It's summer on the Finfarran Peninsula and as the inhabitants of Lissbeg prepare for the tourists, secrets are in the air ...
A heart-warming story about the healing power of books, love and friendship.
A place where plans are formed and secrets are shared, the Garden Cafe is nestled at the heart of the town of Lissbeg, on Ireland's west coast.
But Jazz - still reeling from the truth about her parents' marriage - has more on her mind than the gossip at the cafe. Increasingly isolated from her friends and family, she finds herself developing feelings for a man who is strictly off-limits ...
Meanwhile Hanna, Lissbeg's librarian, is unaware of the turmoil in her daughter Jazz's life - until her ex-husband Malcolm makes an appearance. And she begins to wonder if the secrets she's carried for him might have done more harm than good.
Then Hanna discovers a long-lost book buried in her garden. Could this help to turn Jazz's summer around, or is she too late?
Engaging ... sparkling and joyous - Sunday Times
Praise for the Finfarran series - :
'Warm-hearted ... reminiscent of Maeve Binchy and Roisin Meaney - Irish Examiner
A delicious feast of a novel - Cathy Kelly
A summer read for fans of Maeve Binchy - Sunday Independent
A charming and heart-warming story - Jenny Colgan
Felicity Hayes-McCoy was born in Dublin, Ireland. She read English and Irish language and literature at UCD before moving to England in the 1970s to train at The Drama Studio, London. Her work as a writer includes television and radio drama, features, documentaries, dramatisations and adaptations; screenplays; music theatre; children's books, and interactive multimedia products.
She and her husband, opera director Wilfred Judd, live in Corca Dhuibhne and in Bermondsey, London. She blogs about life in both places on her website www.felicityhayesmccoy.co.uk