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When seventeen-year-old Lily discovers she’s pregnant, she has to make a choice that will determine the rest of her life.
Now, nearly sixty years later, in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, Lily has been admitted to Lakelands Nursing Home. Among her possessions, Zoe, a young helper, finds a diary with a note that it be read aloud to Lily’s daughter Deirdre.
The diary holds the truth to Lily’s past and, as secrets are uncovered, a tale of fate and responsibility unfolds that binds the three women together.
What If? is a compelling and beautiful story of love and loss, and how the choices we make don’t have to define the rest of our lives.

Reviews

Praise for Martina Reilly
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'A heart-warming page turner ... Martina is one of the best'
Irish Examiner
'Compelling, heart-wrenching ... will keep you riveted till the end'
Colette Caddle
'A cracking read - warm, splutter-out-your tea funny, and unputdownable.'
Sarah Webb
'Has all the elements of an excellent read: mystery, drama and romance'
Woman
'Clever, frank and funny'
Bella
'Martina has the wonderful knack of combining sensitivity for a serious subject with a big dose of humour'
Irish Independent
'Reilly has a wonderful comic touch, both in the way she draws her characters and in her dialogue . . . a brilliant read'
U Magazine