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Roisin Meaney Books In Order

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Publication Order of Journal Books

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Publication Order of Summer Books

One Summer (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
After the Wedding (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
I'll Be Home for Christmas (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Birthday Party (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Daisy Picker (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Putting Out the Stars (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Even Think About It (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Week of May (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The People Next Door (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Half Seven on a Thursday (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love in the Making / Semi-Sweet (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Things We Do for Love /Life Drawing for Beginners (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something in Common (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Fridays in April (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reunion (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Street Where You Live (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Anniversary (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Restaurant (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's That Time of Year (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Club (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life Before Us (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Writing for both adults and children, the Irish author Roisin Meaney has been writing for quite some time now to much success, as she has managed to establish a brand that has reached bestselling status, allowing her to become a prominent voice within the literary industry. Previously working as an advertising copywriter, she would learn how to write extensively, producing large quantities of work on a regular basis.

With a clear gift for editing, she is unparalleled in her brevity and approach to the format, as she manages to get straight to the point, giving her material a sense of immediacy that reaches the reader on an instant level. This allows her to write about subjects and ideas that are most relevant to her, as she writes from a very real and personal place, allowing her to create a style that is both intimate and personal in equal measure. Clearly showing a love for the art-form, she really knows and understands her audience too, as she has had her work well received worldwide, with scores of readers flocking to her work globally. With her novels being translated into a number of different languages, she resonates with readers worldwide, regardless of where they’re from.

This is largely thanks to the manner in which she approaches her work, building a sense of rapport between her and the reader, drawing them into her unique and inventive worlds, with her creative combination of character and narrative. In regards to her characters, she is able to get to the heart of what it is that makes her leading protagonists tick, giving the reader a very real sense of who they are and what they’re about. This is something that will carry on into the foreseeable future, as there’s plenty more planned on the horizon, with her showing no signs of stopping any time soon.

Early and Personal Life

Born in Listowel in Ireland, Roisin Meaney would grow up with a strong passion for both reading and writing, constantly looking to the world around her for inspiration and creativity, something which she would nurture throughout the years. Growing up in the area showing a clear affinity for it, she was born on the 3rd of September, she would go on to gain an education in the subject, giving her the background she needed to continue. Working as both a copywriting editor and as an artist, she has had extensive training over the years, all of which has lead to her becoming the writer that she currently is today, something that will carry on for many years to come.

Writing Career

It would be in 2004 that she would bring out her first debut novel with ‘The Daisy Picker’, as this would itself go on to win a ‘Write a Bestseller’ competition. This would then secure her status as a writer of much importance to watch over the following years as, whilst she would only produce two series with ‘Journal’ and ‘Summer’, she would create a variety of highly memorable and inventive stand-alone titles. Maintaining a strong presence both online as well as off, her writing career grows from strength-to-strength, something that continue for a long time yet.

Two Fridays in April

Initially brought out through the ‘Hachette Ireland’ publishing label, this would be a stand-alone title from Roisin Meaney, with it not being a part of any series as such. Released in 2015 on the 5th of March, it would tell a unique and finely woven story, incorporating many of the themes and ideas that came before. This is why it’s a must for any fans of the author, as well as being a great insight into a unique and distinctive way of life.

Dealing with issues of family and bereavement, this is a story that really highlights relationship issues and how people deal with them. Featuring a whole range of different characters, it really manages to evoke a very real sense of what they are actually dealing with over the course of the novel. Looking at the trials of grief and the toll it takes on people, it manages to create a sense of coming together and what it really means.

On April the 2nd it’s the anniversary of her late husband’s death, as well being the 17th birthday of her stepdaughter Una, something which creates somewhat of a conflict within her. This then leaves the young Una torn between two points, as finds that she can’t turn to her own mother Isabel help, as their relationship is now distant, whilst her stepmother, Daphne Darling, is attempting to overcome troubles of her own. That is when Una attempts to try and bring them all together and, despite making a massive mistake, she teaches them all something about family and what it is to be together. Will they overcome their trouble? Can they deal with the past? What will they learn on those two Fridays in April?

The Reunion

Released through the ‘Hachette Ireland’ publishing outlet once more, this would yet again be another stand-alone novel from the author Roisin Meaney. Published in 2016 on the 18th of October, it would allow readers to once more gain a unique insight into an otherwise different way of life. It would also work to further establish her career and develop her style, allowing her to build upon the material that came before.

The Plunkett sisters are facing a twenty-year school reunion which none of them are entirely eager to attend, as they are all coping with their own various issues. Caroline wants to put the past behind her, as she is now a successful knitwear designer moving between Italy and England, whilst Eleanor is facing a distant relationship with her son, and a fraught marriage to her husband. That’s when a letter arrives bringing up memories from the past, as they find they may have to return to the town that they’ve been running from for so long. Will they face up to their past? Can the overcome their hardships? What happened to them and what will take place at the reunion?

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