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The Ultimate Comfort Bundle

The Ultimate Comfort Bundle

‘Wise, warm, compassionate… like having a great gossip with your best friends’ Marian Keyes

Between Sisters

Meet the women of Delaney Square . . .

Cassie has spent her married life doing everything right, but it’s left her so exhausted that ‘wine o’clock’ comes a little earlier each afternoon. Her sister Coco runs a vintage dress shop and has always shied away from commitment – until a face from her past returns. Then there’s Elsa, the polished face of daytime TV. She’s battled demons of her own in the past and come out on top, but her latest fight will require more bravery than anything which has come before.

And watching over them is grandmother Pearl, tucked away in her little house in Delaney Square. But something is keeping her awake at night. Was she right to do what she did all those years ago..?

Secrets of a Happy Marriage

Love. Family. Happy ever after…?

Recently married Bess should be blissfully happy, but as she plans a party for her husband, the cracks are beginning to show.

Jojo, Bess’s stepdaughter, has a point to make: Bess has swept into her father’s life but she won’t ever replace Jojo’s late beloved mother.

Cousin Cari is a strong career-woman who isn’t unnerved by anything – apart from facing the man who left her at the altar – and he’s on the guest list.

As the party brings them all together, can the Brannigans discover the secrets of a happy marriage before it’s too late?

The Family Gift

The greatest gift of all…

Freya Abalone’s life looks perfect from the outside: big family, dream career and a gorgeous new home. But she can’t stop thinking that something is missing, that maybe she’s not good enough…

And now Freya’s happy, blended family is about to be turned upside-down. For years Freya has raised her husband’s daughter as her own, but now her glamorous, party-loving birth mother, Elisa, has crashed back into their lives.

If there’s one thing that Freya’s sure of, it’s that her family is the greatest gift of all – and when life gives you lemons, you throw them right back!
It Started With Paris

It Started With Paris

It all started with Paris . . .

At the top of the Eiffel Tower, a young man proposes to his girlfriend – and in that second, everything changes – for the couple, but also for their families back in Ireland . . .

Leila’s been nursing a badly broken heart since her husband upped and left, but she’s determined to put on a brave face for the bride. Vonnie, a widow and exceptional cake-maker, is just daring to let love back into her life, although someone seems determined to stop it. And head teacher Grace finds the impending wedding of her son means that she’s spending more time with her ex-husband. After all those years apart, is it possible she’s made a mistake?
The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

THE NUMBER ONE IRISH BESTSELLER!


‘A burst of warmth and wit, twists and turns’ MARIAN KEYES on Other Women
‘Warm, believable women with real, messy lives’ RACHEL HORE on Other Women

Four sisters. One secret. A day they’ll never forget…

The story follows the four Robicheaux sisters as they return home for their parents’ wedding, at the beautiful Hotel Sorrento where they all grew up as children. For the first time in 15 years, the sisters are back together – and it doesn’t take long for long-buried secrets to surface…

With her inimitable warmth and wisdom, Cathy Kelly shows us that in the messy reality of marriage, family, and romance, sometimes it’s the women in our lives who hold us together.

Praise for Cathy Kelly’s irresistibly comforting storytelling:

‘Honest, funny, clever, it sparkles with witty, wry observations on modern life. I loved it’ – Marian Keyes
‘This book is full of joy – and I devoured every page of it gladly’ Milly Johnson
‘Filled with nuggets of wisdom, compassion and humour, Cathy Kelly proves, yet again, that she knows everything there is to know about women’ Patricia Scanlan
‘Packed with Cathy’s usual magical warmth’ – Sheila O’Flanagan
Other Women

Other Women

Don’t miss the stunning new novel from Cathy Kelly about sisterhood, love & friendship – The Wedding Party is available to pre-order now!

‘A burst of warmth and wit, twists and turns’ MARIAN KEYES
‘This is Cathy Kelly on top form writing about warm, believable women with real, messy lives’ RACHEL HORE
Other Women captures the stories of three modern women… A real feel-good read’ HEAT
The brilliant storyteller is back with another perfectly concocted tale’ OK!



