The Hopeful Romantic (Village of Ballydara, #3)

The Hopeful Romantic (Village of Ballydara, #3)

by Susan Colleen Browne
The Hopeful Romantic (Village of Ballydara, #3)

The Hopeful Romantic (Village of Ballydara, #3)

by Susan Colleen Browne



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This holiday season, escape to the cozy Irish village of Ballydara, where you'll discover the strength of family bonds, a warm community, and enduring love… Kerry McCormack, a Dublin wife and mother, longs to trade her cubicle-bound job for a simpler life. At 33, she has an outwardly successful marriage to steady, successful Stephen. A devoted father to her son Jamie, Stephen has had an abiding passion for Kerry since the first time he saw her.


Yet after a recent, shattering loss, Kerry and Stephen have grown apart. Immersed in his high-powered career to bury his grief, Stephen also struggles with his secret fear that he'll never be the love of her life. And Kerry's lifelong dream to live in the country, and flee her predictable city routine, is only creating more tension between them.


When Kerry finds the perfect farm online, she embarks on what she thinks will be an idyllic country weekend with her family. Instead, her life is turned upside down.  As the holidays approach, Kerry will risk everything to give her family a second chance--but can she and Stephen recapture the passion they once shared in time for Christmas?


Let this deeply romantic novel take you on an unforgettable journey to the tender heart of a marriage.


Susan Colleen Browne's Village of Ballydara series, set in a sleepy Irish village, also includes The Galway Girls (Book 4), the sequel to The Hopeful Romantic—it's a warmhearted tale of women's friendship and discovering love where you least expect it. New Release: The Little Irish Gift Shop, Book 1 of Susan's new Fairy Cottage of Ballydara mini-series…it's the story of a Dublin girl's summer in Seattle, a charming little shop, and her once-in-a-lifetime chance at a new life... Now available!


"The Hopeful Romantic was a pleasure to read for its engaging characters, its authenticity, and its unforgettable moments…a poignant and sometimes humorous, old-fashioned romantic story."    —Chanticleer Reviews


About the Author:

Susan Colleen Browne weaves her love of Ireland and her passion for country living into her Village of Ballydara series, novels and stories of love, friendship and family set in the Irish countryside. She's also the author of two country memoirs, the award-winning Little Farm in the Foothills, and the sequel, Little Farm Homegrown; Susan gives her imagination full rein in her Morgan Carey series, fantasy-adventure books for tweens set near Seattle. A community college creative writing instructor, Susan runs a mini-farm in the foothills of the Pacific Northwest, USA.


When not writing, Susan is wrangling chickens, tending vegetable beds, and dreaming up new Irish stories... You'll find more about the Village of Ballydara series at Susan's Little Farm in the Foothills blog, as well as recipes, Irish stories and tales of backyard farming!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154940242
Publisher: Susan Colleen Browne
Publication date: 09/21/2017
Series: Village of Ballydara , #3
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB
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