Three women. Three different stages of life. United by one thing: the chance to start again.
An independent.ie ’50 hottest summer reads of 2021′ pick!
‘Hogan presciently taps into the pursuit of these pandemic times’ – RTÃ
‘Charming… Full of pathos and humour. A heartwarming page-turner that would be perfect for staycation reading’ – Irish Independent on Saturday
‘Uplifting, emotional and brimming with warmth and humour’ – Cathy Bramley
When Elizabeth’s husband dies, leaving her with crippling debt, the only person she can turn to is her friend, Jo. Soon Jo has called in her daughter, Lucy, to help save Elizabeth from bankruptcy. Leaving her old life behind, Lucy is determined to make the most of her fresh start.
As life slowly begins to return to normal, these three women, thrown together by circumstance, become fast friends. But then Jo’s world is turned upside down when she receives some shocking news.
In search of solace, Jo and Elizabeth find themselves enjoying midnight dips in the freezing Irish Sea. Here they can laugh, cry and wash away all their fears. As well as conjure a fundraising plan for the local hospice that will bring the whole community together…
From bestselling Irish writer Faith Hogan, The Ladies’ Midnight Swimming Club is an emotional story about finding new friends and living life to the fullest, that will appeal to fans of Sheila O’Flanagan, Heidi Swain and Liz Fenwick.
Praise for Faith Hogan:
‘Joyful, life-affirming and inspirational’ – Heidi Swain
‘Heartwarming and emotional’ – Liz Fenwick
‘A heart-rending, uplifting and beautifully written journey of female friendship… I loved being transported to Ireland’s wild Atlantic coast’ – Phillipa Ashley
‘Faith Hogan navigates beautifully between the community and the individual, forensically investigating moral issues and loyalties with an unflinching, yet humane eye. She is one of the most original and exciting writers to emerge from Ireland in recent times’ – Afric McGlinchey
‘An intricately woven story of love, jealousy and misunderstanding’ – Diney Costeloe
‘A cracking good story… An ideal beach read’ – Connaught Telegraph
‘A fantastic summer read’ – Irish Daily Star
‘A heart-warming story of love, loss, family and friendship’ – The Bookseller
‘Spanning several decades and generations, Secrets We Keep is a hugely ambitious novel… With its engaging storyline and sense of place this is an absorbing and entertaining read’ – Sunday Independent (Dublin)