Eyre goes to find her heart in Ireland, what she doesn't realize is she will be leaving it there.
Eyre decides she's had enough and jumps on the first appealing flight, landing her in the heart of Ireland. As she looks out from the Cliffs of Moher, she thinks about how much Crohn's and endometriosis have forced her to give up in life.
Darby, definitely not to be confused with Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy, is a cynical and jaded Irishman who doesn't get emotionally involved-a true grump. While giving a tour, he spots a woman dangerously close to the edge of the cliffs, and he's drawn to her.
But everything's about to change for both of them. Darby collects Eyre as part of his tour group and decides to show her the heart of Ireland, and in doing so, shows her how much heart she still has left to give.
Darby has his own demons to face-invisible ones that he battles every day. With the help of a curmudgeonly older Irish man, a quirky border collie, and a fiery yet grandmotherly bartender, Eyre and Darby's wounded souls start to open up their hearts to each other. But is the healing power of Ireland enough to open a guarded heart? And is love enough to help a scarred soul face the demons he has been trying to outrun for so long?
If you enjoy heartwarming stories, make this emotional journey to the Emerald Isle your next read. See if Ireland can truly mend a wounded heart. Start traveling with Eyre & Darby today.
This is the second, standalone novel in the International Soulmates Series. Each book in the series is a complete standalone so you can read them in any order! The Irish Fall is a sweet romance for clean and wholesome romance readers from the author of The Paris Soulmate. Travel to the colorful and charming village of Doolin, Ireland, in this heartfelt romance. Readers have been laughing, crying, and falling in love with the characters. And hopefully, if you have a chronic illness, you will feel seen.
This novel features #OwnVoices esophageal Crohn's, arthritic pain from Crohn's, chronic pain, migraines, mental health, and female issues. This disability representation is written by an author who battles these disorders. Endometriosis and other mental health are represented in this novel as well.
This is a clean novel. Descriptive kissing only. No cursing. Faith conversations included. Trigger warnings: mild medical episodes, panic attacks, discussions of infertility, discussions of suicidal thoughts.
What readers are saying about The Irish Fall:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Darby starts out grumpy but when his heart opens up watch out! Darby couldn't be a more perfect book boyfriend if he tried." Evelyn V., Goodreads.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This book was fun of humour, romance, banter, and heartwarming moments as well as some really important chronic illness awareness. I love how Brooke writes and includes how chronic illnesses do not define you." -Claire C., Goodreads
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A book about healing, faith, family, pain and love. I don't think my soul will forget it !!! ... I AM A FAN !!!" -Fedy P., Goodreads
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I loved that it was more than just a contemporary romance and that it is such an advocate for those with illnesses that you can't necessarily see . . . Books have saved me and gives me something to do when I don't feel well and I'm so grateful for Brooke and what she is doing to bring light to those that need it." -Rachel P
Brooke Gilbert is a Tennessee native, a microbiology graduate of the University of Tennessee, and a border collie mom. She is, as you may have already guessed, a hopeless romantic and a lover of Jane Austen. When she isn't writing, she works as a jewelry designer, an audiobook narrator, and a graphic designer. Her writing features characters with autoimmune disorders, something she deals with herself. She believes it is important for these types of characters to be seen in modern literature and started writing so she could see someone like herself in literature. She is considered a medical mystery and has several rare autoimmune disorders. These disorders caused her to withdraw from Physician Assistant School, but she is happy to be pursuing her dreams of designing, creating, and writing. She thanks God for leading her heart on this new path and recites "perhaps this is the moment for which you were created" in times of doubt (Esther 4:14).
She loves watching classic ﬁlms (thrillers and romantic comedies, too), reading, playing the ukulele, painting, dancing, Pilates, and spending time with her dog, family, and friends. One of her favorite quotes is from Flashdance: "When you give up on your dreams, you die." She believes that if you're waiting to pursue your dreams, stop waiting and start doing. Your time is now. And may you never stop being a hopeless romantic. Contrary to popular belief, it's a very good quality. She's still looking for her Mr. Darcy. Visit brookegilbertauthor.com to connect and stay updated on her latest projects.