The House on Willow Street

The House on Willow Street Every picture perfect village tells a story The Irish seaside town of Avalon is a tourist s dream of quaint shops and welcoming caf s Avalon House perched at the end of Willow Street was in Tess Pow

  • Title: The House on Willow Street
  • Author: Cathy Kelly
  • ISBN: 9780007373611
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Every picture perfect village tells a story The Irish seaside town of Avalon is a tourist s dream of quaint shops and welcoming caf s 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 floundEvery picture perfect village tells a story The Irish seaside town of Avalon is a tourist s dream of quaint shops and welcoming caf s 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.

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    1. Cathy Kelly

      Born in Belfast but raised in Dublin, Cathy initially worked for thirteen years as a newspaper journalist with a national Irish Sunday newspaper, where she worked in news, features, along with spending time as an agony aunt and the paper s film critic However, her overwhelming love was always fiction and she published her first international bestseller, Woman To Woman, in 1997 She did not become a full time writer until she had written another two books She s The One and Never Too Late and finally decided to leave the world of journalism in 2001, moving to HarperCollins Publishers at the same time.Someone Like You and What She Wants followed in successive years Her sixth novel, Just Between Us, was her first Sunday Times number one bestseller, while her eighth novel, Always and Forever, topped the UK bestseller lists in October 2005, displacing Dan Brown and J K Rowling In 2007, Past Secrets in was also a number one paperback bestseller.Lessons in Heartbreak was shortlisted for the Eason Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in April 2009 In September 2009, Once in a Lifetime topped the UK bestseller lists for three weeks In March 2011, Homecoming achieved the same feat Her latest novel is It Started With Paris, published by Orion in 2014.In Autumn 2011, Cathy headlined a search for a new writer on ITV s The Alan Titchmarsh Show.Cathy s trademark is warm story telling and she consistently tops the bestseller lists around the world with books which deal with themes ranging from relationships and marriage to depression and loss, but always with an uplifting message and strong female characters at the heart.Cathy also has a passionate interest in children s rights and is an ambassador for UNICEF Ireland Her role for UNICEF is a Global Parent, which means raising funds and awareness for children orphaned by or living with HIV AIDs.She lives with her husband, John, their twin sons, Dylan and Murray, and their three dogs in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow.To contact Cathy email info cathykelly

    152 thoughts on “The House on Willow Street”

    1. The author does a nice job of setting the environment. I loved the town of Avalon and getting to know the people who live there. ButI was somewhat disappointed with the overall experience. Part of this is the author's structure. She waits so long to make her reveals that I began to lose interest in the characters. For example, I liked the story of Tess and Cashel but the author waits until near the end of the book to let us know what kept them apart all these years. After all that time apart and [...]

    2. (4.5 estrelas)Entre as várias, muitas, autoras que já tive o prazer de ler publicadas pela Quinta Essência, Cathy Kelly é uma das que mais estimo pela forma sensível como trata a vida através das palavras. As suas histórias, particularmente direccionadas para um público feminino, envolvem o leitor de uma forma poderosa, de tal maneira que as suas personagens se transformam em velhas amigas de quem escutamos, atentamente, receios e segredos, repletos sorrisos e lágrimas, relatos que têm [...]

    3. Thought I enjoyed the book, but the more I got into it, the less I liked it. It is the story of 4 women, connected by a small Irish village. The setting is good, the story unfolds maybe a bit to slowly, but I found that one of the main characters that was supposed to be the upbeat, young woman who makes friends easily and wants to take care of others was just a nosy girl who pushed and pushed. One of the main story lines ended just as the book did, and while the 'secret' was hinted at and danced [...]

    4. oslivrosnossos/201Leia a crítica completa no Blog Os Livros Nossos :) " O romance mostra-se escrito num tom que evidencia uma rara sensibilidade, o leitor entra na história como se esta desfilasse na realidade perante os seus olhos, as reviravoltas da vida, personagens realistas que podiam morar ao nosso lado, uma paisagem encantandora envolve o decurso da narrativa. Ficamos embrenhados nas páginas, e vemos problemas reais retratados nas personagens como: a recessão económica e a falência [...]

