The magical new summer novel by the author of THE LITTLE FLOWER SHOP BY THE SEA.
You'll find a warm welcome in the latest novel from Ali McNamara, bestselling author of THE LITTLE FLOWER SHOP BY THE SEA and FROM NOTTING HIL WITH LOVE, ACTUALLY.
One summer, property seeker, Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there's a problem; nobody seems to know who owns it.
'The Welcome House' is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there's always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor.
While Ren desperately tries to find the owner to see if she can negotiate a sale, she begins to delve deeper into the history and legends that surround the old house and the town. But for a woman who has always been focussed on her work, she's remarkably distracted by Finn, the attractive manager of the local hotel.
But will she ever discover the real truth behind the mysterious 'Welcome House'? Or will the house cast its magical spell over Ren and help her to find true happiness?
An irresistible, feel-good story infused with infectious humour - Miranda Dickinson
A sweet, clever tale - Heat
An endearing, romantic and fun read - Closer on Step Back in Time
If you've got a soft spot for director Richard Curtis' romcoms, then you'll happily devour this book in one sitting . . . Utterly enjoyable - Stylist
Ali McNamara attributes her over-active and very vivid imagination to one thing - being an only child. Time spent dreaming up adventures when she was young has left her with a head bursting with stories waiting to be told.
When stories she wrote for fun on Ronan Keating's website became so popular they were sold as a fundraising project for his cancer awareness charity, Ali realised that not only was writing something she enjoyed doing, but something others enjoyed reading too.
Ali lives in Cambridgeshire with her family and two Labradors. When she isn't writing, she likes to travel, read, and people-watch, more often than not accompanied by a good cup of coffee. Her dogs and a love of exercise keep her sane!
To find out more about Ali visit her website: www.alimcnamara.co.uk or follow her on Twitter: @AliMcNamara