The Rosewood Whistle

The Rosewood Whistle

by Pat McDermott


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Surrounded by Ireland's music and myths, a widowed American writer meets a tour guide leery of love...On her own at the end of a long and difficult marriage, Gemma Pentrandolfo still hears the critical voice of her husband taunting her from his grave. To foster her independence, she schedules a summer vacation in County Mayo intending to write her first book, and she's counting on Ireland for inspiration. An idea presents itself when she tours Achill Island with a silver-tongued tour guide whose good looks prompt her to write more than her high-minded novel: she transcribes her years of longing in a steamy fantasy no one is meant to see.Years have passed since an accident claimed the self-absorbed wife who scorned Ben Connigan and his music. Since then, the former tin whistle ace has avoided marriage, though he never lacked for female companionship before he traded his high-tech career for the slow-paced life of a hometown tour guide. Ben has accepted the end of his run of discreet affairs, until he takes Gemma touring. Her passion for Ireland impresses him. Her love of Irish music soon compels him to dust off his whistles. Knowing she'll leave at the end of the summer, he sees no harm in keeping her company-until he dares to dream of spending the rest of his life with her.But he knows it can't be, not while the ghosts of their partners still haunt them. Not unless the music and myths of Ireland can help them find their way...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490421957
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/27/2013
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Boston, Massachusetts native Pat McDermott writes romantic action/adventure stories set in Ireland. The Glimmer Books, Glancing Through the Glimmer, Autumn Glimmer, and A Pot of Glimmer, are young adult paranormal adventures starring Ireland's mischievous fairies and a royal family that might have been. The Glimmer Books are "prequels" to her popular Band of Roses Trilogy: A Band of Roses, Fiery Roses, and Salty Roses. Her contemporary romance, The Rosewood Whistle, features Ireland's music and myths. Unholy Crossing is her first ghost story.
Pat's favorite non-writing activities include cooking, hiking, reading, and traveling, especially to Ireland. She lives and writes in New Hampshire, USA.

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The Rosewood Whistle 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a lover of all things Celtic (both Irish and Scottish!) I absolutely loved the feel of this book! Ms. McDermott captures the Irish spirit and describes Ireland so poetically, you feel as if you are right there in the book with her characters! This is an absolutely beautiful story and I do hope there is more to come!
Deb_TyngsboroDM More than 1 year ago
A wonderful love story. A great book. Just loved it from beginning to end...and what an ending I highly recommend
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
Delightful Irish love story! I am so glad to have won this book THE ROSEWOOD WHISTLE by Pat McDermott! It's the beautiful love story of two widowers around fifty who get a second chance to love. I liked her characters Gemma and Ben. After her husband died, Gemma enjoyed her new freedom and decides to visit Ireland to write her first novel. She also wants a man in her life, but not at any cost. Ben, a tour guide, offers his service while she visits this beautiful country. Sparks will flare between the two! The Rosewood Whistle is Ms. McDermott's first contemporary and I loved it because her story is set in Ireland. She is a very descriptive writer; she has done a fine research on this country's culture, music and legends. I could almost feel the surroundings of the places Ben and Gemma visited. I am looking forward to read her others books. It's very well written. I recommend this book, you won't be disappointed. You will enjoy every minute of this delightful Irish love story filled with tenderness!