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Melissa Hill - Author

About the Author

Melissa Hill lives with her husband Kevin, their daughter Carrie, and their dog Homer in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Previous titles, including The Charm Bracelet, Something from Tiffany's, The Truth About You and Please Forgive Me have all been bestsellers, and her books have been translated into twenty-three different languages. She is a Number One bestseller in Ireland and Italy.

 

Featured books by Melissa Hill

A Gift to Remember

A Gift to Remember

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Darcy Archer works in a small bookstore in Manhattan. A daydream believer, she refuses to settle for anything less than being swept off her feet by the perfect man...literally. One day, when cycling to work, Darcy accidentally crashes into a sharply dressed gentleman walking his dog. He is knocked out cold, rushed to hospital and the poor pup gets left behind. Wracked with guilt, Darcy takes the dog and makes plans to reunite him with owner, Aidan. As she discovers the mysterious stranger's world of books, travel, adventure and all the wonderful things she's ever dreamt about, Darcy builds a picture of this man and wonders if he could be THE ONE...But does fantasy match reality? What happens when Prince Charming wakes up? Will Aidan be the happy ever after she's always imagined?

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The Guest List

The Guest List

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

When funny, kind and gorgeous Shane proposes, Cara is over the moon, and can't wait to share the news of their engagement with all their friends and family. Excitement, however, quickly turns to apprehension when it seems that everyone has a fixed idea of the perfect wedding and offers to 'help' with the planning. With tussles over the ceremony and the size of the guest list, sibling rivalry and insistent in-laws-to-be, Cara can see her vision of the big day being ripped to shreds. So she and Shane determine to make a stand and do things their way. But when they announce their plans for a beach wedding on a beautiful Caribbean island, there is uproar. Threats are made, family secrets are revealed, and things turn decidedly stormy. Will Cara and Shane manage to overcome all obstacles? Or will their dream wedding turn into a nightmare?

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The Truth About You

The Truth About You

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/2011

When the baby is found on the doorstep of Ella's cafe, everyone asks what sort of parent would abandon their child? Jess feels increasingly left out as the only non-mum amongst her friends. Terrified she might lose them altogether, she embarks on becoming a mother too. But is she really ready? Hollywood actress Ruth Seymour is home in the small town of Lakeview for the summer. But has an ill-advised fling with a handsome co-star resulted in a seriously unplanned consequence? Nina has come to live with her estranged father, Patrick, after a bad break-up. But will she ever dare tell him about the secret she is concealing? One thing's for sure: someone knows more than they're telling. And the truth won't stay hidden forever...

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Other books by Melissa Hill

The Summer Villa

The Summer Villa

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

THE NUMBER ONE IRISH TIMES BESTSELLER Praise for Melissa Hill: `I was completely gripped' Sarah Morgan `Addictive!' Grazia `Blissfully escapist' Marie Claire ************************************************************* Three women. One summer reunion. Secrets will be revealed... Villa Dolce Vita, a rambling stone house on the Amalfi Coast, sits high above the Gulf of Naples amidst dappled lemon groves and the fragrant, tumbling bougainvillea. Kim, Colette and Annie all came to the villa in need of escape and in the process forged an unlikely friendship. Now, years later, Kim has transformed the crumbling house into a luxury retreat and has invited her friends back for the summer to celebrate. But as friendships are rekindled under the Italian sun, secrets buried in the past will come to light, and not everyone is happy that the three friends are reuniting... Each woman will have things to face up to if they are all to find true happiness and fully embrace the sweet life. An epic summer read about food, friendship and the magic of Italy, perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Sheila O'Flanagan. ************************************************************* Why readers love Melissa Hill: `This book lifted my spirits' `Fun, engaging and a real page turner' `You know Melissa Hill will draw you in with her stories' `A romantic read that left me thinking just how does Melissa Hill do it? '

The Love of a Lifetime

The Love of a Lifetime

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Hollywood movies are Beth's passion. She hopes her life will always be filled with 'movie moments', where things like serendipity and fate happen every day. Her boyfriend Danny has always been the embodiment of her perfect Hollywood hero - though after seven years together the initial silver-screen romance has settled into something more predictable. And then, one morning at work, Beth receives an anonymous delivery of a take-out coffee cup with a cryptic message suggesting a meeting at Tiffany's. From there, she is given a series of clues directing her to some of NYC's most popular landmarks - a treasure hunt using unique rom-com-related prompts perfect for a movie-lover like Beth to decipher. And Beth is forced to wonder: has Danny realised their relationship needs a boost - or could it be that charming new work colleague Ryan, with his intense gaze, flirtatious smile and almost encyclopaedic movie knowledge, wants to sweep her off her feet? And how would she feel about taking a chance on a new leading man in her life?

