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Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Biography

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

Summer has arrived on Ireland's west coast. On the Finfarran Peninsula, Hanna Casey is looking forward to lunches with friends and balmy evenings with her boyfriend Brian in their new home in Hag's Glen. With a divorce and family drama finally behind her, Hanna plans a romantic holiday for her and Brian. Life takes a turn when Brian's aduly son moves in and Hanna runs into Amy, a former roommate from her 20's in London. When Hanna is reminded of her youth and the dreams she once had, she wonders if her life now is enough. When Amy suggests a reunion in London, Hanna accepts. When Hanna is offered an opportunity to be more than a librarian in her hometown --- she must decide what her heart truly wants. 

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

Beginning with the film adaptation of BROOKLYN, Hanna Casey is starting a cinema club, showing movies based on popular novels her friends and neighbors love. But an unexpected twist leaves Hanna’s daughter, Jazz, reeling and may send her back to London. Aideen worries that her relationship with Conor won't survive the pressures of their planned double wedding with overbearing Eileen and manipulative Joe. Saira Khan throws herself into helping a troubled new arrival to Finfarran. Hanna enjoys getting closer to Brian until her ex-husband Malcolm returns, threatening her newfound contentment. As the club prepares for the first meeting of the summer, they’ll all face difficult choices. But will they get the happy endings they deserve?

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

Eager to cheer up her recently widowed gran, Cassie Fitzgerald persuades Lissbeg Library to set up a Skype book club, linking readers on Ireland's Finfarran Peninsula with the US town of Resolve, home to generations of Finfarran emigrants. But when the club decides to read a detective novel, old conflicts on both sides of the ocean are exposed and hidden love affairs come to light. As secrets emerge, Cassie fears she may have done more harm than good. Will the truths she uncovers about her granny Pat's marriage affect her own hopes of finding love? Is Pat, who's still struggling with the death of her husband, about to fall out with her oldest friend, Mary? Or could the book club itself hold the key to a triumphant transatlantic happy ending?

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.