On the eve of a move from New York to San Francisco, classically trained chef and respected food blogger Kerry Hannigan's world turns upside down the instant she puts on an Irish Claddagh ring-the timeless Irish symbol of love, friendship and fidelity worn not only by Jackie Kennedy and Princess Grace, but by scores of citizens and firefighters who fought their last battle in New York's Twin Towers on 9/11.
A gift from her godmother, the emerald gemstone clasped between two golden hands reputedly offers life-changing guidance and counsel-but only for seven days, and only to those who listen.
Is it serendipity-or something else-when Kerry lands her dream job among groves of the Montisi Olive Ranch in beautiful Sonoma, north of San Francisco? And is one week long enough to know if Renato Montisi is all he appears to be, or another "player" like the man she left behind? Can she trust the ring on her finger, or is it just so much "Irish hooey," as her late cousin insisted before she died?
|Publisher:||Life Events Media LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.39(d)|
About the Author
Ware has won numerous awards for her 9 works of fiction, including the Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence; the 'Golden Quill' award for Historical Fiction;'Best Fictionalized Biography' for ISLAND OF THE SWANS and 'Best Historical Novel nomination for WICKED COMPANY from Romantic Times magazine. Her novel, A RACE TO SPLENDOR debuted in April, 2011 on the 105th anniversary of the devastating 1905 San Francisco Earthquake and Firestorm and was short-listed for the WILLA (Cather) Literary Award in 2012. Her first all-contemporary work of fiction, THAT SUMMER IN CORNWALL, was published in January, 2013, and is a stand-alone sequel to her bestselling "time-slip" novel, A COTTAGE BY THE SEA. The second in Ware's Four Seasons Quartet, THAT AUTUMN IN EDINBURGH--also a contemporary, stand-alone sequel to ISLAND OF THE SWANS--was published in November, 2013. For the latter novel, she was bestowed the honor of FSA Scot, of which she is exceedingly proud.
Ware's most recent nonfiction, RIGHTSIZING YOUR LIFE: Simplifying Your Surroundings While Keeping What Matters Most was named by the Wall Street Journal as "One of the Top 5 Books on Retirement Issues." For seventeen years Ware was heard daily as a commentator on ABC Radio & TV in Los Angeles. During her noted career as a broadcaster, she has worked for PBS and all three major network affiliates, covering a wide range of topics in the areas of health, consumer and lifestyle subjects. Ciji Ware is also a sought-after event speaker, print journalist, (AARP, Travel & Leisure and other national magazines) and has the distinction of being elected as the first woman graduate of Harvard College to serve as President of the Harvard Alumni Association, Worldwide. The author lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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