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    • ISBN:9781473699113
    • Publication date:18 Oct 2018

The Moment We Meet

By Sheila O'Flanagan

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Who you meet can change your life for ever ... A wonderful collection of short stories from Sheila O'Flanagan, bestselling author of The Hideaway and What Happened That Night

Who you meet can change your life for ever ...

A wonderful collection of short stories from Sheila O'Flanagan, bestselling author of The Hideaway and What Happened That Night

A young PR girl has the night of her life at a glitzy word event and finds more than just her face splashed across the newspapers the next day.

Two women listen in on each other's phone calls and learn more about themselves than they ever expected.

And a wife faces up to the truth that her husband isn't a man she feels safe with.

Everyone aboard this train is on a journey - and they all have a story to tell...

Previously published as Destinations.

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  • Publication date: 18 Oct 2018
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The Getaway

Maria Duffy
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Maria Duffy

Linda Costa is a woman on the edge. She thought that life would be easier now her kids are older, and she'd be spending her days on the tennis court or at boozy lunches with friends. But her never-ending merry-go-round of responsibilities is worse than ever, and her worries about her teenagers, her stressful job and the cracks in her marriage to the oblivious Rob have left her feeling like she might crack up at any moment. And then, one day, Linda decides she's had enough, and hops a plan to Spain for some sunshine and much-needed perspective. Rob and the kids can learn to manage without her for a couple of weeks.While relaxing by the pool, Linda wonders where to go from here. She's no longer satisfied with waiting out this difficult time, hoping things will get better. She needs to make a change, and find happiness again. Could the first step be putting an end to her once loving but now spark-free marriage? As the sunny days go by, Linda keeps avoiding the big decisions she has to make. And, to confuse things further, she meets the charming, handsome Kabir - and the idea of returning home to the chaos seems less and less tempting all the time. Maybe the secret to happiness is starting a new life in Spain, and escaping all of her worries permanently...

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A Degree of Truth

Muriel Bolger
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Muriel Bolger

Coming to Dublin to university is the realisation of a dream for Tansy Nugent. Student life is full of new friends, excitement and promise. And all that is before she meet Professor Sean Pollard. Older, suave, cultured and definitely a citizen of the world, he epitomises both her ideal man and a life that is a parallel one to anything she has known. He also has a bit of a reputation.Although their paths collide briefly, the effect has long-reaching and turbulent consequences for both. If fate has brought them together, common sense and ethics quickly pull them apart. Sean vanishes without telling her. Tansy concentrates on her studies and her teaching career.But life is never that simple and when he suddenly reappears a few years later she finds herself entrapped again. And she finds herself remembering her flatmate's words of caution, 'be careful what you wish for...'

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The Birthday Party

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney

'Meaney is utterly credible, utterly authentic, utterly irresistible' Irish Independent'Roisin Meaney is a skilful storyteller' Sheila O'FlanaganThe new novel from No.1 bestselling author Roisin Meaney.Another summer is in full swing on the island of Roone, and preparations are underway for a big birthday party at the local hotel. But beneath the air of celebration, many of the islanders have their own struggles to contend with.Imelda, isolated by her recent heartbreak, has no memory of accepting a month-long Bed & Breakfast booking, but when a stranger turns up on her doorstep looking forward to his stay, she has little choice but to take him in.On the other side of the world, Tilly packs her bag for a visit to Roone to spend time with her sister Laura and her long-distance boyfriend Andy, wholly unaware of the trauma that awaits her there. Meanwhile, Laura is struggling to digest a startling confession when she finds her stepmother on her doorstep, young son in tow, having left her husband. During six weeks of summer, love and friendships are tested - and, as the day of the party approaches, the various truths will out in unexpected ways.

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The Outsider

Emily Hourican
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Emily Hourican

Two families.A near-drowning.A teenage crush.An affair.But which family will be left whole? The Outsider is a spell-binding story of family, loyalty, friendship and the power of desire.'The Outsider is everything you could want from high-end commercial fiction - it's sharp, compelling, and full of keenly observed truths about human behaviour. Emily Hourican has always been an insightful, astute writer but this may be her best novel yet.' Louise O'Neill

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If Only

Melanie Murphy
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Melanie Murphy

Erin is about to turn thirty and her life is definitely not where she thought it would be. She hates her job, she's jealous of her perfect flatmate - and she has just called off her wedding.A trip home to Ireland to celebrate her birthday with her beloved grandmother is exactly what Erin needs, and she's spent days preparing herself to break the news about her broken engagement. What she's not prepared for is the gift she receives: a secret family heirloom that will change everything.Could this be the answer Erin has been looking for - the key to the happy life she's always dreamed of? Only time will tell...

