Tess used to be happy with her lot: she lives in the idyllic Irish coastal village, Avalon, with her teenage son, Zach, and nine-year-old Kitty, and works in the local antiques shop. Her only regret in life is that everything went so horribly wrong with her first love. Then her marriage falls apart and her first love returns to Avalon.
Suki, Tess’s sister, fled Ireland years ago to marry politician Kyle Richardon, but when Suki discovers that a biographer is planning to tell all, there is only one place she can go to ensure that her secrets stay hidden.
Danae is the village postmistress in Avalon and she’s worked very hard to make sure nobody knows where she came from or who she is. Her past is her business and that’s the way she would like to keep it.
In Galway, Mara sits with a smile glued to her face at a wedding. She only wants to ask the groom one thing: why did he tell her he loved her? Needing to put her past behind her, Mara packs up her life and gets ready for a fresh start.
Can these four women lay their pasts to rest? Or do they need to look back before they can begin to live for the future?
About the Author
Cathy Kelly is the author of nine other novels, all of which were number 1 bestsellers. In 2005 Cathy became an Ambassador for UNICEF in Ireland, helping to raise awareness of the plight of 12 million children orphaned across Africa through AIDS. Cathy Kelly now lives in Wicklow with her partner and young sons.
Nobody explores marriage, friendship and motherhood with the same tenderness, honesty and warmth as Cathy Kelly. The natural heir to Maeve Binchy, every woman needs a friend like Cathy.
Her previous book Homecoming, reached number 1 in Australia. Now she is back with a warm and wonderful new novel, The House on Willow Street , in which four women must face their past before they can look to the future.
'Utterly relaxing ... left me with a warm feeling. The House on Willow Street delivered exactly what I needed' The Bookbag 'Devotees regard Kelly as the successor to Irish fiction queen Maeve Binchy. She's that and more' Sunday Mail Adelaide 'Warm, lyrical, fascinating and comforting ... genius!' Marian Keyes 'An interweaving tale of recovery and second chances ... brimming with secrets, passion, tragedy and women dealing with the challenges of being a woman in our time. A book of breathtaking scope that is always realistic' Irish Independent
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st March 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.51