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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Once Upon An Irish Summer | Blog Tour | Review + Giveaway!

Welcome to my stop in the Once Upon An Irish Summer Blog Tour! Read all the way until the end to find out about an amazing giveaway!


You Can’t Embrace Your Future Until You Deal With Your Past... 

Fiona Burke has long been obsessed with Ireland’s famed, sixteenth-century pirate queen, Grace O’Malley. Now that she’s on the final stretch of earning her PhD in history, all she needs to do is finish her dissertation—with Grace O’Malley as her subject—then return home to Boston to defend it. Once that’s done she can compete for a highly coveted history professor position. 

Fiona arrives in western Ireland aiming to interview the locals and find additional folklore to flesh out her work. But when she encounters Grace’s distant relative— the handsome, commanding Rory O’Malley—she gets seriously distracted. Rory shares her passion for history and Ireland, and cares for his grandfather and great-uncle in a winsome way. Unfortunately he also carries wounds beyond his injured leg...wounds that threaten to dismantle every little bit of a relationship that he and Fiona begin to build. 

As a famed TV host becomes intrigued with Fiona—as well as convinced she should do guest appearances on his show—Rory starts to figure out that he might be as interested in his own personal romantic future as he is in Ireland’s epic past. But can he take the steps toward the healing he needs before it’s too late? It all remains to be seen...Once Upon an Irish Summer. 


My rating:
4.5 stars
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My thoughts:

Once Upon An Irish Summer was such a fun and adventurous read. I loved the setting in which the story took place (Ireland!) and the Grace O’Malley history/treasure was SO interesting. 

I thought the characters were really well written and I found Fiona and Rory's romance to be sweet. The ending was wonderful and tied things up nicely.

All in all, Once Upon An Irish Summer is a book you should add to your summer TBR if you enjoy sweet contemporary romances with a little bit of adventure. It was really good! 

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Lisa T. Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 60 books in a variety of genres, that have sold over three million copies combined. She lives in Colorado Springs, CO with her husband and three big kids. You can find out more about her at LisaTawnBergren.com. 


June 15 | All of a Kind Mom 

June 17 | Relz Reviewz 

June 22 | Fiction Aficionado 


Lisa is giving away a signed copy of (1) of the books pictured above (winner's choice!)! Ends 7/22

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  1. I have not read any of Lisa Bergren's books yet but I would love to as it sounds like a great book.

  2. Thank you for your review on "Once Upon An Irish Summer". Sounds like a fabulous book and one I would greatly enjoy having the opportunity to read. It's now on my TBR list.
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  3. Sadly, I've not yet read Lisa's books.

  4. I have not read anything by Lisa but I need to, lol! :-) It's a case of too many books and not enough time.


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