Glen book launch for novel ‘Gracie’

DONEGAL native Caitriona Coyle will launch her second novel in her home village of Glen on October 28 following her successful début novel ‘College Girls’ launched in 2017.

The former English teacher took early retirement in 2012 to follow her writing career and will launch her second novel ‘Gracie’ in her home county. She now lives in Dublin.

The novel has been available on Amazon since August but its home launch will be in the Olde Glen between 3pm and 5pm.


‘Gracie’ is described as “A powerful and captivating story of newly-wed young Gracie and her husband, Jim Logue, who struggle to find their footing when they move to a small Irish village. Quickly they become targets of their scheming, neighbours Ann and Nevin, pub owners too, who are vehemently opposed to any competition.

“Despite unwarranted hostility from the outset, Gracie finds success as a teacher and starts a knitting circle in the village. Personal trouble comes too when she struggles with postnatal depression and the spiteful villagers who threaten her teaching job and her life in the community.

And yet, Gracie prevails, battling against all odds and the relentless onslaught of jealous vindictive Ann, who cannot bear to see Gracie trying to better her family standing in the village.

“Then a treacherous opportunity presents itself, bringing a bitter-sweet end to a challenging and turbulent journey that would change their lives forever.”


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