Escape to the cozy Irish village of Ballydara, where you’ll discover the strength of family bonds, a warm community, and enduring love… A touching holiday tale, The Hopeful Romantic follows the dreams of a young Dublin wife and mother and the tender heart of her marriage…
The Hopeful Romantic
In this heartfelt, deeply romantic novel, Kerry McCormack, a young Dublin wife and mother, longs to trade her office job for a simpler life. At 33, she has an outwardly successful marriage to steady, successful Stephen. A devoted father to her son, he’s had an abiding passion for her since the first time he saw her.
Yet after a recent, shattering loss, Kerry and Stephen have grown apart. Immersed in his high-powered career to bury his grief, Stephen also struggles with his secret fear that he’ll never be the love of her life. And Kerry’s lifelong dream to live in the country, and flee her predictable city routine, is only creating more tension between them.
When Kerry gets the chance to visit a lovely little farm, she anticipates an idyllic country holiday. Instead, her marriage is turned upside down. As the Christmas holidays approach, Kerry will risk everything to give her family a second chance—but can she and Stephen recapture the passion they once shared in time for Christmas?
Susan Colleen Browne’s Village of Ballydara series, set in a sleepy Irish village, includes The Galway Girls, the sequel to The Hopeful Romantic—it’s a warmhearted novel of women’s friendship and discovering love where you least expect it.
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