A little Ireland to start the Holiday

This year I’ll be spending Christmas and New Years in Ireland with my husbands family. I’m looking forward to it for many reasons, not the least of which is that my first contemporary romance, The Harp and the Fiddle, will release Christmas day.


This series was inspired by the time I’ve spend in Ireland and the people I met there. As a romance novel reader I figured I knew all about Ireland, as I’d read plenty of books set there. I’m not sure why I was surprised that the Ireland I saw when I went was so different.


For years I resisted writing about Ireland. I didn’t think I could do justice to the Ireland I’d experienced with my husband.


But try as I might I couldn’t get away from the desire to set a story here, to try and put some of my experiences on paper. And I figured if I was going to do it, I’d better go all the way.


Glenncailty Castle was born.

Caera Cassidy has spent two years building the historic—and haunted—Glenncailty Castle into one of the most sought-after hotels and performance venues in Ireland. But she can’t say it’s her dream. She lost that years ago when what she thought was love led her to a dark place not even her music could reach.

Once in a while, though, it’s safe to pretend. And that’s what she’s doing when she plays her harp on the empty stage in the castle’s theater.

When American folk musician Tim Wilcox spots the mysterious woman at the front of the theater, he’s enraptured. Not only by her virtuoso skill and ethereal voice, but by her dark beauty—and the shadows in her blue eyes when she insists she’s no musician.

Wary of repeating the mistakes of her past, Caera tells herself she can indulge in the pleasure of Tim’s company, his touch, without risking her heart. But she hadn’t counted on Tim’s determination to convince her she’s worthy of her gifts. Or on lingering souls who live in the castle, who are growing restless, ready to warn her that deadly mistakes are not meant to be repeated…

It will be very interesting to have this book come out while I’m in Ireland. I can only hope I’ve done both the story and the place justice.

If you want to read the first chapter go here, and if you want to pre-order use the links below.

ISBN 978-1-61921-156-8
Buy from Samhain Publishing
Buy from Amazon
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One Response to “A little Ireland to start the Holiday”

  1. That is one of the most beautiful covers I have ever seen. I can’t wait to read the book. Me, judge a book by its cover? Nah. I just love harps, fiddles and the dream of Ireland. 🙂

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