The Birthday Party
A spell-binding summer read from the Number One bestselling author
by Roisin Meaney
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 27 Jun 2019 | Archive Date 09 Apr 2020
'A wonderful storyteller' Ciara Geraghty
'Meaney is utterly credible, utterly authentic, utterly irresistible' Irish Independent
'Roisin Meaney is a skilful storyteller' Sheila O'Flanagan
Another summer is in full swing on Roone, an island off the west coast of Ireland, and preparations are underway for a big birthday party at the local hotel. But before then, love and friendship will be tested ...
Who is the stranger who arrives at Imelda's door, just weeks after her world falls to pieces?
How long can Eve hide her secret from Andy?
And will Nell and Laura's friendship survive the storm that's about to hit the island?
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Average rating from 30 members
Highly recommended with more than a few twists and turns. Brill feel good summer read . A usual roisin meaney romance which gives you that warm feeling and you don’t want the book to end this would make a great series so look forward to future publications maybe a sequel. 5*****
Meaney captures a place in prose so vivid, readers will feel like they are actually on the island of Roone in this story of love, jealousy and second chances. Tilly plans to spend time on the island with her sister, Laura and Tilly’s boyfriend, Andy, as islanders make ready for a milestone birthday for one of their residents. Trouble erupts when Tilly accuses Andy of cheating on her with his old girlfriend, and Laura gets a surprise visit from her stepmother, who has a secret to share. Meaney’s characters are all very human, and there aren’t happy endings for all of them, making this read a little more relatable to us mere mortals than many other books in the genre
Friendship, love, family, secrets, discovering yourself, fantastic characters, a great storyline and self growth, this book has it all. A perfect summer holiday read.
Thank you to Netgalley and Hachette Books Ireland for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. I hadn’t heard of Roisin Meaney before seeing this book on Netgalley, but I will definitely be looking up more books. I felt as though I was on the island of Roone, this book is filled with characters who all have their own struggles. The book is filled with love and friendships which are continually tested. This is a good read, which I highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Perfect lovely summer read love family an involving story a wonderful book to relax and enjoy a sunny summer day wrapped up in.#netgalley #hatchetteIreland.
This was a great book. In the beginning there were so many characters I could not keep them all straight. After a few chapters it all made sense and I didn’t need a chart to see how every one was connected. I thought the shorty had enough turns to keep me interested. Lauren was the main character that seems to hold it all together. There were a lot of children and an unplanned pregnancy with a twist you don’t see coming.
The Birthday Party by Roisin Meaney will carry you away to spend summer days on the island of Roone. Friends and family have gathered to celebrate a milestone birthday in honour of one resident, but for some, the pending celebrations will become secondary to their own trials and tribulations as they pertain to love and friendship. If you are looking for a summer read that will transport you, a visit to this charming Irish island might be exactly what you crave. Many thanks to NetGalley and Hachette Books Ireland for this ARC.
I really enjoyed this book. I adored the story line and loved the main characters. I read this book in one sitting and would highly recommend this book.
Thanks Netgalley and the Publisher. I devoured this book in one sitting outside in the sun with a glass of something chilled. A great summer read with good characters and storyline.
Yet again another wonderful story by Roisin Meaney going back to the people we love from the island of Roone. We are back on this small island with Nell and her family, Laura and her family and others we met in the previous books. I adored this book and was actually sad when it ended. I hope there will be more books from Roone. Highly recommend.