I had the pleasure of meeting a lady this weekend who is charming, gentle and so so talented. I had the good fortune of being invited to her book launch and being a fellow Tirgearr author, I was thrilled to accept. After all, if she could travel over from Leicester in England to host her launch in Dublin, Ireland, I could travel from Cork to support her.
Who is this lady?
She is Cathy Mansell. Writer of romantic fiction set in her home country of Ireland and Leicester where she has lived for fifty years. This talented lady has her childrens stories frequently broadcast on local radio, along with writing newspaper and magazine articles, she is kept very busy. .
BLURB for Where the Shamrocks Grow.
Set in 1917 against the backdrop of the Irish civil war, young Jo Kingsley is transported from her turbulent childhood of domestic servitude, to the sophisticated life of the upper classes at the beautiful Chateau Colbert. Here she meets Jean-Pierre, the grandson of her employer, Madame Colbert, and visits Paris where she discovers the desires of men. But Jo’s destiny takes her to America where she experiences more than her dreams of becoming a music teacher.
During prohibition, in the mysterious haunts of Greenwich Village, she falls deeply in love with Mike Pasiński, a free-spirit; and a son of Polish emigrants. However, loneliness, loss and hardship follow during the Wall Street crash.
Will the beautiful Jo let go of her demons and learn to love again?
Cathy is also the author of Shadow Across The Liffey, Her Father's Daughter and Galway Girl. All these novels are filled with romantic suspense and a cracking good tale.
You will find Cathy at the following
Also on the day, the lovely Sharon Black another fellow Tirgearr author was present supporting Cathy. It was the first time for the three of us to meet.