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From the bestselling author of SOMEONE LIKE YOU and WHAT SHE WANTS comes an uplifting novel about how three very different women cope with the complexities of their lives – relationships, careers, and families – to find fulfilment.


Full of Cathy Kelly’s trademark warmth, romance, optimism and wit.


In the Irish country town of Kinvara, the fabulous MIller girls are generally reckoned to have it all… There’s Stella with the looks of a Renaissance Madonna and a brilliant lawyer’s mind. A single mum who has combined work and raising her daughter with aplomb, the only thing missing from her life is the right man. Now, at last, she’s going to get a second chance…


Tara is the sharp, cool one. At the top of her TV career, she’s recently married the love of her life, the charming Finn, after a whirlwind romance of just six months.


And shy, beautiful Holly is living a bohemian life that all her old classmates envy, with artistic friends and a beautiful apartment where her creative talents find an outlet.


At the centre of the family is their mother, Rose, calm, elegant and about to celebrate her fortieth wedding. But nothing in the lives of Rose and her daughters is as it seems, and as plans are made for the party of the decade, the secret heartaches the four women have kept hidden, even from the each other, begin to emerge. Are they strong enough to deal with the truth about their golden lives?


'The carefully structured narrative culminates in a powerfully insightful and ultimately moving denouement'


'Told with Kelly's trademark warmth and wit, this novel will have you pinned to your deckchair'

Woman and Home

'Kelly has earned her place on the bestseller lists with her sharp understanding of behaviour, and this splendid women's read will keep her there. The feel-good factor is a particularly endearing trait, spreading warmth and a satisfying conclusion'

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