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New Beginnings in the Little Irish Village: A completely addictive and gorgeous feel-good romance by Michelle Vernal

Welcome to the little Irish village of Emerald Bay where the sun is shining, the locals are gossiping, and romance is in the air. But will returning home be the fresh start Imogen Kelly needs?

Thirty-two-year-old Imogen Kelly is meant to be living her best life in Dublin but the bright light s of the city aren’t making her truly happy. So she leaps at the chance to take on an interior design job at the big country manor at the edge of Emerald Bay. It also gives Imogen an excuse to return to the place where she spent an unforgettable summer with her first love, Lachlan Leslie, the heir to Benmore House.

Imogen’s heart is full of hope at the thought of seeing her childhood sweetheart but on the way there she nearly has an accident on the winding, muddy country road. She arrives at Benmore House late and flustered, only to discover the builder working with her on the renovation project is none other than Ryan O’Malley – the class prankster who was forever pinging her bra strap at school.

Within seconds it’s clear he’s still a cheeky charmer, even if he’s transformed into a gorgeous guy who unexpectedly sets her pulse racing. Forced into close proximity with relentlessly cheerful Ryan, who’s forever (badly) singing rock ballads at the top of his voice, Imogen at first finds him an annoying distraction.

With St Patrick’s Day celebrations in full swing, Imogen has her work cut out to keep the job on track. Spending more time with Ryan, she discovers that, behind his warm smile and generous ways, he’s nursing heartache. But when she finally sees blue-eyed Lachlan again, Imogen has to face up to the truth about the secret summer romance they shared.


New Beginnings in the Little Irish Village by Michelle Vernal is a charming novel that captures the heart of Ireland and the joy of finding new love in unexpected places. Imogen Kelly, the protagonist, is a relatable character that struggles with finding happiness in her fast-paced life in Dublin. Her journey back to Emerald Bay to take on an interior design job at Benmore House brings a sense of nostalgia and new beginnings.

The novel has an intriguing plot that follows Imogen as she navigates the ups and downs of working with Ryan O’Malley, a former schoolmate and the builder working on the renovation project. Michelle Vernal has skillfully created two unique male characters, Ryan O’Malley and Lachlan Leslie, who both vie for Imogen’s attention. While Lachlan Leslie represents Imogen’s past, Ryan O’Malley represents a new beginning, and this creates an interesting dynamic that adds depth to the plot.

The setting of the novel is as enchanting as the characters, with vivid descriptions that make the reader feel like they are part of the village of Emerald Bay. The inclusion of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations adds to the authenticity of the story and enhances the reader’s experience. I felt like I was there and part of it all.

Overall, New Beginnings in the Little Irish Village is an entertaining read that is perfect for anyone looking for a feel-good novel with a touch of romance. Michelle Vernal has created an engaging story that explores the themes of new beginnings, forgiveness, and the importance of letting go of the past. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves romance, Ireland, and a good old-fashioned happy ending.

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I was gifted a digital copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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