Secrets in the Snow by Emma Heatherington
Paperback published 15th October 2020by Harper Collins
As the winter snow falls on the small Irish village of Ballybray, Roisin O’Connor and her young son, Ben, are saying goodbye to their beloved neighbour Mabel Murphy. Mabel lived a bold and colourful life, but the arrival of her brooding nephew, ‘blow-in’ Aidan Murphy, just makes life more complicated for Roisin.
However, in one final act of love, a message arrives from Mabel that changes everything. And as winter turns to spring and the cold snow melts, the secrets both Roisin and Aidan are hiding must be revealed at last.
Emma Heatherington has remained one of my favourite authors after loving Rewrite The Stars, which I highly recommend reading.
I’m delighted to be asked if I would like to read Secrets in the Snow, with the likeable, loveable characters that are created extremely well as always, this is something the author Emma Heatherington can create in every book that she writes, adorable readable characters and with always a well thought out storyline.
The starting point of this story made me cry and from then on it made me smile. I really did experience a wave of compassion for Roisin O’Connor with firstly the death of her husband, with Roisin’s young Ben that seems emotionally fragile missing his dad.
36 year old newly widowed, Roisin moves with her son, Ben to a tiny village in Ballybray Ireland. With her shaky upsetting past she makes friends with her neighbour 79 year old Mabel Murphy. With another tear in my eye, Roisin and Ben are grief stricken when Roisin’s only caring friend Mabel dies.
The scenes that made me smile, is the white winter snow, with snow flakes that hit Roisin’s window and her energetic offer for a snowball fight with Ben to get him not feel so traumatised by everything that has happened to him at such a young age.
Aidan Murphy, Mabel’s nephew and Roisin are both hiding secrets. Will they adventurally come to surface and be out in the open?
Secrets in the Snow is a perfect winter heart warming story to curl up with on the sofain the dark cold nights, that will keep you guessing will there be or won’t there be a breezy love story.
ABOUT AUTHOR EMMA HEATHERINGTON
Emma Heatherington is a fresh contemporary voice and kindle bestseller. Her novel The Legacy of Lucy Harte has sold over 80,000 copies in both the UK and the US. Emma is from Northern Ireland and has penned more than thirty educational short films, plays and musicals as well as eleven novels, including Rewrite The Stars. She also ghost wrote the Irish Times best seller Born for the Road, which was nominated at this year’s Irish Book Awards. She lives in her native Donaghmore, Co Tyrone, with her partner, the arists and singer/ songwriter Jim McKee and their children Jordyn, Jade, Dualta, Adam and Sonny James.