Thursday, April 9, 2020

BLOG TOUR - Daughters of Wild Rose Bay

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Daughters of Wild Rose Bay by Susanne O'Leary. 


A heart-warming page-turner set on the Irish coast, where secrets hide, romance is waiting and there is every chance to make a new beginning…

Jasmine Delon
feels completely lost: having just broken up with the man she thought was the love of her life, all she knows is that she can’t face living alone in her empty apartment in Paris.

When she turns up at her mother’s curiosity shop, nestled in Sandy Cove in Ireland, she hopes time with Sally will help heal her broken heart. Walks along the rugged coastline and nights under endless stars immediately make her feel at peace, and then she meets Aiden, a handsome chef in town, and sparks fly between them.

But a lot has changed since Jasmine last saw her mother. Sally is happier than ever with a charming new man in her life and Jasmine’s not sure where she fits in. Then she’s told about the ruins of an old village in a place nearby called Wild Rose Bay. The locals say it holds secrets about her mother’s side of the family…

Is delving into their history the thing that can bring Jasmine and Sally back together or will it drive them further apart? And is Jasmine brave enough to give in to the call of the Irish sea for another chance at love?

Daughters of Wild Rose Bay is a warm, feel-good novel set on Ireland’s gorgeous Atlantic coast. For fans of Sheila O’Flanagan, Debbie Macomber, Mary Alice Monroe and anyone who loves a story about second chances.


Apple Books:

Title:   Daughters of Wild Rose Bay
Author:  Susanne O'Leary
Series:  Sandy Cove #4
Genre:   Romance
Publisher:  Bookouture
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   265
Date of Publication:  April 8, 2020
My Rating:  4 Stars

In this 4th book in the Sandy Cove series, Jasmine Delon is suffering from a broken heart. She feels the best way to heal is to spend time at her mother's home in Sandy Cove, Ireland. While reading this lovely book I felt like I was revisiting old friends. 

Jasmine not only finds what she needs when spending time with her mother Sally, she finds a warm, inviting connection with the members of the idyllic town. One of the people Jasmine runs into is her best friend Aiden. However, Jasmine finds herself surprised with the many changes her mother has made. Jasmine seeks to balance these changes with possible growth and blessings to her very own future.

Spending time with Aiden brings another bonus to Jasmine, and that comes by way of his introducing her to his business partner. Even though Jasmine suffered a broken relationship, another romance might be in her future. There was some really nice surprises as the story progressed.

I love connected stories. Even though Daughters of Wild Rose Bay could do just fine as a standalone, the continuity that comes from the appearance of characters from previous books in the series was a very nice touch to a delightful story. Considering how many mystery/thriller books I read, I found this book to be a nice, light read that truly warmed my heart.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC to review. This is my honest opinion.

Susanne O'Leary is the bestselling author of fifteen 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 (including MacGillycuddy's Reeks, featured in Full Irish), or keeping fit in the local gym, she keeps writing, producing a book every six months.

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  1. This is a new author for me - thanx for sharing your review

  2. This seems very moving. Thanks for your review!

  3. I've not read any of the series, or work by this author. Looks and sounds good. Great review.

  4. Great review Robin, I am really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book it really looks and sounds like an amazing and fantastic book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  5. that cover looks so good. and the title /your review make me want to check this one