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The Prodigal Sister [Paperback]

Laura Elliot
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Book Description

9 July 2009

Can a black sheep ever return to the flock? Find out in this emotionally intense tale from a spellbinding Irish talent.

Accompany the Lambert sisters on their unforgettable journey – fans of Anita Shreve and Rosie Thomas wll be spellbound.

When 15-year-old Cathy Lambert runs away from her Dublin home, she is scared and pregnant. Settled in New Zealand with her new son Conor she believes the secret she carries will never be revealed…

Rebecca Lambert was eighteen when her parents died and she took responsibility for her younger sisters. Years later, she is haunted by fears she hoped she'd conquered.

Freed from family duties, mother of three Julie Chambers is determined to recapture the dreams of her youth.

Married to a possessive older man, Lauren Moran embarks on a frantic love affair that threatens to destabilise her fragile world.

Anxious to make peace with her three sisters, Cathy invites them to her wedding.

But as the women journey together through New Zealand towards their reunion, they are forced to confront the past as the secret shared histories of the Lambert sisters are revealed.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (9 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847561470
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847561473
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 560,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Laura Elliot is an Irish novelist and lives in the coastal town of Malahide, Co. Dublin. Her three novels are The Prodigal Sister, Stolen Child and Deceptions. Aka June Considine, she has written many books and short stories for children. She loves travelling. The beautiful South Island of New Zealand was the inspiration for her setting in The Prodigal Sister. The Burren, a karst-landscape, rich in history and archaeology in the county of Clare became the mysterious setting for Stolen Child. She gives regular creative writing workshops and is currently working on her latest novel. She has also worked as a journalist and editor.
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Praise for The Prodigal Sister:

‘an enjoyable, enthralling read’

‘The wonderful New Zealand settings and characters make for a good holiday read’
The Western Mail

‘In the style of Anita Shreve or Rosie Thomas.’
Church Review

Praise for Laura Elliot:

'A page-turner…has all the ingredients of a bestseller.'

‘A gripping, multi-stranded novel… An unusual combination of fine writing, strong plotting and a huge cast of well-formed characters.'
Irish Examiner

'An extraordinary, ambitious debut.'
Deirdre Purcell

'From the opening section, this page-turner is gripping, all the more because it presents the dilemmas of betrayal with brutal honesty.'
Irish Independent

'A well-crafted and compelling story traces the deceits which begin unnoticed but end in the destruction of friendships and lives.'
Irish Times

‘You’ll reach for the tissues within pages of starting this book.’
U Magazine

‘A truly delightful read’
Cork Evening Echo

About the Author

Laura Elliot is the pseudonym of children’s writer and journalist June Considine. She is already a bestseller in her native Ireland. The Prodigal Sister is her UK debut.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book! 10 Aug 2014
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This is not the sort of book I would usually read but I am so very glad that I did. The relationship between the sisters rings with truth, the hidden quilts and resentments feel real but the one thing that lingers is the beauty of the prose. I loved this book and will read more and that's from a die hard horror/crime fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Page turner 6 Mar 2014
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Lovely story showing family bonds. A must read for the long dark evenings. I'm going to have a read of some other Laura Elliot books and see if they are half as good as this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful and insightful 7 Feb 2014
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This book explores the relationship between sisters, their highs and lows, and the way the mistakes of your youth can drive their way into your adult world without ever really disappearing. Finally they identify their next steps... I heaved a sigh of relief!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A most believable story 6 Feb 2014
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I found this story so compelling, I couldn't put it down. My other half said he felt like a book widower.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a good read 20 Jan 2014
By Whizzy
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Found myself wandering for the first few chapters and struggled to keep up with backwards and forwarding , but once into the story found myself turning the pages eagerly
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read for laura elliot fans 24 Jun 2013
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Another great book from elliot. Loses its way slightly in the middle I feel but well recommended. I read this as a result of reading stolen child and look forward to reading others
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put this one down! 19 Mar 2013
By sue
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Sisters on a road trip! Very enjoyable - easy and fun to read! Great holiday reading!
Have just found Laura Elliot - very pleased that I have!
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By Clare
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Great read, takes you through the lives and loves of the sisters.
Enjoyed the twists of the family, maybe there's a little bit of everyone's families in this book.
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