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Amanda Hearty lives in Blackrock, Co. Dublin with her husband Michael and their little
daughter Holly. Amanda works in busy Dublin publishers, and studied Commerce in UCD
and has a Masters in Marketing from the Smurfit School of Business, Dublin. Growing up
in a house full of books, writing, dreams and ideas, and with her mother Marita Conlon-
McKenna being a very successful author it was inevitable Amanda would finally put pen to
paper and begin to write herself. Her first novel, Are You Ready?, was also published by
The story of three different women having their first babies. Anyone approaching, or having been through, young motherhood can empathise here. It’s a charming, emotional tale of the ups and down of relationships and the eventual unconditional love for a child. A lovely, warm read. Comparison: Milly Johnson, Ruth Gilligan, Patricia Scanlan.
Beth Prendergast has fallen hook, line and sinker for her boss. But when Beth discovers she is pregnant he makes it clear that a baby was never part of his plan. Is Beth really ready to take on motherhood all on her own? Grace Miller's life changed when fell in love with Ethan. A house in sunny San Diego is a far cry from where she grew up in North Dublin. But when Ethan's firm offers a transfer to Ireland, Grace is unsure about moving back home. Erin Delaney has the perfect marriage, but still yearns for one thing - a child. Her husband John reassures her that this will happen in good time but Erin's obsession is getting worse and soon puts a strain on their relationship. As Beth, Grace and Erin all face big choices and changes of the heart, they soon realize their lives will never be the same again.