Hello and welcome to our spot on The Place We Call Home blog tour.
Thank you very much to Sarah @ BookOnTheBrightSide and Faith Hogan for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.
Welcome to Ballycove, the home of Corrigan Mills…
Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Irish countryside the famed mills have created the finest wool in all of Ireland. Run by the seemingly perfect Corrigan family, but every family has its secrets, and how the mills came to be the Corrigan’s is one of them…
Miranda and her husband were never meant to own the mills, until one fateful day catapults them into a life they never thought they’d lead.
Ada has forever lived her life in her sister’s shadow. Wanting only to please her mother and take her place as the new leader of the mill, Ada might just have to take a look at what her heart really wants.
Callie has a flourishing international career as a top designer and a man who loves her dearly, she appears to have it all. When a secret is revealed and she’s unceremoniously turfed out of the design world, Callie might just get what’s she’s been yearning for. The chance to go home.
Simon has always wanted more. More money, more fame, more notoriety. The problem child. Simon has made more enemies than friends over the years, and when one of his latest schemes falls foul he’ll have to return to the people who always believe in him.
Ballycove isn’t just a town in the Irish countryside. It isn’t just the base of the famous mills. It’s a place to call home.
Best-selling author, Faith Hogan returns with a family tale of love, loss, secrets and finding yourself.
We are introduced to Miranda and her family gradually, with the story split between present day and what is happening to the individuals , to the past where we meet Miranda as a child and read what shapes her into the woman we meet in the successful Corrigan Mills.
Along with the Corrigan family we are introduced to others in the village who have all grown up together so some are referenced in Miranda’s past, and others that whilst they had moved away had been drawn back to the magic of Ballycove.
Whilst I have never visited a quintessentially Irish village, I felt myself transported right into the heart of Ballycove, amongst the landscape in and around the village. Finding that I was there with the characters, experiencing their lives with them listening to them speak in lilting Irish accents and becoming emotionally involved in their wellbeing. Creating a hope that I will visit Ireland to see if my imagination lives up to the reality of the Emerald Isle.
I found I was immersed in this story that reads like a favourite relative has sat you down by the fireside to tell you a tale of love, loss and the warmth of family.
I have not read any of Faith’s previous work, but this book has touched my heart so as soon as I can I will be picking up another of her books to recapture the magic this one has woven for me
Faith Hogan is an Irish award-winning and bestselling author of five contemporary fiction novels. Her books have featured as Book Club Favorites, Net Galley Hot Reads and Summer Must Reads. She writes grown up women’s fiction which is unashamedly uplifting, feel good and inspiring.
Faith’s latest book, The Place We Call Home is published in January 2020.
She writes crime fiction as Geraldine Hogan – Her Sisters Bones is available now!
Faith gained an Honours Degree in English Literature and Psychology from Dublin City University and a Postgraduate Degree from University College, Galway.
She is currently working on her next novel. She lives in the west of Ireland with her husband, four children and a very busy Labrador named Penny. She’s a writer, reader, enthusiastic dog walker and reluctant jogger – except of course when it is raining!
You can find out more about Faith on her website
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