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Patricia Scanlan - Author

About the Author

Patricia Scanlan was born in Dublin, where she still lives. Some of her bestsellers include Apartment 3B; Finishing Touches; Foreign Affairs; Promises, Promises; Mirror, Mirror; City Girl; City Woman; City Lives; Francesca's Party; Two for Joy; Double Wedding; Divided Loyalties; Forgive and Forget; and Winter Blessings, a collection of quotes, blessings, poems, and reminiscences. Patricia is the series editor and a contributing author to the Open Door series. She also teaches creative writing to second-level students and is involved in adult literacy.

Featured books by Patricia Scanlan

A Time for Friends

A Time for Friends

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2015

When are the boundaries of friendship pushed too far, and when is it time to stop flying over oceans for someone who wouldn't jump over a puddle for you? There comes a time when Hilary Hammond has to make that call. Hilary and Colette O'Mahony have been friends since childhood, but when irrepressible Jonathan Harpur breezes into Hilary's life and goes into business with her, Colette is not best pleased. After their first encounter Colette thinks he's a 'pushy upstart' while he thinks she's 'a snobby little diva'. And so the battle lines are drawn and Hilary is bang in the middle. But as the years roll by and each of them is faced with difficult times and tough decisions, one thing is clear ...to have a friend you must be a friend. And that's when Hilary discovers that sometimes your best friend can be your greatest enemy ...

Other books by Patricia Scanlan

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Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

When there are four feisty women from the same family, you can be sure life isn't all plain sailing. Marie-Claire, living in Toronto is betrayed by her partner, Marc but takes her revenge in the most exquisite manner, and teaches him a lesson he will never forget. She travels home to Ireland to the house of The Four Winds, for her great aunt, Reverend Mother Brigid's eightieth birthday celebrations, and meets up with her mother, Keelin and, grandmother, Imelda. And then all hell breaks loose. Bitter, jealous Imelda makes a revelation at the party that changes all their lives forever and the women are forced to confront their pasts and face the truths that have shaped their lives. A trip to the mystical Isle of Iona in Scotland brings more revelations, which binds the four of them together on a shared journey that shows that love is greater than the enmity that threatened to sever their relationship in the most devastating way. Back in the haven of The Four Winds, Marie-Claire, decides upon her future...and then, unexpectedly, Marc arrives. Will she take him back? Is her life about to change to the one she had once longed for? The choice is hers. What readers are saying: 'Utterly magical and wonderful ... warmth and compassion shine through' Marian Keyes 'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' Cathy Kelly 'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times ''There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times 'The ultimate comfort read' Glamour

Bringing Death to Life An Uplifting Exploration of Living, Dying, the Soul Journey and the Afterlife

Bringing Death to Life An Uplifting Exploration of Living, Dying, the Soul Journey and the Afterlife

Author: Patricia Scanlan, Aidan Storey, Dr Mary Helen Hensley, Pamela Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Take a heart-lifting journey into the great unknown ... In Bringing Death to Life, well-known author Patricia Scanlan, along with soul friends and metaphysical healers Dr Mary Helen Hensley, Aidan Storey and Pamela Young, shine a light into an area that they believe needs to become part of the ordinary conversation of life, not to be feared or avoided in our communications, but recognised, understood, accepted: death. Patricia, whose experience of the loss of her parents was the catalyst for this book, shares her own journey through grief, while Aidan, Mary Helen and Pamela -- who have abilities to channel, communicate with angels, and intuit and heal between this life and the next -- share personal experiences along with insight into death and the afterlife gained through their work. Included are chapters on facing fear of death, being present during death of a loved one, the aftermath of loss, and connecting to signs and messages from beyond, along with remarkable stories of the afterlife in the everyday. Prayers, affirmations and messages from the angels also make up this special, thought-provoking and ultimately deeply comforting book.

