This dual-timeline story is full of secrets, love and all the emotions
Fabulous magazine, The Sun
Big themes and a charming, beguiling read, yet another winner from Carmel
The Belfast Telegraph
It’s like a love letter to Ireland. You always feel better after reading a book by Carmel!
Carmel Harrington is a natural storyteller … with heart, humour and hope.
Harrington cleverly combines past and present and brings the reader on a journey from Wexford to Brooklyn, blending stories of homesick immigrants with those of settled American-Irish and their friends. A heart-warming story that shows the power of friendship, family and heritage.
Heartwarming humour, with tears, laughter & friendship. Immensely enjoyable.
Warm, moving, and thought-provoking.
Dublin City of Literature
A popular voice often compared to the beloved Maeve Binchy, Harrington focuses her books on relationships with a strong emotional overlay. LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW
Library Journal Review
Beautifully written, emotionally intelligent & moving in the extreme.
Daily Mail UK
If I describe this as a charming story, there is a danger that I may appear to be diminishing it. But it is the kind of book that attracts words like uplifting, warm, endearing, an old-fashioned, feel-good story, the kind that will bring tears. It could serve as a good way to test whether you can call yourself a cynic: for the record, this reviewer failed that test.
Irish Echo Australia
Touching in some places, very funny in others.
Convincing characters, always gripping, endearing, with a cracking pace.
A nuanced read, but at its heart, a warm novel.
Carmel weaves a story that makes you think twice about what you have. It will make you see life in a different way. Deeply moving, hugely evocative, just-what-you-need hug of a novel.
This upbeat romance will leave you smiling.
An uplifting, relevant must-read.
A heartwarming and emotional read.
Irish Country Magazine
Heartwarming & Heartbreaking.
One of Ireland’s most talked-about female authors.
The Irish World
Carmel’s writing is exquisite and she has a real talent for making you believe that you can be extraordinary too.
Indulge Me Magazine
Get your tissues ready!
A bittersweet tale of family and love on a stunning road trip of self-discovery.
Irish Times Gloss Magazine
Will melt even the coldest of hearts. Guaranteed to brighten your day.
Quietly brilliant, will make you cry, laugh & cry all over again.
Female First Magazine
The lesson A Thousand Roads Home teaches you is one that will stay in your heart for a very long time.
Her books are like a hug; they envelop you … clever, finely honed, they make you think and make you grateful.
Ireland AM Book Club
We’re thrilled to include this month’s novel that is sure to catapult itself into the centre of your hearts. This warm, powerful, unforgettable novel is about second chances, friendship, and unlikely heroes. Hands down, one of the best books we have EVER read.
Once Upon a Book Club USA
A warm, insightful book packed with heart … Expect tears, laughter and moments of reflection along the way. If you’ve ever wanted to undertake an epic road trip, then this lovely book by Wexford author Carmel Harrington is for you.
Carrs.ie Book Club
I LOVE it! Warm, uplifting & important…a very VERY special book.
Beautifully moving and uplifting.
Original, funny, moving and brutally honest…perfect for fans of Ruth Jones.
Wow, where do I start … I love her writing, so knew I would automatically adore this, but think it could be her best yet – a completely addictive, heartfelt story peppered with Carmel’s trademark warmth and gentle humour – this gorgeous read truly was the perfect escape from day to day life.
So many women will find this book speaks to them. It makes you laugh and cry, but it is truly inspiring.
Sweet, sad, insightful and joyful – this book pressed all the emotion buttons, and I’m so glad it did.
Uplifting and powerful…I LOVED it.
Greta is Everywoman; laugh, love and cry with her. I truly couldn’t stop reading. A beautiful, tender and joyful story.
Poignant and profound, warm and witty, Carmel’s brilliant writing invites us to look beyond the smiley face to the complex tangle of emotions inside us all. I absolutely adored it.
Warm, engrossing storytelling at its best.
I bloody loved it. Funny, heart-wrenching and uplifting all in one.
This brave & original novel is both heartwarming, heartbreaking & thoroughly enjoyable.
I am utterly STUNNED by this book! Just wow. It’s fearless, brave, compassionate, and so full of heart. My heart has been broken a thousand times & I’ve felt so uplifted by Carmel’s words a thousand times more. This for me, is the Book of the Year!
Sometimes a book comes along at exactly the right time to shine a spotlight on an issue everyone is talking about. Important, life-affirming and bursting with Carmel’s trademark warmth and hope, WIll make you think about things you take for granted. It belongs on everyone’s shelf, and in everyone’s hearts.
Timely, moving and FULL of heart. I think this is a novel that’s going to resonate with a lot of readers.
Catherine Ryan Howard
Finished this last night and can’t stop thinking about it. I even dreamt about it. What a remarkable, special, joyous book. It captured my heart.
Finally got to read this beautiful, moving book. Carmel Harrington is one talented lady! A complete page-turner and an emotional rollercoaster. Tissues will be required.
A great portrait of family dynamics told in a warm and relatable way.
It will pull you in, make you laugh and break your heart – in a good way!