Book Preview ~ Once Upon an Irish Summer

Once Upon an Irish Summer, by Lisa T Bergren

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. Buy the book Here.

Lisa Tawn Bergren is the author of over sixty books with a combined three million+ books
sold. She writes in many different genres, from historical women’s fiction to illustrated children’s books to time travel YA and spiritual suspense. She resides in Colorado Springs, CO with her husband, an artist, and three gradually-moving-out, young-adult children. Lisa’s dying to travel again when Covid relents and money allows…which currently seems a long way off. In the meantime, she aims to “travel” via her imaginative writing. Learn more about Lisa and her books Here.