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The House on Willow Street by Cathy Kelly

The House on Willow Street

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

A heart-warming novel from an author who will appeal to fans of Maeve Binchy. The setting of this book in an idyllic Irish coastal village called Avalon and it 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.

If you like Cathy Kelly you might also like to read books by Erica James, Erica Young and Jane Green.

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The House on Willow Street by Cathy Kelly

Welcome to Avalon: a quaint, sleepy town on the Irish coast. Nothing has changed here for generations - least of all the huge mansion on Willow Street; the house in which sisters Tess and Suki Power grew up.



Now, years later, Tess is trying to save her marriage protect her glamorous sister Suki who has come back home, dreams shattered. Similarly, Mara Wilson is seeking refuge from a broken heart at her Aunt Danae's house. And Danae, the inscrutable postmistress, is hiding some dark memories of her own. Now that the big house is up for sale, change is blowing on the cold sea wind. But before they can look to the future, these four women must face up to the past...


'Utterly relaxing ... left me with a warm feeling. The House on Willow Street delivered exactly what I needed'
The Bookbag

'Devotees regard Kelly as the successor to Irish fiction queen Maeve Binchy. She's that and more'
Sunday Mail Adelaide

'Warm, lyrical, fascinating and comforting ... genius!'
Marian Keyes

'An interweaving tale of recovery and second chances ... brimming with secrets, passion, tragedy and women dealing with the challenges of being a woman in our time. A book of breathtaking scope that is always realistic'
Irish Independent

'One of our favourite authors delivers again with this feel-good page-turner. The character's lives interweave as they revisit their pasts and try to build a better future, and you'll find yourself cheering every step of the way'
Women's Day

About the Author

Cathy Kelly

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/AIDS.

Author photo © Barry McCall

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Publication date

13th September 2012


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Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


464 pages


Family Drama
Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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