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Summary

For Clare O’Connell, home is where the heart aches....

Since the age of 16, Clare O'Connell has lived her life by four strict rules:

  1. Don't talk about Ireland.
  2. Don't think about Ireland.
  3. Don't go to Ireland.
  4. Don't let anyone in.

And so far, it's worked well. She's got a great career, amazing friends, and she's really happy. The future is all that counts, isn't it?

However Clare is about to realise that you can run from the past, but you can't always hide from it.

When her boss insists she travels to Ireland for work, Clare finds herself drawn back to the village of Ballykielty - the home of her family, and the home of her secrets. The one place she vowed never to return to again.

With the door to her past now wide open, the first three rules have gone out of the window. Will Clare stick to rule number four

Can she be brave and face up to her family and the demons of her past? 

An emotional novel of family, friendship and dealing with your past from top 10 best seller Jessica Redland.

This book was previously published as Dreaming About Darran.

©2020 Jessica Redland (P)2020 Boldwood Books

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fantastic book and Author

I have listened to all of Jessica Redland's books on Audible, she is the most amazing author. her books have so many twists and turns. are so descriptive that I can visualise the people and places in all of her books. I love that her characters are not just in the one book, but pop up in other titles too. I'm sad that I have listened to all of them now, can't wait for the new one to come out. I have never been so captured by one author's style of writing, and coming from the North myself, the settings of Leeds and York and the Yorkshire coast are all places I know... thank you so much for all of your books #Jessica Redland. #Lucy Brownhill is also a great auditor.

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Needs a warning for sensitive topics

There were a lot of twists and turns and some totally unnecessary and uncomfortable. I have thought for a long time now that books should come with an age rating and trigger warnings. One story line was a huge curve ball and for those affected could not have seen it coming.

This left me disturbed and upset and I feel for anyone who listens / reads this without being prepared.

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Needed trigger warnings

I didn't expect descriptions of rape or so much about domestic abuse or miscarriage, etc.in a romantic story. Wouldn't have got this one if I'd known

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Petfect

what a beautifully written and narrated book. I've laughed and cried, and didn't want it to end. A must to have 😀😀

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Really enjoyed!

This is the second audiobook I’ve read by Jessica Redland, and I enjoyed this one even more than the first! I thought the narrator was brilliant and the story lines were great. There were some really touching subjects that I felt were written really well, and made for an interesting story with lots of twists and turns throughout.

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I literally could not stop listening to this. I . It is the fourth book in the Welcome to Whitsborough Bay series and is Clare's story. It can be listened/read as a stand alone, however, listening/reading the other three would give you more insight into Clare and her friends and her pretty stand offish/blunt attitude. This is definitely my favourite of the four books, I also love Lucy Browwnhill's narration. 10/10

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A lovely....

storyline showing how true love conquers all with some lovely characters with in the book as well. The narrator was very good at using different voices for the characters.

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I really enjoyed this book. it made me laugh out loud and tear up

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I really enjoyed this read

If I could give this book 6 stars I would have. I was surprised at the stories progression...did not expect it.

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