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Felicity Hayes-McCoy

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Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Irish author Felicity Hayes-McCoy built a successful UK-based career as an actress and writer, working in theater, music theater, radio, TV and digital media. She is the author of two memoirs: THE HOUSE ON AN IRISH HILLSIDE and A WOVEN SILENCE: Memory, History & Remembrance, in addition to an illustrated book ENOUGH IS PLENTY: The Year on the Dingle Peninsula. She and her husband divide their time between London and Ireland.

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Books by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

by Felicity Hayes-McCoy - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Preparations are underway for the Winter Fest, and everyone is hoping for a little holiday magic on the Finfarran peninsula. As Cassie Fitzgerald, fresh from Toronto, is about to discover, there’s more to the holidays on the west coast of Ireland than mistletoe and mince pies. Enchanted by the small town where her dad was born, Cassie makes friends and joins local librarian Hanna Casey’s writing group in Lissbeg Library. But the more she’s drawn into the festivities leading up to her first Irish Christmas, the more questions she wants to ask. As Christmas Eve approaches, it’s Cassie, the outsider, who reminds Lissbeg’s locals that love, family and friendship bring true magic to the season. But will her own, fractured family rediscover the joys of coming home?

by Felicity Hayes-McCoy - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Still recovering from a car accident, and reeling from her father’s disclosures about his long-time affair, 21-year-old Jazz --- daughter of the town’s librarian Hanna Casey --- has taken a job at The Old Forge guesthouse and begun to develop feelings for a man who’s strictly off-limits. Meanwhile, involved in her own new affair with architect Brian Morton, Hanna is unaware of the turmoil in Jazz’s life --- until her manipulative ex-husband, Malcolm, reappears trying to mend his relationship with their daughter. Rebuffed at every turn, Malcolm must return to London, but his mother, Louisa, is on the case. Unbeknownst to the rest of the family, she hatches a plan, finding an unlikely ally in Hanna’s mother, the opinionated Mary Casey.

by Felicity Hayes-McCoy - Fiction, Women's Fiction

As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland’s West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip. Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But when the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula’s fragmented community.