The warm, engrossing new novel from the No. 1 bestseller, Cathy Kelly
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?
‘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 is published around the world, with millions of books in print. A number one bestseller in the UK, Ireland and Australia, her trademark is warm Irish story-telling about modern life, always with an uplifting message, 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.