Secrets in the Babby House

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@ Gloria McBreen

Flossie Lynch is heartbroken when her only love, Frank Connolly, marries another. So when John O’Malley—the well-off catch of the parish—proposes to her, she resigns herself to a marriage of convenience, hoping to learn to love him.

For John, Flossie is mostly a respectable wife and caring mother to their son—and the perfect façade for his dark secret. But bloody Frank Connolly and his blackmailing wife are making things difficult for him.

Another victim of his jealous wife’s abusive behaviour, Frank stays in his loveless marriage for the sake of his two wee girls. He turns his childhood fort into a babby house to give them a refuge from their cruel mother. But for Frank, there is no refuge.

When Flossie rekindles her friendship with Frank, she tries desperately to save him from a life of misery and promises to always look out for his daughters. As the two star-crossed lovers near a second chance, tragedy strikes, forcing Flossie to make good on her promise—while attempting to protect her husband and son.

But as long as there’s a Connolly with a score to settle, there is no escape from the past and no promises for the future.

Set in a gossipy small town in Ireland at a time when marriage is for keeps and sexuality is repressed, Secrets in the Babby House is a family saga over three decades that starts in 1956. It is a story of love, deception, and stolen diaries filled with sins and secrets.


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Sold by: Gloria McBreen
Gloria McBreen is originally from Bailieborough in Co Cavan. She currently resides in Ballina, Co Mayo. She enjoys writing fiction set in historical times. Her inspiration for Secrets in the Babby House came from the love of her childhood memories and her enjoyment of listening to tales of times gone by.

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  1. Eileen

    Oh my God, what a brilliant read. Captures the essence of small town life to a tee. A captivating book that had the pages turning at lightning speed to find out what happened next. I had it read in less than 48 hours !!

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