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It Only Takes Once (A Village of Ballydara Novel Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Susan Colleen Browne

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A fun Irish love story set in the sleepy little village of Ballydara!

In this breezy romantic comedy, twentysomething Aislin Moore follows the mad impulse to find the perfect father figure for her little boy...and discovers she's complicated her life more than she ever dreamed. Juggling the needs of her daddy-hungry son with her first love Ben and her estranged father, this Dublin single mom is fresh out of her klutzy charm to help her sort out the mess she's created.

Taking refuge at her granny's cottage in the little village of Ballydara, Aislin is faced with decisions about love, family and forgiveness. Can a commitment-shy young mother find lasting love?

About the Author

Susan Colleen Browne is the creator of the Village of Ballydara series. Set in Ireland, the series includes Mother Love, Susan's second novel, and the short stories The Secret Well and The Christmas Visitor. She's also the author of a memoir, Little Farm in the Foothills: A Boomer Couple's Search for the Slow Life, a Washington State Library "Summer Reads" book selection. Susan is a community college creative writing instructor and lives with her husband John in the foothills of the Pacific Northwest. You'll find Susan either in the garden, or working on her next Village of Ballydara story!

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3163 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 098160773X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Whitethorn Press (March 11 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004RUWKB6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #98,313 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars charming Oct. 24 2012
By florida gram - Published on
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I found the book charming, sweet and some surprises. Somewhat long in Aislin's going back and forth in her thinking about her dillema. I did enjoy it and would like to visit with the characters again.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Charming! July 19 2011
By Miscpatsy - Published on
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What a charming novel! I was reeled in from the first paragraph and couldn't wait to see what happened to the heroine, Aislin. Truly loved the cast of characters and their banter back and forth. I felt completely transported into the lives of these Dublin residents. If you're a fan of Marian Keyes, this one is for you!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Despicable Aug. 10 2013
By david byrne - Published on
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The protagonist is supposed to be this cool,flippant, with-it single mom. Instead of identifying with the character, you wind up disliking her character and finding her the most annoying, mouthy, self-involved person you've ever had the misfortune to meet.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My first village of Ballydara novel. July 1 2013
By Gemma Huntress - Published on
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This is my first village of Ballydara novel but it won't be my last. I'm finding it hard to put the book down and I will definitely be ordering more.
3.0 out of 5 stars Predictable story March 31 2015
By Humble Gal - Published on
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I usually enjoy books based in Ireland. Unfortunately this was not one of them. Asilin is the main character, around 25 years old. Never married with a young son, Kevin. Asilin tries to be a good mom but she is pretty immature. She decides to contact the babies daddy through his mother. Neither the baby's daddy, Ben or his mother know there is a child. You know from the point Ben shows up in Ireland they will get together and be wonderful parents for Kevin. Unfortunately it takes about three hours of reading to reach that point.

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