Emma Hannigan describes herself as a 'cancer vixen.' She's beaten the disease a grand total of nine times and turned the boredom of the recovery process into a successful career as an author. Emma visits the Audible studios to talk about her latest novel The Perfect Gift.
This beautiful, moving novel of mothers and daughters and the secrets they share will fill hearts with love and light this Mother's Day.... Happy birthday, darling girl.... Ever since she can remember, Roisin has received a birthday card from her mother - the mother she has never met. Brought up by her adoptive parents, Keeley and Doug, Roisin has wanted for nothing. But on her 13th birthday a letter comes that shakes her world.
Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy, a lovely, warm, Irish family saga of three generations of women coming together one magical summer in the small seaside town of Caracove Bay. Lexi and her husband Sam have put their heart and soul into renovating No. 3 Cashel Square. Lexi's mother thinks it's high time they had a baby, but Lexi's thriving art gallery keeps her more than busy. Plus her headstrong niece Amelie seems to have practically moved in. And then, just as summer arrives, a mysterious stranger knocks on the door.
Actress Jodi Ludlum returns home to Ireland to raise her young son in the leafy South Dublin village of Bakers Valley - even if coming home means leaving her husband and waking old ghosts. Meanwhile Francine Hennessy, queen of the coffee mornings, was born and raised in Bakers Valley. She takes pride in juggling her children, her beautiful home and her high-powered career.
Emma Hannigan, much loved author of The Summer Guest, will delight fans of Patricia Scanlan and Cathy Kelly with her big-hearted novels of Ireland. Clara Conway is a woman with secrets. But consequently Clara's family is in the process of falling apart. Her son, Max, emigrated to the US with his young family years ago, and she has yet to meet her teenage granddaughter, Nathalie...because Max and his mother no longer speak.
Christmas at Huntersbrook House has always been a family tradition - log fires, long walks through the snowy fields and evenings spent in the local pub. And this year the three grown-up Craig children are looking forward to the holidays more than ever. Pippa to escape her partying lifestyle and mounting debts in Dublin; Joey the demands of his gorgeous girlfriend who seems intent on coming between him and his family; and Lainey to forget about her controlling ex and his recent engagement to another woman.
Holly Craig's family have lived happily in Huntersbrook for generations but when times grow hard, even she must admit defeat and sell off their once-successful stables. The three Craig children, Lainey, Joey, and Pippa find themselves locked in a fight to keep their beloved Huntersbrook; dare they transform it into one of Ireland's most sought after countryside venues? Renovation work is well underway when life rears its ugly head and everything stops in its tracks.
Imagine you're thirty-two, married with two little children, and you find out you're carrying a deadly cancer gene. That was me in 2005, and I've now battled and slayed cancer six times. This is my story of how I lived, laughed and overcame some of the toughest times in my life. If you know someone affected by cancer, or if you are a fellow 'cancer club member', I know you are scared. But you are not alone. I am living proof that, against the odds, life can and does carry on.
A tumbledown hacienda in the Spanish countryside in want of love and care is just what a grieving Irish family needs in this heartwarming, uplifting novel from Irish top ten bestseller Emma Hannigan. If you love reading Cathy Kelly and Patricia Scanlan, and watching Under a Tuscan Sun, this is the perfect read for you, and a book you will want to share