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Publisher's Summary

As she drives her mobile-library van between the villages of Ireland's West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she's back in the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother's retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her the focus of gossip.
But now that her teenage daughter is off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother is growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But then the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, and Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of her fragmented community. And she's about to discover that the neighbors she'd always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined.
©2017 Felicity Hayes-McCoy (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"This contemporary story about a small-town librarian blooms in the capable hands of narrator Emma Lowe, whose soft Irish lilt gives listeners a strong sense of place.... Lowe's nuanced characterizations emphasize the townsfolk's quirky personalities--Hanna's nagging mother, the crotchety local builder, the enthusiastic library assistant, and a gentle elderly nun, for example--and highlight Hanna's slowly developing courage and self-awareness. The audiobook has a few twists as Lowe's careful pacing guides listeners through the charming story." (AudioFile)  
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5 out of 5 stars
By Patricia on 01-05-18


Absolutely perfect characters, setting, and story. It is one of those books that makes you want to climb in the pages and live.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kim A on 01-24-18

Great story!

This was a great story about finding oneself amidst he turmoils of life, love, and family. Very authentic to human nature - not too dreamy eyed but hope enough sprinkled throughout twists and turns to want to know more. I hope this is the beginning of a series!

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