    5. 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.If you love Cathy Kelly, [...]

    6. I would have given this book 4 stars if it wasn't for the "revelation" at the end what all the fuss was about between Tess and Cashell. A storm in a teacup. I am a bit disappointed Ms Kelly could not come up with a better reasons why these two would not talk to each other for 19 years. Apart from that this book is just another fluffy cozy read by the fire on a cold day.

    7. I did like this book although I was a little disappointed with it. I felt that much drama was created around two of the characters and I spent the whole book trying to guess or imagine what had happened between them years ago and when I finally found out (near the end of the book)I was disappointed, feeling that the whole lead up was just too dramatic for the outcome.

    8. Avalon, an Irish seaside town, has held many secrets in it's inhabitants: Tess Power has to battle with the knowledge that her ex-husband has found another woman and got her pregnant while trying to face her family's hidden past. Mara is heart over her womanizer of a boss who she thought was in love with her while trying to help her aunt Dannae to become more social while along the way learning about a well-buried secret. Suki, Tess Power's older sister, has to keep off a nosy writer who's writi [...]

    9. I really enjoyed this book, as always Cathy Kelly doesn't disappoint readers. This book follows the lives of four very different women who's lives have taken different paths, they all have secrets that they want to leave in the past hidden away but they might have a lot more in common then they think!! Follow these womens journeys in an entertaining and gripping read x

    10. Μια πολύ γλυκιά ιστορία που εξελίσσεται στο Άβαλον και αναφέρεται στις ιστορίες τεσσάρων γυναικών.

    11. Two and a half stars, rounded up. Irish chick lit on the order of Maeve Binchy (though not up to her standards). Not a bad story, but totally predictable. The setting is Avalon, a coastal village in Ireland which sounds idyllic. The plot centers on four women: Tess and Suki, who are sisters who grew up in Avalon House, the large manor house that had been in the family for centuries; and Danae, the humble postmistress, and her lively niece Mara, who comes to stay with her. Of the four, Tess is th [...]

    12. viv-omundoencantadodoslivros.b“A Casa de Willow Street” foi a minha estreia com esta autora e as palavras faltam-me para descrever aquilo que este livro me transmitiu.Cathy Kelly não é uma novidade no mercado literário português, na verdade os seus livros têm sido um sucesso e esta nova obra apenas vem confirmar aquilo que já tinha lido em vários blogues literários. A autora tem um estilo de escrita muito própria das autoras contemporâneas irlandesas e por isso, ao termos conhecime [...]

    13. Mara, Tess, Suki e Danae. 4 mulheres sofridas, todas elas com segredos no passado. Em comum têm as suas raízes a Avalon. Tess e Suki, irmãs a viverem em continentes diferentes separaram-se porque Suki sempre se sentiu mal em Avalon e saiu de lá ara procurar o sucesso. O que aconteceu, mas que tambem a deixou pelas ruas da amargura. Tendo tido tudo, tendo sido casada com um "ricaço" perdeu tudo no divorcio. Agra vê-se a braços com uma situação que ameaça destruir-lhe a vida por completo [...]

    14. The House On Willow StreetbyCathy KellyMy " in a nutshell" summaryThis book is about the lives of Danae, Tess, Mara, Suki, and Cashel and their connection to the town that they are living in as well as the complicated lives that they all sem to be living. My thoughts after reading this bookEveryone is sort of finding themselves or learning how to live with the changes that are happening within their lives. Divorce, new relationships, past marriages, starting overl of this is happening to these k [...]

    15. I loved Homecoming by Kelly and knew I had to read more from her. I think I enjoyed The House on Willow Street even more. The plots are very similarrong women characters, each going through a difficult time who will come together to create a wonderful story of love, friendship, determination, and strength. Add to that the setting of a delightful village in Ireland and you have a Kelly book.The characters Kelly creates are people you know (by other names, of course), or people you want to meet. I [...]

