The Perfect Gift: A warm, uplifting and unforgettable novel of mothers and daughters

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What to expect

This beautiful, moving novel of mothers and daughters and the secrets they share will fill hearts with love and light this summer. If you love Patricia Scanlan and Cathy Kelly’s warm novels, you will adore Emma Hannigan’s The Perfect Gift. ‘A wonderful storyteller’ Cathy Kelly

Happy Birthday, darling girl…

Ever since she can remember, Roisin has received a birthday card in the post. Signed with love from the birth mother she has never met.

Brought up by her adoptive parents, Keeley and Doug, Roisin has wanted for nothing. But on her thirtieth birthday a letter comes that shakes her world.

For Keeley, who’s raised Roisin as her own, the letter reminds her of a secret she’s been holding for thirty years.

And for Nell, keeping watch in the lighthouse, the past is a place she rarely goes. Until a young runaway arrives seeking shelter, and unwraps the gift of hope for them all…

Critics Review

  • A glorious read . . . A wonderfully uplifting novel about women’s friendship by a writer who understands exactly how women think

    Cathy Kelly
  • Hannigan’s novel, much like the vivacious author herself, is brimming with hope, joy and inspiration

    Sunday Independent
  • A moving tale celebrating the bonds between women, Emma Hannigan beautifully captures the difficult and wondrous thing that is loving and learning to let go . . . just a little. An excellent read

    Irish Tatler
  • Emotional and heartbreaking . . . A fast-paced story with endearingly warm characters – you’ll savour this touching tale

    Candis Magazine, Book of the Month
  • This fast-paced and endearing novel is about friendship between women, accepting yourself and trusting your own judgement

    Belfast Telegraph
  • Restores our faith in human nature and makes us feel warm inside

    Writing Magazine

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