By Sheila Forsey
A story of love, loss and redemption, Mending Lace is a wonderfully woven story of people coming to terms with who they are, what they want, and all they have learned along the way.
Sive and Dan Gallagher are devoted to each other. Living the dream in a beautiful old house that Sive has spent the last few years restoring. Set on the grounds of the house is Sive’s haven, an artist’s studio built for her by Dan. Dan’s business is going from strength to strength and they are doing very well financially – or at least that’s what Sive believes.
But their marriage is tested to its very core when Dan has a car accident. As Dan fights to recover, Sive unravels a trail of deceit and financial chaos that has the power to destroy them. The comfortable life Sive has grown accustomed to evaporates. Sive’s life is further complicated by Dan’s mother, a formidable woman who rules her clan with an iron fist and has little time for Sive, who she thinks is in a cult because of her bohemian lifestyle, and who she blames for her son’s downward spiral.
But as Sive puts the pieces together, she learns the Gallagher clan are hiding a secret, one that will change all of them forever…
Sheila Forsey is a writer from Co. Wexford, Ireland. Sheila received a certificate in Creative Writing from Maynooth University in 2013, then went on to do a further course in editing and proof-reading. In addition to writing, Sheila is an actress who has won several awards including, Best Actress in the All Ireland Drama Festival. Sheila has been a freelance writer for the Kilkenny Advertiser and recently accepted an invitation to join the Wexford Literary Festival Committee.