Irish Encounter by Hope Toler Dougherty

Irish Encounter by Hope Toler Dougherty

After almost three years of living under a fog of grief, Ellen Shepherd is ready for the next chapter in her life, perhaps an adventure during a visit to Galway. Her idea of excitement consists of exploring Ireland for yarn to feature in her shop back home, but the adventure awaiting her includes an edgy stranger who disrupts her tea time, challenges her belief system, and stirs up feelings she thought she’d buried with her husband. After years of ignoring God, nursing anger, and stifling his grief, Payne Anderson isn’t ready for the feelings a chance encounter with an enchanting stranger evokes. Though avoiding women and small talk has been his pattern, something about Ellen makes him want to seek her—and God again. Can Ellen accept a new life different than the one she planned? Can Payne release his guilt and accept the peace he’s longed for? Can they surrender their past pain and embrace healing together or will fear and doubt ruin this second chance at happiness?

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My review

I thought this was a cute story! I have been to Ireland so I could visualize the area very well. It’s fun to read about Ireland and the different sheep farmers.  I liked all the crocheting and yarn searching they did. It made me want to take up crocheting. I enjoyed reading about Ellen and Payne’s relationship. They were cute. I think the reader can learn right along with them valuable truths along with them. I liked how it was built into the story and didn’t feel out of place.

I recommend this book to my family and friends.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. I also purchased a copy for myself. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Hope holds a Master’s degree in English and taught at East Carolina University and York Technical College. Forever Music is her fourth novel. Residing in North Carolina, she and her husband enjoy visits with their daughters and twin sons.

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour Hope is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card & a copy of the book!! Click the link HERE enter.

 

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2 Comments

  • Emma August 5, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    It sounds like the setting makes this story great?

    Reply
    • Becca August 7, 2020 at 10:09 am

      The setting helps create the story but isn’t the driving force behind the story. Some of the setting like sheep farms is key to the story. Other aspects like driving a car is less key but interesting.

      Reply

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