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The Paper Bracelet

The Paper Bracelet

Every baby’s bracelet held a mother’s secret…

Inspired by heartrending real events, the gripping new novel from No. 1 bestselling author Rachael English. Readers of Diane Chamberlain and Kathryn Hughes will love this book.

‘A true storyteller who keeps you turning the pages’ Cathy Kelly

For almost fifty years, Katie has kept a box of secrets.
It dates from her time working as a nurse in a west of Ireland mother and baby home, and contains a notebook with details of the babies and young women she met there. It also holds many of the babies’ identity bracelets.
Following the death of her husband, Katie makes a decision she has long kept at bay. She posts a message on an internet forum, knowing that the information she possesses could help reunite adopted people with their birth mothers.
Soon, the replies are rolling in, and Katie encounters success, failure, heartache and joy as she finds herself in the role of part-detective, part-counsellor – chasing down leads, piecing together stories, and returning many of the bracelets to their original owners.
But there is one bracelet in the box that holds the key to a story that may never be told …
The Paper Bracelet is a gripping and moving story of secrets, lies and a love that never dies.

Reader love for Rachael English:

‘A cracking page-turner in the best tradition of Maeve Binchy’ Patricia Scanlan

‘Beautiful, compelling, and sincere in the way of the very best stories and the best books’ Irish Independent

‘An evocative read … powerful … If you read authors such as Diane Chamberlain, Sheila O’Flanagan or Maeve Binchy then you should also check this out’ Between My Lines

‘Enchanting, emotional, heartbreaking, ultimately uplifting and just perfect… Rachael English is a wonderful storyteller’ Being Anne
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 27th February 2020

Price: £13.99

ISBN-13: 9781529380620

Reviews

A true storyteller who keeps you turning the pages
Cathy Kelly on The American Girl
A cracking page-turner in the best tradition of Maeve Binchy
Patricia Scanlan on The Night of the Party
I read [it] greedily, unable to put it down ... beautiful, compelling and sincere in the way of the very best stories and the best books
Sunday Independent on The Night of the Party
An evocative read ... powerful ... If you read authors such as Diane Chamberlain, Sheila O'Flanagan and Maeve Binchy then you should also check this out
Between My Lines on The American Girl
Enchanting, emotional, heartbreaking, ultimately uplifting and just perfect ... Rachael English is a wonderful storyteller
Being Anne on The American Girl
Richly imagined and searingly empathetic, The American Girl makes for compelling reading
Sunday Business Post on The American Girl
Compelling ... Martha and Rose are both deeply sympathetic characters, and English tells their story with compassion, insight and wit
The Irish Times on The American Girl
[English] weaves a tale with the natural ease of a born storyteller ... I couldn't help but be reminded of Maeve Binchy for her warm style and distinctly Irish voice ... heart-breaking and uplifting all at once and I highly recommend it
RTE Culture on The American Girl
Rachael English somehow finds the time to pen the kind of page-turning novels that made Maeve Binchy a household name ... The Night of the Party is a coming of age novel that will be instantly recognisable to anyone who grew up in 1980s or 1990s Ireland
Sunday Business Post on The Night of the Party
Rachael English paints a vivid picture of a changing Ireland in this page-turning tale
The Irish Times on The Night of the Party