Following the lives of four thirty-something friends, it has all the elements of great chick-lit: think the humour of Marian Keyes, the warmth of Cathy Kelly, with just a sprinkling of Jackie Collins naughtiness thrown in for good measure.
Ella Griffin's hugely enjoyable debut ... deftly mixes light and shade, humour and conflict ... like Allison Pearson in I don't know how She Does It, Griffin puts a fresh spin on the having-it-all conundrum of juggling relationships and caring from children and parents with the demands of a career.
A brilliant read which I found it hard to put down.
packed with characters, plot twists and humorous incident ... a journey on which many readers will be happily swept away
A funny, zany romp through the glitzier side of Dublin
A brilliant debut novel (4 stars)
A fresh, funny new voice. Ella Griffin can make you laugh and then cry in the turn of a page.
A touching story that reminds us all that love's never as simple as it sounds.
This thrilling story of romance and deceit is too good to put down.
As debut novels go this is one stomping entry into the world of storytelling. Like all good romcoms, Postcards from the Heart is a love story with a twist, but its also got the added element of wit, humour and the odd tear here and there. A fabulous read.
A smart portrayal of four friends' efforts to find a path through the undergrowth of thirtysomething life.
Written with warmth and humour Irish authors appear so good at
Laugh out loud funny. Heartbreakingly sad. Ella Griffin does it again
Ella Griffin in fine form, brilliant at dialogue and insightful about loss
Crackling with wonderful dialogue and Irish wit ... funny and moving
This is a really warm, big-hearted novel that has the author's by now trademark humour stamped all over it. Characters such as the Clancys, the husband and wife daytime TV duo, are hilarious and spot on but the humour is never cruel nor does it ever descend into stereotype. There is a touching, emotional core at the centre of this book reminiscent of a Maeve Binchy novel and I look forward to lots more from Ella Griffin
Family tragedy, hidden desires, failing careers and new starts all feature in this funny, witty and poignant follow-up to her debut Postcards from the Heart. A natural storyteller, Ella Griffin has a real skill, moving seamlessly between the most painful of truths and laugh-out-loud comedy, and is a must for fans of Marian Keyes