to stay in Forestville and help run the family B&B. Then a handsome Irishman blows through the door with charm and sex appeal to spare, and suddenly Lillian's not sure what she wants.

Sparks instantly fly, and Lillian finds herself agreeing to show Quinn around the area. Soon their building feelings have them wishing for more time together. But Quinn's just beginning to explore the magic of Green Valley wine country, and Lillian needs to stretch her wings. Even worse, exposed secrets pit Lillian's family against Quinn's, creating thorns in their blooming love.

Can passion survive conflicting family loyalties? And can love bond Quinn and Lillian together forever when dreams of adventure versus home and hearth threaten to keep them apart?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940151042246
Publisher:
Virna DePaul
Publication date:
10/12/2015
Series:
Home to Green Valley , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
18,139
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

I'm a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, and a former criminal prosecutor who loves thrilling, sexy stories about ordinary people overcoming extraordinary obstacles to find love. I hope to bring my readers emotional stories that make them feel and dream and wonder well-after they've finished reading them.

I write for Harlequin and Random House. I'm also a bestselling Indie author.

You can read more about me at www.virnadepaul.com.

Thanks for your interest and I hope to hear from you!

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What Love Can Do 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Rhondaz 9 months ago
What Love Can Do by Virna DePaul....What a beautifully written book. I loved seeing Lilly and Quinn story unfold. This is going to be a great series, I can't wait until the next book. Virna DePaul is an amazing storyteller and has became one of my favorite authors. If you have not read this book, I highly recommend it. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Jennann3 11 months ago
I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. I am a new reader to Virna DePaul. For anyone who has not had the privilege of reading one of her novels, go out now and get one! What Love Can Do is the first in a series and I can't wait to start the rest of the series. It was that good! This story starts in Dublin where a family of five adult men were mourning the loss of their "mam". Their father had passed away two years before that, so it was just the sons. As they struggled with what to do with their lives and their mam' sashes, Quinn comes across her journal. Quinn finds that while his mam truly loved her family, she was banished from her own family. He also found out she never realized her dreams. Quinn sets out to America, to learn more about his mam and her family. Quinn convinces his brother Conor to make the journey with him. If they decided that mam's final resting place should be the town she grew up in, then the brothers would arrive later with her ashes. Upon arriving to "wine country", Quinn and Con meet Lilly at the bed and breakfast. Lilly is the "pastry cook" and daughter of the bed and breakfast owner. Lilly and Quinn are two souls who don't know where they're headed in life. They have so many fears and obstacles that they feels "stuck" and are afraid to fail. Lilly is afraid to follow her dreams to become a pastry chef. Quinn is afraid to open the restaurant he's always dreamed of. They form an immediate friendship/bond and give each other the support needed so they make the first step in obtaining their dreams. I loved this novel because I've had those fears of failure they experienced, I was able to easily relate to them. I felt Quinn's pain at being rejected by some of his mom's family, the loss of his mam, and fear of losing Lilly because he didn't think he had anything to offer her. He also felt he had to let her go to realize her dreams, in hopes that she would return. Lilly was a true friend to Quinn, always lending an ear. Lilly had her own faults, but she felt caught between the people she loved. These were powerful storylines, but also fun and uplifting. Lilly and Quinn make an awesome couple. I won't lie, I did tear up a little at the end, but they were mostly happy tears. I'd highly recommend this novel as it was a wonderfully written story!
Lashea677 11 months ago
What Love Can Do is a story of hope in times of hopeless. The descriptions of the beautiful scenery, the bonds of the O;Neill family and the resilience in the face of tragedy combined to make Virna Depaul's latest novel one that leaves a lasting impression. What Love can do is Quinn's quest for answers after discovering a long withheld secret after his mother's death. In order to do so he leaves Ireland and makes his way to his mother's birth place in California. In a foreign land with nowhere to set down roots he meets Lillian who oversees the local B & B. Lillian wants a chance to spread her wings outside of Forestville and pursue her dream of being a chef. But one look, one touch and Quinn makes her crave things she never thought possible. I received an ARC of What Love Can Do in exchange for an honest review. I was fascinated by Quinn. His decisions to leave behind his home and family to learn more about his mom's past took courage. The romance between he and Lillian move fast but was also a poignant part of this story. This was a beautiful beginning to the O'Neill family saga.