While on sabbatical from her job in the Los Angeles record business, twenty-five-year old Hailey Crossan takes a trip to the west coast of Ireland , where she walks into the Galway Music Center and is offered a job too good to turn down. Friendships are formed quickly with her fellow, Irish employees, and Hailey lives thirteen miles "up the road" in the wind-swept, seaside area of Connemara, a land steeped in traditional music, where Irish is the first language.
When Hailey meets a famous local musician named Liam Hennessey, a confusing relationship begins, which Hailey thinks may be the result of differing cultures, for Liam is married to the music, and although curious about Hailey, won't come closer nor completely go away. And so begins the push and pull of a relationship Hailey struggles to decipher as a stranger in a strange, and Hailey comes to love a land and its people with more heart and soul than she ever imagined, during a year that becomes the most pivotal of her life.
Her new job comes with one major complication—Liam Hennessey. He’s a famous Irish musician whose entire live has revolved around performing. And Hailey falls in love with him. Although Liam’s not so sure love is in the cards for him, he’s not willing to push her away completely.
And so begins Hailey’s journey to a colorful land that changes her life, unites her with friends more colorful than the Irish landscape, and gives her a chance at happiness she's never found before.
BIOGRAPHY Claire Fullerton lives in Southern California. She is the author of Mourning Dove, a Southern family saga set in 1970's Memphis. Mourning Dove is the recipient of the Literary Classics, Words on Wings Award for Book of the Year, the silver medal for regional fiction by the Independent Publishers Book Awards, the Bronze Medal in Southern Fiction by Readers' Favorite, First in Category in the Somerset Awards by Chanticleer Reviews, and the Selah Award in Women's Contemporary Fiction. Claire is the author of A Portal in Time and Dancing to an Irish Reel, which is set on the western coast of Ireland. Her novel, Little Tea, a story about female friendships and healing the past is set in the Deep South, and releases in May 2020. She is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Literary Agency.
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