The Moon Over Kilmore Quay

· HarperCollins
5 reviews

About this ebook

‘A warm and beautifully evocative story of family and secrets, love and heartache, with a devastating twist’ Alex Brown, bestselling author of A Postcard from Paris

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...

Praise for The Moon Over Kilmore Quay

‘A heart-warming story which shows the power of friendship, family and heritage’ Independent

‘A life-affirming and emotional story on the importance of family and friends’ Woman

‘Unashamedly full of heart ... takes the reader on an unputdownable journey between New York and Wexford. It is a story about family and identity, about legacy and secrets ... a touching love letter to Ireland’ Hazel Gaynor

‘Love and laughter woven into a beautiful story brimming with Carmel’s trademark warmth’ Milly Johnson

‘A warm and beautifully evocative story of family and secrets, love and heartache, with a devastating twist that will break your heart’ Alex Brown

‘This fab dual-timeline story is full of secrets, love and all the emotions’ Fabulous

‘A charming, beguiling read, yet another winner from Carmel’ Belfast Telegraph

Ratings and reviews

5 reviews
Wendy Williams
June 1, 2021
This is just such a lovely story about love, family, drama, secrets, and best friends forever. Set in New York City and Wexford County, Ireland, the settings, the characters, and the story will draw you in and you won’t be able to set this book down until you’re finished. Beatrice (Bea) just went through a breakup with the love of her life, Dan. When she receives a letter, written by herself as a child in school, she decides to investigate her family and her Irish roots. Many years earlier, Lucy, immigrates from Ireland to New York as a young woman, with her sister Maeve to start a new life. This book is beautifully written. The descriptions of New York City, Queens, and Wexford County are beautiful, I felt like I was there with the characters of the book. The book goes back and forth in time and back and forth between the characters of Lucy and Bea, telling the story bit by bit until it all falls together at the end. Families and secrets and how these secrets can change the course of the lives of these characters. And, how once these secrets are discovered, how love can heal the wounds these secrets have inflicted. I enjoy multigenerational stories, and stories of love and forgiveness and this book have all that and more. I especially enjoyed the friendships of both generations. Bea and her friends were so much like Lucy and her friends, and how these friendships lasted over the years. They all tried to live up to the mantra of Best Friends Forever. I highly recommend this book. Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for this advanced reader’s copy.
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About the author

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 recent books include My Pear-Shaped Life, A Thousand Roads Home, and the official ITV novel Cold Feet: The Lost Years.
To keep in touch with Carmel, follow her on social media or visit her website.

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