Book Club

This month’s selection is The Lost Girls of Ireland by Susanne O’Leary.  As usual we will meet at LuciAnna’s on Wednesday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m.


Since Mimi was elected to Vestry, I now have a co-commissioner for Education that is part of the book club.  Mimi and I will be taking turns hosting each month.  This month Mimi will take the reins and decide the discussion format.


The following is a short summary:


The picturesque beach of Wild Rose Bay is the last place Lydia Butler thought she’d be. But having just lost everything, the run-down cottage she inherited from her Great Aunt Nellie is the only place she can take her daughter, Sunny. Hidden away in a tiny Irish village, she can protect Sunny from the gossip in Dublin, and the real reason they have nowhere else to live…

The cottage is part of the old coastguard station and other eccentric residents are quick to introduce themselves when Lydia arrives. Lydia instantly feels less alone, fascinated by the stories they have about Nellie, and she’s charmed by American artist, Jason O’Callaghan, the mysterious man who lives next door.

But the longer Lydia relaxes under the moonlit sky, the more the secret she’s keeping from Sunny threatens to come out. And as she finds herself running into Jason’s arms, she knows she must be honest and face up to the past she has tried to forget. Has she finally found people who will truly accept her, or will the truth force her to leave the cottage for good?