Who doesn't like to cozy up with a blanket in a comfy chair by a glowing, crackling fireplace in winter? Throw in a cup of hot chocolate, and a good, clean, romantic book with a little mystery and you have an afternoon of delight. I recommend you grab Jennifer Deibel's new book as soon as it releases in February, 2023. The Maid of Ballymacool. Perfect book to read next to the fire on a cold winter day. (You can pre-order on Amazon.com.)
Jennifer Deibel has first hand immersive experience abroad. She writes stories that help redefine home through the lens of culture, history and family.
After nearly a decade of living in Ireland and Austria, she now lives in Arizona.
Erica Vetsch, author of the Thorndike & Swann Regency Mysteries (These are some more books you will want to put on your list) said, The Maid of Ballymacool is "A slow-building, delicious romance wrapped in a mystery!" What better endorsement can you get?
Brianna Kelly, the protagonist in the book, lives at Ballymacool House and Boarding School. She has lived here since she was a wee girl and feels she will likely die here. After all it's the only home she has ever known. Despite a sense she was made for something more, Brianna feels powerless to change her situation, so she consoles herself by exploring the Ballymacool grounds, looking for hidden treasures to add to the secret trove beneath the floorboards of her room.
When Michael Wray, the son of local gentry arrives at the school to deal with his unruly niece, he finds himself drawn to Brianna, immediately and inescapably. There is something about her that feels so familiar.
When Brianna unearths an intriguing silver platter in the woods, she commits to learning its origins. Could the handsome newcomer hold the key? If so, this discovery could change everything.