Orange Blossom Days

Orange Blossom Days

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER *** In a beautiful southern Spanish town, where the sea sparkles and orange blossoms scent the air, the gates of a brand new apartment complex, La Joya de Andalucia, glide open to welcome the new owners. Anna and Austen MacDonald, an Irish couple, are preparing to enjoy their retirement to the full. But the demands of family cause problems they have never foreseen and shake their marriage to the core. Sally-Ann Connolly Cooper, a feisty Texan mother of two young teenagers, is reeling from her husband's infidelity. La Joya becomes a place of solace for Sally-Ann, in more ways than one. Eduardo Sanchez, a haughty Madrileno, has set out with single-minded determination to become El Presidente of the complex's management committee. But pride comes before a fall. Jutta Sauer Perez, a sophisticated German who aspires to own her very own apartment in La Joya, works hard to reach her goal. Then the unthinkable happens. As their lives entwine and friendships and enmities develop, it becomes apparent that La Joya is not quite the haven they all expect it to be...

Love and Marriage

Love and Marriage

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2017

When love flies outthe window married life can be hell With an unplanned baby on the way, a newly-wed daughter whose marriage is already in trouble, a teenager who won't eat and doesn't think there's anything wrong with her, andhiding secrets from each other, Barry and Aimee are on a rocky road. When love flies inthe window ex-wives can cause a lotof trouble. And Marianna is going to cause as much trouble as she possibly can to make sure that her former husband is not going to waltz down the aisle with his new love. Families in crisis, passion, tragedy, and the healing powers of love - Patricia Scanlan's brilliant and heartwarming new novel re-introduces us to the characters in Forgive and Forget and Happy Ever After,and brings their story to a triumphant conclusion.

Happy Ever After

Happy Ever After

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2017

When the honeymoon is over, real life begins...Newly married Debbie is at her wits' end about her and Bryan's mounting debts, but there's no way he's going to stop living the high life and become a stay-at-home husband. Meanwhile, Debbie's dad has just found out his workaholic second wife, Aimee, is pregnant. He couldn't be happier, but she's horrified. Is their marriage going to last? Debbie's mum, Connie, has met a gorgeous new man and is all set to make a life of her own. But her family need her more than ever to sort out all their problems. Will she put her family first, as always, or can she walk away and finally make a fresh start? Will anyone be happy ever after?

Orange Blossom Days

Orange Blossom Days

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2017

In a beautiful southern Spanish town, where the sea sparkles and orange blossoms scent the air, the gates of a brand new apartment complex, La Joya deAndaluca, glide open to welcome the new owners. Anna and Austen MacDonald, an Irish couple, are preparing to enjoy their retirement to the full. But the demands of family cause problems they have never foreseen and shake their marriage to the core. Sally-Ann Connolly Cooper, a feisty Texan mother of two young teenagers, is reeling from her husband's infidelity. La Joya becomes a place of solace for Sally-Ann, in more ways than one. Eduardo Sanchez, a haughty Madrileo, has set out with single-minded determination to become El Presidente of the complex's management committee. But pride comes before a fall. Jutta Sauer Perez, a sophisticated German who aspires to own her very own apartment in La Joya, works hard to reach her goal. Then the unthinkable happens.As their lives entwine and friendships and enmities develop, it becomes apparent that La Joya is not quite the haven they all expect it to be

Orange Blossom Days

Orange Blossom Days

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2017

In a beautiful southern Spanish town, where the sea sparkles and orange blossoms scent the air, the gates of a brand new apartment complex, La Joya de Andalucia, glide open to welcome the new owners. Anna and Austen MacDonald, an Irish couple, are preparing to enjoy their retirement to the full. But the demands of family cause problems they have never foreseen and shake their marriage to the core. Sally-Ann Connolly Cooper, a feisty Texan mother of two young teenagers, is reeling from her husband's infidelity. La Joya becomes a place of solace for Sally-Ann, in more ways than one. Eduardo Sanchez, a haughty Madrileno, has set out with single-minded determination to become El Presidente of the complex's management committee. But pride comes before a fall. Jutta Sauer Perez, a sophisticated German who aspires to own her very own apartment in La Joya, works hard to reach her goal. Then the unthinkable happens. As their lives entwine and friendships and enmities develop, it becomes apparent that La Joya is not quite the haven they all expect it to be...

