The Library at the Edge of the World
By Felicity Hayes-McCoy
"A charming and heartwarming story."-Jenny Colgan, New York Times bestselling author of The Cafe by the SeaA warm, feel-good novel about the importance of finding a place where you belong - perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy.Local librarian Hanna Casey is wondering where it all went wrong ...Driving her mobile library van through Finfarran's farms and villages, she tries not to think of the sophisticated London life she abandoned when she left her cheating husband. Or that she's now stuck in her crotchety mum's spare bedroom.With her daughter Jazz travelling the world and her relationship with her mother growing increasingly fraught, Hanna decides to reclaim her independence.Then, when the threatened closure of her library puts her plans in jeopardy, she finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the fragmented community.Will she also find the new life she's been searching for?"The Library at The Edge of the World is a delicious feast of a novel. Sink in and feel enveloped by the beautiful world of Felicity Hayes-McCoy." -Cathy Kelly, bestselling author of Between Sisters and Secrets of a Happy Marriage
The Love of Her Life
By 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.
A Love Like This
By Maria Duffy
Will and Donna are perfect for each other.If only they could meet...Moving and romantic, A Love Like This is the perfect read for anyone who believes in destiny.William and Donna, born on the same day in Dublin, have almost met many times - on their tenth birthday, when Donna spotted Will carrying a colourful bunch of balloons; the day Will, a law student, visited the bakery where Donna worked; and an introduction by mutual friends that never came to pass. Over the years, they have kept just missing each other.Then, on a sunny day at a café in Auckland, they finally meet. And, in that moment, thousands of miles away from home, they're exactly where they're supposed to be.But a terrible disaster strikes, and they are separated - left with the memory of the brief time they had together, and dreams of what might have been.Perhaps all is not lost however, and fate will bring them together once more ...
By Louise Phillips
He thought he was in control. But he was wrong. And after the final blows of the knife, she stole his last breath with a kiss...Will criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson uncover the identity of this vicious killer before it is too late?At a hotel room in Dublin, the butchered body of art dealer Rick Shevlin, arranged with artistic precision like the Hanged Man from a Tarot card, is found.Meanwhile, in a quiet suburb, Sandra Regan clings to her sanity as a shadowy presence moves through her home.What connects them?Criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson is sure that the killer has struck before and will again - soon. As Kate and DI O'Connor are plunged into an investigation which spreads to Rome and Paris, they uncover a vicious trail of sexual power and evil. But will they uncover the killer's identity before she claims another victim?
By Maria Duffy
Ellie's wedding is only weeks away, but when a secret comes to light, her plans for the future suddenly don't seem so certain...Ellie Duggan is getting married in seven weeks. But just before she sets off for a fun-filled New York hen party weekend, she finds a letter addressed to her sister Caroline. Dated only weeks before Caroline died in a tragic accident, it contains some startling information which forces Ellie to face some truths about herself, Caroline's death - and even her forthcoming marriage. Ellie has spent the three years since Caroline's death running from the truth. But as the weekend in New York comes to a close, she makes a drastic decision. As Ellie finally lays old ghosts to rest, she realises that the truth can set you free. But will she be willing to take the risk?
Lifesaving for Beginners
By Ciara Geraghty
Kat Kavanagh is not in love. She has lots of friends, an ordinary job, and she never ever thinks about her past.This is Kat's story. None of it is true.Milo McIntyre loves his mam, the peanut-butter-and-banana muffins at the Funky Banana café, and the lifesaving class he does after school. He never thinks about his future, until the day it changes forever.This is Milo's story. All of it is true.And then there is the other story. The one with a twist of fate which somehow brings together a boy from Brighton and a woman from Dublin, and uncovers the truth once and for all.This is the story that's just about to begin...
