Maybe life was not as black and white as Kasey Quinn wanted it to be. It seemed her life had been determined before she was born. The schools she would attend, the clothes she wore, the people she called her friends and the day she would take her place in the family business. But fate had a different plan for Kasey’s life. A predetermined plan that was set in motion years before, when the lives of five people converged and her journey with Sean McKenna began. I hope you will enjoy book two of this romantic trilogy.
The Celtic Rose Trilogy is an interconnected trio of novellas about two sisters Kasey and Katelin Quinn. The sisters are identical twins who learn that their perfect world is not what it seems to be. The discovery of their biological father, secret’s their mother kept from them, and a faded photograph, will change their lives in ways they could never imagine.
This series takes place in both America and Ireland, spans four generations, and explores the pitfalls of love, the importance of loyalty, and what it means to be a part of something bigger than you. I hope you will enjoy the journey!
You could say that my love for writing began in grade school when my young imagination was expressed through storytelling. My time in study hall (remember study hall?) was spent creating characters and developing plot ideas. Unfortunately, my stories ended up in a drawer where they sat for nearly two decades.
After graduating from college with a business degree, I began my career as a technical writer. I developed training modules, wrote office policy, and employee handbooks. Needless to say, technical writing did not provide the creativity I craved. So I decided to pull my short stories, poetry, and the beginnings of a novel out of my drawer and began my creative writing career.
I self-published my first book, The Last Rose of Summer, book one of The Celtic Rose Trilogy in February of 2014. Book two in the trilogy, A Wild Rose in Spring, will be available January 2016. The Celtic Rose Trilogy is a trio of novellas filled with memorable characters, plot twists, and of course—romance. If you like Nora Roberts or Nicholas Sparks, you’ll enjoy these interconnected stories of love, sacrifice, and devotion. I hope that you will enjoy the journey!
My Celtic heritage is a big part of who I am. The importance of celebrating that heritage was something I wanted to convey in the Celtic Rose Trilogy.
Beannachtai na Feile Padraig oraibh!
A Wild Rose in Spring
St. Patrick’s Day was not just any holiday for Irish Americans. It was a celebration of their heritage. As Kevin McKenna poured shots of whiskey, he thought about the ceilis back in his homeland, the music, the dancing. It was at times like these; he longed for Ireland, with its rolling green hills, towering cliffs, and the people. He missed the Irish people the most.
The Celtic Rose was overflowing with family, friends, and patrons who had come to celebrate the wearing of the green. It had been a tough evening for Kevin, serving drinks and charming women. Looking up at the clock, he noticed that it was time to make another toast. Americans loved a man with a thick Irish brogue quoting witty limericks.
Raising his glass of whiskey, Kevin shouted over the din in the bar, “Beannachtam na Feile Padraig! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! May the hand of a friend always be near you. Slainte!”