The Woman at 72 Derry Lane is an Irish Times Top 5 Bestseller

Hello everyone,

Have you been enjoying the sunshine? Its so lovely that it’s decided to come out, now that the kids are on school holidays. We are all football mad in our house this week – the kids were at the FAI Soccer Camp. And they both adored it. For me, I’ve continued to be busy since the publication of The Woman at 72 Derry Lane. But all the hard work is worth it, because my exciting news is that it has remained in the Irish Bestseller charts, inching its way up to no. 5!

It is also a No. 1 bestseller in Amazon Canada and dancing its way around the top ten chart in Amazon UK and US. Thank you all sincerely, for reading and reviewing this book. By giving it so much book love, you are helping to shine a light on Rea and Stella’s story.

The reviews have been so wonderful so far, you can take a look here! You can check out the Amazon ones here. If you enjoyed, I’d be so grateful if you could write a few words while you are there too!

In other news, Derry Lane was chosen by Donal Ryan as one of his immersive reads this summer, in the Irish Times. You can read the full list of recommended reads from beloved Irish authors here 

Also, LMFM Late Lunch with Gerry Kelly, in conjunction with Book reviewer Margaret Madden, have chosen it as one of their two Book Club Reads for July! You can hear Margaret and Gerry’s thoughts on their picks here. I’ll be joining Gerry in studio soon, for a chat.

And last but not least, Woman’s Way Magazine, chose it as their book of the week, (‘I both cried and laughed…one of the best books I have ever read’ Woman’s Way) and Irish Country Magazine as one of their top new release picks (A heartwarming and emotional read.’ Irish Country Magazine).

Have a fabulous weekend all, I’ve got a little bit of work to do today – Copy Edits!! – then it’s time to visit mam and dad with the kids, to catch up on all the family news.

Chat soon,

Carmel x



One Comment

  1. Wonderful news Carmel!! xx

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