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  • Hachette Books Ireland
  • Hachette Books Ireland

The Summer We Were Friends: a sparkling summer read about friendship, secrets and new beginnings in a small seaside town

Fiona O'Brien

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A perfect summer read from bestselling author Fiona O'Brien.

'The perfect holiday read' Irish Examiner Summer has arrived in Derrybeggs and the biggest event of the year, the annual film festival, is less than a month away. But as the days pass, it becomes clear that nothing will go as planned...

Dot came to the seaside town for a fresh start and so far her B&B is proving popular. But fitting in isn't quite as easy. Dot thought joining the troubled festival committee would help, but she's really starting to wonder if moving to Derrybeggs was a mistake.

Marine biologist Merry spends her days working at her parents' cafe and trying not to think about the happiness she could have had. Everyone whispers about the tragic accident that destroyed her dream life in Florida. But Merry is the only one who knows the truth.

When an intriguing American visitor arrives at the cafe with no memory of who he is or why he's in Derrybeggs, Dot and Merry set aside their own problems and rally the community to help him find his way home. As the search gets underway and the countdown to the festival begins in earnest, everyone is about to discover what it really means to belong.

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Fiona O'Brien

Fiona O'Brien left an award-winning career in advertising to write full time. None of My Affair, No Reservations, Without Him, The Love Book, The Summer Visitors and The Summer We Were Friends have all been bestselling novels. She lives in Sandymount, Dublin.

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