Susan Colleen Browne, Author

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Happy Summertime!

I hope you're enjoying the pleasures of  summer: sunshine, August apples, and lazing on a beach. If you're in the mood for an "Irish beach read," you might try my 2nd Ballydara novel, Mother Love! Irish girl Grainne Larkin spends a summer in Galway learning about love, her family...and herself.

Currently, you'll find some fun summer reads at my Little Farm blog. Just posted: Cougars and Bobcats and Bears, Oh My! and one about my favorite TV show, now and forever:  "Downton Abbey: Back to the Future".

As always, a big thank you to all of you who visit my website, check out my blog, or take a look at my books...I appreciate your interest! I'd love to hear from you--we can swap Irish stories and gardening tales, or you can share your thoughts about my books! You can email me, visit me at Goodreads or  Google+ or leave a comment on my blog

And whether you're Irish or simply Irish in spirit, I hope you'll take a look at my Irish Books and Movies page...there's something for everyone!
​                                               ​     Susan Colleen Browne

Book 1 of the series, It Only Takes Once
Little Farm in the Foothills... a modern homesteading memoir
"The urge to contact an old boyfriend should be treated with extreme caution," says Dublin single mom Aislin Moore. Deciding that her daddy-hungry son Kevin has been without a father long enough, she follows the mad impulse to find the perfect father figure for her little boy...who else but Ben Carpenter, her first love and the man she's never forgotten?

And that's when Aislin learns life has only begun to get complicated...

A Whitethorn Press print & ebook.
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Irish stories of love,  friendship and family...plus books for tweens and a country memoir!
In this wise, yet lighthearted story for gardeners, nature-lovers, and dreamers of all ages, follow a midlife couple's true-life pursuit of the "new" Great American Dream as they transform an old clearcut into a little homestead. A Whitethorn Press trade paperback and ebook.

"The Browne's foray into slower living in Whatcom County is an enjoyable read. Their delightful, yet very real, experiences in making the big leap toward their dreams make for a humorous and charming book." 
...Washington State Librarian Jan Walsh

"A delightful account." ...The Bellingham Herald  

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For more info about my events, to purchase an autographed copy of one of my books, or to just say hi, feel free to contact me!

My "Experience Ireland: Along the Atlantic Coast" workshop at Whatcom Community College takes place Wednesday, October 12, 2016. I'll have a slideshow, travel tips, lots of Irish history and stories of my travels in Ireland!

I'll be appearing at the Holiday Book Festival at the Mt. Baker Theatre in Bellingham, Washington, Saturday, November 26... Watch for more details here!

If you're interested in raising your own food, cooking with home-grown ingredients, and life on a small homestead, I hope you'll check out my Little Farm blog... You'll also find fun Irish stuff, book news and excerpts!




Kilmacduagh Monastery, County Galway, Ireland.
Book 2, Mother Love
On the wedding day of the only man she’s ever loved, Grainne Larkin is keen for a fresh start—why not settle for the nice guy in the wings who’s successful, and mad about her too? 

But when tall, dark and maverick Rafe Byrne, her old flame, turns up in Ballydara a free man, Grainne comes up with a new plan...

A Whitethorn Press print & ebook.   
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The latest novel of the Village of Ballydara series...


The Hopeful Romantic, Book 3

Kerry McCormack has a loving family and a beautiful home in the suburbs, yet this thirty-something Dublin girl is wondering, “is this all there is?" After years of a passionate marriage, she’s grown apart from her husband Stephen. Unresolved grief is only creating more distance between them, just as a secret from Kerry’s past suddenly comes to light...  Read a sample

A Whitethorn Press print and ebook

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