Set in an idyllic village named Avalon, a warm and wonderful new novel from Ireland's #1 bestselling author. #1 international bestselling author Cathy Kelly's writing is "warm, lyrical, and fascinating" (Marian Keyes) and "rich with the emerald allure of the Irish landscape" (Publishers Weekly). In The House on Willow Street, four women discover that home isn't where you come from, but where you are meant to be. . . . Every picture-perfect village tells a story. . . . The Irish seaside town of Avalon is a tourist's dream of quaint shops and welcoming caf s. Avalon House, perched at the end of Willow Street, was in Tess Power's family for generations. Now Tess ekes out a living from her antiques shop while the crumbling mansion awaits a new owner. Her marriage and business may be floundering, but her affection for Avalon is undimmed. The same can't be said of her glamorous sister. Suki left without a backward glance and married into an American political dynasty. Only a muckraking biographer could send her slinking back to Ireland to escape a scandal. Postmistress Danae watches from the sidelines, doling out gentle advice while locking away her own secrets. Then her unconventional niece Mara comes to stay and draws her lonely aunt back into the world. As autumn gives way to winter, the four women encounter old loves, embrace new friendships, and begin to look beyond the past to the possibilities just beginning to unfold.
Praise for HOMECOMING: 'Warm, lyrical, fascinating and comforting!genius!' Marian Keyes Homecoming is an absolutely fabulous read, a warm, touching, funny and poignant page-turner' Irish Independent 'A warm and engaging tale of love and belonging' The Sun (Buzz) 'A cracking novel that ticks all the emotional boxes' Woman & Home 'Homecoming is a delicious read' Choice 'I couldn't put it down' Daily Mail Praise for ONCE IN A LIFETIME: 'Wise, warm, compassionate, full of characters that I loved and identified with, it's like having a great gossip with your best friends. Her best book yet.' Marian Keyes 'This top-notch storyteller once again cuts to the quick of modern women's lives and their relationships'Woman & Home 'A modern fable of love and belonging that feels utterly timeless' Take a Break 'Vintage Kelly territory -- it's a book for those who believe in love' Evening Herald 'Entertaining, moving and as vivid as a screenplay -- presents a picture of the lives of Irish women which, like all good fiction, brings the truth into sharp relief' Irish Independent 'Engaging reading for these recessionary times' Irish Times 'Cathy Kelly is at the top of her game here - a great read' Belfast Sunday Life
Cathy Kelly is a number 1 bestselling author. She worked as a journalist before becoming a novelist, and has published eleven bestselling books. She is also an ambassador for UNICEF in Ireland. She lives in Wicklow with her husband, John, and their twin sons, Murray and Dylan.