Edwina has been dumped so throws herself into a renovation project in picturesque Sandy Cove. Can she heal her heart and get a fresh start?
The Lost Letters Of Ireland is the 5th romance novel in the Starlight Cottages series by Susanne O’Leary. It is set in Ireland in the present day and we are reunited with characters from earlier books.
The plot revolves around Edwina who is a city girl with a broken heart. She heads to the coast to lead on a property development but fears opposition from locals so keeps her intentions quiet. On her first day she meets the locum doctor and there is an instant tension between the pair. Alongside this romance, there is a separate plotline about a message in a bottle and other letters which are discovered in one of the cottages.
There is plenty of rich description and as usual the landscape features strongly. The characters all go on a journey of discovery and self awareness over the course of the book. Edwina needs to build bridges and develop relationships with her family whilst also having the chance to find someone who values her. The locals are welcoming and there is the opportunity to catch up on the main characters from previus books in the series.
The Lost Letters Of Ireland is a warm toned novel centred around a gently developing romance.
A totally captivating story about long-lost family secrets and new beginnings, that will whisk you away to the village of Sandy Cove on the gorgeous Irish coast.
Heartbroken and feeling lost after the end of her last relationship, Edwina is looking for a fresh start. And when she hears that a coastguard cottage in the tiny village of Sandy Cove is for sale, she knows it could be her chance. She remembers the village from her childhood with its beautiful sandy white beaches, and wonders if using her life savings to buy the cottage might give her a new beginning in the Irish town beside the sea.
Not long after she arrives, Edwina discovers a message in a bottle during one of her walks along the coast. Written twenty years ago and washed ashore at Wild Rose Bay, it tells the story of a desperate young man, driven to despair after a terrible accident that left him separated from his true love. Touched by his heartbreaking letter, and haunted by its contents, Edwina resolves to find the person who wrote it.
As she begins her search, Edwina meets Shane O’Flaherty, a charming local doctor with green eyes, with whom she feels an instant connection. As the pair walk the cobbled streets of the village together, Edwina’s feelings grow stronger, and she begins to wonder whether Sandy Cove might be the place she can finally call home…
But when she uncovers the identity of the person who wrote the letter all those years ago, everything Edwina thought she knew about Shane changes in an instant. Has she unearthed a secret that should never have come to light? And will it force her to leave the place where she thought she had finally found happiness?
Fans of Sheila O’Flanagan, Mary Alice Monroe and Debbie Macomber will fall in love with this gripping, heart-warming and utterly charming Irish romance.
Susanne O’Leary is the bestselling author of more than twenty novels, mainly in the romantic fiction genre. She has also written three crime novels and two in the historical fiction genre. She has been the wife of a diplomat (still is), a fitness teacher and a translator. She now writes full-time from either of two locations, a ramshackle house in County Tipperary, Ireland or a little cottage overlooking the Atlantic in Dingle, County Kerry. When she is not scaling the mountains of said counties, or keeping fit in the local gym, she keeps writing, producing a book every six months.