The Love Book
By Fiona O'Brien
The sparkling new bestseller about three school friends reunited, and one life-changing book. 'Not something you'll ever want to put down' Sunday Independent'One of the smartest writers of popular fiction around' Irish Independent On an autumn day in 1981, three schoolgirls write their petitions for love at St Valentine's shrine in Whitefriar St Church, Dublin. Thirty years later, freelance journalist Vonnie unexpectedly returns home from her life in California and reunites with her two friends: Abby, now married to a plastic surgeon and Diana, a high-powered businesswoman.As the three friends examine their lives, they learn that finding love was the easy part ... it's what comes afterwards that proves complicated. If they were to do it all again, would they wish for the same things?
Love's Last Gift
By Bebhinn Ramsay
In May 2007, while on a family holiday, Bébhinn Ramsay's husband Alastair woke in the middle of the night with a fever. Just over forty-eight hours later, he died in hospital from a rare complication to a common infection. At the age of thirty-one, Bébhinn had not only lost her soulmate and the father of her two young sons, but also her faith in life.In this captivating memoir of hope, courage and eternal love, we journey with Bébhinn as she searches for answers and a sense of meaning to her husband's untimely death, and discover how she comes to find peace and happiness by opening her mind and her heart.
Lines for Living
By Mary Kennedy
When Mary Kennedy wrote Lines I Love a few years ago, it struck a chord in the hearts of Irish people across the country, quickly becoming a firm favourite with readers. In Lines for Living, Mary expands upon the themes from that bestselling book, once again sharing with us her inner world with a collection of stories and musings about life in all its hues and flavours. This volume is illustrated throughout with new, treasured quotes, of which she remains an avid collector - including some from the many readers who were inspired to write to her. The book weaves gently through the stages of life, covering such varying themes as motherhood and adjusting to the 'empty nest', age and beauty, the healing power of nature, home-making, food and celebrations, community, friendship, spirituality and gardening. Replete with the warmth, honesty and humour we have come to expect from one of Ireland's best-loved broadcasters, Lines for Living is the perfect gift to give or receive, a book to cherish and dip into time and again.
Love in the Making
By Roisin Meaney
From Number One bestselling author Roisin Meaney comes a sweet and moving story of heartbreak and new beginnings.Hannah Robinson is just about to open the doors to her new shop Cupcakes on the Corner when, out of the blue, her boyfriend Patrick announces that he's leaving her for another woman. Faced with starting a business on her own, Hannah begins to wonder if her life-long dream has just turned into a nightmare. So her best friend Adam sets his birthday as a deadline - seven months to make her shop a success, or walk away from it all. And as Hannah immerses herself in early-morning icing, she soon discovers that she's too busy to think about Patrick and his now pregnant girlfriend . . . or to notice an increasingly regular customer who has recently developed a sweet tooth for all things cupcake . . . But while Hannah is slowly piecing her life back together, family friend Alice's is falling apart. Her husband Tom's drinking is getting out of control and things are about to get a whole lot worse. As the seven-month milestone approaches, Hannah must decide her future. And while she's figuring out what's really important, it becomes clear to everyone that happiness in life, and in love, is all in the making.
Lansdowne Through the Years
By Edward Newman
Lansdowne Road Stadium, the oldest international stadium in the world, has been at the centre of Irish sporting life since it opening in 1878. In 2006 the stadium closed its doors as it underwent extensive renovation. As the doors open on the new Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Through the Years commemorates the best rugby played at the stadium in the last 60 years. Edward Newman brings together the memories of great rugby players and personalities - including JPR Williams, Jack Kyle, Syd Millar, Keith Wood, Denis Hickie, Martin Johnson and Gaving Hastings.Accompanied by evocative photographs, these recollections provide the perfect record of Irish rugby's greatest days and greatest deeds to commemorate the opening of the new Aviva Stadium.
