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Sara O’Donovan

Location: County Cork
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Sara O’Donovan spent her early years in England, brought up in the worlds of horse racing and show jumping. She moved to Ireland in her late 20s and now lives in County Cork with her husband and young family. A former equestrian journalist, she now manages the West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry. Her first novel, Within You, Without You, was published by Valley Press in November 2022.


Within You, Without You

Kathryn Johnson feels like her life is at a standstill. Stuck in a lacklustre marriage, the spark that once burned bright inside her has been snuffed out by the monotony of the everyday.
Returning to England after many years living in Ireland, she is shocked to discover a familiar face at the side of the road on a dark, stormy night.

But a person doesn’t just reappear like that. Not when they died twenty years ago.

Uncovering long-buried memories of first love and devastating loss, Kathryn returns to her past to see if she can rewrite the present. But love divided by time is a difficult equation to solve, especially when you have to choose between two men and two lives.

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