Keep You Safe

Keep You Safe

Author: Melissa Hill Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2017

'If you like Jodi Picoult try Melissa Hill'-Woman and Home'I was completely gripped.'-Sarah Morgan'Brimming with powerful issues'-Evening Post'This emotive story will touch your heart'-My WeeklyGood mother or bad ... who decides?Widowed nurse Kate and mum of two Madeleine couldn't be more different in their approaches to parenting.Kate knows her husband's death has made her more protective of her daughter, but she's not going to apologise for it.Madeleine feels there's no such thing as a perfect mother and while her parenting style may be controversial it works for her children and that's all that matters.But when Madeleine makes a fateful decision that upends her own family, and has devastating consequences for Kate, suddenly the world is lining up to vilify her and she must defend every parental choice she's ever made...Why is she accused of being a terrible mother when all she did was try to keep her children safe?Praise for Keep You Safe:'I was completely gripped. Every parent will recognize the issues raised in this book.'- SARAH MORGAN'Emotional and cleverly crafted with well-drawn characters.'- THE PEOPLE'Another great read from the best-selling Irish author.'- HELLO MAGAZINE'Guaranteed to kick-start book club debates'- GOOD HOUSEKEEPING'A rigorous yet entertaining examination of one of the most controversial issues in modern parenting.'- IRISH TIMES.'Hill has her finger on the zeitgeist, offering savvy and well-researched points on a touchy subject. Fans of Meg Wolitzer and Emily Giffin will devour this introspective and enlightening novel.'- BOOKLIST'With a creative balance of fact and fiction, Hill engages readers in a suspenseful page-turner that is impossible to put down.'- ROMANTIC TIMES.'Hill writes with authority about a subject that is controversial and without much grey area. A riveting read.'- RTE CULTURE'Brimming with powerful issues recognisable to every parent.' - EVENING POST'This emotive story will touch your heart ... a thought-provoking take on an issue that is not all black and white'- MY WEEKLY

The Hotel on Mulberry Bay

The Hotel on Mulberry Bay

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Keep You Safe

Keep You Safe

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2017

`If you like Jodi Picoult try Melissa Hill'-Woman and Home `I was completely gripped.'-Sarah Morgan `Brimming with powerful issues'-Evening Post `This emotive story will touch your heart'-My Weekly Good mother or bad ... who decides? Widowed nurse Kate and mum of two Madeleine couldn't be more different in their approaches to parenting. Kate knows her husband's death has made her more protective of her daughter, but she's not going to apologise for it. Madeleine feels there's no such thing as a perfect mother and while her parenting style may be controversial it works for her children and that's all that matters. But when Madeleine makes a fateful decision that upends her own family, and has devastating consequences for Kate, suddenly the world is lining up to vilify her and she must defend every parental choice she's ever made... Why is she accused of being a terrible mother when all she did was try to keep her children safe? Praise for Keep You Safe: `I was completely gripped. Every parent will recognize the issues raised in this book.' - SARAH MORGAN `Emotional and cleverly crafted with well-drawn characters.' - THE PEOPLE `Another great read from the best-selling Irish author.' - HELLO MAGAZINE `Guaranteed to kick-start book club debates' - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING `A rigorous yet entertaining examination of one of the most controversial issues in modern parenting.' - IRISH TIMES. `Hill has her finger on the zeitgeist, offering savvy and well-researched points on a touchy subject. Fans of Meg Wolitzer and Emily Giffin will devour this introspective and enlightening novel.' - BOOKLIST `With a creative balance of fact and fiction, Hill engages readers in a suspenseful page-turner that is impossible to put down.' - ROMANTIC TIMES. `Hill writes with authority about a subject that is controversial and without much grey area. A riveting read.' - RTE CULTURE `Brimming with powerful issues recognisable to every parent.' - EVENING POST `This emotive story will touch your heart ... a thought-provoking take on an issue that is not all black and white' - MY WEEKLY

The Love of a Lifetime

The Love of a Lifetime

Author: Melissa Hill Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/05/2016

Hollywood movies are Beth's passion. Her boyfriend Danny has always been the embodiment of her perfect Hollywood hero - though after seven years together the romance has settled into something more predictable. Then Beth receives an anonymous delivery of a coffee cup with a cryptic message, which starts a series of clues directing her to some of NYC's most popular landmarks. Has Danny realised their relationship needs a boost - or could it be charming colleague, Ryan, who wants to sweep her off her feet?

