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Here you will find everything out about my books, my writing life, all my news and forthcoming events.

My latest novel is THE BOATMAN'S WIFE available in e-book, print and audio. See below to order your copy!
My new novel THE GIRL ACROSS THE SEA is out on 10th November and available for pre-order HERE

To join one of my writing courses or book a place on my IRISH CASTLE WRITING RETREAT in February 2022 please go here:
Aurora Writers Retreats .

I would also like to invite you to REST AND RISE my yoga and meditation online platform with Lizzie Mcghee . Check it out here: RESTANDRISE .

The Boatman's Wife

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Available as e-book, print & audio.
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‘A beautifully written novel.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

There was some dark secret in this western edge of Ireland that her husband never wanted her to find out. She might never be able to lay his body to rest, but she could gain some kind of closure by finding out who the man she married was.

When Lily married her soulmate Connor, buffeted by the sea spray and wild winds of her coastal homeland in Maine, she never imagined she’d be planning his memorial just three years later. Connor has been lost at sea in the bleak stormy Atlantic, leaving Lily heartbroken.

But as she prepares to say goodbye to Connor for the last time, she is shocked to discover a message to him that he never told her about:

Does your wife know who you really are, Connor Fitzgerald? Don’t ever think you can come home. Because if you do, I swear I’ll kill you.

Unable to bear living in the home she and Connor shared, Lily decides to find out her husband’s secret. She flies to Connor’s home town of Mullaghmore on the west coast of Ireland, a harbour town hugged by golden beaches and emerald-green fields. But when doors are slammed in her face, she begins to realise that she knows nothing about her husband’s past.

Connor’s grandmother, a hermit living on the cliffs of the wild Atlantic, must know the truth about her grandson. But when Lily tries to find her, threatening notes are pushed through her door warning her not to stay. Will Lily leave the darkness of the past where it belongs? Or will she risk everything to find out the truth about the man she married…

A completely heart-breaking story about the lies we tell to protect the ones we love. Fans of The Light Between Oceans, Lisa Wingate and Susanne O’Leary will lose their hearts to The Boatman’s Wife.

Praise for The Boatman’s Wife:

‘What a totally fantastic book, totally captivating from the very first page… I can't praise this book enough.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I read this wonderful book in a single sitting, only reluctantly putting it down when absolutely necessary.’ Books ‘n Banter, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I devoured every page of this book. Noelle Harrison is a new author for me and I am eager to read more. I enjoyed the way her characters developed through the chapters and the way the book is set between present day and Ireland in the early nineties. It covers some tough subjects but they were handled with sensitivity. I can highly recommend this book.’ Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘You will be captivated by this historical novel… this story of redemption will pull at your heartstrings and leave you with the biggest smile when you realize the lengths some women will go to find the truth… you’ll love this epic journey.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Harrison is a gifted writer. Her vivid descriptions of ocean, nature, flora and fauna were brought to life… this is a heart touching and breaking story about families torn apart, and how they build lives again. Beautiful story suffused with resilience, bereavement, family bonds,finding joy, and love.’ BluePink Books

Praise for Noelle Harrison:

‘This book was so good. I didn't want to put it down… the storyline sucked you into it and made you feel like you were really there.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A gorgeous, beautifully written, compelling story of love, loss and hope. I was completely absorbed in the stories of Emer and Susannah and their sisters when reading and somewhat bereft to leave them behind. This is a story which really touched me and I will remember the characters for a long time. If I tell you that I have added it to my Top Reads list for 2020, you will know how much I loved it. Please buy it, you won't be disappointed!’ Portobello Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Girl Across The Sea

My new novel is out 10TH NOVEMBER

Kindle available to pre-order NOW

Ellen looked into her daughter’s green eyes. Her chest felt tight, and her heart was cracking. If only she could be sure her secret was safe. If only she could go home to Ireland…


Next week I am so excited for the virtual launch of my new novel THE BOATMAN’S WIFE published by Storyfire Ltd, an imprint of Bookouture, next Thursday 14th January. I will be talking  about THE BOATMAN’S WIFE and what inspired the story as well as talk about the experience of writing a whole novel while in […]


STARTING SEPTEMBER 2020 CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE WHETHER YOU ARE A BEGINNER OR MORE EXPERIENCED. WRITE FROM THE HEART: WEEKLY CREATIVE PRACTICE  Thursday nights 7- 8 p.m. starting 3rd September  £6 drop in, £20/£15 for low income for block of 4 (non-sequential) To book email: noelle.harrison5@gmail.com  60 minutes of unlocking creativity. We begin […]

Midsummer Moon Online Day Retreat

SATURDAY JUNE 20TH – ONLINE ON ZOOM 9-12PM AND THEN 6-9PM Join Sam and Noelle on our magical Midsummer Moon Women’s Retreat online on Zoom on Saturday 19th June. As we had to cancel our residential retreat this year in the west of Scotland, and reschedule for next year, we thought it would be wonderful […]

The Island Girls in Apple Australia Must Reads for May

Thrilled to announce The Island Girls has been selected as one of Apple Australia’s Must Reads for May 2020! To get your copy via Apple follow this link which is only available for ANZ readers: apple.co/WhatToReadThisMonth 9781838881764 1496334323 The Island Girls Noelle Harrison

The Island Girls Virtual Book Launch

Stay safe at home & join me live online to celebrate the launch of my new novel The Island Girls on Thursday 23rd April at 7.00 pm. GMT. I’ll tell you a little about the story behind the book, and read a couple of excerpts. I shall also host a Q&A session and we’ll finish […]


‘Emotionally gripping and beautifully performed…’ (Dawn Geddes, Scots Magazine.) Following our sell-out performances at Cymera Festival in June 2019, I’m thrilled to open The Audacious Women’s Festival 2020 with a new production of WITCHES’ GETS at The Scottish Storytelling Centre on 20th February. Our 8 p.m. show is already a sell-out but WE HAVE AN […]

Dublin Launch for The Gravity of Love

I am so thrilled to be launching my new novel The Gravity of Love in Ireland in the wonderful independent bookstore Gutter Books in Temple Bar in Dublin on Wednesday 30th May at 6.30 p.m.  I will be talking about why the gravity of love is so powerful, and how love stories are as relevant […]