Archive for March, 2011

March 30, 2011

HOMECOMING – Cathy Kelly

Cathy Kelly is a number 1 bestselling author. She worked as a journalist before becoming a novelist, and has published eleven bestselling books. She is also an ambassador for UNICEF in Ireland. She lives in Wicklow with her husband, John, and their twin sons, Murray and Dylan.

Eleanor Levine left Ireland seventy years ago with little more than a suitcase and her mother’s handwritten recipe book. Now, a lifetime later, she’s returning from New York with hard won wisdom and memories of her own. A renowned psychoanalyst, Eleanor knows there’s one final journey she has to make…
Lovely young actress Megan Bouchier didn’t have to chase success – it arrived effortlessly. Fame was what she always wanted until a disastrous affair made her the wrong kind of headlines – now Megan needs a place to hide… Darkly beautiful Rae is a wonderful wife, a loyal friend and a dedicated community carer. From Titania’s Tea Rooms she dispenses tea and sympathy to everyone – until a painful secret from her past threatens everything she holds dear.

Big-hearted teacher Connie O’Callaghan has given up on love. She’s cheerfully approaching forty and besides, why does no man ever match the heroes in her beloved romantic novels?
As Eleanor re-reads her mother’s comforting words and watches life unfold from her window in Dublin’s pretty Golden Square, she slowly becomes drawn into the lives of Megan, Rae and Connie. But can treasured wisdom handed down from mother to daughter really be relevant today? And what are the ingredients for a life well lived…?

March 30, 2011

Q&A With Sarah Kate Lynch about Dolci Di Love

Q. How long have you been at work on this book?
A. Over a year, it involved two major rewrites and I was travelling a lot.

Q. So you write when you are travelling?
A. Yes, my first book was written in a series of hotels and motels as I travelled the length of the country with my husband who was working on The Lord of the Rings.

Q. This is your seventh book involving food, or drink. What’s the allure?
A. During my two years of food writing I met so many passionate people involved in the artisan food industry that it piqued my imagination.

Q. How did the idea originate?
A. I knew of someone whose father turned out to have a secret family and the sheer audacity of this captured my attention.

Q. Did the book involve special research?
A. One trip with my husband to Italy where we discovered the town of Montepulciano and a month there on my own to get a feel for the place.