Alison Walsh - The House on Seaview Road - HachetteIreland

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • Paperback
    More information
    • ISBN:9781473612877
    • Publication date:04 May 2017
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781473612860
    • Publication date:01 Sep 2016

The House on Seaview Road

By Alison Walsh

  • Paperback
  • £13.99

In the summer of 1983, two sisters discover that promises can't always be kept ...
The House on Seaview Road is a story about first love, growing up and about the enduring bonds of sisterhood.

It's 1983, and two sisters on the cusp of adulthood grow up in a crumbling seafront house in south Dublin.

Marie Stephenson dreams of making her mark on the world but strains under the responsibility of a promise made to her dying mother. This promise, to look after her younger sister, is one she has always kept, even though Marie sometimes feels that the cosseted Grainne doesn't deserve it.

But then the sudden appearance of intense, rebellious Con on Seaview Beach one afternoon changes everything.

As her childhood comes to a sudden and shocking end, Marie must make some choices about her future.

But will she find the courage to become the woman she was meant to be?

The House on Seaview Road is a story about first love, growing up and about the enduring bonds of sisterhood.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781473612853
  • Publication date: 01 Sep 2016
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: Hachette Books Ireland
A brave and thought-provoking novel — Irish Independent
A humane and credible story, as relevant today as in 1983 ... A good read for fans of Joanna Trollope — Sunday Independent
Hachette Books Ireland

The Mistletoe Matchmaker

Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Authors:
Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Hachette Books Ireland

The Anniversary

Roisin Meaney
Authors:
Roisin Meaney
Hachette Books Ireland

The Month of Borrowed Dreams

Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Authors:
Felicity Hayes-McCoy

'A sparkling, life-affirming novel -- sunshine on the page' Cathy KellySummer is on its way, and Lissbeg librarian Hanna Casey has started a club showing films based on popular novels. But soon the club's members find dramatic twists and turns happening in their own lives on Ireland's west coast.Hanna's daughter Jazz finally feels like she can call Lissbeg home. But when her life is turned upside down, will she return to London to make a fresh start?Aideen is afraid that her romance with Conor won't survive the pressures of their planned double wedding with overbearing Eileen and manipulative Joe. Meanwhile, Saira Khan is determined to help a troubled new arrival to Finfarran.And could Hanna's own newfound happiness to Brian be threatened by the return of her ex-husband Malcolm?As the club prepares for the first meeting of the summer, they'll all face hard choices. But will they get the happy endings they deserve?'A heartwarming novel' Irish Independent

Hachette Books Ireland

The Night of the Party

Rachael English
Authors:
Rachael English
Hachette Books Ireland

The Library at the Edge of the World

Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Authors:
Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Hachette Books Ireland

The Weekend Dad

Alison Walsh
Authors:
Alison Walsh

Guaranteed to appeal to fans of Nick Hornby and David Nicholls, The Weekend Dad is a warmhearted novel about parenthood, family and new beginnings.'Would you like to see some pictures?''I'd love to.' After all, what father wouldn't want to see pictures of his daughter? A father who was scared, that's who.I'm not a grown-up. I'm really not. I don't have a job, or savings, or a pension. I don't have a wife or a dog, a car or a house. But I do, suddenly, have a daughter.Six weeks ago, Emmett became a father - to seven-year-old girl Misty. Leaving Dublin for London to bond with the daughter he never knew existed seems like the right thing to do, though he's not quite sure how he fits into Misty's life, or her mother's. When Emmett knew Amanda they were both students. Today, she's a successful career woman with proper plans for her future - and he's a struggling poet, trying to connect with his daughter during their awkward weekend visits.But then Amanda surprises Emmett with an unexpected proposition, and he finds himself with some big decisions to make . . .

Hachette Books Ireland

Summer at the Garden Cafe

Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Authors:
Felicity Hayes-McCoy

A heart-warming story about secrets between four generations of women and the healing power of books, love and friendship.The Garden Café, in the town of Lissbeg on Ireland's Finfarran Peninsula, is a place where plans are formed and secrets shared ...But Jazz - still reeling from her father's disclosures about the truth of his marriage to her mother, Hanna - has more on her mind than the comings and goings at the café. Now isolated from friends and family and fixating on her new job at a local guesthouse, she's started to develop feelings for a man who is strictly off limits . . .Meanwhile Hanna, Lissbeg's librarian, is unaware of the turmoil in her daughter's life - until her ex-husband Malcolm makes an appearance and she begins to wonder if the secrets she's carried for him might have harmed Jazz more than she'd realised.As things heat up in Lissbeg, can the old book Hanna finds buried in her own clifftop garden help Jazz?

Hachette Books Ireland

The American Girl

Rachael English
Authors:
Rachael English

From a storyteller who combines the warmth of Maeve Binchy with the elegance of Maggie O'Farrell comes an unforgettable new novel . . .Boston 1968. Rose Moroney is seventeen, smart, spirited - and pregnant. She wants to marry her boyfriend. Her ambitious parents have other plans. She is sent to Ireland, their birthplace, to deliver her daughter in a Mother and Baby home - and part with her against her will.Dublin 2013. Martha Sheeran's life has come undone. Her marriage is over, and her husband has moved on with unsettling speed. Under pressure from her teenage daughter, she starts looking for the woman who gave her up for adoption more than forty years before.As her search leads her to the heart of long-buried family secrets, old flame Paudie Carmody - now a well-known broadcaster - re-enters the frame. From Boston to rural Ireland; from Dublin back to Boston, The American Girl is a heart-warming and enthralling story of mothers and daughters, love and cruelty and, ultimately, the embrace of new horizons.

