A new book club forges links between Finfarran and a small American town - but when long-buried secrets come to the surface, will relationships between Finfarran's residents be put in jeopardy?
'I was utterly charmed - a pitch-perfect delight' Marian Keyes
'A sparkling, life-affirming novel' Cathy Kelly
Eager to cheer up her recently-widowed gran, Cassie Fitzgerald persuades Lissbeg library to set up a Skype book club, linking readers on Ireland's Finfarran Peninsula with the little US town of Resolve, where generations of Finfarran's emigrants have settled.
But when the club decides to read a detective novel, old conflicts on both sides of the ocean are exposed, hidden love affairs come to light, and, as secrets emerge, Cassie fears she may have done more harm than good. Will the truths she uncovers about her granny Pat's marriage affect her own hopes of finding love? Is Pat, who's still struggling with the death of her husband, about to fall out with her oldest friend? Or could the transatlantic book club itself hold the clue to a triumphant happy ending?
A sparkling, life-affirming novel - Cathy Kelly
I was utterly charmed - a pitch-perfect delight - Marian Keyes
Engaging...full of humour ... plenty of lively characters to add spice to this charming story - Books Ireland
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