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Women's Fiction

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The House on the Edge of the Cliff by Carol Drinkwater
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The House on the Edge of the Cliff is the latest novel by Carol Drinkwater. Just published with Michael Joseph, it is described as ‘an epic story of enduring love and betrayal,...

The First Rose of Tralee by Patricia O’ Reilly
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‘The love story that inspired Ireland’s famous festival.’ ‘She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer Yet ’twas not her beauty alone that won me Oh no...

Rules of the Road by Ciara Geraghty
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‘The simple fact of the matter is that Iris loves life. Maybe she’s forgotten that. Sometimes that happens, doesn’t it? To the best of us? All I have to do...

In Honour Bound by Christine Webber
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‘They met in cosmopolitan London in the 1980s – a decade of opportunity where everything seemed possible. But was it?’ In Honour Bound was originally published in 1987 by Christine Webber....

My Sister’s Lies by S.D. Robertson
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Just released with Avon Books, My Sister’s Lies is described as ‘an emotional story that delves into the true meaning of family, sisterhood and secrets’ Not every secret should be shared… Hannah and...

The Gift of Friends by Emma Hannigan
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I am not instinctively drawn to books with bright leafy covers and swirly writing. To me, it advertises artificial happiness and I don’t engage well with that promise of a...

Roar by Cecelia Ahern
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One of the finest pieces of work to emerge from 2018, Cecelia Ahern is ablaze with glory in her latest book, Roar. A collection of thirty short stories, written from...

The Mum Who Got Her Life Back by Fiona Gibson
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‘An empty nest has never been so much fun! A fresh start. A new man. Could it be too good to be true?’ A thoroughly feel-good book folks, brimming with...

My Mother’s Daughter by Ann O’Loughlin
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Two mothers. Two daughters. Two families changed forever. Margo Clifford is grieving after the recent passing of her husband, Conor. Now rudderless, Margo is very unsure of the path her...

Echoes of Grace by Caragh Bell
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Even in death, love survives…  Echoes of Grace is the fourth novel from Irish writer Caragh Bell. Just published with Poolbeg Press, it tells the story of ‘a young woman who, having...