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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (282 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Carter Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781470803292
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Sometimes leaving home is the only way to find where you truly belong.

Carlene Rivers is many things. Dutiful, reliable, kind. Lucky? Not so much. At thirty, she’s living a stifling existence in Cleveland, Ohio. Then one day, Carlene buys a raffle ticket. The prize: a pub on the west coast of Ireland. Carlene is stunned when she wins. Everyone else is stunned when she actually goes.

As soon as she arrives in Ballybeog, Carlene is smitten, not just by the town’s beguiling mix of ancient and modern but by the welcome she receives. In this small town near Galway Bay, strife is no stranger, strangers are family, and no one is ever too busy for a cup of tea or a pint. And though her new job presents challenges—from a meddling neighbor to the pub’s colorful regulars—there are compensations galore. Like the freedom to sing, joke, and tell stories and, in doing so, find her own voice. And in her flirtation with Ronan McBride, the pub’s charming, reckless former owner, she just may find the freedom to follow where impulse leads and trust her heart—and her luck—for the very first time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Superb storytelling and fun and fantastic characters make this a story not soon forgotten.”

    Romantic Times

  • “This story is most deeply rooted in Carlene’s own self-discovery…A fun, quirky read.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheena | 2/19/2014

    " Liked it. I'd give it a solid 3.5 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shiroimori | 2/18/2014

    " Hilarious!! Innovative plot. Learned a lot about Ireland. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 2/16/2014

    " I enjoyed this much more than I expected. The beginning was a bit slow, and I skimmed some parts, but toward the end it got much better. I especially loved the way the mystery wrapped up. Great book if you like UK/Irish culture and such. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendi Kavanaugh | 1/26/2014

    " I picked this book knowing it would be light-hearted and something I could listen to on my commute. The book was funny, but very predictable. The main characters have good intensions and you are happy when they are and feel for them when times are rough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci | 1/14/2014

    " It was light read and I enjoyed it! I really want to go to ireland and buy a pub meet a guy just like in the book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 1/2/2014

    " A really nice story. Imagine the characters in the local pub and the interaction between them. Delightful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela Ferguson | 12/21/2013

    " What a fun, easy read about a young lady who wins an Irish pub (in Ireland) in a raffle! It's a fun story about life in and around a pub ..... and how a pub is more than just a place to drink ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mirian | 12/8/2013

    " I liked it. Irish pranks, romance, description of the landscape, everything was charming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 12/5/2013

    " An entertaining read. Would be enjoyed by any woman who has had dreams of meeting a good-looking Irish man, along with a merry band of regulars, in a quaint Irish pub. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 8/1/2013

    " A confection best read without much critical thinking turned on. Still, a nicely enjoyable romance, suspense with the added attraction of The Dream - winning a lottery for a real Irish pub. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 7/10/2013

    " A bit uneven but funny and full of craic "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 4/30/2013

    " Any story set in Ireland is top notch in my world, but this was a good fun story that happens to be set in Ireland. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 6/12/2012

    " Wish I could give this 3.5 stars. It was fun and entertaining. I listened to it as an audiobook and loved the Irish accents. I also didn't plan it, but just happened to finish listening to it on St. Patrick's Day, which just seemed to add to the fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz Muehl | 4/28/2012

    " A light but fun romance book that takes place in a countryside Irish pub....one of my favorite settings in the world!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 3/9/2012

    " So, she wins a pub and moves to Ireland. There's the cast of characters that hang out at the bar and the the man (and his family) that lost the pub gambling. Ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 2/21/2012

    " I liked this book. Lots of swearing in it but I think Ireland might be that way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/9/2011

    " Entertaining. Loved the reader's ability to produce different voices and accents, which added greatly to my enjoyment of the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendi | 10/9/2011

    " I picked this book knowing it would be light-hearted and something I could listen to on my commute. The book was funny, but very predictable. The main characters have good intensions and you are happy when they are and feel for them when times are rough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 7/16/2011

    " I loved this book! I wanted to be in Carlene's shoes throughout the whole book. A trip to Ireland is on my Bucket List since reading this book :) A fun, light read.. perfect for cozying up with this great book as the weather turns colder here! "

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About the Author
Author Mary Carter

Mary Carter is a freelance writer and novelist. Her works include My Sister’s Voice, She’ll Take It, Accidentally Engaged, Sunnyside Blues, and The Honeymoon House in the bestselling anthology Almost Home. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, which is part of the Rochester Institute of Technology. She recently completed A Very Maui Christmas, a new novella included in a Christmas of 2010 anthology.

About the Narrator

Kirsten Potter, who graduated with highest honors from Boston University, has narrated numerous audiobooks and has performed for television and in theaters across the country. She has won several awards, including more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her work has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and by AudioFile magazine, among many others. She has alsoperformed on stage, film, and television, including roles on Medium, Bones, and Judging Amy.