A Bittersweet Garden

Nora McNeill has always dreamed of exploring her Irish roots. When she finally gets the opportunity to spend a summer in the village where her grandparents grew up, the experience promises to live up to her very high expectations. Except for the ghost that is haunting her rented cottage and is soon invading her dreams.


Briana Devlin has arranged her life the way she likes it: a good dog, good mates, and work with horses. There’s no room in her life for a relationship. Especially with an annoyingly clumsy – and attractive – American who is only going to be around for a few months.


The weeks fly by, and Nora’s ghost becomes more demanding, seeking her help in solving the mystery surrounding her death. Briana watches as Nora becomes more wrapped up in the past, seeming to fade away before her eyes.


Past and present are on a collision course, leaving Nora and Briana caught in a ghostly intrigue that could cost them not only their chance of a future together, but their very lives.

Release Date: February 2019
Length: 90,000 words

Awards: Winner: 2019 Rainbow Award – Best Lesbian Fantasy; Winner: 2020 GCLS – Best Paranormal/Occult/Horror  


“Caren Werlinger is a consistently excellent writer. Having read most of her books by now, I know that when I see a new book by this author, it will be substantial and well worth reading. This book is one of those couldn’t-put-it-down-stories. Clear the decks before you start reading, because it draws you in!”
– G.Teller –

“Trust me when I say that the incomparable Ms. Werlinger, who always writes a wonderful story, has given up a tale most endearing and enchanting. I know I loved the book and I’ll bet you will too!!!”
– Ameliah Faith –

“If you are a Werlinger fan or a paranormal-romance fan, I recommend this. I actually don’t think you have to be a big paranormal fan to still enjoy this. The book is so well written that the paranormal part doesn’t seem so unbelievable after all.”
– Lex Kent –

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