A Gift For You

A Gift For You

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2016

A warm, wise, funny and heartfelt collection of short stories from bestselling novelist Patricia Scanlan - the perfect gift and the perfect treat! Collected to celebrate Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and birthdays, as well as offering wise words on how to deal with difficult days, these stories will entertain and delight readers. Meet Magdalena as she prepares for the birth of her first child, knowing her family are in another country - but will her husband surprise her for Christmas? Share memories of treasured tree decorations and the stories they hold. Delight as Irene remembers her husband on Valentine's Day and fate finds a way to remind her of the love they shared. Cheer along with Sophie as she finally finds the courage to deal with a fairweather friend, and laugh as a grandmother receives a visit from her granddaughter - only to turn the tables on her and show her who is boss! Lose yourself in sublime storytelling - the perfect gift for readers everywhere.

Two For Joy

Two For Joy

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2016

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR ***Oliver Flynns wedding is the social event of the year, and the creme de la creme of Kilronan are happy to boast of being invited.Noreen, his new wife, has finally outclassed her two sisters. But there is one nagging doubt: would Oliver have married her if she hadnt done the proposing herself? Meanwhile Cora Flynn, Olivers bitter mother, has boycotted the wedding. She is determined that her detested new daughter-in-law will not become the number one woman in her sons life. Wedding guest Lorna Morgan cant wait to shake the dust of Kilronan off her shoes. Shes destined for bright city lights, unlike her stick-in-the-mud cousin, Heather Williams, who was only invited to the afters. But then, in Lornas eyes, Heathers just an afters sort of person and always will be. But worms turn, and what a difference a year makes. In Dublin, London and New York there is no respite for Noreen, Lorna or Heather. Only in Kilronan can the Pandoras box that was opened at Oliver Flynns wedding finally be closed.What readers are saying about Patricia Scanlan's novels: Utterly magical and wonderful ... warmth and compassion shine through MARIAN KEYES Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love CATHY KELLY There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction Sunday Times There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations Irish Times The ultimate comfort read Glamour A bright, sunny read in which these lives interweave with unexpected results Sunday Express S magazine

A Time For Friends

A Time For Friends

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER *** When are the boundaries of friendship pushed too far, and when is it time to stop flying over oceans for someone who wouldn't jump over a puddle for you? There comes a time when Hilary Hammond has to make that call. Hilary and Colette O'Mahony have been friends since childhood, but when irrepressible Jonathan Harpur breezes into Hilary's life and goes into business with her, Colette is not best pleased. After their first encounter Colette thinks he's a 'pushy upstart' while he thinks she's 'a snobby little diva'. And so the battle lines are drawn and Hilary is bang in the middle. But as the years roll by and each of them is faced with difficult times and tough decisions, one thing is clear ... to have a friend you must be a friend. And that's when Hilary discovers that sometimes your best friend can be your greatest enemy ... What readers are saying about Patricia Scanlan's novels: 'Utterly magical and wonderful ... warmth and compassion shine through' MARIAN KEYES 'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' CATHY KELLY 'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times ''There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times 'The ultimate comfort read' Glamour 'A bright, sunny read in which these lives interweave with unexpected results' Sunday Express S magazine

Divided Loyalties

Divided Loyalties

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2015

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** Shauna and Greg's marriage is under pressure. She wants another baby. He doesn't. She also has to endure her obnoxious in-laws, 'The Freeloaders', Della, Eddie and their spoilt kids. Shauna's glad to be moving abroad - she'll be free of them at long last. But three thousand miles won't stop the determined Della. Carrie, Shauna's sister, can't help feeling put upon. The burden of looking after their elderly father rests on her and she's fed up. Even though she loves her siblings, resentment builds. Can Carrie put her foot down and stand up for herself? Bobby, the youngest, has a poisoned relationship with his father who blames him for the premature death of his wife. A bitter confrontation leaves them estranged. The last Christmas the family got together was a disaster, but circumstances change. Can the family turn things around and finally put the past behind them as they prepare for another family gathering? What readers are saying about Patricia Scanlan's novels: 'Utterly magical and wonderful ... warmth and compassion shine through' MARIAN KEYES 'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' CATHY KELLY 'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times ''There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times 'The ultimate comfort read' Glamour 'A bright, sunny read in which these lives interweave with unexpected results' Sunday Express S magazine

