Local author publishes book about life in Ireland

Toni “Antoinette” Berthelotte  publishes her first novel, “Fiona of Kinsale: A Tale of Irish Love, Battles and Secrets.” Courtesy photo
Local author Toni “Antoinette” Berthelotte has created a novel about life in Ireland in the 1600s. Her work is getting rave reviews both online and on area social media sites.Berthelotte, a 10-year resident of Garner Valley, is involved with the TM Water Board, the Idyllwild Garden Club, P.E.O., Garner Valley Book Club and the Writer’s Group in Idyllwild. She loves to write and also support other authors, she said.“This is my first novel,” she said. “I successfully self-published a business book for back of room sales many years ago.”But instead of business techniques, “Fiona of Kinsale: A Tale of Irish Love, Battles and Secrets” is 192 pages of her adventures and descriptions of places and people from Ireland.“Fiona Gearaghty’s future seemed assured
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