Three women. Three secrets. Three tangled lives…

Sid wears her independence like armour. So when she strikes up a rare connection with unlucky-in-love Finn, they are both determined to prove that men and women can just be friends. Can’t they?

Marin has the perfect home, attentive husband, two beloved children – and a secret addiction to designer clothes. She knows she has it all, so why can’t she stop comparing herself to other women?

Bea believes that we all have one love story – and she’s had hers. Now her life centres around her son, Luke, and her support group of fierce single women. But there’s something that she can’t tell anyone…

With her inimitable warmth and wisdom, Cathy Kelly shows us that in the messy reality of marriage, family, and romance, sometimes it’s the women in our lives who hold us together.

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Praise for Cathy Kelly’s irresistibly comforting storytelling:

‘Honest, funny, clever, it sparkles with witty, wry observations on modern life. I loved it’ – Marian Keyes

‘This book is full of joy – and I devoured every page of it gladly’ – Milly Johnson

‘Filled with nuggets of wisdom, compassion and humour, Cathy Kelly proves, yet again, that she knows everything there is to know about women’ – Patricia Scanlan

‘Packed with Cathy’s usual magical warmth’ – Sheila O’Flanagan

‘Comforting and feel-good, the perfect treat read’ – Good Housekeeping

‘With nuanced and believable characters, each grappling with complex, messy lives, the drama explodes from the first two pages of Other Women and doesn’t let up until the final chapter’ – Carmel Harrington
Secrets of a Happy Marriage

Secrets of a Happy Marriage

The Sunday Times Number 3 Bestseller

‘Wise, warm, compassionate and full of characters I loved … it’s like having a great gossip with your best friends’ Marian Keyes



A family gathering, a moment of celebration, a time to come together – and fall apart…

Recently married Bess should be blissfully happy, but as she plans a party for her husband, the cracks are beginning to show.

Jojo, Bess’s stepdaughter, has a point to make: Bess has swept into her father’s life but she won’t ever replace Jojo’s late beloved mother.

Cousin Cari is a strong career-woman who isn’t unnerved by anything – apart from facing the man who left her at the altar – and he’s on the guest list.

As the party brings them all together, can the Brannigans discover the secrets of a happy marriage before it is too late?

Everyone loves Cathy Kelly:

‘This top-notch storyteller once again cuts to the quick of modern women’s lives and their relationships’ Woman & Home

Entertaining, moving and as vivid as a screenplay’ Irish Independent

‘A heart-warming story about family, love and loss’ The Lady

‘Love, laughter, tears and understanding are the perfect ingredients for a fabulous readSun

‘An involving, heart-warming read about family, friends, love and disappointment’ Fanny Blake, Sunday Express Magazine
The Year that Changed Everything

The Year that Changed Everything

‘Warm, witty and wise’ Marian Keyes

Three women, three birthdays, one year that will change everything…

Ginger
isn’t spending her thirtieth the way she would have planned. Tonight might be the first night of the rest of her life – or a total disaster.

Sam is finally pregnant after years of trying. When her waters break on the morning of her fortieth birthday, she panics: forget labour, how is she going to be a mother?

Callie is celebrating her fiftieth at a big party in her Dublin home. Then a knock at the door mid-party changes everything…

Treat yourself to the heartwarming and life-affirming new story from international bestseller Cathy Kelly
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Everyone loves Cathy Kelly:

This book is full of joy – and I devoured every page of it gladly’ – Milly Johnson

‘Filled with nuggets of wisdom, compassion and humour, Cathy Kelly proves, yet again, that she knows everything there is to know about women’ – Patricia Scanlan

‘Packed with Cathy’s usual magical warmth‘ – Sheila O’Flanagan

A lovely story of life and change’ – Prima

‘Comforting and feel-good, the perfect treat read‘ – Good Housekeeping
The Family Gift

The Family Gift

Honest, funny, clever, it sparkles with witty, wry observations on modern life. I loved it’ Marian Keyes

An uplifting story about one mother trying to hold it all together – told with Cathy Kelly’s trademark sparkling warmth, humour and honesty.

Freya Abalone has a big, messy, wonderful family. She has an exciting career as a celebrity chef. She has a new home that makes her feel safe.

