By Sheila O'Flanagan
Welcome to the Caribbean resort of White Sands, where the sparkling turquoise sea laps against a glittering shore, lush green palms sway gently in the breeze, and everyone has a story to tell.
In this wonderful collection of interlinked short stories we are transported to the Caribbean island resort of White Sands. In touching, poignant and delicious tales Sheila O'Flanagan introduces some of the most likeable and interesting characters she's created. There's Tara, who's arrived with the man she wants to marry only to find that an old rejected lover is planning to get in the way; Grainne, who's been sent with her husband by their children to celebrate the anniversary of a shotgun wedding twenty-five years earlier, and who thinks the time has come to move on - or has it? Rudy's on an idyllic break with his young son which is set for an unexpected ending; and Isobel - of ISOBEL'S WEDDING - has arrived with no idea that her old lover Nico might be staying just next door. Romance is very much alive in the hot Caribbean nights...
Sheila O'Flanagan pursued a very successful career in banking, foreign exchange dealing and treasury management before becoming a full-time writer based in Dublin. She also writes a weekly column for the Irish Times and in her spare time plays badminton at competition level.
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01 Feb 2006
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Hachette Books Ireland
'These are fabulous stories: clever, involving, moving, funny, sad, everyone of them . . . this is the perfect book to bring on a flight. — Evening Herald
'I'm not an aficiondo of chick-lit, but if this qualifies for the genre then I have become one. Every human emotion is here . . . — Irish Examiner Weekender
'Connections is a fabulous compilations of short-stories . . . while each story is complete in itself, together they merge into a vastly entertaining novel. Reviewing Sheila O'Flanagan is a double-edged sword - I get to read it before anyone else, but when it soome down to holiday time I'm down on one of my favourite authors. My advice is to save it for the vacation.' — Ireland on Sunday