Carmel Harrington's first novel was a self publishing and e-book bestseller and award winner before the author secured a book deal with Harper Collins. The book is now available in paperback in Ireland, the US and the UK look out for it in stores now. I will warn you that you might need tissues for this one, nonetheless this is a wonderful book with a flowing chatty style that kept me turning the pages. Grace has a wonderful little boy, a dream job as an interior designer and a wonderful, supportive group of friends but she has been dealt a cruel hand by fate as a cancer diagnoses means that she urgently needs a bone marrow transplant. Grace has already had hardship in her life; her adoptive parents died when she was still a teenager and her son's father Liam; an alcoholic left her before Jack was even born. However Liam returns determined to stand by Grace and be part of his son's life. I don't want to ruin the story but it is romantic, thrilling and full of fabulous characters . You can find out more about Carmel on her website http://carmelharrington.com/ or follow her on twitter at @happymrsh. Carmel's newest book The Life You Left will be published on 19th June. I am really looking forward to that. I had the privilege of meeting Carmel last weekend as my book club buddy and fellow blogger Margaret of Bleach House Library won an evening with Carmel and she has blogged about that here http://bleachhouselibrary.blogspot.ie/2014/04/carmel-harrington-visits-bleach-house.html We all had a wonderful evening. Happy Reading.