When Michael Wray, the son of local gentry, is sent to Ballymacool to deal with his unruly cousin, he finds himself drawn to Brianna, immediately and inescapably. There is something about her that feels so . . . familiar. When Brianna finds a piece of silver in the woods, she commits to learning its origins, with the help of Michael. What they discover may change everything.
Fan favorite Jennifer Deibel invites you back to the Emerald Isle in the 1930s for this fresh take on the Cinderella story, complete with a tantalizing mystery, a budding romance, and a chance at redemption.
Author Jennifer Deibel shares a fascinating tale that is set on the Emerald Isle during the 1930s. Her descriptive powers helped me visualize the County Donegal, the Irish dialect was music to my ears, and I enjoyed the historical details that were woven into her plot. I also loved the well-developed characters who played such an important part in Brianna's search for answers. And then there's the romance! Who wouldn't love Michael Wray and the unexplained attachment that he feels for someone he hasn't met before? Or has he?
This captivating story kept me turning the pages to unravel the clues and discover the secrets. Brianna's moments of sadness and defeat are buffered by hope, forgiveness, and the lovely faith message woven into the romance and suspense. Well done, Ms. Deibel, I thoroughly enjoyed The Maid of Ballymacool!
I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer Deibel is the bestselling and award-winning author of A Dance in Donegal and The Lady of Galway Manor. She’s also a middle school teacher whose work has appeared on (in)courage, on The Better Mom, in Missions Mosaic magazine, and others. With firsthand immersive experience abroad, Jennifer writes stories that help redefine home through the lens of culture, history, and family. After nearly a decade of living in Ireland and Austria, she now lives in Arizona with her husband and their three children.
You can visit her online at her Website