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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

Orange Blossom Days

Orange Blossom Days

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

A large collection of multi-national, mostly retired couples, invest in a new development of luxury apartments, La Joya, in Andalucia on the Costa del Sol in Spain.  We follow a securely married Irish couple with a demanding family, an American mother of twin girls with a serial-womanising husband and a Spanish control freak with a wife who is attempting to find inner peace. Frequently visiting the complex is a German interior designer and letting agent married to a Spanish property developer and a highly efficient female Spanish community manager who looks after the place.  In clean strokes the author paints their portraits in swift, interlocking sections, you get to know them all very quickly.  All appears blissful until the Spanish economy plummets and the Irish euro hits rock bottom.  Problems ensue both financially and emotionally with many a twist and surprise thrown at you.  This is lively, sensitive and insightful, a big novel with plenty to get your teeth into. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

eBooks of the Month
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 ...

With All My Love

With All My Love

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

This sensitively portrays the rift between two families and how a vicious act can open up past hurts.  The book follows three generations as they begin to repair their relationships after a tragic loss.  Patricia Scanlan is particularly good at family disputes and slow healing and this is a fine example of her talent.

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/11/2010

  November 2010 Book of the Month.   A heart-warming story about a family at Christmas by the Irish No.1 bestselling author. Warm and ultimately uplifting it shows how the power of forgiveness can bring together a family when it’s needed most.

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Divided Loyalties

Divided Loyalties

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/04/2007

This is all about family loyalties, resentment, acceptance, intolerance, jealousy, pain and longing.  It’s a warm, full-blooded read with some great character studies and familiar situations astutely portrayed, in other words it’s a lovely, lovely book.Similar this month: Melissa Hill.Comparison: Maeve Binchy, Danielle Steel, Robyn Sisman.

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Double Wedding

Double Wedding

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2005

I can never understand how anyone could possibly wish to share such a special day as a wedding, even with your supposedly best friend.  Patricia Scanlon seems to feel the same for anything that can go wrong in the scenario in this bittersweet book, does, some of it very unexpected, making this warm, eventful read a little bit different.  She has that magic Irish charm, well worth trying.Comparisons: Maeve Binchy, Danielle Steel, Cathy Kelly.Similar this month: Jessica Adams, Tina Reilly.

eBooks of the Month
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.

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Other books by Patricia Scanlan

A Family Reunion

A Family Reunion

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2021

Previously published as The Liberation of Brigid Dunne *** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER *** One explosive family reunion. A lifetime of secrets revealed.Spanning generations and covering seismic shifts in the lives of women, A Family Reunion is a compelling, thought-provoking, important and highly emotional novel from a trailblazing author in women's fiction. Praise for A Family Reunion: 'Bestselling writer Patricia Scanlan returns with a dramatic novel that tracks four feisty women as they prepare to meet up for a family reunion... Dramatic and twisty, this novel is a riveting read' OK! 'A must-read' Bella 'Explosive' Best Number 1 bestselling author Patricia Scanlan is set to capture the hearts and enchant the minds of a whole new generation of readers who will fall in love with her sublime storytelling. A trailblazing women's fiction author, all of her novels have been #1 international bestsellers, most recently With All My Love, A Time for Friends and Orange Blossom Days. She writes multi-generational family dramas with compassion and authenticity, and a hint of comforting escapism. 'If you love Maeve Binchy, you MUST try Patricia Scanlan' Woman & Home '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 'If you love Maeve Binchy, you will love Patricia Scanlan' Mirror

Voices

Voices

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2020

Voices by Patricia Scanlan

City Girl

City Girl

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2020

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** Whatever life holds, friends come first... Full of warmth, wit and wisdom, City Girl is a brilliant family drama from a trailblazing author in women's fiction. Number 1 bestselling author Patricia Scanlan is set to capture the hearts and enchant the minds of a whole new generation of readers who will fall in love with her sublime storytelling. All of her novels have been #1 international bestsellers, most recently With All My Love, A Time for Friends, Orange Blossom Days and A Family Reunion. She writes multi-generational family dramas with compassion and authenticity, and a hint of comforting escapism. 'If you love Maeve Binchy, you MUST try Patricia Scanlan' Woman & Home '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 'If you love Maeve Binchy, you will love Patricia Scanlan' Mirror

