Carmel Harrington The Lighthouse Secret


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Family secrets never stay buried...

1951, Ireland

On the windswept Cork coast, the lighthouse-keepers' wives wait, watching the sea. Their husbands are coming home. But one secret can never be revealed.

2023, Maine

Decades later, Mollie Kenefick receives an anonymous note: Family secrets never stay buried. The only person she can ask is her grandmother - however, Beth made a vow that she swore never to break.

But someone knows what happened that summer in 1951, and it seems they're not happy keeping silent . . .

About the Author

Carmel Harrington is from Co. Wexford, where she lives with her husband, her children and their rescue god, George Bailey. A USA Today and Irish Times bestseller, and regular panellist on radio and TV, her warm and emotional storytelling has captured the hearts of readers worldwide. Carmel's novels have been shortlisted for Irish Book Awards, and her debut, Beyond Grace's Rainbow, won Kindle Book of the Year.

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'Carmel truly reigns as the queen of emotional Irish fiction!'
- Amanda Geard

'Uplifting and powerful... I loved it!'
- Cathy Kelly

'Beautifully written, emotionally intelligent and moving in the extreme'
- Daily Mail

'A terrific read with fabulous historical detail and great characters. Thoroughly engrossing'
- Sheila O'Flanagan

'A beautifully told international saga encompassing war and tragedy, life-changing decisions and love in its many facets'
- Roisin Meaney

'One of the best books of the year . . . it's Carmel's best book yet . . . I lost whole days of my life to this beautiful, sweeping story and I can confidently predict that readers everywhere will too'
- Claudia Carroll

'A timeless love story, beautifully told across eighty years and two continents'
- Hazel Gaynor

'[The] characters are unforgettable and drawn with real heart - you're rooting for them from the get-go and with them all the way'
- Catherine Ryan Howard

'An atmospheric story, sweeping across 80 years, of two women who get a second bite at the cherry'
- Sunday Independent

'Full of heart and essential truth, this moving book will sweep you to a very satisfying ending and perhaps a few happy tears'
- Katie Fforde

'A heart-warming story which shows the power of friendship, family and heritage'
- Irish Independent

'Heartwarming humour, with tears, laughter and friendship. Immensely enjoyable'
- Irish Times

'Carmel Harrington is a natural storyteller... with heart, humour and hope'

'Heartwarming and heartbreaking'
- Evening Herald

'Uplifting, warm, endearing...a feel-good story, the kind that will bring tears'
- Irish Echo, Australia

'Warm, uplifting... a very special book'
- Marian Keyes

'A beautiful story brimming with warmth'
- Milly Johnson


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