The Paper Bracelet (Paperback)Rachael English (author)
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Every baby's bracelet held a mother's secret...
Inspired by heartrending real events, the gripping new novel from No. 1 bestselling author Rachael English. Readers of Diane Chamberlain and Kathryn Hughes will love this book.
'A true storyteller who keeps you turning the pages' Cathy Kelly
For almost fifty years, Katie has kept a box of secrets.
It dates from her time working as a nurse in a west of Ireland mother and baby home, and contains a notebook with details of the babies and young women she met there. It also holds many of the babies' identity bracelets.
Following the death of her husband, Katie makes a decision she has long kept at bay. She posts a message on an internet forum, knowing that the information she possesses could help reunite adopted people with their birth mothers.
Soon, the replies are rolling in, and Katie encounters success, failure, heartache and joy as she finds herself in the role of part-detective, part-counsellor - chasing down leads, piecing together stories, and returning many of the bracelets to their original owners.
But there is one bracelet in the box that holds the key to a story that may never be told ...
The Paper Bracelet is a gripping and moving story of secrets, lies and a love that never dies.
Reader love for Rachael English:
'A cracking page-turner in the best tradition of Maeve Binchy' Patricia Scanlan
'Beautiful, compelling, and sincere in the way of the very best stories and the best books' Irish Independent
'An evocative read ... powerful ... If you read authors such as Diane Chamberlain, Sheila O'Flanagan or Maeve Binchy then you should also check this out' Between My Lines
'Enchanting, emotional, heartbreaking, ultimately uplifting and just perfect... Rachael English is a wonderful storyteller' Being Anne
Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 494 g
Dimensions: 232 x 152 x 32 mm
A cracking page-turner in the best tradition of Maeve Binchy * Patricia Scanlan on The Night of the Party *
I read [it] greedily, unable to put it down ... beautiful, compelling and sincere in the way of the very best stories and the best books * Sunday Independent on The Night of the Party *
An evocative read ... powerful ... If you read authors such as Diane Chamberlain, Sheila O'Flanagan and Maeve Binchy then you should also check this out * Between My Lines on The American Girl *
Enchanting, emotional, heartbreaking, ultimately uplifting and just perfect ... Rachael English is a wonderful storyteller * Being Anne on The American Girl *
Richly imagined and searingly empathetic, The American Girl makes for compelling reading * Sunday Business Post on The American Girl *
Compelling ... Martha and Rose are both deeply sympathetic characters, and English tells their story with compassion, insight and wit * The Irish Times on The American Girl *
[English] weaves a tale with the natural ease of a born storyteller ... I couldn't help but be reminded of Maeve Binchy for her warm style and distinctly Irish voice ... heart-breaking and uplifting all at once and I highly recommend it * RTE Culture on The American Girl *
Rachael English somehow finds the time to pen the kind of page-turning novels that made Maeve Binchy a household name ... The Night of the Party is a coming of age novel that will be instantly recognisable to anyone who grew up in 1980s or 1990s Ireland * Sunday Business Post on The Night of the Party *
Rachael English paints a vivid picture of a changing Ireland in this page-turning tale * The Irish Times on The Night of the Party *
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“A great read, with a really satisfying ending.”
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