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by Cathy Kelly

eBook The House on Willow Street download ISBN: 0007373635
Author: Cathy Kelly
Publisher: Harper (2012)
Language: English
ePub: 1548 kb
Fb2: 1926 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Womens Fiction

If you love Cathy Cathy Kelly never disappoints.

If you love Cathy Cathy Kelly never disappoints. It did take me a few chapters to get into the swing of this one and get to know the main characters, and then I nearly died when I read a chapter that was very very familiar and I started wondering. have I read this before? Then I realised it was only one chapter, and that it must have appeared in "Christmas Magic" which was short stories I read at Christmas time, phew. Then I kept reading until I was finished, literally. I didn't put it down.

CATHY KELLY and her novels are loved around the world HOMECOMING A thoughtful panorama of four women doing . Kelly cleverly subverts women’s fiction clichés and delivers some excellent and unconventional plot twists. The conclusion won’t leave a dry eye in the house.

CATHY KELLY and her novels are loved around the world HOMECOMING A thoughtful panorama of four women doing their best to soldier on through tough times. Kelly reels you into this addictive tale. Crosses generations and continents to tell a sweeping. story of love and betrayal.

international bestselling author Cathy Kelly’s writing is warm, lyrical, and fascinating (Marian Keyes) and rich with the emerald allure of the Irish landscape (Publishers Weekly)

international bestselling author Cathy Kelly’s writing is warm, lyrical, and fascinating (Marian Keyes) and rich with the emerald allure of the Irish landscape (Publishers Weekly). In The House on Willow Street, four women discover that home isn’t where you come from, but where you are meant to b. .Every picture-perfect village tells a story. The Irish seaside town of Avalon is a tourist’s dream of quaint shops and welcoming cafés. Avalon House, perched at the end of Willow Street, was in Tess Power’s family for generations. Now Tess ekes out a living from her antiques shop.

Devotees regard Kelly as the successor to Irish fiction queen Maeve Binchy. She's that and more' Sunday Mail Adelaide. Warm, lyrical, fascinating and comforting.

Elderly Mr. Dineen, who lived on his own in one of the sweet 1930s bungalows on Lincoln Terrace, was always very precise in his postings, never missing the posting dates for Canada, where his eldest. daughter lived, Singapore, where the youngest lived, and London, where his middle daughter lived. He was as reliable as a metronome, coming in with neatly packaged brown paper parcels for various grandsons and granddaughters scattered around the globe, the address labels bearing his handsome script. He was a widower, lived on his own, and Danae could never remember seeing him with.

Below Willow Street lay the sweep of Avalon Bay with its horseshoe-shaped sandy beach, which had been drawing seaside-loving holidaymakers to the area for many years. Avalon was a resort town with a population of about five thousand at most during the winter, swelling to at least three times that figure in summer.

On Willow Street, another of the ancient willows had sheared from its roots overnight, like a piece of sculpture broken by a hurricane. Danae wished someone from the council would move it, put it out of its pain. She didn’t know why, but she felt these beautiful trees could feel pain like humans could. The magnolias in her garden appeared to have curled in on themselves, no bud ready to unfurl, and there was no scent of honey in the air at night from the honeysuckle, only the icy chill of winter approaching.

ГлавнаяЗарубежные любовные романыCathy KellyThe House on Willow Street. If Suki knew of anybody working on a book about the Richardsons, the wealthy political family into which Suki had once married, then she’d have told Tess

ГлавнаяЗарубежные любовные романыCathy KellyThe House on Willow Street. Уменьшить шрифт (-) Увеличить шрифт (+). Cathy Kelly The House on Willow Street. If Suki knew of anybody working on a book about the Richardsons, the wealthy political family into which Suki had once married, then she’d have told Tess. The Richardsons were powerful people and if someone wanted to talk to anyone connected with the family, a note on their fabulous creamy stock paper would have arrived, possibly even a phone call from Antoinette herself – not that Tess had had any contact with the Richardsons since Suki’s divorce.

The warm, engrossing new novel from the No. 1 bestseller, Cathy Kelly Welcome to Avalon: a quaint, sleepy town on. 1 bestseller, Cathy Kelly Welcome to Avalon: a quaint, sleepy town on the I.Nothing has changed here for generations – least of all the huge mansion on Willow Street; the house in which sisters Tess and Suki Power grew up. Now, years later, Tess is trying to save her marriage protect her glamorous sister Suki who has come back home, dreams shattered. Similarly, Mara Wilson is seeking refuge from a broken heart at her Aunt Danae’s house.

The noise was different outside the house: rain landed more softly on grass and danced lightly on bronzed leaves. Without windows to wail against, the wind lashed the circle of ancient trees in Danae’s garden. But the trees fought back, unbending. But there was something special about weekday mornings like this one, when she would slip out while the children were still sleeping and take Silkie, the family’s fawn-coloured whippet, for a walk in the woods beside the home where she’d grown up. Up here with the wind whistling around them it felt as if Tess and Silkie were the only creatures in the world.

