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Book Review – Memories of Wild Rose Bay by Susanne O’Leary @bookouture #BookReview #BooksOnTour #contemporary

Many thanks to publisher Bookouture for my spot on this Blog Tour.

A sweet escape was this story with mysticism and romance. What a bliss to escape into the delightful locales of Sandy Cove.

Kate came to Sandy Cove to take up the temporary position of family physician. And life brought to her Cormac, a healer who used traditional ways of treatment. Contrary ideas clashed until sparks flew between them.

Reading multiple works of this author made me aware of what to expect. The writing was fast paced and soothing. The characters, though not well developed, were still a delight to read. Who doesn’t love rivals turned lovers? The main characters were not exactly rivals, but they had different ways of practising their vow to heal. It was lovely to see their minds expanding to accept each other.

Being on bed rest for a back sprain, I loved what the book gave me

A prose which was calm and caring

A dash of love and a whole lot of passion

Characters contrary but with a deepening connection

A story of reality with a dreamy overtone

Trust Susanne O’Leary to give me a book which was JUST PERFECT on a lazy rainy afternoon. Took me two hours to read.

I received a ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

When Kate O’Rourke takes up a temporary position as a doctor in Sandy Cove, she hopes spending time in the place where her father was from will help her find herself again. Ever since his passing she has felt lost, but she imagines the calming sound of the sea on the Irish coast will allow her to heal.

Kate immediately feels at home in the old surgery, and as she takes walks beside the camellia bushes along Wild Rose Bay and meets every resident in the tiny village, she feels like this is where she’s meant to be. And when she’s told about local healer Cormac O’Shea, she’s excited to learn even more about the history of the area, and meet the man who every woman in town says is so charming.

But Kate quickly realises that she and Cormac have different ideas about how their patients should be treated. Kate is efficient and well-organised, whilst Cormac is wild and spontaneous, passionate about his ancestors’ reliance on Irish healing. And their differences cause more sparks than Kate is prepared to admit.

Just as Kate and Cormac begin to understand one another, Kate’s old life threatens to call her away from Sandy Cove forever. And she is finally forced to decide what life she wants to lead, and what kind of person she wants to be…

Publication Date: August 2020

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