Homecoming by Cathy Kelly
Irish Women's fiction writer Cathy Kelly spins a heartwarming tale set in "Golden Square." A scandalized actress with a vulnerable heart, Megan, collides with a grieving psychoanalyst, Eleanor, who is returning to Ireland to explore her roots. Connie is a schoolteacher who is woefully single while everyone around her is getting married and Rae has a terrible secret from her past. Although these plots may sound familiar, the book isn't generic. Being immersed in their world was like nursing a hot cup of tea on a winter day. There were funny parts, sad parts, and overall, the narrative thread stayed strong.
Song: "Paradise" by Coldplay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G4isv_Fylg