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In Search of Us

Maria Duffy
Authors:
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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Falling Softly

Maria Duffy
Authors:
Maria Duffy

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.

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Do You Know Who's Dead?

Paddy Duffy
Authors:
Paddy Duffy

Ireland: A country of 13-verse-long songs, outspoken lunatics, strongly held trivial opinions and friendly exchanges about the day's names in the death notices. A place where flattened fizzy drink is treated as a medical panacea, and where celebration can be squeezed out of anything from a major sporting victory, to a valiant quarter-final exit.From Fionn MacCumhail to the FAI, Do You Know Who's Dead? is a hilarious celebration of all things unmistakably Irish, as it describes our distinguishing features - big and small - in politics, music, culture, sport and more.If you find it hard to end a phone call, have ever driven several miles out of your way for slightly cheaper petrol, or spend just a little too long surveying the death notices, this is the book for you.

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Children of the Rising

Joe Duffy
Authors:
Joe Duffy
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A Love Like This

Maria Duffy
Authors:
Maria Duffy

William and Donna were born on the same day, in the same Dublin maternity hospital. But there the similarities end.Will grows up in an affluent suburb and struggles to balance what he wants with what will keep his overbearing mother happy. Across the city, Donna, raised by her older sister, often wonders what life would be like without her troubled mother around. Over the years, Donna and Will almost meet many times, but something - fate? - keeps them apart.Then tragedy strikes for each of them.As Will tries to come to terms with a life-shattering event, he decides to travel the world in the hope of finding happiness. Donna, now alone in the world, makes plans to leave Dublin to fulfil a life-long dream.More than 10,000 miles from home, they finally meet. And they know nothing will ever be the same.When a terrible disaster separates them, Will and Donna find they can't stop thinking about each other, about what might have been.Perhaps fate has plans for them still, and all hope is not lost ...

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A Question of Betrayal

Zoe Miller
Authors:
Zoe Miller

Carrie Cassidy is afraid of the future, haunted by the past . . . Will moving on set her free, or put her in danger?A suspenseful and sophisticated story that will keep you gripped until the last page.Ever since the deaths of her adored parents, Carrie Cassidy has avoided risk and commitment, fearful of bringing something precious into her life only to lose it again. So now she finds herself working in yet another uninteresting job, and the love of her life, who wanted more than she could give, has left her. Will she ever move on?Then, a mysterious woman visits Carrie and reveals a secret that forces her to delve into her mother's past. As Carrie learns more about the woman she thought she knew, she finds herself looking at her own life and wondering if she's living it the way her mother would have wanted her to.Meanwhile there is someone watching Carrie who would rather the past stay buried . . .

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One Wish

Maria Duffy
Authors:
Maria Duffy
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Did That Actually Happen?

Paddy Duffy
Authors:
Paddy Duffy
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The Letter

Maria Duffy
Authors:
Maria Duffy

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
Authors:
Maria Duffy

Nestled in the heart of Dublin city, St Enda's Terrace is like any other close-knit community: warm, colourful, looks after its own.But behind closed doors lie secrets . . .In Number Eight he wants a baby, she doesn't. The guy a few doors down just wants to find love. Across the street a single mum struggles to cope. While the people next door might appear to have it all, their mortgage holder knows different.When the street syndicate wins the National Lottery, it seems that things are looking up. Enter a New York production company on a mission to document a 'quintessential' Dublin community - just as it becomes clear that the winning ticket is nowhere to be found.Facades begin to crumble in the scramble to uncover the missing ticket and, as the gloves come off for the once unremarkable residents of St Enda's, it's game on with everything to play for.

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The Love Book

Fiona O'Brien
Authors:
Fiona O'Brien

The sparkling new bestseller about three women 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 In 1980, three schoolgirls visit St. Valentine's shrine in Dublin to write their petitions for love.Years later, Abby, Vonnie and Diana have discovered that finding love was the easy bit - it's what you do with it once you've found it that's tricky . . .When Vonnie returns home unexpectedly from her life in California, all three women are forced to examine their choices, loves and lives, which have proved surprising and in some ways precarious.So much for St. Valentine - if the saint has taught them anything about love, it's be careful what you wish for . . .But real love is always a work in progress, and even life-long friends must learn to open their eyes - and especially their hearts - because St. Valentine has some unfinished business with them . . .