Living with Evil
By Cynthia Owen
Cynthia Owen grew up in Ireland, went to the local convent school, said her prayers and took her first communion with all the other girls in her class. But behind the façade of respectability lurked a hideous reality.Cynthia was just eight years old when she was sexually abused by her father amongst others. Shortly before her eleventh birthday she was made pregnant and, minutes after giving birth to the baby, Cynthia watched in horror as her own mother murdered the tiny infant, named Noleen, by repeatedly stabbing her with a knitting needle. Cynthia's mother then wrapped the baby girl in a plastic bag, dumped her in an alleyway and made her daughter go back to school and pretend nothing had ever happened.After enduring many more years of rape and violence, Cynthia came forward and reported her abuse and Noleen's death.Finally, in 2007, after a fifteen-year legal fight to have her baby girl formally identified, the jury at the 'Dun Laoghaire Baby' inquest declared that the baby found dead in an alleyway thirty-four years previously was Noleen Murphy, the daughter of Cynthia Owen.Cynthia's is a horrific story of brutality and loss, but ultimately, it is an account of love, immense bravery and her fight for justice in Noleen's name.
The Live-Long Code
By Dermot O'connor
The Live-Long Code reveals health expert Dermot O'Connor's proven programme to significantly improve vitality and increase your lifespan. Dermot, the bestselling author of The Healing Code, developed his unique medical approach after he was diagnosed with an aggressive strain of MS ten years ago. Rather than accepting a dire prognosis, he set about healing himself, which lead him to the study of many aspects of both Eastern and Western medicine - nutrition, the Mind/Body connection, acupuncture, herbal medicine and ultimately led to the development of his unique system of healing. Ten years on, Dermot is in full health and he has helped thousands of his clients recover and improve their health at his clinics in both Dublin and London. In The Live-Long Code, he combines established and cutting-edge methods from Western medical science with powerful time-proven health approaches from the East, to show how to:· extend and develop good health as you grow older· turn back the hands of time and improve physical appearance· eradicate stress and enhance emotional health· achieve optimum nutrition· rebalance hormone levels naturally· fortify immunity and develop good physical fitness.· prevent and overcome a variety of degenerative diseasesThe Live-Long Code is the book for every man and woman who wishes to look good, feel good and live longer!
By Tana French
Detective Cassie Maddox is still trying to deal with the events of In the Woods. She is out of the Murder Squad and has started a relationship with fellow detective Sam ONeill but is too badly shaken to commit to Sam or to her career.Then Sam is allocated a new case, that of a young woman stabbed to death just outside Dublin. He calls Cassie to the murder scene and she finds the victim is strangely familiar. In fact, she is Cassies double.Not only that, but her ID says she is Lexie Madison the identity Cassie used, years ago, as an undercover detective.With no leads, no suspects and no clues, Cassies old undercover boss spots the opportunity of a lifetime: to send Cassie undercover in the dead girls place. She could pick up information the police would never hear and tempt the killer to finish the job.So Cassie moves into Whitethorn House, poses as a post-grad student, and prepares to enter Lexies world
Love You To Death
From the recent notorious and horrific murders of Rachel O'Reilly, Dolores McCrea and Siobhan Kearney, cases are outlined as far back as the poisoning of Margaret Lehman in Dublin of the War years, for which her husband was hanged in 1945. A picture is revealed about how little has changed in this area of crime, but also about how societys attitude has changed towards it, as reflected in court verdicts and sentences. From open-and-shut cases to ones that relied on detailed forensic evidence, the book also examines the aftermath, describing courtroom scenes of high emotion as the bereaved family seek to ensure their former in-law is held accountable for the crime. In its detailed examination of Irelands most notorious wife killings from the 1940s right up to present day and the most recent returned verdict in the Siobhan Kearney case, Love You to Death charts each story from apparently normal marriages all the way to a violent ending and a legal conclusions. A chilling, gripping and at times gruesome read.
