Beautifully written, emotionally intelligent & moving in the extreme.DAILY MAIL UK

Carmel Harrington is a natural storyteller … a book with heart, humour and hope. RTE

Heartwarming humour, with tears, laughter & friendship. Immensely enjoyable. IRISH TIMES

Convincing characters, always gripping, endearing, with a cracking pace. IRISH INDEPENDENT 

I both cried and laughed…one of the best books I have ever read. WOMAN’S WAY 

A nuanced read, but at its heart, warm. SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

A popular voice often compared to the beloved Maeve Binchy, Harrington focuses her books on relationships, with a strong emotional overlay. LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW

The lesson A Thousand Roads Home teaches you, is one that will stay in your heart a very long time. SHEMAZING

Carmel weaves a story that makes you think twice about what you have. I can’t explain how beautiful this book is, I read it in one sitting and had tears running down my face. WOMAN’S WAY

An uplifting, relevant must-read. IMAGE MAGAZINE

A heartwarming and emotional read. IRISH COUNTRY MAGAZINE

Get your tissues ready! BEST MAGAZINE

Deeply moving, hugely evocative, just-what-you-need hug of a novel. WOMAN’S WAY 

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. NOVELICIOUS

Quietly brilliant, will make you cry, laugh & cry all over again. FEMALE FIRST MAGAZINE

Heartwarming & Heartbreaking. EVENING HERALD

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

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

Book Clubs

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 center of your hearts.  This warm, powerful, and 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 US


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. MARIAN KEYES

Beautifully moving and uplifting. CECELIA AHERN 

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 heartMy 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! CLAUDIA CARROLL 


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, A Thousand Roads Home will make you think about things you take for granted. It belongs on everyone’s shelf, and in everyone’s hearts. HAZEL GAYNOR

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. ALEX BROWN

Finally got to read this beautiful, moving book. Carmel Harrington is one talented lady! 



A great portrait of family dynamics told in a warm and relatable way. EMMA HANNIGAN

It will pull you in, make you laugh and break your heart – in a good way! ABBEY GREEN 

Book Reviewers 

I was bewitched and bedazzled by the characters! A read that can make a difference. BETWEEN MY LINES

Without a shadow of a doubt, my book of the year and nothing will come close before the year is out….simply outstanding. BOOK REVIEWS FOR U

A truly gorgeous and inspiring read, it may well make your heart ache, but also fill with love too. LOVEREADING.CO.UK

I loved it. Heartbreaking and will make you appreciate some of the everyday things in life that you take for granted. BOOKAHOLIC.IE

This book highlights homelessness and what it means in 2018, how ordinary people like me and you can end up homeless. A book that’s for women, men and in fact anyone that loves a brilliant and memorable story PAUL DUNPHY ESQ SELF STARTER MAGAZINE 

A Thousand Roads Home touches on a subject that is an open wound in today’s society. Carmel Harrington has produced another tear jerker which hooks the reader from its opening pages and churns them around in a spin cycle of emotion. MARGARET MADDEN BLEACH HOUSE LIBRARY 

…a warm, powerful and unforgettable novel about friendships, family and unlikely heroes … Carmel’s writing is exquisite and she has a real talent for making you believe that you can be extraordinary too. INDULGE ME MAGAZINE 

I loved this compelling story, which has so much heart and soul. This is essentially a story about kindness and empathy, with the message of how we should all stand up for the underdog. Powerful and emotional. REMEMBERY TREE READS 

A book that will make you stop and think, it will bring a tear to your eye and a gentle smile to your face. A heartwarming read. SWIRL AND THREAD

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