A Gift For You

A Gift For You

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2015

A warm, wise, funny and heartfelt collection of short stories from bestselling novelist Patricia Scanlan - the perfect gift and the perfect treat! Collected to celebrate Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and birthdays, as well as offering wise words on how to deal with difficult days, these stories will entertain and delight readers. Meet Magdalena as she prepares for the birth of her first child, knowing her family are in another country - but will her fiance surprise her for Christmas? Share memories of treasured tree decorations and the stories they hold. Delight as Irene remembers her husband on Valentine's Day and fate finds a way to remind her of the love they shared. Cheer along with Sophie as she finally finds the courage to deal with a fairweather friend, and laugh as a grandmother receives a visit from her granddaughter - only to turn the tables on her and show her who is boss! Lose yourself in sublime storytelling - the perfect gift for readers everywhere.

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** Four women - Paula, Jennifer, Brenda and Rachel - all at a crossroads in their lives. All with difficult choices to make. All badly in need of a holiday... Paula is beautiful, ambitious and successful, she works hard and plays hard. Men find her irresistible...except for the one man she really wants. In her late thirties, Brenda longs for glamour and excitement. Tired of being a housewife stuck at home with her children, she is determined to make changes in her life. Then the unthinkable happens. Shy and timid, Rachel has always been dominated by her cold, intolerant father. But beneath the surface she is bubbling with suppressed rage. Does she have the courage to finally become her own woman? Jennifer is a true friend to them all. But when tragedy strikes, will Paula, Brenda and Rachel be there for Jennifer when she needs them? When the four women stay in a luxurious villa on a Greek island, they soon realize that they have embarked on more than just a foreign holiday. Amidst rows, arguments, laughter and fun they come to see each other in a different light. Can their friendships be sustained? Indeed, will their lives ever be the same again? What readers are saying about Patricia Scanlan's novels: 'Utterly magical and wonderful ... warmth and compassion shine through' MARIAN KEYES 'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' CATHY KELLY 'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times ''There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times 'The ultimate comfort read'Glamour 'A bright, sunny read in which these lives interweave with unexpected results' Sunday Express S magazine

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** When Chris Wallace looks in the mirror he sees a deep and complex man. He is, in fact, selfish, shallow and very, very devious. A master of deceit. Suzy Wallace, a woman scorned, wreaks havoc and revenge on her husband's mistress, once her best friend, now her sworn enemy. Ellen Munroe, the mother of Chris's child, finally has the chance for happiness with an honest, decent, steadfast man ... until Chris lies his way into her heart again. Mirror, Mirror is the story of women who have had enough and are about to get even. Chris Wallace watch out! What readers are saying about Patricia Scanlan's novels: 'Utterly magical and wonderful ... warmth and compassion shine through' MARIAN KEYES 'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' CATHY KELLY 'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times ''There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times 'The ultimate comfort read'Glamour 'A bright, sunny read in which these lives interweave with unexpected results' Sunday Express S magazine

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Three school friends, Cassie, Laura and Aileen, shared their secrets and dreams as young girls. Now they are together again, sharing their aspirations, as Cassie launches her interior design business, with a legacy that is to bring out the worst and the best in her family and friends. Finishing Touches is an engrossing story of schoolmates and soulmates, of shared secrets and desires - and how one young woman dared to make her impossible dream come true.

Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** The village of Glenree is home to the Munroe women: from the glamorous new in-law, Emma, to dogsbody Miriam and 'Airs-and-Graces' Sheila, who is forced to watch her own daughter Ellen become the talk of the county. Promises, Promises covers a decade in the lives of the four Munroe women - and the charming womanizer who left a trail of emotional destruction in his wake. A tale of love and heartbreak, laughter and tears that will strike a chord with all women ... especially those who have loved a rotter! What readers are saying about Patricia Scanlan's novels: 'Utterly magical and wonderful ... warmth and compassion shine through' MARIAN KEYES 'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' CATHY KELLY 'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times ''There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times 'The ultimate comfort read' Glamour 'A bright, sunny read in which these lives interweave with unexpected results' Sunday Express S magazine

City Girl

City Girl

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** Three very different women face heartache, upheaval and reinvention in this romantic drama, which praises the power of friendship to pull you through when life gets tough. At 21, Devlin is seduced by the suave, sophisticated Colin Cantrell-King, an older married man and her boss. But this affair will leave her with some tough decisions to make. Caroline is afraid of being left on the shelf so jumps at the chance to marry the cool, detached and very attractive Richard. But, why does he never return her ardour with equal passion? Married mother Maggie feels trapped in a loveless marriage until she discovers her husband's infidelity. What will she do with her new-found sense of liberation? What readers are saying about Patricia Scanlan's novels: 'Utterly magical and wonderful ... warmth and compassion shine through' MARIAN KEYES 'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' CATHY KELLY 'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times ''There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times 'The ultimate comfort read' Glamour 'A bright, sunny read in which these lives interweave with unexpected results' Sunday Express S magazine

City Woman

City Woman

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** Devlin's flair and ambition has made a success of the 'City Girl' health and leisure complex. Expansion is next on her agenda, But what of Luke Reilly, a man used to getting his own way? His interest is more than professional. Soon Devlin is forced to make a decision that will have a huge impact on her life. Caroline, still coming to terms with her husband's revelations, has to do some serious thinking. Can she face the future on her own or will she resort to the crutches of drugs and drink that have always carried her through? Maggie, torn between motherhood and career, finds her marriage under threat. Her husband's total lack of support enrages and frustrates her. After years of putting other people's needs before her own, Maggie has to decide if it's time to put herself first. What readers are saying about Patricia Scanlan's novels: 'Utterly magical and wonderful ... warmth and compassion shine through' MARIAN KEYES 'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' CATHY KELLY 'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times ''There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times 'The ultimate comfort read' Glamour 'A bright, sunny read in which these lives interweave with unexpected results' Sunday Express S magazine

Apartment 3B

Apartment 3B

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** Luxurious, expensive Apartment 3B is for sale. Many want it, only one can buy it. Its owner, Liz Lacey, successful artist and darling of the jetset, is about to make dramatic changes in her life. Many of Dublin's elite come to view her apartment: sophisticated, cosmopolitan Lainey Conroy, globe-trotting media personality; Hugh Cassidy; gentle, determined Claire Moran who has triumphed over adversity; ambitious but tender-hearted Dominic Kent. And Cecily, sister-in-law to Lainey, who will stop at nothing in her plan for revenge ... Warmth, wisdom and love on every page - if you treasured Maeve Binchy, read Patricia Scanlan. What readers are saying about Patricia Scanlan's novels: 'Utterly magical and wonderful ... warmth and compassion shine through' MARIAN KEYES 'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' CATHY KELLY 'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times ''There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times 'The ultimate comfort read'Glamour 'A bright, sunny read in which these lives interweave with unexpected results' Sunday Express S magazine

City Lives

City Lives

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** Devlin, Caroline and Maggie. Women in their prime. They have it all. Careers. Success. Marriage. They are the envy of their peers. But at what price? City Lives is the story of three women who have one great certainy in their lives: their friendship. The enduring bonds of loyalty and love will carry them through the toughest times towards a brighter future. What readers are saying about Patricia Scanlan's novels: 'Utterly magical and wonderful ... warmth and compassion shine through' MARIAN KEYES 'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' CATHY KELLY 'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times ''There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times 'The ultimate comfort read' Glamour 'A bright, sunny read in which these lives interweave with unexpected results' Sunday Express S magazine

