#BookReview: The Restaurant by Roisin Meaney @roisinmeaney @HachetteIre #TheRestaurant #IrishAuthor #IrishFiction
Release date - 4th June 2020
Book length - 384 pages
Publisher - Hachette Ireland
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I want to thank Hachette Ireland for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
When Emily's heart is broken by the love of her life, she never imagined that she would find herself running a small restaurant in the converted hat shop her grandmother left to her.
The Food of Love offers diners more than just a home-cooked meal -- and even though Emily has sworn off romance forever, it doesn't stop her hoping for happiness for her regulars, like widowed Bill who hides a troubling secret, single mum Heather who ran away from home when she was sixteen, and gentle Astrid whose past is darker than any of her friends could know.
Then, out of the blue, Emily receives a letter from her ex. He's returning home to Ireland and wants to see her. Soon Emily has some tough decisions to make.
Will she choose the life she could have had, or the one she has ended up in? Is she brave enough to give love a second chance - and wise enough to figure out where it's truly to be found?
Roisin Meaney's books always feel like a warm hug after a long, hard day, and THE RESTAURANT is no different.
Emily has tried to move on after getting dumped at the altar by the man she had planned her future with. After losing her beloved gran, she took a chance and opened a unique restaurant in what used to be her grandmother's small hat shop, and to her surprise, it proved to be popular. Now, Emily looks forward to seeing new customers mixing with her regulars who have become more like family - Heather who left behind a world of wealth to follow her heart; Astrid who has a traumatic past that nobody knows anything about; and Bill who is struggling with his only daughter and the world she has entered. Each of them finds peace, friendship, and possibly more because of the special place that Emily has created for them all. But when Emily's ex returns to Ireland and into her life again, will she trust him with her heart again and give up everything she knows for a chance at a different future?
Emotionally-charged with characters that feel like family, THE RESTAURANT by Roisin Meaney leaves no stone unturned in this compelling story of life's highs and lows, and the strength that people can draw from other people and from within themselves. Astrid was by far my favourite - strong, determined, and brave beyond words. But I loved all of these characters and the way their lives intertwined at the right moments. The setting of the restaurant was excellent and while there are many sensitive topics broached in this novel, they are all handled in an honest and tender way that worked well in getting the impact across to readers.
THE RESTAURANT by Roisin Meaney is a fantastic book written by a superb Irish author and I look forward to the next book already.
Roisin Meaney was born in Listowel, Co Kerry, She has lived in the US, Canada, Africa and Europe but is now based in Limerick, Ireland. This Number One bestselling author is a consistent presence on the Irish bestseller list and she is the author of fifteen novels including three stand alone novels set in the fictional island off the west coast of Ireland: One Summer, After the Wedding and I'll Be Home for Christmas. Her other bestsellers include: The Last Week of May, The People Next Door, Half Seven on a Thursday, Love in the Making, The Things We Do For Love, Something in Common, Two Fridays in April, The Reunion and The Anniversary.
She has also written books for children.
For more information:
Website - roisinmeaney.com
Twitter - twitter.com/roisinmeaney
Facbook - www.facebook.com/roisinmeaneywriter/
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