Therese Walsh is the co-founder of Writer Unboxed and the mastermind behind the online Women’s Fiction chapter of Romance Writers of America.

The Last Will of Moira Leahy is Walsh’s debut novel. This unique tale had such a strong impact on me, I wrote my first fan letter. The story reveals an unknown world, which coaxed me into its midst and held me captive. The writing is lean and meaty (and I’m vegan)—impressive.

It’s not a typical page-turner. Yet, I was mesmerized. But wait, there’s more. As a writer TLWML touched my inner child. Each page fueled the artist in me who knows without question that I too am a writer, that my stories matter, must be told and my journey will continue. This was the magnitude of the emotional life of Walsh’s characters on the page. If books are your means to escape the every day angst of your life, Maeve Leahy’s investigation into the mystical world of an ancient dagger may be the best trip you’ve ever taken.

Find out how The Last Will of Moira Leahy will inspire you.