Here is a video of Carmel Harrington describing her latest novel!
About the author:
Carmel Harrington is from Co. Wexford, where she lives with her husband Roger, children Amelia and Nate and their beloved rescue dog, George Bailey. An international bestseller and regular panellist on Irish radio and TV, her warm and emotional storytelling has captured the hearts of readers worldwide, translated into nine languages. Carmel’s trademark is to write warm, uplifting stories with humour, heart and hope. She loves to write about family, friendships, love and life within complex, twisting plots. Carmel’s novels have been shortlisted for an Irish Book Award in 2016 & 2017 and her debut won Kindle Book of the Year and Romantic eBook of the Year in 2013.
As someone who immigrated from Europe, it was fantastic to read from the perspective of the Lucy Murnaugh and her sisters who immigrated to New York from Italy.
When Bea receives a letter which her younger self wrote to her, weird things start happening. The second storyline follows her and her journey into the past and her current relationships with her dad and her boyfriend. For many chapters, I thought this book would turn into a magical realism book since all those crazy things start happening after Bea receives the letter, but as I said above the book builds up to a big plot twist. This particular one made me cry happy and sad tears at the same time.