Peopled by the most singular and enchanting
characters one is ever likely to meet, this captivating novel transports
us to a place where love lurks in unexpected places and life holds the
most delectable surprises...
Joseph Corrigan and Joseph Feehan, better
known as Corrie and Fee, make the finest Coolarney Blue cheese in the
entire civilized world. But Corrie still pines for his long-lost
granddaughter, whisked away from her Ireland home as a child by her
gallivanting mother. At this very moment, in a primitive hut on a remote
South Seas island, his twenty-nine-year-old granddaughter Abbey is
getting ready to leave her irrigation-obsessed husband after discovering
that he has gone biblical with several of the natives.
A continent away, Kit Stephens is
struggling with the loss of his wife and his career as a high-flying
Wall Street broker. What this lonely, hung-over, and burned-out New
Yorker needs is a miracle-fast. Where better to find one than in a
distant corner of Ireland, on a dairy farm run by the unlikeliest pair
ever to preside over a vat of unpasteurized curd?
As Abbey and Kit converge on Coolarney
House in County Cork, they discover a marvellous kingdom where something
wonderful is always fermenting…where pregnant, vegetarian dairymaids
milk cows to "The Sound of Music"…and where a cat named
Jesus realizes she just isn't cut out for motherhood. While Corrie and
Fee zealously guard the secret of the renowned Coolarney Blue and
shelter an odd collection of whisky-soaked men and broken-hearted women,
a tantalizing mystery surfaces from the aromatic depths of the factory.
Soon Abbey and Kit will find out whether they have what it takes to
become master cheese-makers. And something more. For in this magical
place where wounds miraculously heal, falling in love is what makes us
come truly alive.
A book to delight your heart, taste buds,
and funny bone, BLESSED ARE THE CHEESEMAKERS is an irresistible
tale about taking life's spilled milk and turning it into the best
cheese in the world.