Cathy Kelly is published around the world, with millions of books in print. including the bestsellers The Honey Queen, Once in a Lifetime and Between Sisters (read Books at 60’s review here).
Once again in her new novel, Secrets of a Happy Marriage, we are treated to her trademark warm and witty Irish storytelling about modern life, always with an uplifting message, a sense of community and strong female characters at its heart.
It’s a very special birthday party, a chance to get family and friends together and raise a glass in celebration. And no one throws a party like the Brannigans.
For Bess, hosting the lavish weekend at Lisowen Castle to celebrate her new husband’s birthday is a chance to show the world how far they’ve come. Yes, Ed may once have been the poor boy from the village, but look at him now. But who knew joining a new family could be so difficult?
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For Ed’s daughter Jojo, having a new stepmother was never going to be easy, especially when the memory of your mother is trampled at every opportunity. And Jojo’s dream of a family of her own just seems to get further away.
For Cari, a family get-together is another chance for everyone to remember how things went wrong at her wedding. Three years on, she still hasn’t dared trust a man since.
And then there’s Faenia, who last saw Lisowen and Ireland nearly forty years ago. Is it finally time for the runaway to come home?
It’s going to be quite a party.
Secrets of a Happy Marriage by Cathy Kelly is a sparkling tale of family, friends, and marriages in trouble, told with Irish wit, warmth and wisdom.
This novel is published by Hachette Australia and available now from Dymocks. Click here to learn more.