Thursday, June 6, 2024

BLOG TOUR - The Granddaughter’s Irish Secret



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?

A gorgeous page-turner about finding love and long-lost family secrets, which will transport you to Ireland’s beautiful shores. Fans of Debbie Macomber, Tricia O’Malley and Mary Alice Monroe will be swept away, unable to put this book down.

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Title:   The Granddaughter’s Irish Secret
Author:  Susanne O’Leary
Series: Magnolia Manor, Book 2
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre:   Women’s Fiction; Romance
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:  286
Date of Publication:   June 5, 2024
My Rating:   5 Stars 

Rose Fleury has just been dumped by her partner.  Heartbroken, she headed to Magnolia Manor. It was once a majestic family home, but now is being turned into a senior living facility. When Rose’s grandmother Sylvia mentions that they need someone that has a bit of knowledge with marketing and real estate to oversee the conversion project, Rose thinks that this would be the perfect job, proving ideal so that she can get over her heartbreak.

Rose soon has more on her plate. Invited to a wedding, and gifted a beautiful necklace, Rose soon finds herself immersed in enchanting family history. After discovering something about the heirloom necklace she is excited to wear at the upcoming wedding, Rose is determined to discover what happened to the necklace over the years. 

Magnolia Manor seems like rather an idyllic place to live. I love that Rose has had the opportunity to not only start over, but to learn more about her family’s past, all while being surprised at finding true love. 

Susanne O’Leary never disappoints. This second book in the Magnolia Manor series is just as enchanting as the first book was. Although these books can be read as standalone novels, the stories are so lovely, as well as the mysterious elements, also how each sister—Lily in the first book, The Keeper of the Irish Secret, and this lovely story about Rose—then I would definitely recommend reading each book in the series.

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


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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