The Hopeful Romantic

The Hopeful Romantic

by Susan Colleen Browne


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Kerry McCormack, a young Dublin wife and mother, dreams of trading her cubicle-bound job for a simpler life. After years of a satisfying marriage, she's grown apart from her husband Stephen, the strong, silent type whose practical nature masks his longing for a close family. Unresolved grief is only creating more distance between them...just as a dilemma from Kerry's past suddenly comes to light.

When Kerry accepts an unexpected invitation from an old friend of Stephen's-a friend she once fancied- to spend a weekend in the little village of Ballydara, she's anticipating an idyllic family holiday with free-spirited Will and his family. Yet the grief shadowing her makes her a little too susceptible to Will's charm. He's the catalyst that exposes long-buried secrets between Kerry and Stephen, and the regrets that haunt them both.

As Kerry's hopes for love and following her dreams are turned upside down, she wonders: will she have the courage for a fresh start?

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996740807
Publisher: Whitethorn Press
Publication date: 05/08/2015
Series: A Village of Ballydara Novel , #3
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Susan Colleen Browne is the creator of the Village of Ballydara series, Irish romantic women's fiction, and the Morgan Carey adventure series for kids. She's also the author of a memoir, Little Farm in the Foothills: A Boomer Couple's Search for the Slow Life, a Washington State Library "Summer Reads" book selection. Susan is a community college creative writing instructor and lives with her husband in the foothills of the Pacific Northwest.

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