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The Moment We Meet

Sheila O'Flanagan
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Sheila O'Flanagan

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 NightA 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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The Christmas Voyage

Deirdre Purcell
Authors:
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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A Force for Justice

Michael Clifford
Authors:
Michael Clifford

The full story of the single greatest scandal in Irish policing history - from the journalist who brought it into the national arena.When, in 2008, Sergeant Maurice McCabe complained of shoddy investigations into serious crime in County Cavan, nothing could have prepared him for what was in store.A career garda, McCabe never set out to be a whistleblower. However, over the following eight years, he exposed gross incompetence and corruption within An Garda Siochána. It ranged from a violent criminal being free to murder, to country-wide corruption in the policing of road safety.Along the way he paid a terrible price, enduring vilification, bullying and harassment by forces who wanted to silence him and his inconvenient truths. Worse still were the rumours of an extreme nature, which had a devastating effect on his whole family.McCabe's actions ultimately led to some of the biggest reforms of An Garda Siochána since the foundation of the state, caused major political upheaval, and culminated in a Tribunal established in 2017, to examine whether there had been a smear campaign against him within the force.A Force For Justice reveals the story behind the scenes, of one man struggling to survive in the most challenging of circumstances. It is a dramatic account of a garda sergeant's journey from a rural outpost into the heart of the Irish political and legal system.

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Two Fridays in April: From the Number One Bestselling Author

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney

Reading Roisin Meaney's novels is like 'sitting down with a good friend over a cup of tea' (Irish Mail on Sunday)It's Una Darling's seventeenth birthday, but nobody feels much like celebrating. It's been exactly a year since the tragic death of her father Finn, and the people he left behind have been doing their best to get on with things. But it hasn't been easy.Daphne is tired of sadness, of mourning the long life she and her husband were meant to share, but doesn't quite know how to get past it. And she can't seem to get through to her stepdaughter -- they barely speak anymore, so Daphne knows nothing of the unexpected solace Una has found, or of the risk she's about to take.When Una fails to appear for a birthday tea with her family, Daphne suddenly realises how large the distance between them has grown. Will she be given the chance to make things right?Roisin Meaney's new novel The Anniversary is now available for pre-order.

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Keeping Mum

Emma Hannigan
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Emma Hannigan

A holiday is coming at just the right time for three mothers and their daughters . . .Mia hopes a week away with her youngest, Felicity, will bridge the gap she feels has grown since her only daughter left for college in Dublin.Meanwhile Ava is desperate to convince her newly-engaged daughter Daisy that her forthcoming nuptials are a huge mistake. But why is she so against the marriage?Greta has long accepted that she and her daughter Tally are very different people. The holiday was her husband's plan to bring mother and daughter together. But will a week in the sun be enough for them to work through their differences?As the mothers struggle to come to terms with their daughters growing up, they learn that loving someone means letting go - and always being there to pick up the pieces . . .

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Frisky Business

Clodagh Murphy
Authors:
Clodagh Murphy

A steamy encounter with a stranger at a fancy dress party seemed like a fun idea.But Romy had no idea how complicated her life was going to get...From the author of Some Girls Do, Frisky Business is sharp, sexy and full of heart.In the past year, Romy Fitzgerald has learned three valuable lessons.One: Never have sex at a party with a stranger dressed as Darth Vader.Two: Don't tell him things you've never told anyone else.Three: If you do, at least find out the stranger's name because you never know when you might need it ...Like nine months later when the baby arrives.While Romy is happy to raise Luke on her own, one day he'll need to know the truth about his father and Darth deserves to know he has a son. There's only one problem. Luke's father knows things about Romy's past she'd rather kept hidden - and finding him means she'll have to face the memories she's been running from.Romy's about to discover that when it comes to love and real life, secrets rarely stay hidden. But will she find her dark knight, or will she be left to raise Luke solo?

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Ghost Town

Michael Clifford
Authors:
Michael Clifford

One they had everything to gain...A Dublin gangland king pin on the chase. A corrupt property mogul on the run. A hungry crime journalist determined to put his destroyed career back on track. And the return of the 'Dancer' - Joshua Molloy, smalltime Dublin ex-con, recently out of prison, off the booze, determined to stay on the straight and narrow.When Molloy hires Noelle Higgins, a solicitor and boomtime wife with a crumbling personal life, to help find his young son both are soon drawn into a web of treachery and violence, where Ireland's criminal underworld and fallen elite fight it out to lay claim to what's left from the crash: ?3 million in cash, in a bag, buried somewhere in the depths of rural Ireland.Now they have nothing to lose...From Dublin to Spain and finally a debris-strewn ghost estate in Kerry, Ghost Town is the fast-paced and tightly written debut thriller by leading Irish journalist and commentator Michael Clifford.

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Intentions

Muriel Bolger
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Muriel Bolger
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A Family Scandal

Zoe Miller
Authors:
Zoe Miller

Their connection to a world-famous rock star puts three sisters in the unwelcome glare of the media spotlight - will the past finally bring them together, or tear them apart for good? A glamorous page-turner full of secrets and lies.It is twenty years since Zach Anderson mysteriously plunged to his death in a lake and now the Morgan sisters Ellie, Miranda and their half-sister Lucy, find themselves in the harsh glare of the media spotlight once more. Beautiful fashion designer Ellie flees Dublin for the anonymity of New York. She has spent her life trying to forget Zach Anderson and his relationship with her mother but she finds that however far you run, you can never escape the past.Meanwhile Miranda, desperate to spread her wings away from Zach's legacy and her sisters, reclaims her life in the vibrant city of Hong Kong.And in London, fashion model Lucy is full of unresolved questions about her father's death.When their mother falls seriously ill, the sisters are forced to return to Dublin. They must confront each other as well as their greatest fears. But what secrets are they hiding? Will their love for one another hold them together or tear them apart?

