The Promise of Happiness

  • Title: The Promise of Happiness
  • Author: Erin Kaye
  • ISBN: 9781847562012
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Promise of Happiness Louise McNeill arrives home to the idyllic Irish town of Ballyfergus hoping that it will provide the sanctuary she desperately craves Starting again with her three year old son Oli Louise s heart is
    Louise McNeill arrives home to the idyllic Irish town of Ballyfergus, hoping that it will provide the sanctuary she desperately craves Starting again with her three year old son Oli, Louise s heart is full of apprehension.To make matters worse, Louise s sister Joanne seems far from happy as she watches Louise s little family blossom But as Joanne grapples with her perfeLouise McNeill arrives home to the idyllic Irish town of Ballyfergus, hoping that it will provide the sanctuary she desperately craves Starting again with her three year old son Oli, Louise s heart is full of apprehension.To make matters worse, Louise s sister Joanne seems far from happy as she watches Louise s little family blossom But as Joanne grapples with her perfect marriage, is everything as idyllic as it seems Meanwhile Louise s youngest sister Sian has decided she doesn t want children and wants to dedicate her life to ecological living with husband Andy But is this a mask to disguise a bigger issue And is Andy ready to sacrifice parenthood Join the McNeill family as they attempt to come together to provide the love and support that they all need, whether they know it or not.

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      Published :2019-06-08T03:04:36+00:00

    About Erin Kaye


    1. Erin Kaye real name Patricia Kay was born in Larne, Northern Ireland in 1966 She studied Geography at the University of Ulster where she met her husband, Mervyn They married ten days after graduating and moved to Scotland where Erin joined a Scottish bank as a graduate recruit Ten years later she d had enough of the long working hours culture and decided to pack it all in to write her first novel Mothers and Daughters was published in 2003, followed in 2004 by Choices, Second Chances in 2005, Closer to Home in 2006 and My Husband s Lover in 2008.Erin lives in North Berwick on the East Coast of Scotland with her husband, two young sons, Ryan and Liam, and Murphy the dog.Star sign ScorpioMiddle name AnneParents Pat and JimSiblings Mary, Janet, Jim and Susan


    120 Comments


    1. This book was nice enough - not a challenging and it doesn't leave any loose ends.The story is about three sisters, Louise, Joanne and Sian. Each sister is facing her own relationship challenges. Louise, after making the decision consciously to become a single mother, moves home to Ballyfergus. She clashes with the more conservative members of her family for her "non-traditional" family unit. Joanne has been married for years to the father of her three daughters but feels as though her husband i [...]

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    2. I enjoyed this book. The author is able to share the character's thoughts quite conversationally in real language and in the ways people (women) actually do think I thought at times of a character "gosh she's really torturing herself" then realised I do exactly the same thing!The story is about 3 sisters whose lives and relationships with their men and children are the central theme with break-ups, new relationships born, and plenty of dramas along the way. It was a light & refresing read [...]

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    3. I quite liked this novel. It was light and easy to read in spite of several characters anguish about their situations.The ending was resolved fairly easily - almost too easily - but that didn't detract from the fact that I was looking for a pleasant read and this was it.

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    4. Erin Kaye came to my attention last year when I saw the beautiful green cover for her novel The Art of Friendship. I managed to get my hands on a copy, though I haven’t yet read it (oops). I saw Erin was due a new book out in July this year called The Promise of Happiness and I thought the novel sounded interesting and I accepted the chance to review the novel. It has a beautiful, summery cover and the synopsis made it sound like a good family saga, so I settled down to read it hoping it would [...]

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    5. It's a family affair…Louise McNeill arrives home to the idyllic Irish town of Ballyfergus, hoping that it will provide the sanctuary she desperately craves. Starting again with her three-year-old son Oli, Louise's heart is full of apprehension.To make matters worse, Louise's sister Joanne seems far from happy as she watches Louise's little family blossom. But as Joanne grapples with her 'perfect' marriage, is everything as idyllic as it seems?Meanwhile Louise's youngest sister Sian has decided [...]

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    6. Single Mum Louise McNeill and her son Oliver has ,made a fresh start and moved from Edinburgh back home to Ballyfergus Joanne (her sister) has found her a flat, she is shocked at how much her Mum’s health has deteriorated but she will be able to help out a bit more with her parents. However she is going to have to look for a job as she needs the income.Joanne is stressed with her life and children is her marriage in trouble?Sian is the youngest she is engaged to Andy they are both Eco Warriors [...]

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    7. This book was good I guess. It was mostly about family, relationships and starting over. It's not that I didn't like this book but I would've prefered to read something more interesting.

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    8. A lovely heart warming story, lots of twists & turns that keep you guessing almost to the end about how their stories/lives are going to turn out.

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    9. Just lovely!!! I'll be getting all her other books!

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    10. Loved this book, could'nt wait to pick it up and read it, when it was quiet, really a lovely book

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    11. could not finish it was a bit dull

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    12. Positively fabulous - loved every page.

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    13. I just loved this book. Loved the sisters friendsips and the three stories. well written and witty as always. sad im done

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    14. It took me awhile to get into to be honest I enjoyed it though and would recommend it

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