Always and Forever Katie The Rose of Tralee by Annette J Dunleahttp://www.shelfari.com/books/12493453/Always-and-Forever-Katie-The-Rose-of-Tralee
Katie is a farmers daughter in Tralee. She is best friends with Ronan. As they grow up they fall in fall. On the night Katie enters the Rose of Tralee contest under the apple tree where they carved their names as kids Ronan proposes to his Rose. They kiss and she agress to be called back in stage for the results, a shock is in store. They marry and put the poor days behind them. They build their dream home on Ronan’s family farm and start their family. They live happily until Katie learns some terrible news. You just cant plan life. This is a tale of the strength of women and the length women will go to protect their families. What is in the letter that Katie wrote that will change his life for ever?
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Ridiculously Simplified Synopsis
- A Irish historical romance tale.
Kate and Ronan are love’s young dream. They date and after a bad start fall head over heels in love. On the night she wins the Rose of Tralee festival Ronan goes on bended knee under the moonlight and proposes to her. Her life turns around from this day forward. They have a three day wedding and honeymoon in Geneva and build a beautiful new home on the farm. They soon have a family and live an idyllic life on tragedy strikes. This is a tale of supernatural love.
Genre: Fiction, Supernatural Love, Romance,
Cast of Characters/Important People
Ronan: He is a farmers son. He grows into a man and makes soem tough decisions. He decides he will break family tradition and not work the land. His father is disappointed to learn his son wants to go to university. Ronan becomes a social worker. He woes Katie and marrys her and has a family. He marries two sisters.
Katie: The girl next door who grows from an ugly duckling to a beauty. Her inner beauty shines and the fact that she is humble makes it all the better. She loves Ronan but makes him earn her love. She is ambitious a unique thing for a young girl of the time in Ireland. She enters the Rose of Tralee and on the night Ronan proposes to her, she agrees to be his rose for the rest of their lives. She becomes a bridezilla and has a 3 day wedding. She joins the bank and builds her dream home on the farm. She has a family and larns something terrible. She must tell Ronan she leaves him a letterthat will devastate him.
“Ronan was a national bad boy now, the wild boy who should not be left alone with virgin debutantes. Only, the world did not know it was Ronan who was the frightened virgin and Emily the drunken temptress on the night in question. He was beyond despair and had lost the will to live. He was a dead man walking, His heart and soul was ripped out of his chest. He would never get his decent girl now, his life was over. The media reported that never before had any Irish man being so in love before that he would publicly humiliate himself to win a fair heart”.
“Bridezellia was like General Patton she had an Operations Room, HQ established in her sitting room. Wall charts, to do lists, pictures, contact lists, mood charts, a calendar, list of dates and jobs were marked off with daily duties in her thick black diary. Her second in command was Saoirse, her local wedding planner. Nothing was going to be left to chance and nobody was going to ruin her prefect day. No expense was to be spared and fools were not suffered gladly. Raised voices were constantly heard in her phone calls to suppliers. Her personality changed and she became a hot head, losing her patience easily. Nobody entered her sitting room, the twilight zone without an invitation”. (Katie) “During the pictures Katie hand picked the people who were allowed stand in for wedding photographs ugly and fat people were asked to stand out of shot. She even edited her wedding video after her honeymoon and had herself and Ronan air brushed to look perfect”.
“When she was 17 she was heading for a professional jockey career when she had a tragic accident at the Grand National Competition ending any hopes of a professional horse riding career. She fell off Star and was trodden on by another horse. She lay lifeless crying on the track. She was rushed by ambulance to hospital and remained seriously ill for a fortnight. She was badly bruised and had internal injuries”. (Emma) “She locked her pain deep inside her and concentrated on being the happy person everybody wanted her to be. She studied and studied and was only at peace riding Star who loved her disabled or not. His love was non judgmental. She could be herself. She could cry or laugh or just ride for hours on end and feel the air in her hair and breathe in the oxygen deep into her lungs, she was alive on Star. Star became her legs”.
“She blew a warm breeze on his face and rustled his hair and embraced him in a warm haze and he felt her nonthreatening presence. She looked down and saw his face stained with tears, nobody could reach him in his grief but she could. He saw her and blew her a kiss goodbye. She flew down in a haze in a white dress with wings and whispered into his ear “please don’t cry I am in a better place. Marriage was forever. Love and life was forever. My body died but my soul lives on for eternity”. (Katie) “The rain stopped suddenly and the grey sky cleared into a bright blue colour and a glowing warm orange sun appeared to show her appreciation. A perfect blue sky remained on the dark winter’s day until after the ceremony and the hailstone and rain commenced again and the dark sky reappeared as the funeral car drove away”.
First SentenceBased in 1980s in rural Tralee, Co. Kerry in Ireland, this was a rustic tale of love. It began in a naïve and very Catholic country town where there lived two families the O’Hanlon’s and the Bowens. These two families lived ten miles outside the town in the rural area called Glen Valley and between them they owned all that countryside over the Stoneybridge.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: The Childhood Years
Chapter Two: Katie Had A Secret Admirer Alexander
Chapter Three: Ronan Tries To Win Katie Back
Chapter Four: A Wedding
Chapter Five: Life After MarriageAuthors & Contributors
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