Wednesday 3 March 2021

✿ A Week To Remember ✿ Esther Campion ✿


 A converted stone farmhouse on the Irish coast is about to receive its first guests in this warmly captivating story for fans of Maeve Binchy and Monica McInerney

Whether it was the lure of the rugged coastline or the comforting image of the house, he wasn't sure, but he couldn't remember the last time he'd taken a holiday. . .

With its brightly painted front door, white-sash windows and garden path sweeping down toward the sea, Lizzie O's guesthouse promises a welcome escape from the world. Aisling and Mick Fitzgerald are travelling all the way from Tasmania to celebrate their wedding anniversary, but Aisling is burdened with a secret that could ruin their marriage. Declan Byrne, exhausted from an unhealthy routine of long hours, takeaway and too much red wine, has spontaneously taken the week off to visit the village of his childhood summers. Katie Daly returns to West Cork after an absence of 35 years to care for her ageing mother only to find she must confront her painful past. Finally, Mia Montgomery is taking this holiday without telling her husband.

Each of this group of strangers is at a crossroads. And one week in the middle of winter may change all of their lives.


ARC received from Hachette Australia for an honest review 

If you have read Ms Campion's previous books, you will have met the owner of Lizzie O's B & B, Ellen. But if you haven't, this does stand alone, and you won't be missing out on things.

A Week To Remember brings together a group of strangers, and this one week will change all their lives.

Because sometimes you need to travel half way around the world to find your "home".

There are quite a few characters, so it will take a little time to get to know them all, but once you get your head around each of their stories, you won't even notice them all, as they all have such unique personalities that come off the page

I adored each and every bit and piece we get of all their stories. Though at times predictable, and we kind of knew where things were all going to end up, it was interesting and intriguing the whole way through.

I do feel that I need more of one character, Mia, I want more of her story.

A lovely story that will whisk you away to Ireland for a wonderful week.

I am looking forward to more from this author.

Esther Campion is from Cork, Ireland and currently lives in north-west Tasmania. She attended North Presentation Secondary School in Cork and has degrees from University College Cork and the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Esther and her Orcadian husband have lived together in Ireland, Scotland, Norway and South Australia. They have two grown-up children in Adelaide and the youngest at home in Tassie. Esther loves sharing her life on a small property with an over-indulged chocolate Labrador, a smoochy cat and a couple of ageing mares, all of whom she firmly believes are living proof that dreams really can come true. Esther's heartwarming debut novel, Leaving Ocean Road, was followed by The House of Second Chances.