Welcome to Four Irish Brothers Winery, a new romantic series from USA Today bestselling author Nan Reinhardt and Tule Publishing. The Flaherty brothers, Sean, Brendan, Conor, and Aidan have inherited their family’s historic winery in River’s Edge, Indiana, a small town on the banks of the Ohio River. Single dad and winemaker, Conor is waking from the grief of losing his wife. Attorney Sean lives a fast-lane life in Chicago, but feels as if life is somehow chasing him. Political analyst Brendan lives and works quietly in Washington, DC, but longs to write novels. Rising star Aidan is an actor on a hit TV series, but has grown tired of the LA glitz and yearns to return to the stage.
In four touching and romantic stories, follow the Flahertys as they return to their family legacy and find love in the charming and quirky small town where they were raised. If you sweet small town romances, you will fall in love with the Four Irish Brothers Winery series.
Firefighter and paramedic Tierney Ashton has always been a bold adventurer, but at thirty-four she longs to embark on a new adventure—motherhood. But who will be the father? Although financially challenging, a sperm bank appears to be her best option. That is, until she shares her dream with her long-time pal, Brendan Flaherty.
Government analyst and world traveler Brendan Flaherty returns home to River’s Edge to help out at his family’s thriving winery and his brother’s new community theater. He also plans to finally achieve his lifelong goal of writing a novel. But when Tierney shares her wish, Bren offers to be her baby daddy—with one condition. Marriage.
It seems like a perfect contract, but will love get in the way?
Disheartened and adrift after being written out of a hit TV show, actor Aidan Flaherty returns to his family’s historic winery, where he’s invested some of the fortune he’s made. As the holidays approach, Aidan becomes intrigued with the old showboat that’s dry-docked just east of town… and even more intrigued with the daughter of his former mentor, who now owns it. He decides to buy the boat and restore it to its former glory.
Single mom Holly Santos is back in River’s Edge after her divorce and she is over men in general and actors in particular. If she could only get rid of her father’s old showboat, a source of fascination for her son, Mateo. She never expects her old crush to walk into her tea shop or the fireworks that happen every time they’re in the same room.
Can Aidan convince her that he is determined to restore their shared heritage on the showboat and that he’s home to stay?
Best friends since grade school, high-powered Chicago attorney, Sean Flaherty, and small-town mayor Megan Mackenzie have always shared a special bond. When Sean is shot by a client’s angry ex, Megan rushes to his side, terrified she’s about to lose her long-time confidant.
Upon his return to River’s Edge to recuperate, Sean discovers that his feelings for his pal have taken an undeniable turn for the romantic. While Megan struggles with an unfamiliar longing for Sean, she worries that he may be mistaking a safe place to land for love.
Can Sean help her realize that they are truly meant to be so much more than friends?
Winemaker and single father Conor Flaherty is determined to make this Christmas holiday special for his daughter even though his family’s winery, Four Irish Brothers, is facing some challenges.
High-octane Chicago attorney Samantha Hayes is looking forward to some delicious food, fine wine, small town charm, and a break from her hectic big city life when she agrees to do a favor for her boss and help his younger brother with a lawsuit that’s been slapped on his family’s historic winery in River’s Edge. She’s not expecting that her sexy new client will have a smile that will melt her heart and remind her that there’s more to life than work.
Sam falls hard for Conor, his daughter and the small, friendly town, but can she trust her instincts and risk her heart? Sam hasn’t seen a lot of happy-ever-afters in her life, but Conor and the magic of Christmas make her want to believe.
Mac’s Yummy Smoked Salmon Rillettes
- 1 lb of cold smoked salmon
- Tbs. of unsalted butter
- ½ Cup of minced shallots
- 2 Tbs. of freshly squeezed lemon juice + a bit of zest
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves or chives
- 1/3 cup crème fraîche
- ¼ tsp. paprika, preferably a smoked paprika
- kosher salt and pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add the shallots, season with a pinch of salt and a few cranks of freshly ground black pepper. Cook until the shallots are translucent and soft; set aside to cool slightly.
Stir the shallots together with the lemon juice, herbs, lemon zest, and crème fraîche. Season with a pinch of salt, some freshly ground black pepper, and the paprika. Break salmon into bite-sized pieces and fold it into the other ingredients until just combined. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container, cover, and refrigerate until chilled through, at least 2 hours.
Let the rillettes sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving so they’re spreadable. To serve, spread on crackers or toast.