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Maria Duffy
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Falling Softly

Maria Duffy
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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
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Paddy Duffy
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Children of the Rising

Joe Duffy
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Joe Duffy

Children of the Rising is the first ever account of the young lives violently lost during the week of the 1916 Rising: long-forgotten and never commemorated, until now.Boys, girls, rich, poor, Catholic, Protestant - no child was guaranteed immunity from the bullet and bomb that week, in a place where teeming tenement life existed side by side with immense wealth.Drawing on extensive original research, along with interviews with relatives, Joe Duffy creates a compelling picture of these forty lives, along with one of the cut and thrust of city life between the two canals a century ago.This gripping story of Dublin and its people in 1916 will add immeasurably to our understanding of the Easter Rising. Above all, it honours the forgotten lives, largely buried in unmarked graves, of those young people who once called Dublin their home.

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A Love Like This

Maria Duffy
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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
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Zoe Miller

On a windswept beach in County Cork, a woman rescues a young man from the sea. A gifted musician, Luis Meyer's life has fallen apart and he's determined to end it all, until an angel of mercy pulls him from the water...More than thirty years later, Carrie Cassidy is still reeling following the deaths of her adored parents, John and Sylvie, in a tragic accident. She's flitting from one job to another, unable to move forward, unable to forget the past. She can't even commit to Mark, the love of her life, who has now moved on. Then a mysterious visitor reveals a secret that forces Carrie to delve into her mother's past. When she does, she discovers a woman struggling to come to terms with her choices - a newlywed who, it seems, was in love with another man.Determined to find out the truth about her mother's relationship with Luis Meyer, Carrie must confront painful and possibly dangerous truths. And the only person who can help her is the one she's hurt the most.

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One Wish

Maria Duffy
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Maria Duffy

When Londoner Becky Greene moved to Ireland, she was ready for a fresh start - and to leave her dysfunctional family far behind. But when she discovers that she's pregnant, after a one-night stand, all of a sudden she suddenly has more than herself to think about.Fast-forward four years and now her daughter Lilly is asking questions about her father. While tracking down high-flying property developer Dennis Prendergast is the last thing Becky wants to do, she knows that Lilly has a right to know who her father is. But when Becky finally locates Dennis, she discovers that his life has taken a very different route. And finding out he has a daughter is definitely not in his five-year plan.Can people ever really change? As Becky comes to know the person Dennis is now, and a little more about herself, she begins to think that maybe people can.

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Did That Actually Happen?

Paddy Duffy
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Paddy Duffy
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The Letter

Maria Duffy
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Maria Duffy
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The Terrace

Maria Duffy
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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
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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
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Even Better than the Real Thing?

Martina Reilly
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Martina Reilly
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Any Dream Will Do

Maria Duffy
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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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Becoming Scarlett

Ciara Geraghty
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Ciara Geraghty
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Saving Grace

Ciara Geraghty
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Ciara Geraghty

When Grace O'Brien wakes up with more than just a hangover, she has reason to worry. She's in bed with Bernard O'Malley, newest addition to IT. He's not going to be easy to explain to Shane, gorgeous boyfriend of nearly two years. Shane may be distracted with his high-flying city job but he was there when it mattered. Like that night in Spain, when tragedy struck and her brother Patrick died.So Grace is determined to put all guilty thoughts of Bernard O'Malley out of her head. With her sister's upcoming nuptials, strange goings-on at work, and a loved-up flatmate, she has enough to keep her busy. Then things get a little more complicated when she meets her flatmate's new man ...Tensions mount as her sister's wedding day nears and Grace is finally forced to face up to things.  Starting with Patrick's death - and how her mother still blames her for what happened.Saving Grace is a sharply observed, touching and hilariously funny story with an unforgettable heroine who will stay with you long after you've finished reading.

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The Cut of Love

Helena Close
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Helena Close
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The Last Week of May: The Number One Bestseller

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER -- a warm engrossing tale of friendship and new beginnings ... 'Like chatting with a good friend over a cup of tea' Irish Mail on Sunday May O'Callaghan has decided that life's too short and she's decided to throw in the towel in her predictable nine-to-five job. Now what? As May fits into her new life we meet her friend Pam and her husband Jack - but why is Pam terrified to tell Jack that she's pregnant? And then there's Denis and Bernard, May's next-door neighbours, going about their business oblivious to the deadly threat that lurks close by. There's Paddy, who lives on his own yet never seems to be at home. And Paul, three doors up, willing to risk everything for an affair with Carmel, the young teacher who has yet to learn that there's a price to pay for having something that shouldn't be yours. But what May can't figure out is who gave her the beautiful shell necklace and was it really meant for her? On this one particular week, all is about to change for the inhabitants of Kilpatrick and May discovers that while only love can break your heart, only love can put it back together.The Anniversary, Roisin Meaney's sparkling new novel, is now available for pre-order

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Connections

Sheila O'Flanagan
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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.