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Felicity Hayes-McCoy

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USA Today bestselling Irish writer Felicity Hayes-McCoy is the author of the 'Finfarran' novels, set in a fictional county on Ireland's West Coast. Marian Keyes calls her writing "a pitch-perfect delight", Cathy Kelly, bestselling author of "Between Sisters" and "Secrets of a Happy Marriage", has described the Finfarran books as "a delicious feast", and "sunshine on the page", while Jenny Colgan, bestselling author of "The Cafe by the Sea", calls them "charming and heartwarming".

The Heart of Summer, (Finfarran #6) was published by Hachette Irl in May 2020. Ireland's Sunday Business Post reviewer wrote "This works perfectly well as a standalone novel ... her writing sings", and bestselling author Patricia Scanlan wrote "Fans of Maeve Binchy
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Felicity Hayes-McCoy Hi Scott. Thanks for getting in touch. All the Finfarran books work as standalone novels as well as part of a series, and my US publishers HarperColli…moreHi Scott. Thanks for getting in touch. All the Finfarran books work as standalone novels as well as part of a series, and my US publishers HarperCollins have released The Transatlantic Book Club and The Month of Borrowed Dreams in reverse order to how they came out in the UK and Ireland. The audiobooks are produced for HarperCollins. I don't know if they intend to release one of The Month of Borrowed Dreams, which they'll publish next year in the US and Canada, but I imagine they will.

All the best to you from Ireland,
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Felicity Hayes-McCoy Hi Betsy.

The order of publication will differ slightly on either side of the Atlantic, so I've a feeling I'm going to be answering this question quit…more
Hi Betsy.

The order of publication will differ slightly on either side of the Atlantic, so I've a feeling I'm going to be answering this question quite a lot! I'm glad you'd like to know, though. :)

Here in Europe, Finfarran #4 is The Month of Borrowed Dreams, and it came out this summer. Book #5 in the series, The Transatlantic Book Club will come out next year.

In the US, the order is
#1 The Library at the Edge of The World
#2 Summer at the Garden Café (just published)
#3 The Mistletoe Matchmaker (2019)
#4 The Transatlantic Book Club (2020)
and then The Month of Borrowed Dreams (2021), which will make it book #5 over there.

The order of publication is decided by my publishers on either side of the Atlantic. They series is written so that the order in which the books are read isn't vital, as each works as a stand-alone and different books take different characters' stories forward. I'm greatly enjoying this because it allows me to step sideways and explore different themes and different aspects of Finfarran life, as well as its history, and feedback on my Facebook Author page is letting me know what people like.

Do come over and join the conversations there, if you haven't already done so. You'll be very welcome! All the best, Felicity.
https://www.facebook.com/fhayesmccoy
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The Wran's Day in Dingle 2020

 


December 26, just after the winter solstice, is The Wran's Day, as much a part of the holiday season here in Corca Dhuibhne as Christmas Day itself. This year, because of Covid, and for the first time in living memory, the celebrations have had to be cancelled. The sorrow is palpable but so is the determination to come back even stronger next year. Here's an extract from my 2013 memoir The Ho Read more of this blog post »
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“This book tells my story. I’m writing it in Ireland, in a house on a hillside. The house sits low in the landscape between a holy well and the site of an Iron Age dwelling. It was built of stones ploughed out of the fields by men who knew how to raise them with their hands and to lock one stone to the next so each was firm. It’s a lone house on the foothills of the last mountain on the Dingle peninsula, the westernmost point in mainland Europe. At night the sky curves above it like a dark bowl, studded with stars.

From the moment I crossed the mountain, I fell in love with the place, which was more beautiful than any I’d ever seen. And with a way of looking at life that was deeper, richer, and wiser than any I’d known before.”
Felicity Hayes-McCoy, The House on an Irish Hillside

“It seemed to him that half the fun of a library was stumbling on treasures by chance...
Conor, in The Library at the Edge of the World”
Felicity Hayes-McCoy, The Library at the Edge of the World

“Everything in life has its own time to happen. A time to plant, a time to grow, and a time to harvest. And if you take things steady you’ll bring your harvest home.”
Felicity Hayes-McCoy, The Library at the Edge of the World

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