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The Woman at 72 Derry Lane by Carmel Harrington

The Woman at 72 Derry Lane

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December 2017 Book of the Month

A touching, heart-aching, yet feel good read, full of love and humour. It’s 2014, Stella and Rea live next door to each other but have never spoken, both are hiding their true selves, when they finally meet their lives begin to change. The first few sentences immediately set the tone, my breath caught, my imagination was snared and I settled in for an absolutely cracking read. A third story haunts the pages, it initially almost jars and breaks Stella and Rea's tale, yet gradually reveals a heart-breaking connection. This is the first Carmel Harrington book that I have read, I will be hunting down her others as she has an exquisitely light touch, yet deals with devastating issues with strength. The clever writing hooks thoughts and twists them, towards the end I thought I knew what was coming, however there were still surprises waiting in store. I wept at certain points in the storyline, yet hope plays a huge role in this readable tale. I can highly recommend ‘The Woman At 72 Derry Lane’, memorable, compassionate, and emotional, I loved it. ~ Liz Robinson


The Woman at 72 Derry Lane by Carmel Harrington

On a leafy suburban street in Dublin, beautiful, poised Stella Greene lives with her successful husband, Matt. The perfect couple in every way, Stella appears to have it all. Next door, at number 72 however, lives Rea Brady. Gruff, bad-tempered and rarely seen besides the twitching of her net curtains, rumour has it she's lost it all...including her marbles if you believe the neighbourhood gossip.But appearances can be deceiving and when Stella and Rea's worlds collide they realise they have much in common. Both are trapped in a prison of their own making.Has help been next door without them realising it?


`A complete page-turner and an emotional rollercoaster. Tissues will be required' Sinead Moriarty

`A wonderfully life-affirming book...Carmel Harrington writes with such honesty' New York Times bestselling author, Hazel Gaynor

`Will make you see life in a different way ' Woman's Way

`Heartwrenching and heartwarming' Evening Herald

`Guaranteed to brighten your day' Novelicious

`Carmel Harrington has done it again! Brilliantly written ... it surpasses all expectations' Chicklit Club

`A bittersweet, quietly brilliant novel that will make you cry, laugh and cry all over again' Female First

'Funny, poignant and bursting with heartfelt humour' I Heart ... Chick Lit

`Completely stunning' Reviewed the Book

`It will stay with you well after, you have turned the last page' Bleach House Library

About the Author

Carmel Harrington lives with her husband, Roger, and children, Amelia and Nate, in a small coastal village in Wexford. She credits the idyllic setting as a constant source of inspiration to her. She has won several international awards including Kindle Book of Year and Romantic eBook of Year at the Festival of Romance in 2013 for her debut novel, Beyond Grace's Rainbow.Carmel is a regular on Irish TV as one of the panelists on TV3's Midday show, as well as being interviewed on RTE1's Today show, TV3's IrelandAM and The Morning Show. She has also been interviewed on US TV - Indiana's WNDU. A regular guest on radio stations nationally, including BBC Radio 1 Ulster, RTE Radio 1, Newstalk, SouthEastRadio, Artyfacts and many more regional stations. A popular freelance writer, she has written features for the Irish Independent, Daily Mail, Evening Herald, Woman's Way and acclaimed online blog, Mothering In The Middle.Carmel is also a popular motivational keynote speaker at events in Ireland, UK and US.To find out more about Carmel, go to

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Publication date

16th November 2017


Carmel Harrington

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HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


432 pages


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