The Perfect Gift by Emma Hannigan book review

The perfect gift

The Perfect Gift written by Emma Hannigan, publisher Headline Review is available NOW in ebook, paperback and audio download format.

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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…

Great Lighthouses of Ireland

Great Lighthouses of Ireland, image courtesy of google images


I’ like to thank the publishers for an arc in return for a review.

This is Emma Hannigan’s tenth novel and she is becoming one of the bestselling Irish authors since Maeve Binchy.  Emma writes from the heart about real life emotions.  She has a way of surrounding heartbreak with smiles.  After reading an Emma Hannigan novel you feel completely shattered emotionally but you also feel comforted with the warmth from her words …

This story opens with one of the most deeply moving prologues I’ve read.  I was emotionally captivated with this prologue and felt inspired with hope and was eager to dive into the story.

The story centres around three women who have suffered much pain and sorrow.  They are secretly linked together by a gift that was selflessly given.  Can their link bring new hope and joy to them all?

This story was so beautifully written dealing with the loss of a loved one and the struggle afterwards coping without them.  It was so sensitively written with wonderful moments of warmth, love and promise of new beginnings skilfully woven around the heart ache.  My emotions were spent at the end of this book but I felt uplifted with the gift of a selfless act, of memories that can never be forgotten and of a love that will continue to give.  Sometimes in life you have to experience pain and heart break before you can appreciate real joy.  A stunningly, beautiful story that in itself was a gift to our hearts and mind. 5/5*

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