I am super excited to be apart of the blog tour for Lisa Bergren’s newest novel, Once Upon an Irish Summer (which is a book that you do NOT want to miss)! I cannot wait to share my review with y’all and be sure to check out the rest of the posts that are on tour! Also, be sure to check out the end of this post for an awesome giveaway!
Once Upon an Irish Summer (Once Upon a Summer series)
By: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: Stonewater Books
Release Date: July 21st, 2020
Genres: Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 288 pages
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
You Can’t Embrace Your Future Until You Deal With Your Past…
Fiona Burke has long been obsessed with Ireland’s famed, sixteenth-century pirate queen, Grace O’Malley. Now that she’s on the final stretch of earning her PhD in history, all she needs to do is finish her dissertation—with Grace O’Malley as her subject—then return home to Boston to defend it. Once that’s done she can compete for a highly coveted history professor position.
Fiona arrives in western Ireland aiming to interview the locals and find additional folklore to flesh out her work. But when she encounters Grace’s distant relative—the handsome, commanding Rory O’Malley—she gets seriously distracted. Rory shares her passion for history and Ireland, and cares for his grandfather and great-uncle in a winsome way. Unfortunately he also carries wounds beyond his injured leg…wounds that threaten to dismantle every little bit of a relationship that he and Fiona begin to build.
As a famed TV host becomes intrigued with Fiona—as well as convinced she should do guest appearances on his show—Rory starts to figure out that he might be as interested in his own personal romantic future as he is in Ireland’s epic past. But can he take the steps toward the healing he needs before it’s too late? It all remains to be seen…Once Upon an Irish Summer.
Oh my word, this was such a cute story!! I literally love everything about this book. I think one of my favorite parts about this whole book was the slight mystery behind the discovery of Grace O’Malley’s treasure. I also loved all the history/research that is woven throughout this entire book. It was so amazing!!
The characters were honestly some of my favorite. Rory and Fiona were so cute together and I loved watching them fall in love with one another. It was so sweet!! Fiona reminded me of myself a lot only because of our shared passion for history, though I don’t think I’ll ever get my PhD in it, lol. Rory was such a cinnamon roll and my heart broke for his past, but I loved seeing him overcome his past and grow out of his shell. Granddad was also amazing and his advice that he gives Rory at one point during this book was spot on and I feel like more men need to hear it!
This book was just so amazing and I loved it so much! I also loved the setting so much and Rory had an Irish accent so…😍🥰 I love Mrs. Bergren’s writing and this book did not disappoint! I cannot wait to read more of her books!!
*FTC: I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.*
About the Author
Lisa T. Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 60 books in a variety of genres, that have sold over three million copies combined. She lives in Colorado Springs, CO with her husband and three big kids. You can find out more about her at LisaTawnBergren.com.
Blog Tour Schedule
June 15 – All of a Kind Mom
June 17 – Relz Reviewz
June 19 – Among the Reads
June 22 – Fiction Aficionado
June 24 – Woven by Words
June 26 – The Green Mockingbird
June 29 – Books, Life, and Christ
July 1 – Hallie Reads
July 3 – Christian Chick’s Thoughts
July 6 – Bringing Up Books
July 8 – Christian Bookshelf Reviews
July 10 – The Writer’s Soul
Be sure to mark your calendars for this upcoming event! It’s going to be loads of fun, plus there are giveaways and who doesn’t love giveaways?! 😉
Lisa is giving one person a signed copy of one of the other books in the Once Upon a Summer Collection (winner’s choice from books pictured). To enter the giveaway enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
Giveaway ends 11:59pm (EDT) on July 10th, 2020, and is open to US residents only.a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js