Katie Bowen and Ronan O’Hanlon are love’s young dream. They date and after a bad start fall head over heels in love. On the night she wins the Rose of Tralee festival Ronan goes on bended knee under the moonlight and proposes to her. Her life turns around from this day forward. They have a three day wedding and honeymoon in Geneva and build a beautiful new home on the farm. They soon have a family and live an idyllic life on tragedy strikes. This is a tale of supernatural love.
Genre: Fiction, Supernatural Love
Book Review available online from the Kerryman Newspaper:
Sweet Tale of a Rose
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“She blew a warm breeze on his face and rustled his hair and embraced him in a warm haze and he felt her nonthreatening presence. She looked down and saw his face stained with tears, nobody could reach him in his grief but she could. He saw her and blew her a kiss goodbye. She flew down in a haze in a white dress with wings and whispered into his ear “please don’t cry I am in a better place. Marriage is forever. Love and life is forever. My body died but my soul lives on for eternity”. (Katie)
“The rain stopped suddenly and the grey sky cleared into a bright blue colour and a glowing warm orange sun appeared to show her appreciation. A perfect blue sky remained on the dark winter’s day until after the ceremony and the hailstone and rain commenced again and the dark sky reappeared as the funeral car drove away”. (Katie’s Burial)
Kerryman Newspaper Review:
Always and Forever: Katie The Rose of Tralee (book review)
This is a sweet Irish tale of two farmers kids falling in love and marrying. This historical fiction is set in Tralee Co.Kerry in the 1980s and centralizes in Katie's coming of age. She wins The Rose of Tralee Festival and on that night Ronan goes on bended knee and proposes to her. It is the beginning of the rest of her life. They marry until a terrible fate falls on the family. Is love forever, is marriage for ever ? This is a sweet tale of supernatural love. It has Irish charm a tale of past Ireland like The Quiet Man. It will be a classis as long as woman fall in love and men marry.