A Time for Friends

A Time for Friends

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2015

When are the boundaries of friendship pushed too far, and when is it time to stop flying over oceans for someone who wouldn't jump over a puddle for you? There comes a time when Hilary Hammond has to make that call. Hilary and Colette O'Mahony have been friends since childhood, but when irrepressible Jonathan Harpur breezes into Hilary's life and goes into business with her, Colette is not best pleased. After their first encounter Colette thinks he's a 'pushy upstart' while he thinks she's 'a snobby little diva'. And so the battle lines are drawn and Hilary is bang in the middle. But as the years roll by and each of them is faced with difficult times and tough decisions, one thing is clear ...to have a friend you must be a friend. And that's when Hilary discovers that sometimes your best friend can be your greatest enemy ...

A Time For Friends

A Time For Friends

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER *** When are the boundaries of friendship pushed too far, and when is it time to stop flying over oceans for someone who wouldn't jump over a puddle for you? There comes a time when Hilary Hammond has to make that call. Hilary and Colette O'Mahony have been friends since childhood, but when irrepressible Jonathan Harpur breezes into Hilary's life and goes into business with her, Colette is not best pleased. After their first encounter Colette thinks he's a 'pushy upstart' while he thinks she's 'a snobby little diva'. And so the battle lines are drawn and Hilary is bang in the middle. But as the years roll by and each of them is faced with difficult times and tough decisions, one thing is clear ... to have a friend you must be a friend. And that's when Hilary discovers that sometimes your best friend can be your greatest enemy ... What readers are saying about Patricia Scanlan's novels: 'Utterly magical and wonderful ... warmth and compassion shine through' MARIAN KEYES 'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' CATHY KELLY 'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times ''There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times 'The ultimate comfort read' Glamour 'A bright, sunny read in which these lives interweave with unexpected results' Sunday Express S magazine

Coming Home for Christmas

Coming Home for Christmas

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2014

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** Two sisters ... two very different lives. Alison's American dream is in tatters. Her highflying career is on the skids and her Upper East Side apartment is now way beyond her means. But pride prevents her from telling her family back home just how bad things are. Olivia is fraught trying to juggle family, career, preparations for Christmas and organize a surprise party for their mother's seventieth birthday. How she envies, and sometimes resents, her sister Alison and her life of excitement and affluence in New York. Coming home for the holidays is the last thing Alison wants to do, especially now that she's met a rather attractive neighbour. But family ties are strong. Alison and Olivia must sort their differences, throw a party and Christmas might just bring changes for Alison that she could never have imagined ... What readers are saying about Patricia Scanlan's novels: 'Utterly magical and wonderful ... warmth and compassion shine through' MARIAN KEYES 'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' CATHY KELLY 'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times ''There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times 'The ultimate comfort read' Glamour 'A bright, sunny read in which these lives interweave with unexpected results' Sunday Express S magazine

Francesca's Party

Francesca's Party

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2014

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** After years of being a loyal wife and mother, Francesca Kirwan finds her life changed irrevocably one dismal autumn morning when her husband Mark forgets his mobile phone. In the space of ten minutes her comfortable, safe, uneventful life is shattered. She has a choice - sink or swim. After a shaky start, Francesca's life takes a decidedly upward turn - new job, new friends, new love interest. Mark is not at all pleased and Mark's mistress, Nikki Langan, realises Francesca to be a far tougher woman than she expected. And then Francesca decides to throw a party, and that's when the fun really starts ... What readers are saying about Patricia Scanlan's novels: 'Utterly magical and wonderful ... warmth and compassion shine through' MARIAN KEYES 'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' CATHY KELLY 'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times ''There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times 'The ultimate comfort read'Glamour 'A bright, sunny read in which these lives interweave with unexpected results' Sunday Express S magazine