But behind the happy front, Freya feels pulled in a hundred directions. Life has thrown Freya some lemons – and she’s learned how to juggle! But she’s keeping a secret from her family, and soon something is going to crashing down…

All families have their struggles and strengths. So can Freya pull everyone – and herself – together when they need it most?

You’ll love Cathy Kelly’s feel-good, relatable stories of family life!

‘Honest, funny, clever, it sparkles with witty, wry observations’ Marian Keyes

‘This book is full of joy’ Milly Johnson

‘A lovely story of life and change’ Prima

‘The perfect comfort read for a cold autumn afternoon’ Jo Finney, Good Housekeeping

‘Cathy Kelly shines an insightful light on female insecurity and, through Freya’s journey, shows the healing power of self-belief and family support’ Woman & Home

Escape with a comforting, relatable and funny story about real family life – perfect for fans of Marian Keyes, Milly Johnson, Shari Low and Ruth Jones.
The Family Gift

The Family Gift

Honest, funny, clever, it sparkles with witty, wry observations on modern life. I loved it’ Marian Keyes

Treat yourself to the heartwarming, hilarious new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Cathy Kelly!

Freya Abalone has a big, messy, wonderful family, a fantastic career, and a new house.

But that’s on the outside.

On the inside, she’s got Mildred – the name she’s given to that nagging inner critic who tells us all we’re not good enough.

And now Freya’s beloved blended family is under threat. Dan’s first wife Elisa, the glamorous, manipulative woman who happily abandoned her daughter to Freya and Dan’s care and left the country, has elbowed her way back into their lives.

But Freya knows that when life gives you lemons, you throw them right back.

Can Freya put her family – and herself – back together? Find out in Cathy Kelly’s warmest, wisest and funniest book yet…

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Everyone loves The Family Gift:


‘The perfect comfort read for a cold autumn afternoon’ Jo Finney, Good Housekeeping

Cathy Kelly shines an insightful light on female insecurity and, through Freya’s journey, shows the healing power of self-belief and family support.’ Woman & Home

Heartwarming’ Sunday Express

‘Must-read’ Daily Express
Between Sisters

Between Sisters

The sparkling new novel from Number One bestselling author Cathy Kelly told with her unique blend of Irish warmth and humour.

Sisters Cassie and Coco have been there for each other ever since their mother disappeared when they were children.

Responsible Cassie spends every moment trying to be perfect wife and mum, but can’t help feeling she’s getting it all wrong.

Commitment-phobic Coco adores running her vintage dress shop – but since a disastrous break-up, her love life’s become an antique.

Their lives are full to the brim – so why do they both feel that something is missing? As the sisters try to find their way to lasting happiness, fate has a few surprises in store as the past makes a sudden appearance in the present . . .
The Coffee Shop Book Club

The Coffee Shop Book Club

Irresistible stories of love and fidelity, mystery and unexpected lives from some of the bestselling authors writing today.

Published in conjunction with Woman & Home and Breast Cancer Care, this collection of terrific short stories includes many of the top names in fiction writing today: Fanny Blake, Fern Britton, Elizabeth Buchan, Tracy Chevalier, Jenny Colgan, R J Ellory, Julia Gregson, Tessa Hadley, Maeve Haran, Veronica Henry, Victoria Hislop, Eowyn Ivey, Cathy Kelly, Erin Kelly, Deborah Lawrenson, Kathy Lette, Lesley Lokko, Jill Mansell, Val McDermid, Kate Mosse, Jojo Moyes, Adele Parks, Nicky Pellegrino, Ian Rankin, newcomer Cara Ross, Penny Vincenzi and Katherine Webb.
Nights of Rain and Stars

Nights of Rain and Stars

‘They were still talking as the first stars came into the sky…’


Four strangers meet at a taverna on a beautiful Greek island, with nothing in common except a need to escape. But over one magical summer they’ll discover that sometimes, the people who understand you the best can be the ones who don’t know you at all…

Fiona left her nursing career in Ireland to be with the man everyone thinks is wrong for her. Elsa fled Germany and her high-powered television job once she learned what the man she loved was hiding from her. Thomas mourns his failed marriage and misses his young son in California, while David yearns to reconcile with his family in England without having to go into the family business.

