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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes leaving home is the only way to find where you truly belong.
Carlene Rivers is many things. Dutiful, reliable, kind. Lucky? Not so much. At 30, she’s living a stifling existence in Cleveland, Ohio. Then one day, Carlene buys a raffle ticket. The prize: a pub on the west coast of Ireland. Carlene is stunned when she wins. Everyone else is stunned when she actually goes.
As soon as she arrives in Ballybeog, Carlene is smitten, not just by the town’s beguiling mix of ancient and modern but by the welcome she receives. In this small town near Galway Bay, strife is no stranger, strangers are family, and no one is ever too busy for a cup of tea or a pint. And though her new job presents challenges—from a meddling neighbor to the pub’s colorful regulars—there are compensations galore. Like the freedom to sing, joke, and tell stories and, in doing so, find her own voice. And in her flirtation with Ronan McBride, the pub’s charming, reckless former owner, she just may find the freedom to follow where impulse leads and trust her heart—and her luck—for the very first time.
©2011 Mary Carter (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“Superb storytelling and fun and fantastic characters make this a story not soon forgotten.” (Romantic Times)
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3 out of 5 stars
By NCKitkat on 01-15-12

a romance read, disappointing for me.

I loved the story idea behind this book, and basically enjoyed the story itself; but there were too many "romance story" interjections for me, and I couldn't skim over it like I would in a printed version. I enjoy mysteries, thrillers, literature, and historical fiction, but generally don't care for the light romance novels, and this tended toward the latter, in my opinion. There was also a conversation at the pub that disgusted me because I thought it was just thrown in for the language alone, The F word is thrown around quite casually, so if it bothers you, beware. That in itself didn't bother me as much as the unnecessary bar conversation. I did like the turn the story took at the end, so that it did end well. The narrator was excellent for this book.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Erin on 04-30-12

If you don't like the F bomb, don't listen to this

Would you be willing to try another book from Mary Carter? Why or why not?

No, I didn't appreciate the language

Any additional comments?

Wish there would have have been an explicit language warning on this book

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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