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The Transatlantic Book Club

Felicity Hayes-McCoy
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Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Distance makes no difference to love...Eager to cheer up her recently-widowed gran, Cassie Fitzgerald persuades Lissbeg library to set up a Skype book club, linking readers on Ireland's Finfarran Peninsula with the little US town of Resolve, where generations of Finfarran's emigrants have settled. But when the club decides to read a detective novel, old conflicts on both sides of the ocean are exposed, hidden love affairs come to light, and, as secrets emerge, Cassie fears she may have done more harm than good. Will the truths she uncovers about her granny Pat's marriage affect her own hopes of finding love? Is Pat, who's still struggling with the death of her husband, about to fall out with her oldest friend? Or could the transatlantic book club itself hold the clue to a triumphant happy ending?

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The Start of Summer

Alison Walsh
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Alison Walsh

'Walsh writes with a warmth and humour about the disparate lives of four new mothers over one summer in Dublin. This is a touching, enjoyable tale of friendship in all of its complexities.' Anne GriffinA long, hot summer has just begun. Three new mothers gather in the park, in the shade of the trees, forming a tight circle. They keep each other close, sharing gossip, parenting wisdom and deep secrets. Gracie appears to have adapted to motherhood with ease, but secretly she wonders if the cost - to her job and her relationship - is too high. Free-spirited Lina is a single parent by choice, but finds that her decisions have consequences, for her daughter and for herself? And shy Jane is facing the battle of her life, against the man who should be her rock, and with the echoes of a painful decision she made years before.When a lonely new mum asks to join them, the circle opens to let her in. But Elise's arrival provokes mixed emotions amongst the other mothers, as each is forced to confront her true self and the fact that life will never be the same again.

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Hughie Mittman's Fear of Lawnmowers

Conor Bowman
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Conor Bowman

Sometimes it can be hard to find a new beginning in the middle of so many endings...Hughie Mittman is in search of forgiveness. He has just lost his mother and believes it is all his fault. And, with his father more distant than ever, how can Hughie make things right?As he does his best to navigate this unfamiliar version of his life, and overcome his fears - of loss, of change, of lawnmowers - he ignores the questions he really wants answered. Was his father telling the truth when he said Hughie was adopted? And will he really never get to see his mother again?Hughie Mittman's Fear of Lawnmowers is a heart-breaking but uplifting story about grief, the end of childhood, the power of friendship and the acceptance that although there are things we cannot change, the future can still be bright.

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The Anniversary

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney
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The Gift of Friends

Emma Hannigan
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Emma Hannigan

'Vintage Emma: Wise, funny, full of wit and sparkle. Read and be uplifted' Cathy Kelly 'A beautiful story about fractured families, unconditional love and the importance of friendship. I read it in one sitting' Sinéad Moriarty'Brimming with warmth, love and friendship - Emma is on every page of this absorbing, heartfelt read' Patricia ScanlanFrom the Number One bestselling author Emma Hannigan comes The Gift of Friends, a magical story of love, friendship and hope.Kingfisher Road - a leafy, peaceful street in the town of Vayhill. But there are whispers behind closed doors. Who is moving into Number 10?Danielle appears to her new neighbours to have the perfect, glossy life. But not everything is as it seems...In fact, the four women who live close by - each at very different stages of their lives - are busy guarding their own secrets.But could a gift be waiting on their doorsteps? And, by opening their front doors, and their hearts, to each other, could the women of Kingfisher Road discover all the help they need?The final novel from the beloved and inspiring Emma Hannigan is a life-affirming, uplifting story that celebrates the strength and joys of female friendship across generations.

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The Likeness

Tana French
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Tana French
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Faithful Place

Tana French
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Tana French

'Breathtaking -- an elaborately twisted ballad of class resentments, family burdens, regret and passion' The Washington Post'An author of exceptional talent and insight' Sunday Independent'In all your life, only a few moments matter. I was lucky. I got to see one of mine face to face, and recognise it for what it was.'The course of Frank Mackey's life is set by one defining moment when he was nineteen. The time his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as planned.Frank never heard from, or of, her again.Twenty years on, Frank is still in Dublin, working as an undercover cop. He's cut all ties with his dysfunctional family. Until his sister calls to say that Rosie's suitcase has been found ...

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In The Woods

Tana French
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Tana French

Murder brings back memories ...You're twelve years old. It's the summer holiday. You're playing in the woods with your two best friends. Something happens. Something terrible. And the other two are never seen again.Twenty years on, Rob Ryan - the child who came back - is a detective in the Dublin police force. He's changed his name. No one knows about his past. Even he has no memory of what happened that day.Then a little girl's body is found at the site of the old tragedy and Rob is drawn back into the mystery. For him and his DI partner, Cassie, every lead comes with its own sinister undercurrents. The victim's apparently normal family is hiding layers of secrets. Rob's own private enquiries are taking a toll on his mind. And every trail leads inexorably back ... into the woods.

