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    • Publication date:07 Jun 2018
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The Month of Borrowed Dreams

By Felicity Hayes-McCoy

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As summer approaches, the residents of Lissbeg are getting ready for the season but drama awaits ...

'A sparkling, life-affirming novel -- sunshine on the page' Cathy Kelly

Summer 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

Biographical Notes

Felicity Hayes-McCoy was born in Dublin, Ireland. She studied literature at UCD before moving to England in the 1970s to train as an actress. Her work as a writer ranges from tv and radio drama and documentary, to screenplays, music theatre and children's books. Her fiction is widely read and is available in the US and Canada as well as Australia, Germany, Italy, Holland, France, China and South Korea.
She and her husband, opera director Wilfred Judd, live in Corca Dhuibhne and in Bermondsey, London. She blogs about life in both places on her website www.felicityhayesmccoy.co.uk

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The Transatlantic Book Club

Felicity Hayes-McCoy
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Distance makes no difference to love...Cassie Fitzgerald and her gran have returned to Ireland's Finfarran peninsula from a holiday in Resolve, the little American town where generations of Finfarran's emigrants have settled. When Cassie persuades librarian Hanna Casey to set up a transatlantic book club on Skype, new links are forged between readers in Finfarran and their friends and relations across the ocean. But, as the book club settles down to its choice of a classic detective novel, secrets from the members' past emerge, exposing old conflicts and love affairs. And, as Cassie learns more about her gentle granny's own family secrets, how will the truths she uncovers affect her dream of finding true love?

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Hughie Mittman's Fear of Lawnmowers

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The Gift of Friends

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The Anniversary

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Three couples. One weekend. Everything is about to change...The sparkling and spellbinding new novel from Number One bestselling author Roisin MeaneyLily and Charlie separated after twenty-six years of marriage. Now, with their divorce due to come through in a matter of months, Lily, newly engaged to the dependable Joe, decides to get the whole family together for one last weekend at Land's End, their old summer home by the sea. Lily has to break some news to Charlie, her daughter Poll and son Thomas -- news she knows they're not going to be happy about.But as the family makes their way to Land's End with their new partners, Lily's best laid plans are about to go awry.As Charlie's much younger girlfriend Chloe guards her own secret, Poll seems intent on sabotaging her apparently perfect relationship, while Thomas wrestles with a decision he knows could break his family apart.And amid the drama, they've forgotten that this weekend also just happens to be Lily and Charlie's wedding anniversary ...Will all the couples survive the weekend intact?'Just about everything in this good-humoured book will keep you engrossed and in for a satisfying surprise at the end' Irish Independent

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The Night of the Party

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Letters to My Daughters

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The new heartwarming novel from Emma Hannigan, the No. 1 Irish bestselling author of The Perfect Gift and The Wedding Promise. Perfect for fans of Patricia Scanlan and Jojo Moyes. Throughout their lives, the three Brady sisters have always been closer to their nanny May than to their own mother, Martha a busy midwife. May always thought of them as her daughters so when she dies suddenly, the sisters are left devastated -- especially when they learn that letters intended for them from May with final words of advice and love have gone missing.But what words of advice could the sisters need?Beatrice, owner of exclusive wedding boutiques, is busy and fulfilled. Rose has a beautiful daughter, a luxurious home and a thriving interiors company. And Jeannie, married to a wealthy plastic surgeon in L.A., wants for nothing. Except that each of the sisters carries a secret ...And as they gather for the reading of May's will in Dublin, they must face some life-changing decisions. Will they ever learn the words of advice May had for them, and discover who took the letters?Letters to my Daughters is the spell-binding story about the complicated bonds between women -- daughters, mothers, sisters -- and how love and happiness comes in many guises.For love, laughter, tears and joy, read Emma Hannigan...

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The Mistletoe Matchmaker

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'The perfect winter heart-warmer' Cathy KellyIt's winter on the Finfarran peninsula and, as Cassie Fitzgerald, fresh from Toronto, is about to discover, there's more to Christmas on the west coast of Ireland than mistletoe and mince pies.Enchanted by the small town where her dad was born, Cassie gets involved in a competition for the best local Winter Fest, and joins local librarian Hanna Casey's writing group in Lissbeg Library. But the more she's drawn into the town's run-up to Christmas, the more questions Cassie encounters. Why does her sweet-tempered grandmother Pat find it so hard to express her feelings? What's going on between Pat and her miserly husband Ger? What happened in the past between the Fitzgeralds and Hanna's redoubtable mother Mary Casey? And what about Shay: handsome, funny, smart and intent on making Cassie's stay as exciting as he can. Is he the one for her? As Christmas Eve approaches, Cassie discovers that love, family and friendship bring the real magic to the festive season - even if the locals of Lissbeg need an outsider to help them see it.

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The Christmas Voyage

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The Street Where You Live

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Summer at the Garden Cafe

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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?

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The American Girl

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The Boy Between

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Out of Focus

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A Love Like This

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All That I Leave Behind

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That Day in June

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