Saturday, June 08, 2024



Rose Fleury has a major breakup with her boyfriend and is need of a fresh start.  She leaves her job and everything behind in Dublin and returns home.  Her grandmother Sylvia offers Rose the gatehouse at Magnolia Manor so she has a place to stay.  She welcomes the offer so that she can get back on her feet.  Rose is invited to the wedding of a friend.  She holds in her possession a beautiful family heirloom topaz necklace.  She takes the priceless necklace to be cleaned for the wedding.  She wants its true beauty to be seen.  But, when she picks it up from being cleaned she is devastated to discover that it is a fake.  She can’t bear to tell her grandmother the truth about the necklace, so she asks Noel Quinn to help her find the real necklace.  When the trail to the real gem leads to a local family, the truth begins to surface and it could tear apart everything she loves about her past.

The Granddaughter’s Irish Secret written by author Susanne O’Leary is a beautifully written story.  It is filled with intrigue, heart-warming romance and historical mystery.  I loved this fast-paced story that kept my interest from cover to cover.  The author is amazing and her detailed description of Ireland and it makes me want to travel.  I loved everything about this story especially Rose and Sylvia.  I loved how Rose wanted to do everything she could to protect her grandmother from the heartbreaking truth about the necklace.  This is the second installment in the Magnolia Manor series  but it can be read as a standalone.  I am loving this series and I highly recommend it.  


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author: Susanne O’Leary 
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: June 5, 2024
Pages: 248
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Rose places her hand protectively on her grandmother’s necklace and looks up at Magnolia Manor’s vine-covered walls. The jewels are her most precious possession, but she is terrified to tell her family the truth about where they really come from… 

Standing in the doorway of her grandmother 
Sylvia’s home, Rose Fleury thought returning here was the answer to all of her problems. She has no job and a broken heart, but Sylvia reminds her that Fleury women of the past were strong and independent, and she can be too. Clutching a family heirloom – a beautiful topaz necklace – Rose promises to be brave like her relatives. Until she finds out that the jewels hide a terrible secret…

Someone in town is claiming the necklace is fake. Rose knows Sylvia will be devastated by this news, and it could shatter their family’s reputation. For the sake of her grandmother, Rose is determined to find the real necklace and discover why it was replaced – and quickly convinces handsome local lawyer 
Noel Quinn to join her. Though Noel’s broad shoulders in his suit and tie remind Rose of her ex-boyfriend, he seems just as fascinated by the mystery, and she finds her heart fluttering every time he catches her eye…

But when Rose traces the real necklace to another family, and another ancestral home in a nearby village, she’s shocked to discover a forbidden love that once tore her family apart – and that Noel is connected to it. 
Can she really trust the man she’s been growing so close to? And will the truth about the Fleury family cause a rift between Rose and Sylvia that is impossible to repair?


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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