Friday, September 23, 2011

Book for the week

Happy Book Club Day!

Surprisingly I only read one book this week, Homecoming by Cathy Kelly.

(From her website...)
Eleanor Levine left Ireland seventy years ago with little more than a suitcase and her mother's handwritten recipe book. Now, a lifetime later, she's returning from New York with hard won wisdom and memories of her own. A renowned psychoanalyst, Eleanor knows there's one final journey she has to make…
Lovely young actress Megan Bouchier didn't have to chase success – it arrived effortlessly. Fame was what she always wanted until a disastrous affair made her the wrong kind of headlines – now Megan needs a place to hide…
Darkly beautiful Rae is a wonderful wife, a loyal friend and a dedicated community carer. From Titania's Tea Rooms she dispenses tea and sympathy to everyone – until a painful secret from her past threatens everything she holds dear.

Big-hearted teacher Connie O'Callaghan has given up on love. She's cheerfully approaching forty and besides, why does no man ever match the heroes in her beloved romantic novels?
As Eleanor re-reads her mother's comforting words and watches life unfold from her window in Dublin's pretty Golden Square, she slowly becomes drawn into the lives of Megan, Rae and Connie. But can treasured wisdom handed down from mother to daughter really be relevant today? And what are the ingredients for a life well lived…?

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, just like the majority of her work. It is a great story that follows four women in Ireland around while they try to figure out their lives, rediscover love and reconnect with life and family. It is a long story though, over 400 pages, but it is a smooth journey. I give this a solid A.

What have you read?

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Oh and Happy first day of Fall, at least it is official now :)


  1. Happy Fall! I just can't wait for the weather to match the season here.

    Thanks for linking up again!

  2. i think i would like this book. helps that the cover is gorgeous, too! :)


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