Starlight Cottages #4
An enchanting story about forgotten family secrets that will transport you to the charming village of Sandy Cove on the beautiful Irish coast.Allegra Casey is searching for a new beginning. So when she discovers an engagement ring buried in the sand near her home in Cape Cod, the last place she expects it to lead her is to the west coast of Ireland. But when she arrives in the tiny village of Sandy Cove, she finds herself falling in love with the crashing waves, the picturesque coast and the warm-hearted people.As soon as she settles into her cottage at the old coastguard station, Allegra meets her eccentric neighbours. They believe the ring belonged to Davina Courtney, whose family still live on the Strawberry Hill estate just outside the village. And when Allegra visits the old mansion, she meets the charming, enigmatic Max Courtney-Smythe, the great-nephew of the former owner.As they try to solve the mystery of the long-lost ring, Allegra and Max grow closer, and it soon becomes clear that their feelings for one another are mutual. And as she spends more time with the local community, Allegra wonders if she’s finally found the place she can call home.But the reappearance of the engagement ring causes problems among the heirs of the estate and, as Max suddenly grows distant, Allegra wonders whether she should never have travelled to Sandy Cove. Is thiswhere she will finally find true love, or is she destined to leave this magical place alone?
What would you do when you would find a beautiful ring hidden in the sand on the beach? Would you look around and when you realise nobody has noticed it, quickly put it in your pocket and wear it afterward as if it always has been yours? Or would you be more like Allegra and take it to the police station in the meantime dreaming about the story behind the piece of jewellery?
Allegra does more than dream and she decides to follow the ring to Ireland in order to satisfy her curiosity and get to the bottom of it.
The author takes us for the fourth time already to the Starlight Cottages in Sandy Cove, Ireland.
Fans of the series know how friendly the neighbours are and how welcoming. From the moment she arrives she is embraced by them and by the whole village. She soon feels really at home and she is certain she has made friends for life.
While little by little she finally discovers what happened all those years ago and she is dying to share it with someone who has become very important, she suddenly sees she might have been taken for a fool.
Although I thoroughly enjoyed all the books, my favourite one is this one. I loved the bit of suspense added to the mix. 5 stars
About the author
Susanne O’Leary is the bestselling author of more than twenty novels, mainly in the romantic fiction genre. She has also written three crime novels and two in the historical fiction genre. She has been the wife of a diplomat (still is), a fitness teacher and a translator. She now writes full-time from either of two locations, a ramshackle house in County Tipperary, Ireland or a little cottage overlooking the Atlantic in Dingle, County Kerry. When she is not scaling the mountains of said counties, or keeping fit in the local gym, she keeps writing, producing a book every six months.