Historically, LISDOONVARNA IRELAND hosted a matchmaking month. Thousands from across the globe flocked to the tiny village to have a matchmaker find an appropriate mate. This custom begun in the 1800’s is highlighted in periodicals, songs and has been featured on the Today show. The author discovered this tradition on her own tour of Ireland.
After a painful break-up with her fiancé, Kate Murphy accompanies her best friend, Ali, on a historical tour of Ireland. Ali deliberately neglects to tell her the stopover in Lisdoonvarna. Katie is adamant a matchmaker cannot discover the perfect mate until she meets her match. Will she succumb to the magic of Ireland or will she return to her career in Boston? Ian O’Flarrity attends the merriment and a lark. He isn’t expecting a red-aired American woman to capture his heart. He shows her the best of his country and introduces her to the folklore, myths and tales, hoping she will stay with him in Ireland. Can he get her to believe in the magic between them is real before her holiday is done?