Be inspired by this feel good romcom, for fans of Trisha Ashley and Cathy Bramley.
Nick Byrne knows she’s the sensible one of the five Hiverton sisters. Independent, motivated, and successfully running her own business – she has never settled for anything less. And certainly, never used her family estate to give her a leg up.
But as an investigation is launched into her trading company, Nick’s world begins to crumble. Suddenly out of work, her mind wanders to her father – what would he do? She hardly knows anything of her orphaned parent and longs to find answers – some which will hopefully guide her.
With her newly gifted dog for company, Nick sets off to Ireland to retrace her family history. However, the high-flying city girl soon learns that every adventure comes with a few surprises – even in the shape of a romance.
Will Nick discover more about her father’s hidden past – or will she take home more than she bargained for?…
Finalist for the 2021 Romantic Novelists Association Debut Romantic Novel Award for A New Life for Ariana Byrne. Liz Hurley writes exciting and heart-warming stories that will make you cheer and laugh. Her heroines are overflowing with grit, gumption and good old-fashioned gorgeousness!
- Dear Diary, a prequel to the Hiverton Sister series.
- A New Life for Ariana Byrne. Book 1 / Hiverton Sister series
- High Heels in the Highlands. Book 2 / Hiverton Sisters series
- Cornish Dreams at Cockleshell Cottage. Book 3 / Hiverton Sisters series.
From Ireland with Love is the fourth novel standalone novel in The Hiverton Sisters series. Although the series is a continuous timeline, each novel is a standalone novel that focuses on one of the five sisters (Ariana, Aster, Clem, Nick, and Paddy) as the main character. Since I have only read Clem’s story, so far, it took me a second to remember all the different characters. There is enough contexts, however, that those who have not read any of the other novels would not be lost. Nicoletta Byrne goes by many names, including her more common nickname of Nick and her other nickname Letta. She also has three last names that she uses de Foix, Hiverton, and Byrne after her family inherited titles. Throughout the story all of her names are used depending on who she is interacting with, which made it very interesting to follow along.
Nick runs her own trading and investment firm called De Foix Investments. At the beginning of the story, there is a media article giving a profile of her and her work, which includes the lead into the investigation of a large corporation, Harrington Bank. This investigation puts one of the plots into motion as the Harringtons are not happy with her involvement and seek revenge against her, although Nick is unaware. Nick’s string of bad luck starts with an investigation into her company by the Financial Conduct Authority, which shuts down her operation until it is complete. This leaves Nick with time on her hands as there is nothing she can do until the FCA finishes their work. Since a lot of information about the Hiverton father is unknown, Nick uses the time off as an opportunity to investigate to find out more about her father’s history. This takes her to Ballinfeen Island, a small island off the coast of Ireland near Cork.
Upon her arrival, she meets fellow traveler, Gabriel (Gabe) St. Clair and the two of them begin to get to know each other as he agrees to assist her on her family quest. Gabe comes with his own family drama as he is working to become independent from them. There are secrets between Nick and Gabe that they need to work through as they become revealed. The two characters are a slow-burn romance as there is a lot between them. As they are both in Ireland for a short-term trip, there is a time factor, as well as, everything that the characters are each going through at home. Luckily, their relationship does continue when they return the UK, but nothing is simple for each of them. All of the secrets mean one more obstacle that the characters need to overcome if they want to be together. I love how supportive Gabe is as he an incredibly sweet character and is a nice balance to Nick’s caring nature.
Overall, family is a huge theme in the novel as both Nick and Gabe have their own family dynamics that play large roles in the story. The entire cast of characters work together well as they are complex and each has their own motivations for their actions. Nick has a great sense of independence and drive that made her an excellent main character. She is different than her sisters, but she fits well together with them at the same time. Although there are two main storylines with the investigation into Nick and the quest to find out Nick’s family history, they were weaved together well and did not feel that they were competing against each other. The characters in this novel were a delight and this novel was an excellent addition to the series!
**I give a special thank you to Rachel @rararesources,, the publisher, and the author for the opportunity to participate with this enjoyable novel. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.**