Chance has brought them together, and together they will find new ways of looking at the lives they left behind.
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Find out why millions of readers adore Maeve Binchy…

‘A story to lift your heart and bring you peace.’ (Five stars)

‘Maeve Binchy in the sunshine of Greece – what more could one want?’ (Five stars)

‘Happy and life-affirming’ (Five stars)

‘The Greek island itself was so real, it made you want to pack a suitcase an rush off to live there.’ (Five stars)

‘Set on a beautiful Greek island, and as you get caught up in the story you feel as if you have been there yourself.’ (Five stars)

‘Romance, disappointments, opportunities taken, beautiful Greece all tied up in a holiday package.’ (Five stars)
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SPECIAL EDITION FEATURING ‘MEMORIES OF MAEVE’ FROM:
Minnie Driver – Marian Keyes – Cathy Kelly – Veronica Henry
Jilly Cooper – Lorraine Kelly – Jenny Colgan – Katie Fforde – Ruby Wax
Patricia Scanlan – Liz Nugent – Megan Nolan – Maeve’s friends & colleagues
Introduced by Maeve’s husband, Gordon Snell.
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‘One of my all-time favourites’ LORRAINE KELLY

‘An absolute joy. Maeve sweeps you away to an island paradise!’ VERONICA HENRY

‘A brilliant storyteller’ GRAHAM NORTON

‘A master storyteller’ NEW YORK TIMES

‘Maeve Binchy was my hero’ MARIAN KEYES

‘The Queen of Fiction’ IRISH TIMES

‘A true star’ JILLY COOPER

‘A remarkable writer’ RUBY WAX

‘Wielded her pen with dizzying genius’ CATHY KELLY
Each and Every One

Each and Every One

‘A wonderful portrait of modern families from a true storyteller who keeps you turning the pages’ Cathy Kelly

Gus and Joan worked hard to give their children everything – a comfortable home in a leafy Dublin neighbourhood, gap years that never seem to end and an open chequebook for life’s little emergencies. Unfortunately, although the children have grown up, they are a little too comfortable with the well-feathered nest: now it’s time to learn a few home truths.

When a twist of fate means the bank of Mum and Dad can no longer bail them out, suddenly the whole family must find out who they really are. Uncovering the secrets they all hide shows them a different side to the city they call home as they find allies in the most unlikely places.
Ever Since That Day

Ever Since That Day

‘Wonderfully evocative and richly layered, I couldn’t put it down’ Alex Brown



Painful secrets have kept them apart… can the truth bring them together?

London, 1984. Lori and Roland. Anna and Jude. Young, attractive and carefree, these
two couples are inseparable friends. A holiday together in Paris seems like the perfect
idea… until one reckless mistake tears them apart.

Sydney, 2019. Ceri doesn’t know the strange man who introduces himself as a friend of
her parents. Her relationship with her mother was already fraught with tension… but now
she needs answers. Because this man says he’s her biological father.

Can Ceri find a way to unravel the secrets of the past… and protect her family?

A rich and warm-hearted family drama, perfect for fans of Fern Britton, Emma
Hannigan and Cathy Kelly.

Readers love Sara James’ family drama Mothering Sunday:



‘I read this book in one sitting!’
‘A beautiful read’
‘Such a joyous story’
‘A real page turner’
‘This is a book to escape into’
The Heart Whisperer

The Heart Whisperer

‘Laugh out loud funny. Heartbreakingly sad. Ella Griffin does it again’ Marian Keyes



Claire Dillon lives in the shadow of the past – until she gives herself one year to change her future…

At thirty-three, Claire’s mother had everything to live for. But she died in a tragic accident. And it was her daughter’s fault. Now Claire is the same age. A floundering actress with a broken heart. Her life is going nowhere in the company of her gorgeous best friend, ex-rock star, Ray Devine.

Her estranged brother, Nick, is back from America with his perfect wife. But Dublin is full of dark memories and he is already planning his escape.

What will happen when another accident throws brother and sister together and a lifetime of secrets come to light?

