Carmel Harrington
Agent(s): Rowan Lawton

International bestseller Carmel Harrington writes uplifting and inspiring books that have captured the hearts of readers worldwide. They have been translated into eight languages and published in eleven countries to date.

Her eleventh novel The Girl From Donegal (HarperCollins, 2023) is set as the world teeters on the brink of WWII. Eliza Lavery is alone in the world after her fiancé, Davey, was lost in the Irish Civil War. But a chance meeting on the wild beauty of Ballmastocker Bay in Donegal could change everything. Eight decades later, troubled by her future, Saoirse O’Donnell walks on the pink sands of Bermuda’s Horseshoe Bay. When she uncovers a connection to Eliza she hears a story that promises to influence her own heart and her own choice – but also to reveal a long-buried secret. Two women must each make a choice between their past and their present in this sweeping, epic love story spanning two continents and three generations.

Carmel’s other novels include A Mother’s Heart (HarperCollins, 2022), The Moon Over Kilmore Quay (HarperCollins, 2021), A Thousand Roads Home (HarperCollins, 2019), The Woman at 72 Derry Lane (HarperCollins, 2017) and Cold Feet The Lost Years (Hodder & Stoughton, 2017), the official ITV original novel to accompany the hit TV series.

Carmel was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award in 2016 and 2017 and won the Kindle Book of the Year and Romantic eBook of the Year in 2014 for her debut novel, Beyond Grace’s Rainbow.  She lives with her family and rescue dog in a small village in Wexford.

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