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‘A wonderful storyteller’ Cathy Kelly

‘Warm, intelligent and brilliant’ Marian Keyes

‘A beautiful book by an exceptional author – lose yourself in her wonderful writing’ Sinead Moriarty


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…


This beautiful, moving novel of mothers and daughters and the secrets they share will fill hearts with love and light. If you love Patricia Scanlan and Cathy Kelly’s warm novels, you will adore Emma Hannigan’s The Perfect Gift.

Readers LOVE The Perfect Gift:

‘A stunningly beautiful story that in itself was a gift to our hearts and mind5* Reader Review

‘It was raw. It was emotional. It was intense. It was mind-blowing. It was utterly amazing. I cannot seem to find the right words to express how much ‘The Perfect Gift’ blew me away, but it truly did. Breathtakingly beautiful5* Reader Review

Emma Hannigan writes books that I really WANT to read! This is a book about family, love, hope, secrets, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter . . . beautifully written5* Reader Review

‘I have cried and laughed . . . Truly magical5* Reader Review

‘A truly wonderful, warm, heartfelt story, by an inspirational writer’ 5* Reader Review

‘Wow this is another fabulous book from Emma. Brilliant story from start to finish. Couldn’t put this book down5* Reader Review


A glorious read . . . A wonderfully uplifting novel about women's friendship by a writer who understands exactly how women think
Cathy Kelly
Hannigan's novel, much like the vivacious author herself, is brimming with hope, joy and inspiration
Sunday Independent
A moving tale celebrating the bonds between women, Emma Hannigan beautifully captures the difficult and wondrous thing that is loving and learning to let go . . . just a little. An excellent read
Irish Tatler
Emotional and heartbreaking . . . A fast-paced story with endearingly warm characters - you'll savour this touching tale
<i> Candis </i> Magazine, Book of the Month
This fast-paced and endearing novel is about friendship between women, accepting yourself and trusting your own judgement
Belfast Telegraph
Restores our faith in human nature and makes us feel warm inside
Writing Magazine
This is her best novel yet. Her heart and soul was poured into every word of this story and it just radiates from the pages . . . a wonderful, heartfelt, emotive book
Shaz’s Book Blog
I didn't just like it, I really LOVED it . . . grab this book, curl up on the couch and prepare to have a few lump in your throat moments too
Celeste Loves Books