The Lost Promise of Ireland

A heart-warming and unforgettable second chance romance set in Ireland

    • 4.1 • 37 Ratings
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Publisher Description

A completely gorgeous story about lost loves and small-town secrets that will sweep you away to the Irish coast. 

Maggie remembers her summers in the village of Sandy Cove in Ireland like they were yesterday. She and her family would swim in the crystal-clear waters, collect beautiful seashells and relax on the sand. So when she sees that her family’s old coastguard cottage is available, she wonders if renting it for the summer will finally help her move on from the man who just broke her heart.

As soon as Maggie arrives she is delighted to find her childhood best-friend Sorcha and Sorcha’s cousin Brian still living in town. They enjoy cosy nights in the local harbour pub, with its stunning views across the ocean, as if no time has passed. And when Brian reveals he had a fierce teenage crush on Maggie, she can’t help but notice just how handsome he has become. 

But then Maggie finds a worn metal box hidden in the attic of the house, full of love letters she exchanged with a sweet American boy she met one summer. During their last night together, star-gazing on the beach, they promised to find each other again. Soon it becomes clear that Maggie is not the only one returning to Sandy Cove.

Torn between her growing feelings for Brian and the romance she’s held in her heart for many years, Maggie realises that her summer may be more complicated than she’d expected. Will Maggie finally find a true love who can sweep her off her feet or will this holiday in Sandy Cove be her last?

Fans of Mary Alice Monroe, Sheila O’Flanagan and Debbie Macomber will fall head over heels for this enchanting, feel-good romance.

What readers are saying about Susanne O’Leary:

‘OMG! OMG!! I cannot remember the last time I was so gutted to come to the end of a book!! I absolutely fell in love and it genuinely felt like I was packing my bags and being whisked away for my Irish holiday… Absolutely gorgeous!!!... An absolutely stunning, heart-warming romance that will have you heading off to Ireland in the blink of an eye.’ Bookworm 86, 5 stars

Truly touched my heart. Impossible to put down, this moving story kept me tapping the screen of my Kindle deep into the night until I reached the heart-warming conclusion… A stellar read, one that will be with me for a long while.’ Robin Loves Reading, 5 stars

I couldn't put this down! Absolutely delightful!… Great read on a rainy day or a vacation read!!!! Loved this!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I really wish I was still reading this book… I suppose I had to run out of pages at some point, at the rate I was devouring them… Perfect for these hot summer days… A pure joy to read… Fabulous.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Stunning… Once you begin it you won’t be able to put it down… This heart-warming read is full of love, relationships and second chances.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

I soon became addicted to reading this beautiful story and I couldn’t turn those pages fast enough… Beautifully and brilliantly written… Draws you into the story from the first word… An emotional rollercoaster ride with all the highs, lows, ups, downs.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars

A totally captivating book from the first page, I laughed out loud at many parts and shed a few tears in others, a real hug in a book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

What a wonderful read this was!… The definition of feel-good – reading it felt like sunshine… The first “feel-good” novel I’ve read this year that actually made me feel good… I just couldn’t put it away.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Will whisk you away to the great Irish Sea. I absolutely loved this unputdownable read… It was phenomenal, loved it.’ Reviews by Caroline, 5 stars

‘Just delightful… I devoured it in days and was sad to say goodbye to characters who felt like friends… Made me wish I could jump on a plane and experience Wild Rose Bay for myself.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Fiction & Literature
December 17
Carmelite House

Customer Reviews

Moosech ,

Wonderful escape to Ireland….I absolutely loved it

Maggie has been away from Sandy Cove for awhile but still remembers the wonderful summers she spent there when she was young. So when she finds out that her family’s old cottage is available, she decides to rent it for the summer. She is in much need of a vacation in order to move on from the man who recently broke her heart. Maggie was so happy to see her best-friend Sorcha and Sorcha’s cousin Brian still living in Sandy Cove. The three have a great time reminiscing as if it was yesterday. Maggie finds an old box hidden in the attic of the cottage full of the love letters she sent to an American boy she met one summer. They knew the would find each other again one day, and that day happens sooner then she expected. Maggie is not the only one returning to Sandy Cove for the summer. She is torn between her feelings for Brian and her long lost love. I felt like I was actually in Ireland, I could feel the coastal breeze from the Irish Sea upon my face. The wonderful description of the village will have you forgetting where you actually are. This phenomenal story will touch your heart and make you feel as if are part of Maggie’s close circle of friends. This series is an amazing escape that you are sure to cherish long after you finish reading the book. I absolutely loved this amazing addition to the series.

Thank you Susanne O’Leary for another wonderful installment to the Starlight Cottage series.  This is one series I didn’t want to end, as I wanted to stay in Ireland for a while longer. I absolutely loved this story, and I highly recommend it.

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