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Summary

It’s the last place she wants to be. It’s the only place left to go....

Marianne left home when she was 15 following a family tragedy, one that changed all their lives. She never planned to return.

But when her carefully controlled life falls apart, she has no choice but to return to Ancaire, the ramshackle house overlooking the Irish Sea, where her mother, Rita, a flamboyant artist and recovering alcoholic, still lives.

As her mother invites her to pull up a chair and make herself at home, alongside the friends, family and neighbours who wander its rooms. Marianne discovers that sometimes home isn’t a house, it’s a place in your heart.

Set on the wild Irish coast, with an unforgettable cast of characters, this deeply emotional novel is full of Ciara Geraghty’s trademark heart and poignancy. 

©2021 Ciara Geraghty (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A fabulous read...[the] characters are so real...you’re immediately immersed in their stories." (Sheila O’Flanagan)

"Hugely entertaining...an instantly engaging read, what you might get if you mixed Jojo Moyes with Marian Keyes." (Sunday Independent)

"A fabulous read...you’re immediately immersed." (Sheila O’Flanagan, best-selling author of The Women Who Ran Away)

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lovely summer read

No real surprises and a terrible Scottish accent, but uplifting and full of smiles and charm. Great holiday read.

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