My husband isn't crazy about traveling, but he married into a family who is always dreaming of their next trip. Somehow we talked about it enough-aka drove him crazy-and he agreed to go to Ireland last summer. We were blessed with great weather, because normally it rains there a lot! The Irish people also claimed they were having a heatwave--notice this Mississippi girl's layers, ha!
We had a wonderful time on the Rick Steve's Heart of Ireland tour, traveling from Shannon to Dublin over the eight days (plus a couple of days on the beginning and end of the tour).
Some great sites we experienced were Rock of Cashel, the Cliffs of Moher, Adare Village, Dingle, the Great Blasket Centre, Kilkenny Castle, Glendalough, the Brú na Bóinne archaeology site! And so much more!
Of course, my story brain took over, and I had to set a novel there! If you've read The Art of Rivers, you briefly met Star Youngblood. If you haven't read The Art of Rivers, no worries, you'll get to know her very well in this new novel!
A little about Star Rising:
Star Youngblood has always been a fighter–a necessity after her mother married a monster of a man. Now, she’s finally on the path to the stable life she’s always wanted. Her employer, Priscilla Kelly, is a sweet woman ravaged by rheumatoid arthritis, and Star will do anything to help her. Even if that means going toe to toe with Mrs. Kelly’s neglectful son.
After being betrayed on the mission field and devastated by the tragic death of his father, Paul Kelly gave up on God. He lives life on his own terms, biding his time as a corporate pilot until he can save enough money to begin his own flight school closer to home. His mother is all he has left, and he wants to be near her. He just didn’t expect her health to decline so quickly. When he discovers his mother has taken in a stray—a woman he’s not at all sure can be trusted—his protective instincts kick into high gear. Paul’s handled a lot of turbulence, but he’s never gone up against a force like Star.
As Paul and Star strive to protect his mother in their own ways, they soon find their hearts are at the greatest risk.
I just put this novel up to preorder on Amazon! I hope you're as excited about it as I am!!
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Under the Southern Sun
Janet W. Ferguson