#Blogtour #Review: The Moon Over Kilmore Quay by Carmel Harrington @HappyMrsH @HCinIreland @CiaraHasNoMates @PatriciaMcVeigh #MoonOverKilmoreQuay #CurlUpWithCarmel #TheMoonOverKilmoreQuay #IrishFiction
Release date - 27th May 2021
Book length - 408 pages
Publisher - Harper Collins
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I want to thank Ciara from Harper Collins for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
When your heart belongs in two places, can you ever truly find home?
Brooklyn, New York.
Bea has grown up in the heart of the Irish community, always hearing stories of home. When she discovers a letter from her younger self, written years before, it sends her deep into her own family history.
Kilmore Quay, Ireland.
Years earlier, Lucy Mernagh leaves her much-loved home and family in search of the New York dream. The Big Apple is a world away from the quiet village she grew up in, and the longing for home aches within her.
When Bea uncovers a shocking secret, it takes her back across the water to Kilmore Quay, where – finally – long-buried truths will come to light. But fate has one last twist in store…
This is it. This is the book that made me feel every single emotion possible in the best possible way. This is the book that brought characters alive in a way that I have never experienced before. This is the book that made me laugh, worry, feel nostalgic, and cry (boy, did I cry) with Bea and Lucy as if they were my family. This is the book that made the beauty of Ireland and Irishness shine brightly like the gift that it is. This is THE MOON OVER KILMORE QUAY by Carmel Harrington.
Bea is born and bred in New York, raised by her loving Irish father and grandparents after the sudden and tragic death of her mother. Theirs was a true love story and Bea longs to one day visit her mother's childhood home in Kilmore Quay in Ireland. But with a broken heart, she cannot shake the restless feeling that has taken her over lately, and when she receives a time capsule letter from her younger self, it may just be the push she needs to dig into her and her family's past. But what will she do when she discovers secrets that could change her view on everything?
Told from Bea and Lucy's perspectives, ranging from the 1990s to now, this story will capture your heart and your imagination from the very first sentence. Bea and Lucy are both brave, strong characters who love their family and their loved ones deeply. The Irish-American community in New York came alive on the page and the emotional reality of what that experience is like, especially for the older generation like Bea's grandparents, is expertly portrayed by the author. Carmel Harrington has truly created characters and a story that is like no other I have read, and I'm warning you now to have the tissues at the ready because you're going to need them!
THE MOON OVER KILMORE QUAY by Carmel Harrington is the best book that I have read and belongs on every bookshelf in Ireland, America, and beyond. So buy this book and curl up with Carmel - you won't regret it!
Carmel Harrington is from Co. Wexford, where she lives with her husband, her children and their rescue dog, George Bailey. An Irish Times bestseller and regular panellist on radio and TV, her warm and emotional storytelling has captured the hearts of readers worldwide.
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. Her ninth novel, The Moon Over Kilmore Quay goes on sale in May 21'. Her recent books include My Pear-Shaped Life, A Thousand Roads Home, and the official ITV novel Cold Feet: The Lost Years.
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