March 2012 Book of the Month.
The author is fast establishing herself as the new Maeve Binchy and the setting of this book in an idyllic Irish coastal village called Avalon adds a warm glow to this feel good story of four women trying to escape from their pasts to live a better life in the future. An easy to read novel that will help you escape from everyday problems.
Tess used to be happy with her lot: she lives in the idyllic Irish coastal village, Avalon, with her teenage son, Zach and nine-year-old Kitty, and works in the local antiques shop. Her only regret in life is that everything went so horribly wrong with her first love. Then her marriage falls apart and her first love returns to Avalon. Suki, Tess's sister, fled Ireland years ago to marry politician Kyle Richardon, but when Suki discovers that a biographer is planning to tell all, there is only one place she can go to ensure that her secrets stay hidden. Danae is the village post mistress in Avalon and she's worked very hard to make sure nobody knows where she came from or who she is! Her past is her business and that's the way she would like to keep it. In Galway, Mara sits with a smile glued to her face at a wedding; she only wants to ask the groom one thing: why did he tell her he loved her? Needing to put her past behind her, Mara packs up her life and gets ready for a fresh start. Can these four women lay their pasts to rest? Or do they need to look back before they can begin to live for the future?
Closing date: 06/09/2018
Praise for HOMECOMING:
'Warm, lyrical, fascinating and comforting...genius!'
'Homecoming is an absolutely fabulous read, a warm, touching, funny and poignant page-turner'
'A warm and engaging tale of love and belonging'
The Sun (Buzz)
'A cracking novel that ticks all the emotional boxes'
Woman & Home
'Homecoming is a delicious read
'I couldn't put it down'
Praise for ONCE IN A LIFETIME:
'Wise, warm, compassionate, full of characters that I loved and identified with, it's like having a great gossip with your best friends. Her best book yet.'
'This top-notch storyteller once again cuts to the quick of modern women's lives and their relationships' Woman & Home
'A modern fable of love and belonging that feels utterly timeless'
Take a Break
'Vintage Kelly territory -- it's a book for those who believe in love'
'Entertaining, moving and as vivid as a screenplay -- presents a picture of the lives of Irish women which, like all good fiction, brings the truth into sharp relief'
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||1st March 2012|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
Cathy Kelly is published around the world, with millions of books in print. Cathy is the bestselling author of The Honey Queen, Once in a Lifetime and Between Sisters, and is a No.1 bestseller in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Her trademark is warm and witty Irish storytelling about modern life, always with an uplifting message, a sense of community and strong female characters at the heart. She lives with her family and their three dogs in County Wicklow, Ireland. She is also an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland, raising funds and awareness for children orphaned by or living with HIV/...More About Cathy Kelly