With All My Love

With All My Love

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2014

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER *** On a crystal clear Mediterranean day, Briony McAllister sits playing with her four-year-old daughter, Katie, while she waits for her mother, Valerie, to join them. Valerie has recently moved to a picturesque town in southern Spain to finally leave behind her turbulent past and find a peace that has always eluded her. Briony has no idea that in a few moments' time her relationship with her mother will change irrevocably. As Katie plays, Briony pulls from her bag an old photo album, found in a box in her mother's new home. As she begins to study the faded photos, a letter falls to the ground. The lives of three generations of women are set to change forever as the past is revisited and the truth unfolds through the undelivered letters Tessa wrote to Briony over the years. Secrets, lies, betrayals and sacrifices - the complex bonds between mothers, daughters and granddaughters are intricately explored as Patricia Scanlan takes us into the hearts and homes of a family at war. What readers are saying about Patricia Scanlan's novels: 'Utterly magical and wonderful ... warmth and compassion shine through' MARIAN KEYES 'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' CATHY KELLY 'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times ''There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times 'The ultimate comfort read' Glamour 'A bright, sunny read in which these lives interweave with unexpected results' Sunday Express S magazine

Francesca's Party

Francesca's Party

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2013

As the novel opens, Francesca's banker husband is supposedly off to a conference in Brussels. But when she drops him off at the airport, he forgets his cell phone. Considerate wife that she is, Francesca parks the car, and hurries to catch him before his plane leaves. She catches him all right, just as he's passionately kissing one of his female colleagues like there's no tomorrow.But there is a tomorrow, and what happens in the days to follow is hilarious. Readers will cheer for Francesca all the way to her triumphant revenge. . . .

Two For Joy

Two For Joy

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2013

Oliver Flynn's wedding is the social event of the year, and the creme de la creme of Kilronan are happy to boast of being invited.Noreen, his new wife, has finally outclassed her two sisters, who think they are better than her in every way. Not any more! But there is one nagging doubt: does Oliver really love her? Would he have married her if she hadn't done the proposing herself?Cora Flynn, Oliver's bitter mother, has boycotted the wedding. She is determined that her detested new daughter-in-law will not become the number one woman in her son's life.Wedding guest Lorna Morgan can't wait to shake the dust of Kilronan off her shoes. She's destined for bright city lights, unlike her stick-in-the-mud cousin, Heather Williams, who was only invited to the 'afters' with her clodhopper boyfriend, Neil. But then, in Lorna's eyes, Heather's just an 'afters' sort of person and always will be.But worms turn, and what a difference a year makes. In Dublin, London and New York there is no respite for Noreen, Lorna or Heather. Only in Kilronan can the Pandora's box that was opened at Oliver Flynn's wedding finally be closed.

Winter Blessings Thoughts and Poems to Warm Your Heart

Winter Blessings Thoughts and Poems to Warm Your Heart

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2006

Widely known as one of Ireland's best-loved writers, here Patricia Scanlan offers readers a glimpse into her own life. In Winter Blessings, Patricia shares her favourite poems, childhood recollection and personal stories that have inspired her spiritual journey - all bound together by the season of short days and frosty nights. From early Christmases with excited siblings in the cocoon of their parents' love to learning poems by rote 'on the hard wooden chairs' of the classroom, and on through later days, suffering from chronic bank pain and struggling to make sense of her own life, here are treasured poems and stories from one woman's life and her journey towards self-understanding and self-healing.

Secrets

Secrets

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2006

Winter Blessings Thoughts and Poems to Warm Your Heart

Winter Blessings Thoughts and Poems to Warm Your Heart

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2005

Widely known as one of Ireland's best-loved writers, here Patricia Scanlan offers readers a glimpse into her own life. In Winter Blessings, Patricia shares her favourite poems, childhood recollection and personal stories that have inspired her spiritual journey - all bound together by the season of short days and frosty nights. From early Christmases with excited siblings in the cocoon of their parents' love to learning poems by rote 'on the hard wooden chairs' of the classroom, and on through later days, suffering from chronic bank pain and struggling to make sense of her own life, here are treasured poems and stories from one woman's life and her journey towards self-understanding and self-healing. Winter Blessings is a unique and heart-warming book - the perfect fireside companion for all those seeking shelter form that coldest of seasons.

City Woman

City Woman

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/12/2002

Second Chance

Second Chance

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2000

Ripples

Ripples

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/1999

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/1992