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What Might Have Been Me

Yvonne Cassidy
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Yvonne Cassidy

Suzanne expected me to come home but my life was here in New York. Almost eleven years with Eddie - eleven years of working, watching movies, making love, doing laundry, going to yoga. These things made up a life, didn't they? And if they didn't, then what did?While Carla Matthew's friends went back to college in Ireland at the end of the summer, she decided to stay in New York. She'd fallen in love - with her musician boyfriend Eddie, with the city. In New York she could write, go to the best universities, become the person she wanted to be. Someone she couldn't be in her old life in Dublin, with her mother, her sister and the memories of her father's death.But then, out of the blue, she receives a phone call from home with some devastating news. Now Carla has to choose between her life in New York and her life back home in Dublin.As she grapples with some difficult decisions, she begins to understand that her reasons for staying in New York may not have been quite so simple as she thought.And that, while distance and time might let you become someone else, it takes love to come home to yourself.What Might Have Been Me is a novel about love and loss. It's a story about courage and responsibility - to our family, to the people we love, but most of all to ourselves, to become the person only we know we can be.

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Even Better than the Real Thing?

Martina Reilly
Authors:
Martina Reilly

Eve Cole loves her small apartment in Dublin's city centre. It might come with the noisy Party People downstairs and Larry, the handsome and charming ex-con next door, but the floor-to-ceiling windows make it perfect for her job painting fake masterpieces: Renoirs, Picassos, and especially Van Goghs. And she's good at it.Maybe too good. When eleven million euro appears in her mother's bank account, it turns out that Eve's been unwittingly involved in one of the greatest art frauds in history.Now she has to figure out a plan to get her painting back and return the money, without implicating herself or her family.Enter neighbour Larry. Even though he's turned his back on his shady past, he's the only one who might be able to help her.Will Eve get her painting back? Or is Larry just another fake? Eve's also about to find out that in love, as well as art, the trick is knowing when it's the real deal.

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Any Dream Will Do

Maria Duffy
Authors:
Maria Duffy

'Tis the season to be jolly, except single Dubliner Jenny Breslin is feeling something a little closer to gloomy. Everything about her life - her boring job at the bank, the complete lack of romance - has been untouched by holiday magic, and she dreads the thought of spending yet another festive season with her larger-than-life mother and her new boyfriend.Thank God for Twitter, a place where there are always people ready and waiting to have a chat. She's even managed to make a couple of genuine friends there, even though she's never met them IRL (that's 'In Real Life' by the way).'So who's on for a few days in Dublin? Would love to meet you all in person. I have a spare room in my house' - this drunken tweet to her Twitter pals changes Jenny's life forever. Before she knows it, she's counting down to a Christmas visit from London-native Zahra Burns, make-up artist to the stars; Fiona Lee, a stay-at-home mum from Galway, and nurse Kerry (the Twitter buddy Jenny feels closest to).Suddenly, Jenny becomes aware of how her life will appear to these strangers. In a word: Boring. It's easy enough to pretend that you're an exciting and sophisticated person when nobody can see you, but now Jenny's worried about being caught out in the occasional lies that she's told. All the more incentive to change her life for the better! But once her pals arrive, Jenny finds herself pining for the past and wondering if people are ever who they claim to be.

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The Cut of Love

Helena Close
Authors:
Helena Close
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Becoming Scarlett

Ciara Geraghty
Authors:
Ciara Geraghty

Now, Scarlett is back in her childhood home with her plan in tatters and a baby on the way, while John Smith - actuary, proper grown-up and Scarlett's boyfriend - has left her to join an archaeological dig in a tiny village somewhere in Brazil. But that's not the worst bit. The worst bit is she can't be sure who the father of the baby is . . . even though she's slept with exactly four-and-a-half men in her entire 35 years. As a distraction, Scarlett throws herself into her job as a wedding planner, but even that's not going smoothly. Because of her growing feelings for her most important client's husband-to-be . . .In the end it's the person she thought she knew best - herself - who surprises her the most. Join Scarlett as she tries, for the first time ever, to navigate life without a plan.

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Saving Grace

Ciara Geraghty
Authors:
Ciara Geraghty
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The Last Week of May: The Number One Bestseller

Roisin Meaney
Authors:
Roisin Meaney
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Connections

Sheila O'Flanagan
Authors:
Sheila O'Flanagan

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...

Paddy Duffy

Paddy Duffy is a columnist, broadcaster and TV producer from Donegal, living in London. His debut book, Did That Actually Happen? was published in 2013, the same year he was crowned World Music Quiz Champion - he's equally proud of both achievements. He is a regular contributor to radio and television programmes on the BBC and RTE, has featured in The Huffington Post, The Journal.ie, The Irish Times, the Irish Examiner and most importantly, the Donegal News.He has been a youth worker and mentor for nearly ten years, helping to found SpunOut.ie, working with community projects around Ireland and tutoring political education to the Donegal Youth Council.He's worked on TV shows such as University Challenge and Inside Obama's White House, and is the proud owner of a plate with his name in bold capital letters and M&Ms from the Oval Office.