BOOK REVIEW: Rose Hawthorne (Book 2): The Irish Wanderers by Shannon O'Gorman

Publication Date: March 16, 2022
Format: Kindle 
Genre:  Cozy Mystery

Publisher: Vintage
212  pages
Buy:  Kindle


Rose Hawthorne is a celebrity author in her early seventies, who dislikes the spotlight but has a penchant for Hermes scarfs, round violet sunglasses, and old colonial hotels.

One day, she receives a strange letter asking her to visit Newgrange, Ireland and look for something that has been hidden there for a thousand years.

She asks her granddaughter to accompany her, but she hadn’t expected Samantha to continually be posting photos of their progress on her Instagram account. An encounter with an old love and an unexpected discovery leads Rose further and further into the past, and she finds must make a hard decision about her future.


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Not a huge fan of the cover of this book, I find it hard to read and it doesn't say much about the book.  But in the spirit of not judging a book by its cover I dove in. I'm not usually a fan of cozy mysteries, I like mine a bit darker but this was a good distraction and a fun romp through some historic sites in Ireland.  

Rose Hawthorne is traveling through Ireland with her grand-daughter who keeps taking social media picks of her grand-mother to send to her mother which Rose hates! After they stumble upon a mystical medallion Rose and Sam turn to Rose's old love to help them uncover the secrets the Medallion may hold.

A good bit of fun mystery but I kept wanting someone to be kidnapped or die (I think I'm just not cut out for the cozy mystery). However this was a well written story that kept my attention and kept me turning pages. I don't know if I will pick up any more but I think this would make a great beach read or even a great read for the YA set. 

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