The Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth

The Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth

by Juliet Gauvin

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Overview

A story about losing your way and finding your life. Book 1 of 3.

Elizabeth Lara built a perfect life as San Francisco's top divorce attorney, but when she loses her great-aunt Mags, the woman who raised her, she boards a plane and leaves it all behind.

The Irish shores welcome her as she learns a shocking truth, kept secret for thirty-five years. Devastated and now alone in the world, Beth tries to find peace in a beautiful cottage by Lough Rhiannon, but peace isn't what fate had in mind. Almost as soon as she arrives, Beth's solitary retreat into the magic wilds of Ireland is interrupted by Connor Bannon. A man with light brown hair, ice blue eyes and a secret of his own. He's gorgeous, grieving, and completely unexpected.

With the help of Mags' letters, the colorful townspeople of Dingle, and Connor, Elizabeth might just find a way back to the girl she lost long ago and become the woman she always wanted to be.


A Note From Jules:
Be forewarned you might not want to start this book late at night—several readers have reported "gobbling it up" and going on to the next book immediately. This book is literary women's fiction, it is not a traditional romance, per se.

"If you enjoy Nora Roberts, you'll like Juliet Gauvin. The Irish Cottage is a fresh take on women's literary fiction, sometimes light and scrumptious and other times quite profound in its observations on life, love and loss." -Review

"A book that conveys the true feelings of Ireland when you visit...it's a bit of a romance, history, travel, and mystery neatly tied into a book well worth reading." -Review

"I started this book and couldn't put it down. It brought me to Ireland and I never wanted to leave." -Review


The Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth is an international women's literary fiction romance novel with three books in the novel series.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163009107
Publisher: Juliet Gauvin
Publication date: 11/17/2015
Series: The Irish Heart Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,168
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jules is originally from California. She is a true, hopeless, all-in romantic. Her first kiss was with a Frenchman in Paris, her first love was an Eagle Scout, her first crash and burn was with someone from Harvard (Jules studied history at Yale--she should have known better).

TITLES AVAILABLE NOW:


The Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth (The Irish Heart Series, Book 1)
The London Flat: Second Chances (The Irish Heart Series, Book 2)
The Paris Apartment: Fated Journey (The Irish Heart Series, Book 3)
The Irish Castle: Keeping Elizabeth (The Irish Heart Series, Book 4)

COMING SOON
The Irish Secret: Wildfire (The Irish Heart Series, Book 5)
The Scotland Series


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INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR
Q: How did you come up with The Irish Cottage?
Jules: Well the story came together in pieces. I love Ireland, I've always been attracted to the country, the people, the music, the dancing. I've spent time traveling the country so I knew I wanted to set the book there. And then the character of Elizabeth was based on a lot of the experiences I had when I was in law in San Francisco. When I was immersed in that world--it was a very dark time, and I really did lose my way--like Elizabeth. I even let long-time relationships die because I was in such a dark place, it was difficult to see anything past my own nose. So yeah, I knew I wanted my heroine to be a "recovering attorney" and I knew that I wanted her to have this great love affair in Ireland that would open her up to the truly great possibilities life has to offer.


Q: Why did you elect to write literary women's fiction as opposed to traditional contemporary romance?
Jules: I knew I wanted to write in the literary women's fiction space because writing a story where the heroine's evolution is paramount--not just her relationship with Connor--is what really gets me, drives me--I love those types of stories. I like writing herstory--women's lives and journeys are so complex--I wanted to write a series that included a great love story, but didn't sacrifice the heroine's journey in any way. It's about Elizabeth finding her way--we all need to find our way. Sometimes people help with that, but ultimately each of us has to find our own path...and we all need love too.

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