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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Summer of Castle Stone by Lynn Marie Hulsman

This was a very light hearted fun read. You certainly need it sometimes to weigh against those heavy ponderous issues!

Shayla is a clever writer in New York who somehow does not seem to fit in with the leading crowd of agents, writers and their inner circle. Despite being Hank de Winter's daughter she shies away from even using the connection or even his name and goes by the surname of Sheridan to avoid being connected to him. She abhors the fact that people try to butter her up, hoping to get an entree with her father never realizing that this is something she will not do. Her father and she live in separate worlds.

Her best friend Maggie decides to step in, take a hand and give Shayla and her career a push in the direction that Maggie thinks fit. She thinks Shayla is capable of a lot of things and is a brilliant writer, but does lack the confidence, the style and the panache to pull things off. 

How Shayla goes from Manhattan to Ireland, becomes a thoroughly rustic farm girl helping out in a restaurant run by the famous Tom O'Grady, culling receipes as she goes from both him and his mother, trying to surreptitiously write a book about him, getting his endorsement as well and at the same time falling head over heels in love with him is the fun part of the story.

Lots of romance and heat in the bedroom interspersed with the writer's love for Ireland this was a light read.

A Netgalley download courtesy of Harper Collins UK HarperImpulse.


  1. Oh yes, light reads are definitely needed from time to time. This sounds cute!

  2. This sounds really good and a cute cover.

  3. So grateful that you took the time to read and review my book. Authors really appreciate the effort, regardless of the number of stars. I'm happy you enjoyed this one. All the best, Lynn Marie