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The Disengagement Ring

Clodagh Murphy
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Clodagh Murphy
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What Might Have Been Me

Yvonne Cassidy
Authors:
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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The Things We Do For Love

Roisin Meaney
Authors:
Roisin Meaney

For fans of Maeve Binchy and Sheila O'Flanagan, 'this is a feelgood book you won't be able to put down' (Irish Independent)One crisp September evening art teacher Audrey Matthews sits alone in room six at Carrickbawn Senior College, wondering if anyone is going to sign up for her Life Drawing for Beginners class.By eight o'clock six people have arrived. Six strangers who will spend two hours together every week until Halloween, learning the fine art of life drawing.Nobody could have predicted on that cold autumn day the profound effect the class would have on its students and their lives.Least of all Audrey, the biggest beginner of all, who is to discover that once you keep an open mind, life - and love - can throw up more than a few surprises ...

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Rival Passions

Zoe Miller
Authors:
Zoe Miller

Tamarisk Manor is more than just a family business - but will it tear this family apart? An engrossing story filled with drama, glamour and rival passions...For the beautiful and aloof Serena Devlin, Tamarisk Manor is more than just a family business. It's her life. And her legacy.For her twin brother, the charming and privileged Jack, the luxury 5-star haven only holds constant reminders of his wife and her tragic death.But the future of Tamarisk depends on them both and Serena will stop at nothing to protect her legacy.When Jack leaves for La Mimosa, their sister hotel in France, Serena is left to run the hotel alone, chasing after the coveted Haven of the Year award she so desperately wants, while struggling to cover the cracks appearing in her own marriage.Then Jack returns home a changed man. As Serena is forced to confront her choices, she discovers just how much she is willing to sacrifice to succeed...

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The Other Boy

Yvonne Cassidy
Authors:
Yvonne Cassidy
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Bertie Ahern and the Drumcondra Mafia

Shane Coleman, Michael Clifford
Authors:
Shane Coleman, Michael Clifford

In March 2008, Bertie Ahern announced his resignation as Taoiseach, prompted by ongoing evidence in a planning inquiry that uncovered he had received large sums of money when minister for finance. Yet, even in defeat, he remained the most popular politician of his generation, one for whom the defining 'Teflon Taoiseach' tag had not entirely slid away. However, what made Bertie Ahern unique was not his enormous popularity or the revelations about his personal finances, but his dependence on a power base largely separate to Fianna Fail: 'the Drumcondra Mafia', a largely unknown, fiercely loyal, close-knit group of friends. When Ahern was Taoiseach the centre of power was arguably as much in St Luke's, the legendary constituency office bought by the Drumcondra Mafia, as in Government Buildings.Bertie Ahern and the Drumcondra Mafia takes the reader inside the organisation and examines how they not only established the most efficient electoral machine in the country but put 'their man' in the most senior political office in the state. It also details how, in his rise to power, Ahern acquired substantial sums of money from person's unknown, while propagating the image of a man with no interest in money. Finally, it tracks his descent with the investigation into his finances, a descent punctuated by one final victory, in the 2007 general election. This is the story not just of Bertie Ahern but of the men and women who travelled with him on his extraordinary journey.

Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch began his writing career at the age of seventeen with Ireland's rock and roll magazine Hot Press and now writes for the Sunday Independent. He is the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction, including the acclaimed novel The Rooms, and The Ponzi Man.

Deirdre Purcell

Deirdre Purcell was born and brought up in Dublin, and educated there and in a County Mayo convent. Before turning to the writing of fiction, she lived through an eclectic set of careers, including acting, as a member of the permanent company of Ireland`s National Theatre (The Abbey), and journalism for all media - for which she won Ireland's top awards. She has written numerous fiction and non-fiction bestsellers and regularly presents 'What it says in the papers' on RTE's Morning Ireland.

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Felicity Hayes-McCoy was born in Dublin, Ireland. She studied literature at UCD before moving to England in the 1970s to train as an actress. Her work as a writer ranges from tv and radio drama and documentary, to screenplays, music theatre and children's books. Her fiction is widely read and is available in the US and Canada as well as Australia, Germany, Italy, Holland, France, China and South Korea. She and her husband, opera director Wilfred Judd, live in Corca Dhuibhne and in Bermondsey, London. She blogs about life in both places on her website www.felicityhayesmccoy.co.uk

Roisin Meaney

Roisin Meaney was born in Listowel, Co Kerry, She has lived in the US, Canada, Africa and Europe but is now based in Limerick, Ireland. This Number One bestselling author is a consistent presence on the Irish bestseller list and she is the author of fourrteen novels including three stand alone novels set in the fictional island off the west coast of Ireland: One Summer, After the Wedding and I'll Be Home for Christmas. Her other bestsellers include: The Last Week of May, The People Next Door, Half Seven on a Thursday, Love in the Making, The Things We Do For Love, Something in Common, Two Fridays in April, The Reunion and The Anniversary. She has also written books for children. Connect with Roisin Meaney on @roisinmeaneywww.roisinmeaney.com

Sheila O'Flanagan

Sheila O'Flanagan is the author of many bestselling novels including If You Were Me, Someone Specialand Bad Behaviour. She worked in finance for several years, but always dreamed of writing fiction, and she is now a full-time writer, with over twenty bestselling novels published. She lives in Dublin with her husband. www.sheilaoflanagan.comTwitter @sheilaoflanagan Facebook.com/sheilabooks