And there begins a correspondence that blossoms into a friendship which spans over two decades. As the years pass, the women exchange details of loves lost and found, of family joys and upheavals. Sarah's letters filled with thoughts on her outwardly perfect marriage and her aching desire for children, and Helen's on the struggle of raising her young daughter alone.
Something in Common #ad - But little do they realise that their story began long before Sarah penned that first letter - on one unforgettable afternoon where, during a distraught conversation on a bridge, Sarah changed the course of Helen's life forever. This is the story of Helen and Sarah, and the friendship that was part of their destiny.
The Last Week of May: The Number One BestsellerHachette Ireland #ad - There's paddy, who lives on his own yet never seems to be at home. And paul, three doors up, willing to risk everything for an affair with Carmel, the young teacher who has yet to learn that there's a price to pay for having something that shouldn't be yours. Now what? as may fits into her new life we meet her friend pam and her husband Jack - but why is Pam terrified to tell Jack that she's pregnant? And then there's Denis and Bernard, May's next-door neighbours, going about their business oblivious to the deadly threat that lurks close by.
But what may can't figure out is who gave her the beautiful shell necklace and was it really meant for her? On this one particular week, all is about to change for the inhabitants of Kilpatrick and May discovers that while only love can break your heart, only love can put it back together. The anniversary, roisin Meaney's sparkling new novel, is now available for pre-order.
The Last Week of May: The Number One Bestseller #ad - The number one bestseller -- a warm engrossing tale of friendship and new beginnings. Like chatting with a good friend over a cup of tea' Irish Mail on Sunday May O'Callaghan has decided that life's too short and she's decided to throw in the towel in her predictable nine-to-five job.
Half Seven on a ThursdayHachette Ireland #ad - But will she find the strength to do the one thing that would save them both? Her sister Ellen, scarred after a tragic motorbike accident, seeks comfort where she can find it. And, perhaps, open her heart to love again? Handsome, charming Robert glides through life. If pushed, she knows she will do whatever it takes to protect her vulnerable son, Pat.
But is it too late? as the weeks pass, the cast members of Death by Dying are brought together and their lives intertwine. When caroline threatens to take his sons away from him, however, he realises that everything he ever wanted was right under his nose. A novelist who has a gift for conveying the charm of the ordinary' irish Independent on Number One bestselling author Roisin MeaneyAs opening night nears for a local amateur production, the cast begin to realise that the real drama is taking place off-stage -- and in life there's no such thing as a dress rehearsal.
Half Seven on a Thursday #ad - . When edward bull agreed to direct the amateur production of Death by Dying, he thought it would take his mind off his wife's recent affair. Maria, trapped in a loveless marriage to an older man, makes an appalling discovery. He was soon to discover, however, that all the real drama was taking place off-stage.
After the Wedding: What happens after you say 'I do'?Hachette Ireland #ad - The residents of Roone are getting ready for a summer of love, secrets and drama. Maeve binchy fans will love THE NO. Will happiness be restored before the autumn comes? After a bumpy start, nell and James have finally said 'I do' and everything seems to be falling into place. 1 bestseller roisin meaney's warm storytelling and unforgettable characters.
As the summer days roll by, and tim seems in no hurry to return to his wife and daughter, Nell is finding it more and more difficult to enjoy her new beginning. But when the little island of Roone is rocked by the disappearance of a young child, Nell realises that life can change in a single moment. Nell is getting comfortable in her new role as stepmother to James' sixteen-year-old son Andy, she's finally mending fences with her father and she's ready to look to the future.
After the Wedding: What happens after you say 'I do'? #ad - Then nell's ex-fiancé tim - her husband James' brother - comes back to Roone, a place he's never liked, and she begins to feel uneasy.
The Street Where You LiveHachette Ireland #ad - Meaney wraps her readers in the company and comfort of strangers' Sunday Independent. But until the curtain falls, you never know what might happen on The Street Where You Live. A real treat. Roisin meaney is a skilful storyteller' sheila O'Flanagan'Utterly irresistible' Irish IndependentWhen a heatwave coincides with rehearsals for an end-of-summer concert, temperatures soar - so too do the small town scandals.
The Street Where You Live #ad - . It turns out that some members of the choir have secrets they are desperate to keep hidden. Christopher, the handsome and talented director, is embroiled in a steamy affair with someone who is strictly off-limits; Molly has become obsessed with a young boy whom she's convinced is her grandson; while Emily has just fallen in love - with the wrong man.
As opening night approaches, it becomes clear that there are some tough decisions to be made.
The Daisy Picker best-selling novelGill Books #ad - And then she meets joe, who's about to turn her life upside down …Praise for Roisin Meaney No matter where Roisin’s career takes her, her fans will follow. The daisy picker is a warm and engaging read – everyone can relate to the idea of wanting to change your life! Lizzie seems to have it all: loving parents, a nice creative sideline in mouth-watering cakes, and the most eligble man in Kilmorris waiting to marry her.
