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The Promise of Happiness

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  169 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
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 'perfe
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Paperback, 410 pages
Published July 21st 2011 by Avon (first published March 1st 2011)
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Jodi
Jun 20, 2012 Jodi rated it liked it
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
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Diana Hockley
May 10, 2015 Diana Hockley rated it liked it

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.
Leah
May 02, 2011 Leah rated it it was ok
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 l ...more
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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 s
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Aileen
Aug 02, 2011 Aileen rated it it was amazing
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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Nadia
Nov 07, 2012 Nadia rated it it was ok
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.
Heather
Dec 03, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Marcia
Jul 12, 2013 Marcia rated it really liked it
Just lovely!!! I'll be getting all her other books!
Louise
Aug 04, 2012 Louise rated it it was amazing
Loved this book, could'nt wait to pick it up and read it, when it was quiet, really a lovely book..
LilMissLoveHeart
could not finish it was a bit dull
Megan Taylor
Oct 06, 2012 Megan Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erin-kaye
Positively fabulous - loved every page.
Mary
Jul 18, 2013 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: irish-chic-lit
I just loved this book. Loved the sisters friendsips and the three stories. well written and witty as always. sad im done
Lisa Wright
It took me awhile to get into to be honest I enjoyed it though and would recommend it
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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 n ...more
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