A heartbreaking love story, set against the dramatic backdrop of Obama's election and the global financial crisis.
This is a story of nationality and identity, of the power of optimism to defeat despair and the unstoppable march of time.
It’s the story of two people who find joy together when they were least expecting it. It’s about family and dogs and swimming in the sea.
It’s about the past and the future and the elusive skill of living in the moment.
"A unique romance that can't fail to enchant you..." Heat Magazine.
MacMahon's narrative is about unexpected love, but mainly it's about transformation, from success to its opposite, from being alone to being part of a family—however dysfunctional—and about “a time filled with the magic of possibility, a time equally fraught with danger....Perhaps only the churlish among us could find fault in a love story that unfolds to a Bruce Springsteen soundtrack on the shores of Dublin Bay. ”
Nancy Wigston, Toronto Star.
MacMahon's journalist eye enhances the political and historical backdrop of her novel. Readers mourning the loss of Irish author Maeve Binchy may find a new friend in MacMahon, who delivers a similar sort of family drama well suited to drowsy afternoons and a cup of tea with a packet of tissues nearby."
Carol Memmott, USA Today.