Maria Duffy - HachetteIreland

Maria Duffy



When Maria Duffy left her career in the bank to become a stay-at-home mum, she never dreamed that writing, something she's always loved, would become her job one day.
She lives in Dublin with her husband Paddy and their four children.
Her bestselling novels include Any Dream Will Do, One Wish and A Love Like This.

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In Search of Us

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Falling Softly

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Maria Duffy
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A Love Like This

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Maria Duffy

Will and Donna are perfect for each other.If only they could meet...Moving and romantic, A Love Like This is the perfect read for anyone who believes in destiny.William and Donna, born on the same day in Dublin, have almost met many times - on their tenth birthday, when Donna spotted Will carrying a colourful bunch of balloons; the day Will, a law student, visited the bakery where Donna worked; and an introduction by mutual friends that never came to pass. Over the years, they have kept just missing each other.Then, on a sunny day at a café in Auckland, they finally meet. And, in that moment, thousands of miles away from home, they're exactly where they're supposed to be.But a terrible disaster strikes, and they are separated - left with the memory of the brief time they had together, and dreams of what might have been.Perhaps all is not lost however, and fate will bring them together once more ...

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One Wish

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Maria Duffy

When her daughter finally starts asking questions about her father, Becky goes in search of answers - but nothing could prepare her for what she discovers...A heartfelt, uplifting story of second chances and new beginnings.Becky is used to her young daughter asking tricky questions, but lately Lilly has become fascinated by one in particular - why she doesn't have a father. And Becky realises that it's not a subject she can ignore for much longer.What Becky remembers about Lilly's dad would fit on a Post-it: his name is Dennis, he's a successful property developer - and he doesn't know he has a daughter. And when she finally locates him, he's not at all what she expected.Dennis might not be everyone's idea of the perfect dad. But as Becky gets to know him, she begins to wonder if she was wrong not to let him into Lilly's life before now. And she can't help but think about her own family, the people she left far behind.Is it ever too late to change your mind, and welcome someone from your past into your present?

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The Letter

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Maria Duffy

Ellie's wedding is only weeks away, but when a secret comes to light, her plans for the future suddenly don't seem so certain...Ellie Duggan is getting married in seven weeks. But just before she sets off for a fun-filled New York hen party weekend, she finds a letter addressed to her sister Caroline. Dated only weeks before Caroline died in a tragic accident, it contains some startling information which forces Ellie to face some truths about herself, Caroline's death - and even her forthcoming marriage. Ellie has spent the three years since Caroline's death running from the truth. But as the weekend in New York comes to a close, she makes a drastic decision. As Ellie finally lays old ghosts to rest, she realises that the truth can set you free. But will she be willing to take the risk?

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The Terrace

Maria Duffy
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Maria Duffy

A missing lottery ticket throws a once closeknit community into chaos, and leads everyone to wonder: how well can you ever know your neighbours?St Enda's Terrace, nestled in the heart of Dublin city, is like any other closeknit community - there's the newly-weds planning on having a baby; the single mother raising her children on her own; the upwardly mobile couple who bought in the height of the boom, and the long-timers to whom everyone goes for advice.But behind every closed door, there are secrets. And when the street syndicate wins the national lottery, but the ticket is nowhere to be found, these neighbours are about to discover just how much has been kept hidden...As friendships and relationships are put to the test in the search for the missing ticket, the residents of St Enda's learn that, while good times might come and go, good friends are forever.

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Any Dream Will Do

Maria Duffy
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Maria Duffy