The Liberation of Brigid Dunne

The Liberation of Brigid Dunne

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2020

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER ***One explosive family reunion. A lifetime of secrets revealed. When four feisty women from the same family get together at a family reunion, anything can happen... Marie-Claire, betrayed by her partner Marc, plans to teach him a lesson he will never forget. She travels home from Toronto to Ireland, to the house of the Four Winds, for her great-aunt Reverend Mother Brigid's eightieth birthday celebrations. It will be a long-awaited reunion for three generations of family, bringing together her mother, Keelin, and grandmother, Imelda - who have never quite got along And then all hell breaks loose. Bitter, jealous Imelda makes a shocking revelation that forces them all to confront their pasts, admit mistakes, and face the truths that have shaped their lives. With four fierce, opinionated women in one family, will they ever be able to forgive the past and share a future? And what of Marc? It's never too late to make amends...or is it? Spanning generations and covering seismic shifts in the lives of women, The Liberation of Brigid Dunne is a compelling, thought-provoking, important and highly emotional novel from a trailblazing author in women's fiction. What readers are saying about Patricia Scanlan's storytelling: '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

Orange Blossom Days

Orange Blossom Days

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

*** 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. Warmth, wisdom and love on every page - if you treasured Maeve Binchy, read Patricia Scanlan. Number 1 bestselling author Patricia Scanlan is set to capture the hearts and enchant the minds of a whole new generation of readers who will fall in love with her sublime storytelling. A trailblazing women's fiction author, all of her novels have been #1 international bestsellers, most recently With All My Love, A Time for Friends, and A Family Reunion. She writes multi-generational family dramas with compassion and authenticity, and a hint of comforting escapism. 'If you love Maeve Binchy, you MUST try Patricia Scanlan' Woman & Home '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 'If you love Maeve Binchy, you will love Patricia Scanlan' Mirror

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

A Time For Friends

A Time For Friends

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

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** Warmth, wisdom and love on every page - if you treasured Maeve Binchy, read Patricia Scanlan. Number 1 bestselling author Patricia Scanlan is set to capture the hearts and enchant the minds of a whole new generation of readers who will fall in love with her sublime storytelling. A trailblazing women's fiction author, all of her novels have been #1 international bestsellers, most recently With All My Love, Orange Blossom Days and A Family Reunion. She writes multi-generational family dramas with compassion and authenticity, and a hint of comforting escapism. 'If you love Maeve Binchy, you MUST try Patricia Scanlan' Woman & Home '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 'If you love Maeve Binchy, you will love Patricia Scanlan' Mirror

Divided Loyalties

Divided Loyalties

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

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** A warm and witty novel about a family gathering that is full of intrigue and drama! Warmth, wisdom and love on every page - if you treasured Maeve Binchy, read Patricia Scanlan. Number 1 bestselling author Patricia Scanlan is set to capture the hearts and enchant the minds of a whole new generation of readers who will fall in love with her sublime storytelling. A trailblazing women's fiction author, all of her novels have been #1 international bestsellers, most recently With All My Love, A Time for Friends, Orange Blossom Days and A Family Reunion. She writes multi-generational family dramas with compassion and authenticity, and a hint of comforting escapism. 'If you love Maeve Binchy, you MUST try Patricia Scanlan' Woman & Home '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 'If you love Maeve Binchy, you will love Patricia Scanlan' Mirror

A Gift For You

A Gift For You

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Electronic book text Release Date: 05/11/2015

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.

Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises

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

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** 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! Warmth, wisdom and love on every page - if you treasured Maeve Binchy, read Patricia Scanlan. Number 1 bestselling author Patricia Scanlan is set to capture the hearts and enchant the minds of a whole new generation of readers who will fall in love with her sublime storytelling. A trailblazing women's fiction author, all of her novels have been #1 international bestsellers, most recently With All My Love, A Time for Friends, Orange Blossom Days and A Family Reunion. She writes multi-generational family dramas with compassion and authenticity, and a hint of comforting escapism. 'If you love Maeve Binchy, you MUST try Patricia Scanlan' Woman & Home '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 'If you love Maeve Binchy, you will love Patricia Scanlan' Mirror

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback 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.

Francesca's Party

Francesca's Party

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

*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** An entertaining saga Marie Claire An uplifting read Family Circle Warmth, wisdom and love on every page - if you treasured Maeve Binchy, read Patricia Scanlan. Number 1 bestselling author Patricia Scanlan is set to capture the hearts and enchant the minds of a whole new generation of readers who will fall in love with her sublime storytelling. A trailblazing women's fiction author, all of her novels have been #1 international bestsellers, most recently With All My Love, A Time for Friends, Orange Blossom Days and A Family Reunion. She writes multi-generational family dramas with compassion and authenticity, and a hint of comforting escapism. 'If you love Maeve Binchy, you MUST try Patricia Scanlan' Woman & Home '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 'If you love Maeve Binchy, you will love Patricia Scanlan' Mirror

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.

Fair-Weather Friend

Fair-Weather Friend

Author: Patricia Scanlan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2009

Fair-Weather Friend by Patricia Scanlan