The Guest House by the Sea (Paperback)
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The Guest House by the Sea (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages
Published: 29/02/2024
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People come to the guest house for fresh air and views across the Atlantic. But if they're lucky, they might just leave with the second chance they didn't know they needed...

Esme has run the guest house for as long as anyone in Ballycove can remember. But in her declining years, her sight is failing, and when she has a fall on the eve of the summer season, she is forced to take a back seat for the first time in her life.

From her chair in the entry hall, not much passes Esme by. There's Cora, the wife visiting indefinitely... without her husband; Niamh, the city professional with a life-changing decision to make; and Phyllie, the grandmother whose family is slipping away from her.

Esme's guests provide the colour that helps her keep her grip on the world. All of them have something they want to escape – or to hold on to. But can Esme help them find their way before the summer is over?

From bestselling Irish writer Faith Hogan comes a new, uplifting story about discovering love, friendship and the healing power of the Irish sea air. It will charm fans of Sheila O'Flanagan, Heidi Swain and Susanne O'Leary.

'Once again Faith pulls you into her world instantly and never lets you go, with such an incredibly real cast of characters who you feel actually exist. A Life affirming and unputdownable read.' Trisha Ashley

'What a delight this book is. A gorgeous cast of characters, the perfect seaside setting and Faith Hogan’s wonderful talent for dialogue all come together to make this a lovely feel-good story with an ending that will cheer your heart.' Imogen Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781803282558
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

PRAISE FOR THE GUEST HOUSE BY THE SEA: 'Utterly enchanting! I would wholeheartedly welcome a week or two being looked after by Esme in beautiful Ballycove.' Heidi Swain 'A charming tale with a gorgeous setting, this is about women whose pathways intersect at crucial stages in their lives, who learn and gain strength from each other. Moving, gentle and heart-warming.' Hazel Prior 'Escape to Ireland with the perfect summer read. A beautiful and intriguing story celebrating self-discovery, friendship and family bonds.' Phaedra Patrick, bestselling author of The Library of Lost and Found 'A warm, cosy hug of a book with a lovable cast of characters to root for and an Irish seaside setting you’ll want to visit, this novel will delight Faith Hogan’s legions of fans and win her plenty more. An ideal holiday read, though a trip to The Guest House By The Sea is like a little vacation in itself.' Ali Mercer 'This story was charming' Jennifer Page, author of The Little Board Game Café 'Heartwarming, life-affirming and incredibly moving, the perfect escapist read.' Carmel Harrington 'What a delight this book is. A gorgeous cast of characters, the perfect seaside setting and Faith Hogan’s wonderful talent for dialogue all come together to make this a lovely feel-good story with an ending that will cheer your heart.' Imogen Clark, bestselling author of Impossible to Forget 'Once again Faith pulls you into her world instantly and never lets you go, with such an incredibly real cast of characters who you feel actually exist. A Life affirming and unputdownable read.' Trisha Ashley 'This is such a treat. Faith Hogan's Ballycove and Esme's glorious guest house feel so real, you want to call up and book. The different stories of the guests are brilliantly woven together and really pull at your heartstrings. This is a satisfying, emotional, uplifting giant hug of a book, and I wholeheartedly recommend it.' Victoria Scott, author of The Women Who Wouldn't Leave “I so wish I could actually visit Faith Hogan’s wonderfully warm and welcoming Guest House by the Sea on the spectacular Irish coast. Enjoy this book with a cup of tea and a scone and savor every minute!” — Sherryl Woods, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chesapeake Shores and Sweet Magnolias series 'I LOVED it. There is a glow that comes from all of Faith's books that warms every part of me. ' Cathy Kelly PRAISE FOR FAITH HOGAN 'Uplifting, emotional and brimming with warmth and humour' Cathy Bramley, on The Ladies' Midnight Swimming Club. 'This was a beautifully written, heart-rending but ultimately uplifting read set on Ireland's wild Atlantic coast. I loved it' Phillipa Ashley, on The Ladies' Midnight Swimming Club. 'Charming... Full of pathos and humour. A heartwarming page-turner that would be perfect for staycation reading' Irish Independent on Saturday, on The Ladies' Midnight Swimming Club. 'Joyful, life-affirming and inspirational' Heidi Swain, on The Ladies' Midnight Swimming Club.

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“Utterly delightful”

I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. A charming heartwarming read with well drawn delightful characters to relate to. Slightly old fashioned world in a run down guest house on the picturesque west coast of... More

Hardback edition
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“Wonderful and heartwarming”

What a wonderful book.
Esme owns The Willows, a guest house by the sea in Ireland. One summer a number of people visit, some to find themselves, some to find purpose, some to find clarity, some to create memories.... More

Hardback edition
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“'The house of second chances'”

Everyone needs a dose of feelgood, hug-in-a-book reading, every once in a while. Yes! there are inevitably a few tears shed along the way and not every ending has roses around the door, but if you are feeling the need... More

Paperback edition
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