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The Year that Changed Everything

By Cathy Kelly
Read by Caroline Lennon

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The brilliantly heartwarming and life-affirming new novel from bestselling author Cathy Kelly.

Three women celebrate their birthdays... 30. 40. 50. But this milestone birthday marks the start of a 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...

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

Read by Caroline Lennon

(p) 2018 Orion Publishing Group

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  • ISBN: 9781409166153
  • Publication date: 22 Feb 2018
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This book is full of joy - and I devoured every page of it gladly — Milly Johnson
Warm, wise, compassionate and full of characters I loved... It's like having a great gossip with your best friend — Marian Keyes
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
A lovely story of life and change — Nina Potell, PRIMA
The perfect pick-me-up — Homes & Lifestyle
This top-notch storyteller once again cuts to the quick of modern women's lives and their relationships — Woman & Home
Entertaining, moving, and vivid as a screenplay — Irish Independent
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