    16. charlotteswebofbooks.Once again Cathy Kelly allows the reader to immerse themselves in the charm of a quaint little Irish village while meeting unique and wonderful characters. The story takes us between four characters, Danae, Mara, Tess and Tess's sister, Sukki. They are various ages at various stages in their lives and I think all readers will find something to relate to in each character. Of course my favorite part of the book was the picture that Cathy Kelly painted of Avalon. The charming [...]

    17. I enjoyed this book although the ending seemed a little abrupt. Look it isn't full of twists and turns and it is predictable. If you are looking for something light that isn't a strain on your brain then pick it up. I always enjoy Cathy Kelly's books simply because they are so light. They make a nice break in between heavier, meaty books. I would prefer her to write about one or two main characters and develop them a little more rathe than the usual four protagonists. I think Kelly could do even [...]

    18. I love this author and was delighted she published another book. I did find it slow to start and felt the four characters could have been explored in more detail, at times I found it sketchy.Danae's secret was heartbreaking and for me Tess and her made the book. All very realistic situations which made this a believable and enjoyable read.The downfall was the rushed ending, it felt like it had just been tagged on at the end and would loved even a further few chapters telling the eventual tale. Y [...]

    19. Set in Avalon, a seaside village in Ireland, this is the story of Tess, a recently separated wife and mother who owns an antique shop, her sister Suki, a transplanted American feminist writer, Danae, a private person who is the village post mistress, and Mara, Danae's niece who has come to Avalon to get over a broken heart.As with other Kelly books, this one highlights the ups and downs of regular people. The ending is predictable but satisfying as the the women learn from their pasts to create [...]

    20. Cathy Kelly is one of my favorite authors and I thoroughly enjoyed her latest novel. The setting is Avalon, a tiny village on the Irish coast and is about the lives of four women: Tess; her sister, Suki; Danae, and her niece, Mara. Cathy Kelly always writes about strong Irish women who conquer their fears and problems with grit and warmth. I feel good for having met these ladies and wish there were more stories like this.

    21. 3,5 Na verdade gostei mas o que mais me aborrece é que, e volto a repetir, já li esta história nos três livros anteriores da autora. Simplesmente muda o espaço e o nome das personagens. Queria ler algo diferente, algo que me surpreendesse pois já sei à partida o que esperar, sempre que pego nos livros desta autora. E eu gosto de ser surpreendidagodaodoceparaocerebrosp

    22. It has been a while since i've read a Cathy Kelly book - I did enjoy this book although i would put it in the 'light read' category - very good for between those heavier books. But it is full of loveable characters who you can both laugh and cry with - it's like going out with a handful of girlfriends for a good gossip!

    23. A read alike for Maeve BInchy with the Irish setting and a village of interrelated character. The sisters Tess and Suki Power, who sold their ancestral home that is now owned by the old housekeeper's son and Tess' first love. And Danae, the postmistress who keeps to herself out of guilt and sorrow, and her niece Mara, who brings joy and friendship back into Danae's life.

    24. I won't be rating this book and it has nothing to do with the book's content or the author. It was a library book and in such dreadful condition that I felt grimy after touching it and so decided to give up. A shame and I might see if I can get hold of another copy another time. But I can't bear to read this ragged copy.

    25. LOVED this book always, Cathy Kelly pulls you into the world of her characters and makes you never want to leave. Great storylines - even though you know how it will end, she still manages some surprises along the way.

    26. Gostei :) Surpreendeu-me e bem pela positiva este livrinho e visto que nunca tinha lido nada da autora foi um bom começo ^^

    27. Liked the environment but the drama between Tess and Cashel was so silly that it made me quite annoyed.I didn’t understand the point of Suki being in the book at all,I didn’t get what her character brought to the novel.I didn’t understand the whole relationship between Mara and Jack,to me it looked very naive and not serious at all from his side and yet she was planning wedding in her mind with this guy!?!Somehow she managed to get over himat happened quite easy,for someone who the author [...]

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