a distinctive new voice in a clever, nuanced debut.
A thoroughly enjoyable novel about being young and in love and about life coming full circle. Rachael English paints a vivid portrait of what it was to be Irish in America in the nineteen eighties and what it is to be Irish now. Witty and perceptive, she has a voice that is all her own
English is a great writer and this is a fantastic debut
Anyone who has wondered what life might have been like if they'd stayed together with a summer love will be charmed by [Rachael English's] warm, heartfelt debut novel.
English is so readable; you will fall into this book as you would a soft settee. Read it and sigh for the enduring beauty of first love.
An impressive debut
Hugely romantic and readable.
An impressive debut from a skilled novelist who brings a breath of fresh air to the Irish publishing world. English is certainly a force to be reckoned with and may prove to be as formidable a player in the books market as she is in the broadcasting world
Assured and warm-hearted.