Southern Shamrock by Lee Lyons
"Lee Lyons' engaging novel combines the moving story of a woman's redemption after terrible loss with a travelogue, a mystery and even a wee bit of romance. It will make you want to hug your children, forgive your grudges, research your family tree...and make a trip to Ireland!"
—Katheryn Smith, author of The Gatekeeper and Gertie
This is a story about loss and regaining a passion for life. Reeling from the unexpected death of her son, Margaret Ryan struggles to rebuild her life. Divorced and at odds with her sister, she does little more than sit in the cemetery where her son is buried and write to him in her journal. Later, while cleaning out her parent's house, she discovers letters from Ireland written in the late 1800's and rekindles a dream of going there to write about her family history. The magic of Ireland, however, has other ideas and Margaret discovers the only thing harder than holding on to the past is... letting it go.
Lee Lyons lives in Highlands, North Carolina. She is in the Highlands Writers Group, the Asheville Storytelling Circle and takes part on and off stage with the local community theatre. Her favorite place to visit is Ireland. Southern Shamrock is her first novel.