The Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth by Juliet Gauvin

A sweet story of a woman in search of her own life, the life of her great aunt and how not to rush into to love.

Book Synopsis

A story about losing your way and finding your life. Book 1 of 3.
Elizabeth Lara built a perfect life as San Francisco’s top divorce attorney, but when she loses her great-aunt Mags, the woman who raised her, she boards a plane and leaves it all behind.

The Irish shores welcome her as she learns a shocking truth, kept secret for thirty-five years. Devastated and now alone in the world, Beth tries to find peace in a beautiful cottage by Lough Rhiannon, but peace isn’t what fate had in mind. Almost as soon as she arrives, Beth’s solitary retreat into the magic wilds of Ireland is interrupted by Connor Bannon. A man with light brown hair, ice blue eyes and a secret of his own. He’s gorgeous, grieving, and completely unexpected.

With the help of Mags’ letters, the colourful townspeople of Dingle, and Connor, Elizabeth might just find a way back to the girl she lost long ago and become the woman she always wanted to be.


A what a refreshing sort of story. I didn’t know what to expect when I picked up this book, but I am happy to say I was pleasant surprised. The main character Elizabeth is relatable, as career driven divorce attorney, who gets caught up in her career that she loses herself in the process. It takes her great-aunt’s passing to cause her to really reflect on her life choices.

What I love about this story is that there is an mystical element to it, with her great-aunt leaving her letters to be open at certain phases of her self discovery. The story telling is superb, I instantly feel in love with the town setting and the sweet cottage that Elizabeth ends up in. The protagonist is short lived but well suited for the story and the situations Elizabeth gets into will surely have sympathising.

Overall if you are looking for Nora Robertsque story then The Irish Cottage is for you, even better the storyline is covered over a trilogy!

Rating: 5/5

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