This is a joyful, uplifting book to remind us how strong we are...no matter how pear-shaped life gets!
‘Original, funny, moving and brutally honest...perfect for fans of Ruth Jones’ Debbie Johnson‘This upbeat romance will leave you smiling’ Daily Mirror
‘So many women will find this book speaks to them. It makes you laugh and cry but it is truly inspiring’ Katie Fforde
‘Sweet, sad, insightful and joyful – this book pressed all the emotion buttons and I’m so glad it did’ Milly Johnson
‘Uplifting and powerful...I LOVED it’ Cathy Kelly
‘Warm, moving and life-affirming...Greta is a gorgeous character that you will fall in love with’ Sinead Moriarty
‘Be more Greta’ Woman’s WayMeet Greta.
She’s hiding so much behind her big smile she’s forgotten who she is.
But Greta is about to discover that the key to being happy is...being yourself.
Greta Gale has played the part of the funny fat one her entire life, hiding her insecurities behind a big smile. But size doesn’t matter when you can laugh at yourself, right?
Until Greta realises she’s the only one not laughing. And deep down, she’s not sure if she’ll ever laugh again.
But Greta is about to discover that sometimes the best moments in life come when it’s all gone a bit pear-shaped...Everyone loves Greta:
‘Poignant and profound, warm and witty, Carmel’s brilliant writing invites us to look beyond the smiley face to the complex tangle of emotions inside us all. I absolutely adored it’
Sunday Times bestseller Cathy Bramley
‘Warm, engrossing storytelling at its best’
Irish Times bestseller Sheila O’Flanagan
‘I bloody loved it. Funnny, heart-wrenching and uplifting all in one’
Beth Reekles, author The Kissing Booth
It started out like any other day for Sarah Lawler; getting the kids ready for school, making the pack lunches and juggling baby Ella’s feeds.
There was no way of knowing that her husband, Paul, would leave for work that morning and simply not come home.
Now the questions are piling up quicker than the unpaid bills and, unable to answer her children’s questions about where their Daddy is, Sarah is getting desperate.
But it turns out she isn’t quite as alone as she thought she was. When her beloved childhood friend, Edward, comes back into her life, Sarah thinks she’s finally been thrown a life line.
There’s just one problem with Edward: Sarah is the only person who can see him.
“Carmel Harrington has done it again! Brilliantly written... it surpasses all expectations.” ChickLitClub
On a leafy suburban street in Dublin, beautiful, poised Stella Greene lives with her successful husband, Matt. The perfect couple in every way, Stella appears to have it all. Next door, at number 72 however, lives Rea Brady. Gruff, bad-tempered and rarely seen besides the twitching of her net curtains, rumour has it she’s lost it all...including her marbles if you believe the neighbourhood gossip.
But appearances can be deceiving and when Stella and Rea’s worlds collide they realise they have much in common. Both are trapped in a prison of their own making.
Has help been next door without them realising it?
With the warmth and wit of Maeve Binchy and the secrets and twists of Liane Moriarty, this is the utterly original and compelling new novel from Irish Times bestseller Carmel Harrington.
Praise for The Woman at 72 Derry Lane:
‘I both cried and laughed...one of the best books I have ever read’ Woman’s Way
‘Both heart-wrenching and uplifting. The perfect summer read’ Irish Times bestseller Fionnuala Kearney