Imagine if you won an Irish pub. Would you leave your home to go run it. Will the people in that town accept you?
This is a wonderful book about taking chances, learning to trust people and learning to love.
Carlene Rivers, at thirty, is living a stifling existence in Cleveland, Ohio.
Then one day, Carlene buys a raffle ticket. The prize: a pub on the west
coast of Ireland. Carlene is stunned when she wins. Everyone else is
stunned when she actually goes. As soon as she arrives in Ballybeog,
Carlene is smitten not just by the town's beguiling mix of ancient and
modern, but by the welcome she receives.
In this small town near Galway
Bay, strife is no stranger, strangers are family, and no one is ever too
busy for a cup of tea or a pint. And though her new job presents
challenges - from a meddling neighbour to the pub's colourful regulars -
there are compensations galore. Like the freedom to sing, joke, and
tell stories, and in doing so, find her own voice. And in her flirtation
with Ronan McBride, the pub's charming, reckless former owner, she just
may find the freedom to follow where impulse leads and trust her heart -
and her luck - for the very first time.