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Publisher's Summary

On a leafy suburban street in Dublin, beautiful, poised Stella Greene lives with her successful husband, Matt. They're the perfect couple in every way, and 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 prisons 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 best seller Carmel Harrington.
©2017 Carmel Harrington (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

'A wonderfully, life-affirming book… Carmel Harrington writes with such honesty.' ( New York Times best-selling author Hazel Gaynor)
'Will make you see life in a different way.' ( Woman's Way)
'Heartwrenching and heartwarming.' ( Evening Herald)
'Guaranteed to brighten your day.' ( Novelicious)
'Carmel Harrington has done it again! Brilliantly written…it surpasses all expectations.' ( Chicklit Club)
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5 out of 5 stars
By lauriegd on 06-04-18

Surprisingly engrossing. Could not put it down.

I tend to like mysteries, not dramatic novels, but really loved this. The tragedy of the Thai Tsunami became very real, as did the real life struggles of the characters. Life is hard but it still goes on. Happiness is a choice, as are our friends, who may become family. I also enjoyed the narration a lot, much better than many. Glad I chose this book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-10-18

Excellent Book

A very enjoyable book. Loved the Story and caracthers.
Will read more of her books.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. R. Martinl on 11-24-17

Thank you

This book helped me leave an abusive relationship, l listened again and again to your advise and found the courage to go, thank you x

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By amber on 12-24-17

absolutely brilliant <br />

great story from start to finish. fabulous narrator. absolutely brilliant writing . brilliant ...brilliant. ..brilliant loved it


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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By pamela lyell on 03-30-18

not a bad story

bit disappointing but still enjoyable with interesting twist, worth a listen will keep you interested.

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