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    • ISBN:9780340994917
    • Publication date:02 Feb 2012
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The Love Book

By Fiona O'Brien

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Three Women. Three Wishes. One Life-Changing Book.

The sparkling new bestseller about three school friends reunited, and one life-changing book.

'Not something you'll ever want to put down' Sunday Independent

'One of the smartest writers of popular fiction around' Irish Independent

On an autumn day in 1981, three schoolgirls write their petitions for love at St Valentine's shrine in Whitefriar St Church, Dublin. Thirty years later, freelance journalist Vonnie unexpectedly returns home from her life in California and reunites with her two friends: Abby, now married to a plastic surgeon and Diana, a high-powered businesswoman.
As the three friends examine their lives, they learn that finding love was the easy part ... it's what comes afterwards that proves complicated. If they were to do it all again, would they wish for the same things?

Biographical Notes

Fiona O`Brien left an award winning career in advertising to write her first novel in 2002. She lives in Sandymount, Dublin.

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