Hachette Books Ireland

Falling Softly

Maria Duffy
Authors:
Maria Duffy
Hachette Books Ireland

The Husband

Deirdre Purcell
Authors:
Deirdre Purcell

Marian Lescher's steady if predictable life in her native Chicago is upended when she is unexpectedly swept into a love affair with Irishman Daniel Lynch, a star medic renowned for his charismatic personality. Soon she has divorced her husband and, in the throes of newfound passion, finds herself quickly remarried to this extraordinary man.Her new husband has unlocked something in Marian and she feels high on life as never before, even when a darker side to his nature begins to reveal itself.Nothing can prepare her for what is to follow, though, as devastating circumstances lead her on a trail to Daniel's home in Ireland, and in turn back to America, as she tries to come to terms with the enigmatic nature of the man for whom she threw it all away - only to discover that nothing was what it seemed.The Husband is a gripping human story of love in its many guises, of losing everything and ultimately - in the small Midlands village of Glanmilish - of rediscovering the meaning of family.

Hachette Books Ireland

Proof

Martina Reilly
Authors:
Martina Reilly

Sash Donnelly has done her best to move on - from Applegate, the small town where nothing ever seems out of the ordinary, and from that night, fifteen years ago.Then it happens - the vicious murder that stuns Applegate's tight-knit community. And Sash receives a phone call from Marcus, her childhood sweetheart. He's facing a life behind bars and needs her to tell everyone the truth.Lana, Sash's sister, knows that something happened that night, something that changed Sash, but she has no idea what. And she has a secret too, one that could save Marcus's life. Someone just needs to ask her the right question.

Hachette Books Ireland

The Ponzi Man

Declan Lynch
Authors:
Declan Lynch

"All I have is a mobile home and a wife somewhere up in Dublin who despises me, and this strange feeling that I am on the brink of discovering the meaning of life ... "John Devlin has lost all that he owned, and all that a lot of other people owned, through internet gambling. His once-celebrated financial genius has now made him notorious. They are calling him the Ponzi Man.Waiting to stand trial for stealing his clients' money, he goes back to live in a caravan in a seaside resort in which he spent the summers of his childhood, where memories and living reminders of better times taunt him.John's young solicitor James tries to persuade him to embark on a programme of rehabilitation, to reduce his jail sentence. He is just a gambler, he insists, a gambler who ran out of time. But even with his trial less than a month away, he is contemplating one last big play.Richly insightful, deeply humorous, often poignant, The Ponzi Man skilfully reveals the inner-world of a man who knows every maddening thing about gambling, except how to give it up.

Hachette Books Ireland

This is Now

Ciara Geraghty
Authors:
Ciara Geraghty
Hachette Books Ireland

Someone New

Zoe Miller
Authors:
Zoe Miller

In her heart, Grace knows the perfect, reliable, good-looking Gavin isn't right for her. Then she meets Danny. Unpredictable and spontaneous, he turns her world upside down. All of a sudden, Grace is seeing life differently and doing things she never thought she'd do.But tragedy strikes when Danny dies in a motorbike accident, shattering Grace's world. As she struggles to come to terms with her loss, she becomes more and more convinced that she's being followed - sighting a motorbike exactly like Danny's everywhere she goes. And she starts to wonder if Danny's death was really an accident.When she finally voices her suspicions to her family and the police, though, no one seems willing to believe her.Meanwhile Grace feels ever more under threat as sinister things begin happening to her. What was Danny hiding from her? And what kind of danger is she in now?

Hachette Books Ireland

The Love of Her Life

Kate McCabe
Authors:
Kate McCabe

Ellie McCoy has the life she always dreamed of. She is married to star journalist Joe, a man she adores. She has a great job in the financial industry, three marvellous children, and a beautiful home overlooking Dublin bay. But tragedy strikes when she arrives home one evening to be told that her husband has died suddenly at a hotel in London.When she then discovers that he may also have been having an affair, she feels as though she may never pick up the pieces of her broken life.Set between Dublin and the sun-drenched beaches of Marbella, The Love of Her Life is a heartfelt story of family life, learning to live again after bereavement and discovering that joy can be found where you least expect it.

Hachette Books Ireland

That Day in June

Martina Reilly
Authors:
Martina Reilly

Eight years ago, Sandy ran away from home, and has done her best never to look back. Now, the best part of her day is a morning visit from Max, a handsome and successful businessman, who's always ready with a smile. So when he suddenly disappears from her life, Sandy is worried. What has happened to him? And why did he act so strangely the last time they spoke?As Sandy tries to track Max down, she begins to realise how little she really knows about him - his family, his job, or why his life has started to fall apart.And when she finds him, she comes to understand that they have more in common than she'd ever thought possible. Will they learn to trust each other with the secrets they've kept hidden, and finally move on?

Hachette Books Ireland

I'll Be Home for Christmas

Roisin Meaney
Authors:
Roisin Meaney
Hachette Books Ireland

The Boy Between

Susan Stairs
Authors:
Susan Stairs

When Orla is handed an envelope by her father, she is perplexed by what she finds - a photograph of her parents, taken the summer she was born. Her heavily expectant mother, unusually, is smiling. Between her parents stands a teenage boy, her mother's arm lovingly around him.Orla later asks her father about the boy's identity, but he refuses to be drawn. Her mother's mood is low again and he doesn't want her upset. So begins the daughter's investigation, back to the summer of 1983, and the story of a young English boy on holidays in rural Ireland. As the circle closes on a web of tragedy and deceit, the truth that emerges will impact on all their lives. The Boy Between is an expertly crafted, suspenseful and ultimately hopeful story of family secrets, a fateful summer, and the long-buried events of a distant past.

Hachette Books Ireland

A Love Like This

Maria Duffy
Authors:
Maria Duffy
Hachette Books Ireland

All That I Leave Behind

Alison Walsh
Authors:
Alison Walsh