Acclaimed New York artist, Naomi Boyd, and music therapist, Keith Wilson, loved one another five years ago, until her grandfather with his influence over Naomi separated them.
That root of bitterness keeps them apart until a letter from Keith’s grandmother, Ruth, draws Naomi to Londonderry to find she’s too late. Ruth has passed on. After the death of his beloved grandmother, Keith has also come to Londonderry only to open the door to his past…Naomi…beautiful as ever, the girl who broke his heart.
A mysterious painting in Ruth’s attic brings up questions about their grandparents’ entwined past and their own broken romance. But more comfortable with the unspoken languages of art and music, Naomi and Keith find it difficult to share their old hurts and true feelings.
Will the majestic coastline of Northern Ireland inspire them to speak the words to bring peace to their grandparents’ memory and to rekindle love?
Targeted Age Group:: 17 – 75
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
When I saw the submission call on Pelican Book Group for a new line of books called Passport to Romance I got excited. I was born in N. Ireland and wanted to be the author to write the story they were requesting set in the Irish city of Londonderry. I had been to Londonderry and was fascinated by their medieval stone walls, and of course by my own Irish ancestry.
Many of the conversations in the book, the humorous ones especially between the two Irish cousins (secondary characters) were taken directly from real-life dialogue. I figured if my Irish cousins had me laughing, their turns of phrase would make my readers laugh too.
I also wrote the setting of the book (especially the romantic scene) on the majestic coastline of N. Ireland, in a famous spot called The Giant’s Causeway. I wanted my readers to see a little of the beautiful country I was born in.