The Last Week of May: The Number One Bestseller
By Roisin Meaney
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER -- a warm engrossing tale of friendship and new beginnings ... 'Like chatting with a good friend over a cup of tea' Irish Mail on Sunday May O'Callaghan has decided that life's too short and she's decided to throw in the towel in her predictable nine-to-five job. Now what? As May fits into her new life we meet her friend Pam and her husband Jack - but why is Pam terrified to tell Jack that she's pregnant? And then there's Denis and Bernard, May's next-door neighbours, going about their business oblivious to the deadly threat that lurks close by. There's Paddy, who lives on his own yet never seems to be at home. And Paul, three doors up, willing to risk everything for an affair with Carmel, the young teacher who has yet to learn that there's a price to pay for having something that shouldn't be yours. But what May can't figure out is who gave her the beautiful shell necklace and was it really meant for her? On this one particular week, all is about to change for the inhabitants of Kilpatrick and May discovers that while only love can break your heart, only love can put it back together.
By Karen Gillece
In the blink of an eye, in a busy Brazilian marketplace, a small boy disappears without a trace . . .His mother's free-living existence, travelling South America with her lover and son, comes to a sudden, brutal end. Two years later, broken from searching for her missing son, Nacio, and desolate at her lover's departure, Lara returns to her childhood home on the southwest coast of Ireland.As she struggles to come to terms with her loss, Lara once again befriends Christy, her childhood sweetheart, who finds himself increasingly drawn to her bohemian nature. But what starts as aninterest in her past grows into an obsession. As Lara tries to piece her life back together, never losing hope for Nacio, Christy begins to fall apart.Longshore Drift is a tale of passion and betrayal, of the consequences of searching for love in all the wrong places, and of a heartbroken mother's unswerving conviction that her child will be returned to her - even when all hope seems to be gone.
By Sarah O'brien
Life rebuilding lesson one: purchase armour.When Ruth Burke discovers her husband is an unrepentant cheat, she faces a hard lesson in toughening up. Life rebuilding lesson two: think with head, not heart.Party girl no more, wife no more, Ruth's biggest challenge is to rediscover who she is. Along with three-year-old son Paddy, she embarks on rebuilding her life. But how can she carry on trusting her heart?Life rebuilding lesson three: bury head in sand.Surrounded by family (clairvoyant mother Kathleen, pregnant; long-lost father Gary, agenda-ridden) and friends (mad mother-of-four Tracy; cute single dad Kevin), she's finding it hard to see the wood from the trees. Enter Ferdia, new boss. They're the perfect match - logically speaking. And logic, after all, can't break your heart. Life rebuilding lesson four: when all else fails, surrender to the madnessAs the saying goes, shit happens. But sometimes, so does love ...
Love and The Monroes
By Suzanne Power
DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT AND AGAINST ALL ODDS? Marilyn Monroe is a thirty-something mathematical genius who applies a percentage calculation to yield the perfect man. But so far she hasn't even found the wrong one.Elizabeth, her mother, has replaced men with an addiction to all things New Age. Having her heart broken once proved enough.CHANCES ARE YOU'RE NOT A MONROEBrigid, head of 'the family shrub', has devoted her life to schooling her descendents against the kind of foolish marriage she made. But she's done her job too well.But all is about to change ...When the tealeaves predict that the men are coming to No 51 Verbena Avenue, Brigid, having made a discovery of her own, sets out to ensure that the prophesy is fulfilled before it's too late. Love and the Monroes is an enchanting story of three women whose lives are upended when they open their door to chance, cupid and consequence. Not even the tea leaves can predict what's in store ...
The Last of the Bald Heads
By Ferdia Mac Anna
The Last of the Bald Heads is Ferdia Mac Anna's remembering of his remarkable youth - from the trials and tribulations of growing up in a bohemian household in Howth with a theatre director father and flamboyant, charismatic mother, through to his punk days in Dublin and stardom as Rocky De Valera - before finding love and having to face a brain haemorrhage and cancer. Using diaries from his time 'on-the-road' and many photographs, Ferdia interweaves his life story with individual vignettes that flash back and capture the most important moments and influences on his life.Told with the author's trademark wit and lightness of touch, The Last of the Bald Heads is the engrossing, enchanting account of an extraordinary life.