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The Heart Whisperer

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Family tragedy, hidden desires, failing careers and new starts all feature in this funny, witty and poignant follow-up to her debut Postcards from the Heart. A natural storyteller, Ella Griffin has a real skill, moving seamlessly between the most painful of truths and laugh-out-loud comedy, and is a must for fans of Marian Keyes.

If you like Ella Griffin you might also like to read books by Allison Pearson, Patricia Scanlan and Maeve Binchy.

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The Heart Whisperer by Ella Griffin

Claire Dillon still lives in the shadow of the past. On her thirty-third birthday, she gives herself a present. One year to change her future. Claire Dillon's mother had everything to live for. A husband, two children, a successful medical practice. Then, at thirty-three, she died in a tragic accident. And it was Claire's fault. Now Claire is the same age. A floundering actress with a broken heart, a collection of draft snakes, and a talent for self-sabotage. She is frittering her life away with the help of her oldest friend, the gorgeous ex-rock star, Ray Devine. On her 33rd birthday she gives herself one last year to be more like her mother. But you should be careful what you wish for ...Her estranged brother Nick is back from America and keeping his distance from his clingy sister and his pathetic father while he reinvents himself as a daytime TV relationship guru. But Dublin is full of memories and Nick is already dreaming of escape. While his wife Kelly, has dreams of her own. Ones she isn't telling him about. What will happen when another accident throws the dysfunctional Dillons together? And the secrets they have kept from themselves and one another finally begin to emerge?

Reviews

Reviews for Ella Griffin's books:

'A brilliant debut novel' (4 stars) HEAT

'A fresh, funny new voice. Ella Griffin can make you laugh and then cry in the turn of a page.' -- Marian Keyes

'A touching story that reminds us all that love's never as simple as it sounds.' WOMAN

'This thrilling story of romance and deceit is too good to put down' CLOSER

'As debut novels go this is one stomping entry into the world of storytelling. Like all good romcoms, Postcards from the Heart is a love story with a twist, but its also got the added element of wit, humour and the odd tear here and there. A fabulous read' RTE GUIDE

'A smart portrayal of four friends efforts to find a path through the undergrowth of thirtysomething life' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Following the lives of four thirty-something friends, it has all the elements of great chick-lit: think the humour of Marian Keyes, the warmth of Cathy Kelly, with just a sprinkling of Jackie Collins naughtiness thrown in for good measure.' IRISH INDEPENDENT

'Ella Griffin's hugely enjoyable debut ... deftly mixes light and shade, humour and conflict ... like Allison Pearson in I don't know how She Does It, Griffin puts a fresh spin on the having-it-all conundrum of juggling relationships and caring from children and parents with the demands of a career.' IRISH SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

'A brilliant read which I found it hard to put down' SOUTH WALES ARGUS

'packed with characters, plot twists and humorous incident ... a journey on which many readers will be happily swept away' IRISH TIMES

'A funny, zany romp through the glitzier side of Dublin' IRISH EXAMINER

About the Author

Ella Griffin

Ella Griffin was born in Dublin. She always wanted to be a writer, but before she got around to it she was a waitress, an extra, a pickle-factory worker, an award-winning advertising copywriter and travel writer. Her debut novel, Postcards from the Heart, was published in 2010. Ella lives in County Wicklow, Ireland, with her husband, Neil, and an incredibly large dog called Haggis.

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Publication date

31st January 2013

Author

Ella Griffin

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

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Paperback

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Relationship Stories
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ISBN

9781409122425

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