A heartwarming story of love and loss from the author of The Memory Shop

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‘A touching story that reminds us all that love’s never as simple as it sounds’ Woman

‘This thrilling story of romance and deceit is too good to put down’ Closer

‘Crackling with wonderful dialogue and Irish wit. A funny and moving story that will capture your heart and hold onto it ’til the very last page’ Cathy Kelly
Emotional Resilience

Emotional Resilience

‘Another masterpiece from a cutting-edge expert’ IRISH TIMES

‘Simply but expertly, Emotional Resilience give you the tools to heal yourself and deal with the slings and arrows of modern life’ Cathy Kelly, bestselling author and UNICEF ambassador

THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

There are many challenges facing our mental health. We are living in the middle of an anxiety epidemic, depression is one of the most significant mental health issues of our time, self-harm is endemic amongst school children and technology and social media are insidiously and pervasively invading our lives leading to toxic stress.

In this book, bestselling author and GP Dr Harry Barry reveals how you can unlock your inner emotional resilience reserves, deal with the challenges of life, and protect your mental health. He explores the key skills needed to transform your emotional capacity and reach your full potential.

He covers:
Personal skills teaching you how to deal with self-acceptance, perfectionism, frustration, failure and success, the physical symptoms of anxiety, procrastination, problem solving and catastrophising.
Social skills such as how to develop and practice empathy, read social cues and how to deal with anxiety in social and performance situations.
Life skills such as how to deal with the unfairness and discomfort of life, pragmatism and conflict resolution, how to develop a work/life balance and what to do when stress comes calling.
Toxic Stress

Toxic Stress

‘This is a truly ground-breaking, innovative and profoundly enlightening work. Dr Harry Barry leads the reader on a holistic journey through the mind and its emotional responses in a way that is both explorative and explanatory’ National Counselling Institute of Ireland

‘It’s that rare thing – a medical book that can be read by lay people and health professionals alike. Dr Barry demystifies subjects that touch so many of our lives and he does so with compassion, wisdom and vast professional knowledge’ Cathy Kelly, bestselling author and UNICEF ambassador

Identify and manage stress with this practical, seven-step programme by bestselling author and GP, Dr Harry Barry

In the world we live in, stress comes from a multiple number of sources, including pressures at work, relationship difficulties and illness. Most people can usually take what life throws at them; but when stress builds up, it can overwhelm an individual and lead to potentially serious health problems.

Toxic stress is an indispensable tool on coping with the stresses of modern life. By identifying the different kinds of stress and in particular the dangers of ‘toxic’ stress, Dr Barry shows us how to discover where our stress is coming from and how we can effectively confront, manage and reduce it in our lives.

Previously published as Flagging Stress: Toxic Stress and How to Avoid It, this edition has been fully revised and updated.
The First Lie

The First Lie

The most gripping psychological thriller you’ll read this year – perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Mark Edwards, Claire McGowan, TM Logan and KL Slater…



‘This is a real page turner. I finished it in one go!’ MARTINA COLE

‘A.J. Park is a master of suspense who knows how to keep readers hovering tensely over the edges of their seatsSOPHIE HANNAH

*****

THEY HID THE BODY. THEY KEPT THE SECRET. BUT WHAT WAS THE FIRST LIE?



When Paul Reeve comes home to find his wife in the bathroom, bloodied and shaking, his survival instinct kicks in.

Alice never meant to kill the intruder. She was at home, alone, and terrified. She doesn’t deserve to be blamed for it. Covering up the murder is their only option.

But the crime eats away at the couple and soon they can’t trust anyone – even one another…


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READER REVIEWS:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gone Girl-esque but much better in my view’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was gripped from the get go’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Unexpected twists and turns and a spine chilling conclusion’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A great read, a real fast paced thriller’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘AMAZING … Great suspense.’


Praise for THE FIRST LIE:

‘A great thriller that will keep you turning the pages well into the night’ LUCA VESTE

Twisty, layered and compelling. A genuine page-turner’ MW CRAVEN

Tightly plotted, well-drawn characters and an edge of your seat page-turnerCATHY KELLY

Splendidly twisty, it keeps its secrets until the final pages’ DAILY MAIL
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