Saturday, May 08, 2021



This fabulous story is a rapid page-turner.  It will whisk you away to the great Irish Sea.  I absolutely loved this unputdownable read.  Such a wonderful escape, it was phenomenal, loved it.

This is a wonderful story of starting over and second chances at life.  When Lydia Butler inherits a cottage in Wild Rose Bay from her Great Aunt Nellie, it’s the only safe place for herself and her daughter Sunny.  But when Lydia meets the next door neighbor Jason O’Callaghan, her life begins to turn around.  As she becomes with friends with the town residents she hears so many stories about Aunt Nellie, and learns many things she never knew about her aunt .  Lydia and Sunny begin to rebuild their lives and they surround themselves with people who encourage them.  As new relationships develop and friendships are made, the problems of Lydia’s old life in Dublin begin to fade away. 

Wild Rose Bay is described so well that you feel as if you are actually there.  The characters are well developed and are very relatable.  I really enjoy books by this author.  Thank you Susanne O’Leary for such a wonderful and heartfelt story, it was a fantastic escape.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Susanne O’Leary

Publisher:  Bookouture 
Publication Date: May 5, 2021 
Pages: 279 
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A heart-warming story about family secrets and one woman’s escape to dreamy Sandy Cove on the stunning west coast of Ireland.

The picturesque beach of Wild Rose Bay is the last place Lydia Butler thought she’d be. But having just lost everything, the run-down cottage she inherited from her Great Aunt Nellie is the only place she can take her daughter, Sunny. Hidden away in a tiny Irish village, she can protect Sunny from the gossip in Dublin, and the real reason they have nowhere else to live…

The cottage is part of the old coastguard station and other eccentric residents are quick to introduce themselves when Lydia arrives. Lydia instantly feels less alone, fascinated by the stories they have about Nellie, and she’s charmed by American artist, Jason O’Callaghan, the mysterious man who lives next door.

But the longer Lydia relaxes under the moonlit sky, the more the secret she’s keeping from Sunny threatens to come out. And as she finds herself running into Jason’s arms, she knows she must be honest and face up to the past she has tried to forget. Has she finally found people who will truly accept her, or will the truth force her to leave the cottage for good?


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.

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