The House on Willow Street
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The warm, engrossing new novel from the No. 1 bestseller, Cathy Kelly
Welcome to Avalon: a quaint, sleepy town on the Irish coast. Nothing has changed here for generations – least of all the huge mansion on Willow Street; the house in which sisters Tess and Suki Power grew up.
Now, years later, Tess is trying to save her marriage protect her glamorous sister Suki who has come back home, dreams shattered. Similarly, Mara Wilson is seeking refuge from a broken heart at her Aunt Danae’s house. And Danae, the inscrutable postmistress, is hiding some dark memories of her own.
Now that the big house is up for sale, change is blowing on the cold sea wind. But before they can look to the future, these four women must face up to the past…
‘Utterly relaxing … left me with a warm feeling. The House on Willow Street delivered exactly what I needed’ The Bookbag
'Devotees regard Kelly as the successor to Irish fiction queen Maeve Binchy. She’s that and more' Sunday Mail Adelaide
‘Warm, lyrical, fascinating and comforting … genius!’ Marian Keyes
'An interweaving tale of recovery and second chances … brimming with secrets, passion, tragedy and women dealing with the challenges of being a woman in our time. A book of breathtaking scope that is always realistic' Irish Independent
‘One of our favourite authors delivers again with this feel-good page-turner. The character’s lives interweave as they revisit their pasts and try to build a better future, and you’ll find yourself cheering every step of the way’ Women’s Day
‘A tapestry woven of romance and mystery, secrets kept and revealed, hearts broken and mended, dreams shattered and realized as destinies are rediscovered … a fascinating journey and an excellent read.’ Kirkus
About the author
Cathy Kelly is published around the world, with millions of books in print. A number one bestseller in the UK, Ireland and Australia, her trademark is warm Irish story-telling about modern life, always with an uplifting message, sense of community and strong female characters at the heart.
She lives with her family and their three dogs in County Wicklow, Ireland. She is also an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland, raising funds and awareness for children orphaned by or living with HIV/AIDS.
Enjoyed read, ending had something missing
I really enjoyed this book, but similar to other reviews, the ending was a tad disappointing as so many unanswered questions regarding the characters and how their lives worked out.
Enjoyable read though many unanswered questions remain for me, especially Cashel and Tess what happened next? Personally would have liked the book to have had an epilogue to explain what became of the characters and the house. Did they get their happy ever after? Wish I knew.
The house on willow street
Classic cathy Kelly x although I loved it I felt it could have gone further . What happened to the house? Danae? And of course cashel and tess , so wanted to find out ?