Monday, March 11, 2024

A Whimsical Irish Love Story by Josie Riviera

Many of you may know that my daughter lives in Ireland, and I love writing Irish stories, using beautiful Ireland as the background.

Well, Ireland has a little something special up its sleeve that I didn’t know about until recently—the Puck Fair and the goat monarch! You assumed that Ireland was all about St. Patrick's day, but there's more...

So, I wanted to share this fun and whimsy event with you.

There’s a town in County Kerry where a wild mountain goat gets crowned as the "King of the Fair."

 Yes, really! This quirky tradition is centuries old!

After the “crowning” of the goat, the Puck Fair turns into a party zone with pubs opening, and soon the streets become an outdoor dance floor. 

Delicious street food is also served, and who doesn't love street food? If you haven’t had a plate of mouthwatering boxty or warm, gooey Irish stew, then this is the place to visit. 

So, whether you're enjoying the view from the Cliffs of Moher or exchanging Claddagh rings, or crowning a mountain goat, may the spirit of Ireland inspire you this March.

Sláinte to love and the Emerald Isle!

If you love sweet Irish romance, and enjoyed watching The Dating Gane on television, this be sure to pick up a copy of my sweet Irish romance, Maeve.

Here's a short description:

He’s all business. She loves to laugh. When business conflicts with pleasure, what can possibly go wrong?

When the opportunity arises for Maeve to enjoy a week on the picturesque island of Corsica, thanks to Perfect Match, she can't resist. Although she's labeled herself as a workaholic on her dating profile, she hopes her match will share the same mindset. Little does she know that her journey will lead to more than she bargained for.

Enter Edward Newell, a no-nonsense businessman with one goal in mind: finding the perfect location for his successful hotel chain. Love and romance are the furthest things from his mind. However, when he crosses paths with the beautiful Maeve, sparks fly and their worlds collide in unexpected ways. As their connection deepens, they find themselves torn between their growing feelings and the demands of their individual lives.

Maeve combines beach island romance, opposites attract, and the intriguing allure of a billionaire. Follow Maeve and Edward as they navigate the complexities of their blossoming relationship against the backdrop of Corsica's stunning shores. Will they overcome the challenges when business conflicts with pleasure, or will their hearts be left broken?

This sweet and engaging romance is perfect for fans of Irish love stories and tales that celebrate the power of second chances. Join Maeve and Edward and discover if a chance encounter on an island can lead to a love that will last a lifetime.

The best news? Maeve, the ebook, is FREE for a very short time, so grab your copy today!

Josie Riviera is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, historical, and inspirational romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully support husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovation.

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  1. I certainly did not know about the goat! Now I am trying to figure out how they "crown" a wild goat .... or if they only bestoy a fake honorary crown. LOL

    1. I am honestly not sure, Mary. Either way, it is a fun and funny Irish tradition.