This week I’ve been concentrating on books we’ve published. On a shelf above my computer I have all of the published books lined up. It helps for me to see what we’ve done in the last five years. Today I’d like to highlight Irish Encounter by Hope Toler Dougherty. This book pulled me in when I first saw it. Okay, I’m a sucker for Irish/Scottish books. I love anything Celtic or Caledonian. I listen to Celtic music, and my favorite group is “Irish Woman.” It shouldn’t surprise anyone that I loved the book when I saw it. I love the cover. It tells so much about the book.
After almost three years of living under a fog of grief, Ellen Shepherd is ready for the next chapter in her life. Perhaps she’ll find 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 their second chance at happiness?
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