Set in an idyllic village named Avalon, a warm and wonderful new novel from Ireland’s #1 bestselling author.#1 international bestselling author Cathy Kelly’s writing is “warm, lyrical, and fascinating” (Marian Keyes) and “rich with the emerald allure of the Irish landscape” (Publishers Weekly). In The House on Willow Street, four women discover that home isn’t where you come from, but where you are meant to be. . . . Every picture-perfect village tells a story. . . . The Irish seaside town of Avalon is a tourist’s dream of quaint shops and welcoming cafés. Avalon House, perched at the end of Willow Street, was in Tess Power’s family for generations. Now Tess ekes out a living from her antiques shop while the crumbling mansion awaits a new owner. Her marriage and business may be floundering, but her affection for Avalon is undimmed. The same can’t be said of her glamorous sister. Suki left without a backward glance and married into an American political dynasty. Only a muckraking biographer could send her slinking back to Ireland to escape a scandal. Postmistress Danae watches from the sidelines, doling out gentle advice while locking away her own secrets. Then her unconventional niece Mara comes to stay and draws her lonely aunt back into the world. As autumn gives way to winter, the four women encounter old loves, embrace new friendships, and begin to look beyond the past to the possibilities just beginning to unfold.
Comments: (7)
Phallozs Dwarfs
I love Cathy Kelly, she is one of my favorite authors. This book didn't work for me however. First we have Danae. She is the postmistress, lives on Willow Street with her dog and her hens. While always friendly to her neighbors, she doesn't really confide in anyone, go out, or have any real friends (except Belle, the mayor, who it took many years to break through to Danae.) Danae has a big secret from her past, and frankly, when it was revealed, it bothered me greatly that she hadn't moved on. Then we have her niece, Mara. I disliked everything about Mara. She was Jack's girlfriend, until she found out Jack was getting married to the stunning Tawhney. Mara even went to their wedding to show "no hard feelings", but then she treats every other guy like stepped on gum. I found her to be rude and rather obnoxious (when she wasn't whining). Tess told her flat out she didn't want to talk about the past, but of course, good old Mara forces the issue. And it was mentioned many, many times about Mara's hourglass figure and bouncy red curls. A very nice man talks casually to her and she bites his head off....because he's a man of course, it's his fault Jack dumped her. I was disappointed he asked her out. Then we have Tess. Newly separated, she finds that her husband has a girlfriend. But Tess spends a lot of time thinking about her past boyfriend, Cashel, who just bought Tess's childhood mansion and is also single. Even though they had a bad break up (like 20 some years ago!!) they still aren't over it. Tess has a sister, Suki, who is dealing with having a tell-all written. I really wish the book would have had these two interact much more, and Suki move back early on from the US to Ireland. I think that was a better story than Mara. One other point I disliked, Tess's ex has a new girlfriend, Claire, and it was constantly mentioned how young she was....she was 29, hardly young, especially when Tess is in her early 40's. Overall, I read it, it was OK, but compared to Cathy Kelly's other beyond excellent books, this one didn't work for me.
Yayrel
I love Cathy Kelly and think she can now claim the title of "Queen of Irish Authors". This book is the story of a village and its people. The two sisters and their past loves, the village postmistress and her hidden past and her niece who arrives in the village after having had her heart broken - but still manages to pull the people of the village together with her delightful madcap attitude. A most enjoyable read which takes you into the heart of an Irish village.
Sennnel
Any lovers of Maeve Binchy's books will find another author here with the same skill at telling a gentle story of several people and their small seaside village in Ireland. Kathy Kelly just drops us into their lives and we "live" with them for a short time, finding out all their joys and sorrows, ups and downs, ambitions or lack thereof, and hurdles to be overcome. Kelly verbally paints each character clearly, with soft or vibrant colours, depending on their personality. While this could never be called a wildly exciting book, it is like an old and comfortable shirt that you look forward to getting back into whenever time permits. And when you finish the book you wish there was a sequel because all the characters feel like old friends, and losing them is quite a wrench.
Winenama
Recently my prefered reading genre has shifted from murder mysteries to contemporary romances by UK writers. Cathy Kelly is part of the reason for this change, when on holidays I just couldn't face another murder narrative and in desperation I turned, quite by accident, to The House on Willow Street.

The characters are very credible as they search for solutions to everyday issues faced by toda's women. I liked the way Cathy crossed generations while maintaining her focus on us more mature individuals. Through unlikely friendships and women's solidarity the narrative unfolded in an entertaining way.Male characters are also depicted with a variety of attributes, some negotiating contemporary relationships more successfully than other.

Cathy's story reminds me of those by Joanna Trollope and Maeve Binchey.
AnnyMars
Tried really hard to get some Maeve Binchy out of this because that's who they liken Cathy Kelly to but that's such an outrageous statement. Half way through the book I realised I was reading a Mills and Boon type novel where one always knows what's going to happen as the chapters fly by without much interest. The only two characters that kept some interest for me was Tess - by that time I realised how and who she'd end up with and of course Danae, unfortunately I was also pshychic with her future part in the book too.
So sorry I spent my money on this - in fact, I never bothered to finish it.
Clodebd
A big fan of this author, I don't just read her books I devour them, so I am biased and I admit it.

As usual Kathy Kelly tells a great story, loved every bit of the book except the very (to my mind) abrupt ending.

I felt there was more to be said on a couple of the story lines involved, an epilog would have been good, just to tie up some of those ends left hanging.

Regardless, I still loved it and will read again as I do with all her books.
Rolorel
I have really enjoyed all of Cathy Kelly's books and usually read them quickly and eagerly. While I greatly enjoyed the characters in this book (especially the chickens!), I was a little disappointed by the ended which seemed very abrupt and not quite satisfying. Overall, it's still a good read, but I wish there was a little more at the end but that's probably mostly because I like all my endings neatly wrapped with a bow on them and no loose strings dangling.
I love stories that evolve from several interconnected characters - especially those set in Ireland. I've read almost all of Cathy Kelly's books and have yet to be disappointed; she brings to life each and every character and weaves their tale so eloquently that you think of them as friends.