Beautiful Lily Beaumont and her husband Jack are owners of a genuine Victorian tavern, situated on one of Belfast's few remaining narrow cobbled streets.
It's a favourite among the locals who love the quiet atmosphere, good beer and simple food.
Then one day, Dublin-based developer, Vincent Halloran arrives with big plans for Maple Street.
The other traders are keen to sell up and retire, but Jack and Lily aren't ready to call 'time, please' on their beloved tavern.
Instead, Lily hires four pretty barmaids to bring in the customers.
Enter pint-sized, man-eater Bridget, lazy art-student Daisy, neurotic Trudy and painfully shy Marie. And if the stakes for Lily and Jack weren't already high enough, there's a secret about the Maple Street tavern that has yet to be discovered.
A secret that will redefine the meaning of love, friendship, and family in the most surprising ways ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/10/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141018744