Friday, May 4, 2012


Ellen Murphy spent her childhood in an idyllic house by the sea. A house surrounded by flower filled gardens and a white picket fence. A house she fled at eighteen. A house full of secrets. 

When Ellen’s mother Rose, an ex-nun, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Ellen reluctantly returns home to care for her and uncovers a clue to the one secret that has haunted Ellen all her life: the identity of her father. But that is just one of the many secrets hidden behind the beautiful facade of the house on Prospect Road. Ellen discovers the high price both her mother and her Irish grandmother paid for the house on Prospect and she realizes that her meek mother is more of stranger to her than her absent father. 

Author Bio

I have always been a bookworm and had always meant to write a novel “someday.” You know, when I won the lottery and could live in beach house and look out onto the water and feel inspired. Four years ago I decided to stop waiting for my winning lottery ticket and sat down and started writing in between work and family obligations. I piled the words on top of each other until they formed sentences, paragraphs, chapters and eventually a book. The House on Prospect is my second novel. My first, a contemporary romance, Gold Coast Wives, was published in November 2011. The first book of my paranormal trilogy, Devil’s Mountain -- Book One of the Devlin Legacy, is due to be published in June 2012. While I’ve hopped around genres, all of my books to date have a common theme: strong women handling what life throws at them the best way they can.

Title – The House on Prospect
Genre – Women’s Fiction
Format – eBook: January 11, 2012

Twitter:  @BWalshWriter

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(Reader Review)

Ellen Murphy has spent her entire life surrounded by secrets.  Her childhood was full of secrets and things not discussed.  As an adult, she has continued the practice into her marriage.  Now, her mother has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and Ellen has gone home to care for her, albeit grudgingly.  As she spends time with her mother and family, she begins to unravel the family history, and in the process, learns what she wants and needs in her adult life.

Ms. Walsh has written an excellent novel on the intricacies of family life.  Her exploration of the mother/daughter relationship speaks to mothers and daughters everywhere.  She shows the often painful relationship between family members, especially when secrets are buried.  Not only is it just a really good read, but anyone who has ever needed closure in a relationship or found themselves approaching middle age and realizing they need to change will see themselves in this novel.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*



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Bernadette Walsh said...

Thank you for taking the time to review my book and the wonderful review


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