Ballina author launches new novel

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EXPLORING BRAVERY Faith Hogan’s second book is about ‘love, old and new and it is about being brave enough to become the people we’ve always wanted to be’. She is pictured here at her home in Ballina. Pic: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

‘Secrets We Keep’, a novel by Ballina woman Faith Hogan, will be launched in Easons, Ballina, on Thursday, May 10 at 7.30pm.  
Described by author Kate Kerrigan as ‘a beautiful love story – full of a warmth and redemption’, ‘Secrets We Keep’ tells the story of two distant relatives are drawn together and forced to confront their pasts.
A beautiful old bath house in Ballytokeep has lain empty and abandoned for decades. For devoted pensioners Archie and Iris, it holds too many conflicting memories of their adolescent dalliances and tragic consequences – sometimes it’s better to leave the past where it belongs.
For highflying, top London divorce lawyer Kate Hunt, it’s a fresh start – maybe even her future. On a winter visit to see her estranged Aunt Iris she falls in love with the bath house. Inspired, she moves to Ballytokeep leaving her past heartache 600 miles away … but can you ever escape your past or your destiny?
Faith Hogan lives in Ballina with her husband, her four children and a very busy Labrador.  She has a degree in English Literature and Psychology, has worked as a fashion model, in events administration and in the mental health sector.
‘Secrets We Keep’, which is loosely based around Enniscrone and the Cliff Bathhouse, is published by Head of Zeus Publishers, London. It is Faith Hogan’s second novel.