Mrs. McPhealy's American
Soon the entire town is abuzz with the news of Steve's impending arrival at his aunt's Mrs. McPhealy's. The ladies exchange glances; the men in the only pub wonder if there might be some cash advantage. Bent over the bins in the alley behind the shops, the three tinker brothers barely register the goings-on. They know they are related to this Hollywood character. Everyone knows. It is only Steve McNaught who is in the dark.
But from the outset, Steve is a misfit in the small town of Locharbert. Georgiana (George) MacBrayne, the local midwife, suffers no fools, and this is exactly what she expects to find in Steve McNaught. When Steve buys the dilapidated cottage by the shore where George grew up and which she has always hoped to restore, the tension between them increases. As these things go, so does the attraction.
George lets her guard down long enough to let Steve in, but when he starts making a film called As it is in Heaven starring Locharbert's local characters, she throws him out. He takes his film reels and heads back to California. And then, one day close to Hogmanay, Steve reappears in Locharbert, months sober, and brandishing his newly edited film.
- Publisher: Sibylline Press
- Publish Date: Oct 1st, 2024
- Pages: 320
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
- EAN: 9781960573940
- Categories: • Women• World Literature - Scotland - 21st Century• Romance - Later in Life