The Last Will of Moira Leahy

I’m an only child, so I don’t know what it’s like to have a sister. I’ve always been on my own and never had that unique connection most siblings have. So when I had my sons, that was a special challenge. They had a brotherly bond I didn’t understand.

Families are the foundation of our society. Families are our heart and soul. Our safety…or not. Some families aren’t nurturing or loving. They are filled with abuse and pain. I’m thankful my family growing up wasn’t like that and isn’t like that now, and I feel for those people who don’t have that support system. That cocoon of safety and hope.

My friend Therese Walsh has written a novel about family, about sisters. THE LAST WILL OF MOIRA LEAHY debuts today, October 13, and is available here. I’m so excited for her. This is her first release, and it’s a big one. Please support her and check out her fabulous book!!!

“Today I’m participating in a mass blogging! WOW! Women On Writing has gathered a group of blogging buddies to write about family relationships. Why family relationships? We’re celebrating the release of Therese Walsh’s debut novel today. The Last Will of Moira Leahy, (Random House, October 13, 2009) is about a mysterious journey that helps a woman learn more about herself and her twin, whom she lost when they were teenagers. Visit The Muffin ( to read what Therese has to say about family relationships and view the list of all my blogging buddies. And make sure you visit Therese’s website ( to find out more about the author.”



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5 responses to “The Last Will of Moira Leahy

  1. I never had brothers, either, so it was an adjustment for me when my son was born. My first thought when I heard him cry in his deep voice, “Wow, that’s a boy!” Thanks for being part of my blogging tsunami, Melanie!

  2. I have a sister. As I wrote my blog for today (, I realized how much my sister is like Moira’s sister!

  3. I come from a family of five, all of us close in age. My husband and I have an only child, a son, who now has one son. It does make me think my son was fairly happy growing up, or else he and his wife would’ve had more kids.

  4. Suzanne Cordatos

    I’ve got a twin sister, and we’ve always joked about how together we make one pretty terrific person. Can’t wait to read this book!

  5. I love the cover art on this one. I wish her much success!

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