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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?

Hachette Books Ireland

A Love Like This

Maria Duffy
Authors:
Maria Duffy

Will and Donna are perfect for each other.If only they could meet...Moving and romantic, A Love Like This is the perfect read for anyone who believes in destiny.William and Donna, born on the same day in Dublin, have almost met many times - on their tenth birthday, when Donna spotted Will carrying a colourful bunch of balloons; the day Will, a law student, visited the bakery where Donna worked; and an introduction by mutual friends that never came to pass. Over the years, they have kept just missing each other.Then, on a sunny day at a café in Auckland, they finally meet. And, in that moment, thousands of miles away from home, they're exactly where they're supposed to be.But a terrible disaster strikes, and they are separated - left with the memory of the brief time they had together, and dreams of what might have been.Perhaps all is not lost however, and fate will bring them together once more ...

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One Wish

Maria Duffy
Authors:
Maria Duffy
Hachette Books Ireland

The Letter

Maria Duffy
Authors:
Maria Duffy

Ellie's wedding is only weeks away, but when a secret comes to light, her plans for the future suddenly don't seem so certain...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?

Hachette Books Ireland

The Terrace

Maria Duffy
Authors:
Maria Duffy
Hachette Books Ireland

Any Dream Will Do

Maria Duffy
Authors:
Maria Duffy

'Tis the season to be jolly, except for single Dubliner Jenny Breslin ...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 mother's 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.'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.

Alison Walsh

Alison Walsh has worked in publishing and literary journalism for a number of years. She wrote a popular and humorous column on family life for the Irish Independent for some years, and this was followed by a memoir on motherhood, In My Mother's Shoes, which became a number-one Irish bestseller in 2010. She is a regular contributor to the Sunday Independent books pages. Alison lives in Dublin with her husband and three children.Follow her on Twitter at @authoralison or visit her website at www.alisonwalsh.net

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy is one of Ireland's best-loved singer-songwriters. THE ARRIVAL OF FERGAL FLYNN is his first foray into fiction, with a semi-autoobiographical story set in his hometown of Belfast. Brian now lives in Killaloe, Co Tipperary.

Ciara Geraghty

Ciara Geraghty is the author of six novels: This is Now, Now That I've Found You, Saving Grace, Becoming Scarlett, Finding Mr Flood and Lifesaving for Beginners. She lives in Dublin with her husband, three children and dog.You can find out more at www.ciarageraghty.com, visit her Facebook page at /CiaraGeraghtyBooks, or follow her on Twitter @ciarageraghty.

Clodagh Murphy

Clodagh Murphy was born in Dublin in 1961. She moved to London in the 1980s and lived there for several years. She currently lives in Dublin with her beloved laptop. She is an aunt to five nephews and one niece.

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.

Eirin Thompson

Eirin Thompson is a mum of three and worked as a newspaper journalist before turning to novel writing. She has recently completed a masters degree from the Open University degree programme at Queen's University, Belfast. She now lives in County Armagh.

Fiona O'Brien

Fiona O'Brien left an award winning career in advertising to write her first novel in 2002. She went on to publish bestselling novels including None of My Affair, No Reservations, Without Him and The Love Book. She lives in Sandymount, Dublin. You can find Fiona on Facebook.

Karen Gillece

Karen Gillece was born in Dublin in 1974. She studied Law at University College Dublin and worked for several years in the telecommunications industry before turning to writing full-time. She was shortlisted for the Hennessy New Writing Award in 2001 and her short stories have been widely published in literary journals and magazines. Her first novel Seven Nights in Zaragoza was published to widespread acclaim as was her second offering Longshore Drift. My Glass Heart is Karen's third novel.

Kate McCabe

Kate McCabe is married with two children and lives in Howth in County Dublin. She is a former journalist and has published several bestselling novels including The Music of Love, The Spanish Letter, The Beach Bar, The Book Club and The Man of Her Dreams. Kate's hobbies include reading, music, travelling and walking along the beach in Howth while she thinks up plots for her stories.

Maria Duffy

When Maria Duffy left her career in the bank to become a stay-at-home mum, she never dreamed that writing, something she's always loved, would become her job one day. She lives in Dublin with her husband Paddy and their four children.Her bestselling novels include Any Dream Will Do, One Wish and A Love Like This.

Martina Reilly

Martina Reilly, formerly known as the author Tina Reilly, lives in County Kildare with her husband and two children. Catch up with Martina on her website www.tinareilly.info, on Facebook or on Twitter @MartinaReilly

Muriel Bolger

Muriel Bolger is a well-known Irish journalist and award-winning travel writer. In addition to her works of fiction she has also written four books on her native city, including Dublin - City of Literature (O'Brien Press), which won the Travel Extra Travel Guide Book of the Year 2012.

Robert Fannin

Robert Fannin was born in Dublin in 1954. He has written several plays for BBC Radio 4 and is currently studying Drama and English in Universtity of West England. He is married to Denise with two children and is living in Bristol.

Ruth Gilligan

Born and raised in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Having spent almost twelve years in the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School, Ruthhas acted in various plays, short films and adverts, but her biggest role to date was as 'Laura' in Ireland's national soap opera Fair City.Along with acting, Ruth's passions include music and of course writing. After graduating with First Class Honours from Cambridge University, Ruth is currently studying in Yale University.