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The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Secrets can't last forever in this heartfelt debut novel, a UK bestseller and contemporary Philomena story.

In a crumbling mansion in a small Irish village in County Wicklow, two elderly sisters, Ella and Roberta O'Callaghan, live alone in Roscarbury Hall with their secrets, memories, and mutual hatred. Long estranged by a dark family tragedy, the two communicate only by terse notes. But when the sisters are threatened with bankruptcy, Ella defies Roberta's wishes and takes matters into her own hands, putting her baking skills to good use and converting the mansion's old ballroom into a cafe.

Much to Roberta's displeasure, the cafe is a hit and the sisters are reluctantly drawn back into the village life they abandoned decades ago. But gossip has a long life, and Ella finds herself reliving painful memories when Debbie, an American woman searching for her birth mother, begins working at the cafe. As the local convent comes under scrutiny, the O'Callaghan sisters find themselves caught up in an adoption scandal that dates back to the 1960s and spreads all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. Only by overcoming their enmity and facing up to the past can they face the future together - but can they finally put their differences behind them? An emotionally rich story with flashes of humor, gossip, and tragedy, The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall is a moving debut novel of love both lost and found.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Warm and engaging . . . I loved journeying through the lives of these fascinating characters. A beautifully drawn, skillfully written, well-researched novel." - Kate Kerrigan


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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall: A Novel
Author(s): Ann O'Loughlin
ISBN: 1-5107-1372-7 / 978-1-5107-1372-7 (USA edition)
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February 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall
Author(s): Ann O'Loughlin
ISBN: 1-5107-1373-5 / 978-1-5107-1373-4 (USA edition)
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall: A Novel
Author(s): Ann O'Loughlin
ISBN: 1-5107-3906-8 / 978-1-5107-3906-2 (USA edition)
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July 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Secrets of Roscarbury Hall, The
Author(s): Ann O'Loughlin
ISBN: 1-5436-0669-5 / 978-1-5436-0669-0 (USA edition)
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May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall: A Novel
Author(s): Ann O'Loughlin
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Title: The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall: A Novel
Author(s): Ann O'Loughlin
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October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall: A Novel
Author(s): Ann O'Loughlin
Publisher: Skyhorse
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