Roisin Meaney was born in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She has lived in England, Africa, and the USA; she now lives in Limerick. She is the author of several bestselling novels, including The Last Week of May, Love in The Making, and One Summer, as well as several books for children.
Her motto is ‘Have laptop, will travel’, and she regularly packs her bags and relocates somewhere new in search of writing inspiration. She is also a fan of the Random Acts of Kindness movement: ‘They make me feel as good as the person on the receiving end’.
On Thursday March 5th, Two Fridays in April by Roisin Meaney hit bookshelves:
It’s Friday, April 2. Daphne Darling knows that she should be celebrating her stepdaughter Una’s 17th birthday, but it’s hard, because the date also marks the one-year anniversary of her husband’s death and she and Una just can’t seem to connect anymore. Daphne can’t turn to her own mother Isobel for advice as their relationship is distant, to say the least, and Mo, Finn’s elderly mother, is still grief-stricken at the death of her only son, so she is of little help. But by the end of that day in April, marking the occasion with a slice of cake and a glass of wine will be the last thing on anyone’s mind…
Before that Friday, Daphne, Mo and Isobel were all stuck in the past, with their grief and their loss. And then Una takes matters into her own hands, and even though she makes a terrible mistake, she teaches Daphne, Mo and Isobel something about life: that it is to be lived and that, in spite of everything they’ve been through, happiness can still be a part of it.
Be sure to collect your copy of Two Fridays in April.
You can check out Roisin site here to check out more of her books.