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 her 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.
Meet the Author:
Bernadette Walsh is a native New Yorker who, when she isn’t busy practicing law and tormenting her fellow commuters on the Long Island Rail Road with the tap-tap-tapping of her laptop, enjoys reading and now writing novels. As the daughter of an Irish immigrant, she has always been fascinated by the Irish immigrant experience and explores some of these themes in The House on Prospect. Bernadette has won several writing contests. The House on Prospect is her second published novel.
Title: The House on Prospect
Author: Bernadette Walsh
Word Count: 60,000
Genre: Women’s Fiction