Beyond Graces Rainbow

Beyond Graces Rainbow by Carmel Harrington


Carmel Harrington’s debut novel, Beyond Grace’s Rainbow has been receiving rave reviews, with 5 * ratings from both readers and book bloggers alike.

“I never cry at books…movies yes, books no. But Harrington has this gift of sucking you in and you fall in love with the characters despite their flaws, (wish I had a group of friends like them though)” by Eimear Comerford

“Harrington is definately a new Irish author to keep an eye on. She has a deep insight into the humansoul and has a unique way of depicting that through words.” by LisaGP

“Excellent novel, literally couldn’t put the book down until I got to the end!” by HHeg

”I really enjoyed the story and the characters (could be people I know}. Also just the places mentioned reminded me of going to them when living or visiting over there.” by Shirl

“Well i bought this book and less than 24 hours had it finished, amazing read. I laughed….i cried….felt so intune with each and every character and their lives.” by Clare L

“This book has so many twists and turns it will keep you guessing right up until the very end. “ by Overthemoon

“By chapter 8 I’d a lump in my troat, a tear in my eye and had laughed out loud. Read it in a matter of hours. Really believed what I was reading, so by the end was in floods of tears.” by Emma Tate

“It was such a good read that I had to force myself to stop reading so that I didn’t finish it quite so quickly. I was torn between wanting to get to the end and wanting to draw it out so that the characters would be part of my day for a little longer!” by Jen Kelly

“Funny & Sad all rolled into one” by Siobhan Mc

Beyond Grace’s Rainbow is a poignant story about a young mother’s battle with cancer. Single mother Grace Devlin faces what will be the biggest fight of her life and the stakes are high. She cannot contemplate leaving her adorable little boy Jack all alone in the world. Unfortunately for Grace her best chance of survival is to receive a bone marrow transplant, so she embarks on a heart breaking search for her biological parents, as she was adopted when a small baby. This search will unravel a web of lies and deceit that has spanned over thirty years.

And just when she thinks life can get no more complicated, Jack’s father Liam is back in town full of remorse and he’s made it clear that he’s not leaving until he’s won her back. Liam was the love of Grace’s life but can she trust him ever again? Helping Grace muddle her way through her cancer treatment and complicated love life are her friends – Tara, Sean, Abby, Tom and Gerry. Tara is Grace’s cousin and is happily married to Sean but they are desperate for a baby of their own; Abby, Grace and Tara’s friend from college is single and looking for her one true love which is proving difficult, whilst Tom would be happy if his boyfriend Gerry for once didn’t max out their credit card! Beyond Grace’s Rainbow will bring the reader into Graces world where friendship, courage, loyalty, laughter and above all love are abundant. The story will bring you on an emotional journey with Grace and her friends that will have the reader both laughing and crying at the turn of a page.

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24 thoughts on “Beyond Graces Rainbow

  1. I absolutely loved this book and would highly recommend it. Carmel takes us on an emotional journey, parts of which we can all relate to. I am really looking forward to reading her next novel and really hope she does well in the awards. 🙂

    • I absolutely loved this book so much so I read it in two nights …… Not easy with 3 young kids! It took you on such an emotional journey and drew you in to every page. A must read! I can’t wait for book two!!

  2. Really great book ,wasn’t sure how it would all turn out till the end .a real page turner looking forward to her next novel.if you fancy a great read that has the ability to make you cry and laugh this is the one ,poor yourself a large glass of wine and sit back and enjoy .

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  4. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The characters reminded me of people I knew and the places reminded me of when we were in Ireland. Watching and waiting for Carmel’s next book!!!!

  5. This book by Carmel was a beautiful book and would highly recommend felt I new all the characters in this book ,so beautiful and written with such sensitivity Grace was such a brave lady .Must read cannot wait for next book ,

  6. Fantastic book, made me smile , made me cry, I couldn’t put it down. Beautifully written and great story. Highly recommend it to all. Can’t wait for the sequel….

  7. Carmels book absorbed me from the very first page, then it took over my emotions, it grabbed them, shook them and let them loose to the point where I lived every page with the wonderful characters. thanks Carmel xxx

  8. One of those books you just don’t want to put down! Thoroughly enjoyed it, even if I cried my eyes out in places! Felt like I knew the characters and didn’t want the story to end! Excellent read!

  9. It’s a great and enjoyable book, I loved the characters and it’s easy to read and to understand. I’m looking forward to read more

  10. A wonderful story written in a very beautiful way, I found reading the book is very enjoyable. Well done Carmel we’re looking forward to read more amazing books

  11. This book made me laugh and cry and most importantly I couldn’t put it down, it had me from the start. Cannot wait to read more from this new and exciting author.

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