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The Heart of Summer

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

4 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The spell-binding new novel in the Finfarran series.

'Maeve Binchy fans will adore it - she just gets better and better' Patricia Scanlan

'Such a glorious read!! It's magical and transporting and I adore it' Claudia Carroll

It's summer in Finfarran on the west coast of Ireland. Librarian Hanna Casey is looking forward to al fresco lunches with friends, and balmy evenings with her boyfriend Brian in their stunning new home in the beautiful Hag's Glen.

With family drama and a painful divorce behind her, Hanna is browsing romantic holiday brochures and making plans with Brian for the future. Then, unexpectedly, Brian's adult son moves in with them, and Hanna re-encounters Amy, one of three girls with whom she shared a London flat in her twenties. And all of a sudden, Hanna begins to question her apparently perfect life.

When Amy suggests a visit to London's bright lights and a flatmates' reunion, Hanna accepts. But, while it might be a short hop to England, somehow she feels like she's leaving Brian too far behind.

And when Hanna is given a new opportunity, the chance to be more than a local librarian who's settled back into the little rural community where she grew up, she realises she has tough choices to face...

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Praise for The Heart of Summer

  • A sparkling, life-affirming novel -- sunshine on the page - Cathy Kelly on The Month of Borrowed Dreams

  • Warm-hearted ... reminiscent of Maeve Binchy and Roisin Meaney - Irish Examiner on Summer at the Garden Cafe

  • For fans of Maeve Binchy ... If you like reading a feel-good novel set in Ireland, then take a journey to the edge of the world - Sunday Independent on The Library at the Edge of the World

  • A charming and heart-warming story - Jenny Colgan on The Library at the Edge of the World

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Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Felicity Hayes-McCoy, author of the best-selling Finfarran series, was born in Dublin, Ireland. She studied literature at UCD before moving to England in the 1970s to train as an actress. Her work as a writer ranges from TV and radio drama and documentary, to screenplays, music theatre, memoir and children's books. Her Finfarran novels are widely read on both sides of the Atlantic, and in Australia, and have been translated into six languages.
She and her husband, opera director Wilf Judd, live in the West Kerry Gaeltacht and in Bermondsey, London. She blogs about life in both places on her website www.felicityhayesmccoy.co.uk and you can follow her on Twitter @fhayesmccoy and on Facebook at Felicity Hayes-McCoy Author.

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