The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.

–Irish Proverb

Irish Quotes
Welllllllll … I’m not all that sure THIS Irish proverb is true when it comes to people, because trust me, this old fiddle has seen a lot of wear and tear! 

BUT … I will attest that I am “sweeter” on St. Pat’s Day, one of my favorite days of the year. I wonder why???

I suppose it could be because I am one quarter Irish myself (my best quarter, I like to say) and because I first fell in love with everything Irish after I read Gone With the Wind with the O’Hara family.

Since then, as you all know, I have created a number of Irish families of my own, my favorite of which are the O’Connors. So in honor of St. Pat’s today AND the fact that my FAVORITE O’Connor book (not to mention my favorite book I’ve ever written!) — A Hope Undaunted —  is currently available for FREE DOWNLOAD right now, I thought it might be fun to post an excerpt of one of my favorite scenes from AHU (and one of my favorite I’ve ever written).