Friday, April 26, 2013

Welcome to Declan’s


By Declan McQuaid of the Gourmet De-Lite series by Peg Cochran
My name is Declan McQuaid, and I run a restaurant in Woodstone, Connecticut.  My heritage is Irish, but I was born and raised in England.  My parents owned a small pub where my Mum served a decent Ploughman’s lunch and a selection of butties.  Nothing fancy, mind.  My place is a little more upscale with the feel of a cozy pub but a slightly more gourmet menu.  It’s not that I’m trying to go my parents one better.  Mum and Dad ran a great establishment—they worked long, hard hours to make a go of it. But I’ve got a hankering to create something a little different.   

I have to admit a lot of women come in to sit at the bar and have a chin wag. I don’t mind.  I’ve got a bit  of a reputation as a lady’s man, and I won’t deny there’s some truth in it.  I’d like to settle down—just haven’t met the right woman yet. 

You’ll be meeting me in Steamed to Death coming out in June.  I hope you’ll stop by Declan’s sometime.  I’d love to meet you.  First drink is on the house.

6 comments:

  1. I'll be there, Declan. And I'll bring the entire book club! Looking forward to it.

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  2. I don't drink but I'd love to come sit a spell.

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  3. All of Threadville will try to come at the same time as the Ashton Corners Book Club!

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  4. Can't wait to meet you, Declan!

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  5. I would love to visit with you Declan! And I love the book cover, but also think it is very similar to the Victoria Hamilton Vintage Kitchen mysteries.

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