The Hotel on Mulberry Bay

The Hotel on Mulberry Bay

Author: Melissa Hill Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2016

Mulberry Hotel was once home to sisters Eleanor and Penny, but it's been some time since Elle has visited. But following a family tragedy, Elle is forced to return from her busy London life. When it becomes apparent that the hotel is in dire straits, the sisters are unprepared for the reaction of their father, Ned, who refuses to give up the family legacy. Startled by their father's response, the sisters unite in their efforts to save the hotel - and in the process, heal the fractures in the Harte family.

A Diamond from Tiffany's and Other Stories

A Diamond from Tiffany's and Other Stories

Author: Melissa Hill Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2016

It's been two years since Ethan Greene and Gary Knowles collided one fateful evening outside Tiffany & Co on Fifth Avenue. A mix-up with their shopping bags sent each man's life on an unexpected trajectory, and while Gary and his fiancee Rachel are heading for the altar, Ethan's love life is not so settled. Will the romance of New York and Tiffany's work its magic on the couples once more?

A Diamond from Tiffany's

A Diamond from Tiffany's

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2015

It's been two years since Ethan Greene and Gary Knowles collided one fateful evening outside Tiffany & Co on Fifth Avenue. A mix-up with their shopping bags sent each man's life on an unexpected trajectory, and while Gary and his fiancee Rachel are heading for the altar, Ethan's love life is not so settled. Rachel dreams are within her grasp; her restaurant is going from strength to strength and she and Gary are set to be married amongst family and friends at an idyllic New York location. But when they arrive in the city only days before the ceremony, Gary seems distracted and restless. Could he be having second thoughts? Ethan is anxious to see Terri again at the wedding; he truly felt they had something special, and plans to use the time in New York to prove to her that their relationship deserves another chance. Will the romance of New York and Tiffany's work its magic on the couples once more?

The Hotel on Mulberry Bay

The Hotel on Mulberry Bay

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2015

Escape to a hotel by the beach with Melissa Hill, the internationally bestselling author of SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY'S and A GIFT TO REMEMBER. Mulberry Hotel, perched on a clifftop above a sweeping bay, was once the heart and soul of pretty seaside town Mulberry Bay. Run by the Harte family for years, the place itself is almost as beloved as cheery landlady Anna. The hotel was also once home to thirty-something sisters Eleanor and Penny, and while youngest sister Penny still lives close by, it's been some time since Elle has visited. But following a family tragedy, Elle is forced to return from her busy London life and reassess her past. When it becomes apparent that the hotel is in dire straits, Elle and Penny are unprepared for the reaction of their father, Ned, He steadfastly refuses to give up the family legacy, revealing that he's given up something equally precious once before. Startled by their father's surprising revelation, the sisters unite, with the local community behind them, in their efforts to save the hotel - and, in the process, heal the fractures in the Harte family.

Owls: Snowy Owls

Owls: Snowy Owls

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2015

Owls Pack A of 3

Owls Pack A of 3

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Feathered hunters take flight as the sun dips out of sight. Owls are known for their hooting calls, big, gold eyes, and nocturnal lifestyles.Check out the bodies, ranges, foods, and life cycles of these classic owl species.

Great Horned Owls

Great Horned Owls

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Big, stately great horned owls with their hooting call and big orange eyes are the owls of scary stories. Learn more about these tufted hunters with full-color photos, range maps, and carefully levelled text.

Barn Owls

Barn Owls

Author: Melissa Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Dark, quiet places like barns are these owls' favorite hideouts. Just don't disturb barn owls, or they'll hiss and shriek! Learn more about these pale nighttime hunters with full colour photos, range maps, and carefully levelled text.