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The Month of Borrowed Dreams

Felicity Hayes-McCoy
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Felicity Hayes-McCoy

'A sparkling, life-affirming novel -- sunshine on the page' Cathy KellySummer is on its way, and Lissbeg librarian Hanna Casey has started a club showing films based on popular novels. But soon the club's members find dramatic twists and turns happening in their own lives on Ireland's west coast.Hanna's daughter Jazz finally feels like she can call Lissbeg home. But when her life is turned upside down, will she return to London to make a fresh start?Aideen is afraid that her romance with Conor won't survive the pressures of their planned double wedding with overbearing Eileen and manipulative Joe. Meanwhile, Saira Khan is determined to help a troubled new arrival to Finfarran.And could Hanna's own newfound happiness to Brian be threatened by the return of her ex-husband Malcolm?As the club prepares for the first meeting of the summer, they'll all face hard choices. But will they get the happy endings they deserve?'A heartwarming novel' Irish Independent

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The Blamed

Emily Hourican
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Emily Hourican
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The Night of the Party

Rachael English
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Rachael English

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In Search of Us

Maria Duffy
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Maria Duffy

From bestselling author Maria Duffy, In Search of Us is a story about sisters, friendship and bonds that never break.Twin sisters Ronnie and Elizabeth couldn't be more different.Happily living with her boyfriend Al, Ronnie loves her job in an antique jewellery shop - the only thing that's missing is the baby she's desperate to have.While wealthy, glamorous Elizabeth, owner of a thriving recruitment company in Dublin, is married to the equally successful Nathan - having a baby couldn't be further down her list of priorities.But when their mother Belinda passes away, she reveals a secret about the twins' father which changes everything. As Ronnie and Elizabeth travels to New York to find out more about the man they never knew, it turns out that their mother has a few more surprises in store for them. Will the sisters finally discover that they have more in common than they think?

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The Christmas Voyage

Deirdre Purcell
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Deirdre Purcell

Will wishes come true this holiday season? Find out in the sparkling new festive novel from No.1 bestselling author Deirdre Purcell...It is almost Christmas on the Santa Clara cruise liner, and as the ship sets sail from Barcelona for the last time, dramas big and small are to unfold. On board is Kitty Golden, beautiful ex-model and wife of New York financier Saul Abelson, some 25 years her senior. They look the picture of cool contentment, but looks can be deceiving.Dubliner Mary Dunne is on board with no less than eight members of her boisterous Irish family, intent on celebration. For Mary, though, a long-hidden past brings its own twist...And wide-eyed young novelist Roxy Smith is intent on observing all in a bid to find story for that difficult second novel - until she too gets caught up in the action.With handsome Captain Leifsson in firm command of the ship, if not his heart, who knows what the journey's end will bring. The Christmas Voyage is a seasonal story of high drama, romance and extraordinary outcomes.

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The Mistletoe Matchmaker

Felicity Hayes-McCoy
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Felicity Hayes-McCoy

'The perfect winter heart-warmer' Cathy KellyIt's winter on the Finfarran peninsula and, as Cassie Fitzgerald, fresh from Toronto, is about to discover, there's more to Christmas on the west coast of Ireland than mistletoe and mince pies.Enchanted by the small town where her dad was born, Cassie gets involved in a competition for the best local Winter Fest, and joins local librarian Hanna Casey's writing group in Lissbeg Library. But the more she's drawn into the town's run-up to Christmas, the more questions Cassie encounters. Why does her sweet-tempered grandmother Pat find it so hard to express her feelings? What's going on between Pat and her miserly husband Ger? What happened in the past between the Fitzgeralds and Hanna's redoubtable mother Mary Casey? And what about Shay: handsome, funny, smart and intent on making Cassie's stay as exciting as he can. Is he the one for her? As Christmas Eve approaches, Cassie discovers that love, family and friendship bring the real magic to the festive season - even if the locals of Lissbeg need an outsider to help them see it.

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The Library at the Edge of the World

Felicity Hayes-McCoy
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Felicity Hayes-McCoy

"A charming and heartwarming story."-Jenny Colgan, New York Times bestselling author of The Cafe by the SeaHanna Casey, local librarian on the West Coast of Ireland's Finfarran Peninsula, is wondering where it all went wrong ...As she drives her mobile library van between farms and villages she tries not to think of the sophisticated London lifestyle she abandoned after finding her barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she's living in the back bedroom of her mother's retirement bungalow in the small town she walked away from in her teens.Now with her daughter Jazz travelling the world, and her relationship with her mother growing increasingly fraught, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence.But when the threatened closure of the library puts her plans in jeopardy, she finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of Finfarran's fragmented community. Hanna's about to discover that the neighbours she's always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined. But will she find the new life she's been searching for?"The Library at The Edge of the World is a delicious feast of a novel. Sink in and feel enveloped by the beautiful world of Felicity Hayes-McCoy." -Cathy Kelly, bestselling author of Between Sisters and Secrets of a Happy Marriage