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The Heart of Winter

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This follows the development of the country house Huntersbrook begun in Driving Home for Christmas where the family of three siblings and their appendages discovered from their mother that their home was under threat. They decided to turn it into a luxury event centre, so that’s what is happening here. You will appreciate this a great deal more if you read the earlier one first, mainly so you understand the dynamics of the siblings. If you don’t then the three will appear pretty unpleasant people who you will eventually warm to. If you know their background you will understand them better. The narrative is divided in the main between the three of them. It does turn into that expected uplifting family stuff the Irish are so good at but it’s a bit traumatic before you get there. It’s good.

October 2014 eBook of the Month.

If you like Emma Hannigan you might also like to read books by Patricia Scanlan, Cathy Kelly and Maeve Binchy.

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Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review The Summer Guest, also by Emma Hannigan.  Click here to read the full reviews.

  • Lynda DeFreitas - 'Emma Hannigan takes on the mantle left by Maeve Binchy...I enjoyed this book and would happily read more by the same author.' 
  • Alison Bisping - 'The characters and the situations are all so believeable and although predictable at times, it is not the case the whole way through!'
  • Sharon Goodwin - 'Emma Hannigan shows us that facing fears and the sadness that may bring can also be uplifting and empowering. An inspiring read.' 
  • Julie Wragg - 'A warm and gentle read about friendships, new and old, that touch our lives.' 
  • Nikki Clark - 'A delightful Summer read, full of Irish charm and warmth.'
  • Cleo Bannister - 'I defy anyone who reads this book not to warm to the characters within the pages.' 
  • Rachel Hall - 'This is a real escapist read...suspend reality and let yourself be taken to another place!' 
  • Lyn Barrett - 'I found this to be a very enjoyable and thought-provoking read, hard to put down and certainly to be recommended.' 
  • Cheryl Kinney - 'Emotional, gripping book...I really enjoyed this book and was sad to leave the characters behind.'

Synopsis

The Heart of Winter by Emma Hannigan

Holly Craig's family have lived happily in Huntersbrook for generations but when times grow hard, even she must admit defeat and sell off their once-successful stables.
The three Craig children, Lainey, Joey and Pippa find themselves locked in a fight to keep their beloved Huntersbrook; dare they transform it into one of Ireland's most sought after countryside venues?

Renovation work is well underway when life rears its ugly head and everything stops in its tracks. The Craig family is forced to reassess what matters and although they no longer live at Huntersbrook, can the house work its magic even so ... and lead them into the light once more?

About the Author

Emma Hannigan

Emma Hannigan is the author of ten bestselling novels including The Secrets We Share, Driving Home for Christmas and the bestselling memoir Talk to the Headscarf which charted her journey through cancer. Emma lives in Co. Wicklow , Ireland, with her husband, two children and a dog.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th October 2014

Author

Emma Hannigan

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Publisher

Hachette Books Ireland

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781444797121

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