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Falling Softly

By Maria Duffy

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Falling Softly is a sparkling, heart-warming story about first love, and how life has a habit of turning out in the way we least expect it to.

Holly Russo couldn't be happier.
Christmas, her favourite time of year, is only seven weeks away and her boyfriend has just popped the question. David is steady and reliable, and Holly knows he'll give her a wonderful life. The kind of life she's always wanted. Right?

Then her new neighbour moves in.
Josh O'Toole is also approaching the festive season with joy. He loves his teaching job. He's about to have a baby with his adored girlfriend Stephanie, and they've just moved into a new home to begin their life as a family.

But as Josh and Stephanie settle into their new house across the road from Holly and David's, things begin to get complicated ...

Falling Softly is a sparkling, heart-warming story about first love, and how life has a habit of turning out in the way we least expect it to.

Biographical Notes

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. Her first novel, Any Dream Will Do, was published in 2011, and became a bestseller in Ireland, as did all of her subsequent novels: The Terrace, The Letter, A Love Like This and One Wish.
She lives in Dublin with her husband Paddy and their four children.

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  • Publication date: 13 Oct 2016
  • Page count: 336
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