Authors Showcase: Postcards from the Heart by Ella Griffin
February 24, 2015
The Book: Postcards from the Heart
The Author: Ella Griffin
The Story: Life is looking up for Saffy. She has a great job, a gorgeous flat in the most desirable part of Dublin and – after six years – it looks like her boyfriend, Greg, is going to propose. Greg (just voted the 9th most eligible man in Ireland) is on a high, too – he’s about to swap his part as a heart-throb in an Irish soap for a break in Hollywood.
His best mate Conor wakes up every morning with Jess, the most beautiful woman on the planet but, even after seven years and two kids, she won’t marry him. He spends his days teaching teenagers and his nights writing the book he hopes will change everything, including Jess’s mind. But their happy endings are playing hard to get.
It seems everyone’s keeping secrets – one night stands, heartbreak, grief and loss are all in the mix. It’s going to take some tough questions and even tougher answers before anyone’s being honest – even with themselves.
About Ella Griffin:
Ella Griffin was born in Dublin. She always wanted to be a writer, but before she got around to it she was a waitress, an extra, a pickle-factory worker, an award-winning advertising copywriter and travel writer. Ella lives in County Wicklow, Ireland, with her husband, Neil, and an incredibly large dog called Haggis.
Review by Helen Rachel:
Ella Griffin had me from the start with this book – it has everything I love in a novel – relationships, humour, a page turning plot and lots of little surprises. Mixing humour with some more serious of life’s experiences, Ella Griffin has a way with words that pulls you in and keeps you reading well past lights out time.
Having grown up in Dublin and now living abroad, I really loved the setting of the book. I have gifted this book to a few friends who all loved it as much as I did. I am eagerly awaiting Ella’s next novel which I hope is not too far away.
Praise for Postcards from the Heart:
Written with warmth and humour Irish authors appear so good at —
‘A brilliant debut novel’
A fresh, funny new voice. Ella Griffin can make you laugh and then cry in the turn of a page.
A touching story that reminds us all that love’s never as simple as it sounds.
This thrilling story of romance and deceit is too good to put down.
As debut novels go this is one stomping entry into the world of storytelling. Like all good romcoms, Postcards from the Heart is a love story with a twist, but its also got the added element of wit, humour and the odd tear here and there. A fabulous read.