"The urge to contact an old boyfriend should be approached with extreme caution, I always say," begins Irish girl Aislin Moore...In this charming tale of love, friendship and family, twenty-six-year-old Aislin is at a crossroads: as a Dublin single mum, a lot of her life needs improvement, but what she really needs is a father. Not for herself, mind, but for her young son, daddy-hungry Kevin--she's determined to succeed at motherhood, if nothing else. So Aislin follows the mad impulse to track down the perfect father-figure for her little boy.
Ben Carpenter is handsome, a terrific friend...and her first love. He's also great father material--and is soon mad about Kevin. Still, commitment-shy Aislin is determined to keep things platonic, especially after what happened between them years ago. Yet she has a way of mucking up her most inspired plans.
Tucked away in Ben's cozy manor house in County Galway, Kevin in tow, she wonders if she can risk her heart again--but when a family event turns her future upside down, Aislin embarks on a life-changing journey with unexpected consequences. In this heartfelt novel of second chances and forgiveness, will Aislin find her own fairy tale ending?
Susan Colleen Browne's Village of Ballydara series, set in a sleepy Irish village, also includes The Galway Girls (Book 4), a warmhearted tale of women's friendship and discovering love where you least expect it. New Release: The Little Irish Gift Shop, Book 1 of Susan's new Fairy Cottage of Ballydara mini-series...it's the story of a Dublin girl's summer in Seattle, a charming little shop, and her once-in-a-lifetime chance at a new life. Now available!
"Browne has done wonderful work in capturing Ireland's language and current cultural milieu from pubs to puddings."
—The Bellingham Herald
About the Author:
Susan Colleen Browne weaves her love of Ireland and her passion for country living into her Village of Ballydara series. She's also the author of an award-winning memoir, Little Farm in the Foothills, a heartwarming, true-life story of modern homesteading, and the sequel, Little Farm Homegrown. Her Morgan Carey series, fantasy-adventures for tweens, features ghosts, fairies, magic spells...and The Goonies Anniversary Celebration! A community college creative writing instructor, Susan runs a mini-farm in the foothills of the Pacific Northwest, USA.
When not writing, Susan is wrangling chickens, tending vegetable beds, and dreaming up new Irish stories!