All of her life, Irish-American Moira Doherty has relished her Irish mother’s descriptions of her homeland. When her mother dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1920, Moira accepts the challenge to fulfill her mother’s wish that she become the teacher in Ballymann, the homeland village in Donegal, Ireland.

After an arduous voyage, Moira arrives to a new home and a new job in an ancient country. Though a few locals offer a warm welcome, others are distanced by superstition and suspicion. Rumors about Moira’s mother are unspoken in her presence, but threaten to derail everything she’s journeyed to Ballymann to do. Moira must rely on the kindness of a handful of friends—and the strength of an unsettlingly handsome thatcher who keeps popping up unannounced. While Moira learns to trust Sean and his intentions, she struggles to navigate a life she’d never dreamed of . . . but perhaps was meant to live.

Again! She did it again! I’m absolutely in love with Ireland and the characters Jennifer creates in her books. This is the second book of hers I’ve read and it’s a new favorite. The story, the land, the people...it’s just all there and it’s wonderful and I can’t wait to go back and reread this book someday. The mystery surrounding Moria’s mother was interesting and the romance was light and refreshing. Things weren’t easy for Moria, in fact there were many trials and tramas, and the faith woven into this story was beautifully portrayed. I just loved the whole thing from start to finish!!


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