Testimonials & Press

Since the publication of ‘Lights on the Horizon’ in November 2020, many who purchased the book contacted us with fabulous feedback. We were also featured in local and national press.

Of course, we have to start by mentioning two incredible endorsements, received by none other than actor Jeremy Irons, and author Louise O’Neill.

If you’ve bought the book and would like to leave a review, we’d be delighted. You can contact us on ethentique@gmail.com, and like and follow our posts on social media.

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You can also leave a review here (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Here is just a selection of some of the lovely comments we received, as well as features in the press.

Just some of the gorgeous comments received from happy customers

The Perfect Escape

This book was a perfect escape from the dullness of lockdown. It’s relaxing reading with a varied selection of stories and poems surrounded by beautiful photos.

It makes a perfect gift too which is always handy. We all want to acknowledge the great work of frontline health-workers and buy Irish. What better way than an attractive book for your coffee table? For Christmas I sent it to my cousin who wrote to tell me how much she loved it. It will be my go-to birthday gift over the coming months.

In the Irish Times magazine
A feature of Amy O’Connor’s poem ‘Soon’, and charity book ‘Lights on the Horizon’, in Image Magazine, April 2021
Our virtual launch in December 2020 was covered in the Southern Star in January 2021.
The original still with some of the authors, contributors and partners, taken from the virtual book launch in December 2020
Kind words from David Burns from the Mater Foundation, one of the beneficiaries of the proceeds of our charity book, after our virtual launch.
In the Limerick Leader, mentioning local author, Peg Prendeville. Note: the book cover shown is the cover for the first edition


Remarkable collection of pandemic prose, photography and poetry.

In the Weekly Observer
Featured in the Daily Star Gift Guide, Christmas 2020


Some lovely poems and short stories, beautifully presented.

Feature in the Irish Tatler

Highly recommended

I had bought the first digital edition Lights of the Horizon because I thought it was a great idea, and really enjoyed the poems and stories about our fears, anxiety, but also our hopes. So I wanted a paper copy.
I’m delighted with the quality of this new hardback edition which also includes great pictures. It’s a pleasure to leaf through it and I highly recommend it as a present.

The Tipperary Nationalist, featuring one of our poets, Amy O’Connor, @aocpoetry on Instagram


Delightful book. Perfect coffee table piece to dip into with coffee or wine and muse through the writings. Stunning photos of West Cork, among other places to peruse on a dull Irish winter’s day.

Delivering box two to Waterstones bookshop in Cork city

Absolutely beautiful

I’ve just received my copy of Lights on the Horizon this morning. It is absolutely beautiful, poems, stories and stunning photos and all for wonderful cause.
I’d definitely recommend.

A gorgeous testimony from Jo Zebedee, owner of ‘The Secret Bookshelf’ bookshop in Carrickfergus
Our official ‘Lights on the Horizon’ video made an appearance for St. Patrick’s Day 2021, during an online virtual St. Patrick’s Day event, hosted by Harbourside Radio.
The official promo video for ‘Lights on the Horizon’
An ad in Celtic Nations Magazine, kindly put together by editor Erin Rado

A warming literary embrace

I bought 5 copies of this inspirational book on just a dear friend’s recommendation. I was not disappointed. The layout immediately drew me in as the breath-taking & beautiful panoramic photography lifted my spirits instantly. On first peruse gems of wisdom literally jumped off the pages in consolation & joy, while the delightful bold colours enlivened parts of my psyche to connect with the collective unconscious . It just may be the point of such a brilliant collection of prose, poetry & pictures. It draws us in to a view of the unity of our humanity and each persons belonging to that whole. Now as we together weather a third wave of the virus we need an enthusiastic, warming literary embrace once more to give us renewed hope and lead us onto the shores of a vaccine roll out. This book’s offering is abundant optimism! The other four copies I sent as gifts to friends & family as a way of saying, ‘we can get through this by focusing on what this book captures in spades, the very best about us…light, love & a belief in the good. I bought this book in blind faith in support of our heroes, our frontline workers in the HSE &NHS NI. Who each and everyday bring to life magic, faith & hope in the human condition, that is reflected in this compilation. We owe them our support by buying this book.
The reaction of those who received the other four copies was unanimous, “what a really lovely surprise”.
Why not give this gift full of surprise n virtual hugs in support of our frontline workers, we owe them!

Mary Anne
A gorgeous post by Kerr’s bookshop, Clonakilty
Feature on NYC radio show ‘Ireland Calls’, with Treasa Goldwin-Smyth

Today FM also gave our charity book some shout-outs. For radio coverage, you can listen back here.

For a review on celticnationsmagazine.com, click here.

If you liked our book, you can leave a review here (scroll to the bottom of the page). We’d really appreciate it!