She's in for a few surprises – there's sexy Pete for a start, a charming new home, true friendship and an offer that will make her sweet dreams a reality. She begins to think that things could hardly be more perfect. But one day she stumbles across something that will change her life. Her books have touched many the limerick leader her novels are about the pulsating, vibrating Ireland inhabited by different people with different outlooks … Roisin’s style reminded reviewers of Joanne Trollope’s hugely successful domestic thrillers, negotiating complex situations with thoughtfulness and humanity.
The Daisy Picker best-selling novel #ad - Daily ireland A warm and engaging read about self-discovery. The limerick Leader. Soon she's chucked a backpack into her car and set off into the Wild West – of Ireland, that is – in search of adventure.
The ReunionHachette Ireland #ad - Warm and insightful. As far as she's concerned, and what happened to her the year she left, her school days, should stay in the past. Eleanor, meanwhile, is unrecognisable from the fun-loving girl she was in school. With a son who is barely speaking to her, and a husband keeping a secret from her, revisiting the past is the last thing on her mind.
But when an unexpected letter arrives for Caroline in the weeks before the reunion, memories are stirred. Will the sisters find the courage to return to the town where they grew up and face what they've been running from all these years?The Reunion is a moving story about secrets, sisters and finding a way to open your heart.
The Reunion #ad - Caroline, now a successful knitwear designer, spends her time flying between her business in England and her lover in Italy. Roisin meaney is a skillful storyteller' - Sheila O'Flanagan, author of The Missing Wife, on The Reunion. It's their twenty-year school reunion but the Plunkett sisters have their own reasons for not wanting to attend.
. A thoughtful, engrossing read.
Two Fridays in April: From the Number One Bestselling AuthorHachette Ireland #ad - It's been exactly a year since the tragic death of her father Finn, and the people he left behind have been doing their best to get on with things. Will she be given the chance to make things right?Roisin Meaney's new novel The Anniversary is now available for pre-order. And she can't seem to get through to her stepdaughter -- they barely speak anymore, so Daphne knows nothing of the unexpected solace Una has found, or of the risk she's about to take.
When una fails to appear for a birthday tea with her family, Daphne suddenly realises how large the distance between them has grown. Reading roisin meaney's novels is like 'sitting down with a good friend over a cup of tea' Irish Mail on SundayIt's Una Darling's seventeenth birthday, but nobody feels much like celebrating.
Two Fridays in April: From the Number One Bestselling Author #ad - But it hasn't been easy. Daphne is tired of sadness, of mourning the long life she and her husband were meant to share, but doesn't quite know how to get past it.
I'll Be Home for Christmas: 'This magical story of new beginnings will warm the heart'Hachette Ireland #ad - And with five children, a mother-in-law stranded on the island and a husband with whom she's barely on speaking terms, an unexpected Christmas guest is the last thing she needs. A feel-good tale of magic, sparkle and new beginnings from Roisin Meaney, author of The People Next Door, The Anniversary and The Birthday Party.
I'll Be Home for Christmas: 'This magical story of new beginnings will warm the heart' #ad - It's three days before Christmas. Tilly boards a plane on the other side of the world. A storm is heading for the island, but will peace be restored before the snow melts? . Tilly carries a troubling secret and Laura, a woman she's never met, might be the only one who can help her. Except that Laura has no idea that Tilly exists.
She's determined to reach Roone, a small island off the west coast of Ireland, in time for Christmas Day.
The AnniversaryHachette Ireland #ad - One weekend. Everything is about to change. It's the bank holiday weekend and the Cunningham family are escaping to their holiday home by the sea, as they've done every summer for many years. Except that now, parents lily and Charlie are waiting for their divorce papers to come through -- and have their new partners in tow.
Their daughter poll is there with her boyfriend and is determined to make known her feelings for Chloe, her father's new love. Three couples. While her brother thomas also has feelings for Chloe -- of a very different nature. And amid all the drama, everyone has forgotten that this weekend also happens to be Lily and Charlie's wedding anniversary.
The Anniversary #ad - Will any of the couples survive the weekend intact?'Just about everything in this good-humoured book will keep you engrossed and in for a satisfying surprise at the end' Irish Independent.
The Birthday Party: The spell-binding new summer read from the Number One bestselling authorHachette Ireland #ad - But before then, love and friendship will be tested. Who is the stranger who arrives at imelda's door, just weeks after her world falls to pieces?How long can Eve hide her secret from Andy?And will Nell and Laura's friendship survive the storm that's about to hit the island?The Birthday Party is the spellbinding new novel from the queen of summer reading.
The Birthday Party: The spell-binding new summer read from the Number One bestselling author #ad - A wonderful storyteller' ciara geraghty 'meaney is utterly credible, utterly authentic, utterly irresistible' Irish Independent'Roisin Meaney is a skilful storyteller' Sheila O'FlanaganThe new novel from No. 1 bestselling author Roisin Meaney. Another summer is in full swing on Roone, an island off the west coast of Ireland, and preparations are underway for a big birthday party at the local hotel.