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    • ISBN:9781409153696
    • Publication date:05 Oct 2017

Secrets of a Happy Marriage

By Cathy Kelly

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Number One bestseller Cathy Kelly returns with a sparkling tale of family, friends, and marriages in trouble, told with her trademark Irish wit, warmth and wisdom.

The wonderful and heart-warming new novel full of secrets, lies and family ties from Sunday Times bestselling author, Cathy Kelly.

Bess is hoping to show everyone just how happy her recent marriage is, but behind all the party-planning the cracks are beginning to show. Why is joining a family so difficult?

Jojo, Bess's stepdaughter, has a point to make. Bess is not her mother, and she won't replace the one she's been missing every day for the last two years. And will she ever get the chance to become a mum herself?

Cousin Cari is a fierce career-woman who isn't unnerved by anything - apart from facing the man who left her at the altar, and he's on the guestlist. Her job has been a safe place to hide ever since - but is it time to let love into her life again?

Thanks to laughter, tears and one surprise appearance, the Brannigans might just discover the secrets of a happy marriage . . . But will they find out before it's too late?

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

Biographical Notes

Cathy Kelly is published around the world, with millions of books in print. Cathy is the bestselling author of The Honey Queen, Once in a Lifetime and Between Sisters, and is a No.1 bestseller in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Her trademark is warm and witty Irish storytelling about modern life, always with an uplifting message, a sense of community and strong female characters at the heart.
She lives with her family and their three dogs in County Wicklow, Ireland. She is also an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland, raising funds and awareness for children orphaned by or living with HIV/AIDS.
Find out more at www.cathykelly.com or follow her on Twitter @cathykellybooks

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  • ISBN: 9781409153702
  • Publication date: 25 Oct 2016
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Wise, warm, compassionate and full of characters I loved ... it's like having a great gossip with your best friends — Marian Keyes
Entertaining, moving and vivid as a screenplay — Irish Independent
An uplifting story of warm, larger-than life characters. Comforting and feel good, the perfect treat read. — Good Housekeeping
This top-notch storyteller once again cuts to the quick of modern women's lives and their relationships — Woman & Home
Emotional, believable and smart, this is fiction at it's best' — Heat
A heart-warming story about family, love and loss — HELENA GUMLEY MASON, THE LADY
Love, laughter, tears and understanding are the perfect ingredients for a fabulous read — Natasha Harding, THE SUN
I was fascinated by Kelly's well - drawn, entirely believable characters and the various difficult situations they are facing. — Sara Lawrence, DAILY MAIL
It's an involving, heart-warming read about family, friends, love and disappointment — Fanny Blake, SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE
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