Sheila O'Flanagan - Author

About the Author

Sheila O'Flanagan pursued a very successful career in banking, foreign exchange dealing and treasury management before becoming a full-time writer based in Dublin. She started her first novel, DREAMING OF A STRANGER, at the age of thirty-five and it was published in 1997. She also writes a weekly column for the Irish Times and in her spare time plays badminton at competition level.

 

Featured books by Sheila O'Flanagan

The Missing Wife

The Missing Wife

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Readers of Marian Keyes, Lisa Jewell and Santa Montefiore will love Sunday Times bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan's THE MISSING WIFE - the riveting story of a woman determined to escape, the man who wants to find her and the friends and family unaware of the dark truth. Set in the glorious, sunny south of France. Have you ever wanted to disappear? When Imogen Naughton vanishes, everyone who knows her is shocked. She has a perfect marriage. Her handsome husband treats her like a princess. She's always said how lucky she is. So why has she left? And how will she survive without Vince? What goes on behind closed doors is often a surprise, and Imogen surprises herself by taking the leap she knows she must. But as she begins her journey to find the woman she once was, Imogen's past is right behind her...Will it catch up with her? And will she be ready to face it if it does?

Things We Never Say

Things We Never Say

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

 Abbey Andersen's life in San Francisco is in serious danger of hitting a rut. She's pretty sure it doesn't get worse than being dumped by post-it note, and her current job is hardly the best outlet for her creative talents. Meanwhile in Ireland Fred Fitzpatrick is finding it impossible to keep his grown-up children and their families on side, and they're a demanding lot at the best of times. But when Fred asks solicitor Ryan Gilligan to contact Abbey about a long-buried family secret, things start to change dramatically. And not everyone affected is happy about it...

Better Together

Better Together

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2013

The fabulously addictive new novel from No. 1 bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan. When high-flying journalist Sheridan Gray loses her job, her boyfriend and her flat, she knows she must pick herself up and make a new start. But how will she adjust to small-town living and local reporting? Meanwhile, home-loving Nina Fallon's life is shattered when the exploits of her actor husband become national news. Now she's avoiding friends as she runs Ardbawn's guesthouse on her own. When Sheridan moves into Ardbawn, she realises Nina holds the key to a story that will make her name as a reporter again. But as she gets closer to the truth, Sheridan risks jeopardising her relationship with the man she has come to love. Is she better off going it alone? Or is love the greatest prize of all?

All For You

All For You

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2012

The new fabulously addictive read from the No. 1 bestselling author As TV's favourite weather forecaster, Lainey is good at making predictions. But what she doesn't foresee is that her own life is about to hit a stormy patch. With a string of failed relationships behind her, surely history isn't about to repeat itself with her beloved Ken? To add fuel to the fire, her estranged mother announces that she's returning to Dublin. Deanna has always been dismissive of Lainey's choices - particularly in men. And Deanna's lectures are the last thing Lainey needs now. Yet is there more to her mother than she knows? Uncovering some long-concealed family secrets, Lainey begins to reassess her life. Is the happy-ever-after she's always dreamed of really what she wants after all?

Other books by Sheila O'Flanagan

The Moment We Meet Stories of love, hope and chance encounters by the No. 1 bestselling author

The Moment We Meet Stories of love, hope and chance encounters by the No. 1 bestselling author

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Who you meet can change your life for ever... A wonderful collection of short shorties from Sheila O'Flanagan, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE MISSING WIFE and WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT. Perfect for readers of Catherine Alliott and Marian Keyes. The Moment We Meet was previously published as Destinations. A young PR girl has the night of her life at a glitzy work event and finds more than just her face splashed across the newspapers the next day. Two women listen in on each other's phone calls and learn more about themselves than they ever expected. And a wife faces up to the truth that her husband isn't a man she feels safe with. Everyone aboard this train is on a journey - and they all have a story to tell... Praise for Sheila O'Flanagan's bestselling novels: 'Wonderfully escapist...captivating' Daily Express 'A beautiful backdrop to the story of a woman finding acceptance and new beginnings' Woman & Home 'A hugely enjoyable romance, written with pace and heart' Sunday Mirror 'Page-turner' Bella 'I read the book in one sitting as it was so enjoyable, full of romance and kept you riveted until the last page' Woman's Way

The Hideaway Escape for the summer with the riveting No. 1 bestseller

The Hideaway Escape for the summer with the riveting No. 1 bestseller

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2018

THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER 'The perfect book to take on your summer hols' Heat **** The breathtaking new novel from Sunday Times bestselling Sheila O'Flanagan, author of THE MISSING WIFE and WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT. Perfect for readers of Catherine Alliott and Marian Keyes. What would you do if you discovered you were living a lie? When a shocking news report shatters Juno Ryan's world, she suddenly finds herself without the man she loves - and with no way of getting the answers she needs. Juno flees to the enchanting Villa Naranja in Spain. The blue skies and orange groves - along with Pep, the local winemaker's handsome son - begin to soothe her broken heart. But just when she begins to feel whole again, another bombshell drops. Juno might have run away from her secrets, but the past isn't finished with her... 'The sultry Spanish location is wonderfully escapist ... a captivating, sun-soaked read' Daily Express 'If you're seeking an escape of your own, this sunny, evocative story is the perfect place to hide away' S Magazine 'A feel-good story told by a funny and down-to-earth heroine' Woman 'A hugely enjoyable romance, written with pace and heart. It will make you long to jump on a plane yourself' Sunday Mirror 'A beautiful backdrop to the story of a woman finding acceptance and new beginnings' Woman & Home 'Perfect for those lazy, hazy days' Sun 'Pure escapism' Candis 'You'll race through this warm, heart-felt read' Best 'Page-turner' Bella

The Hideaway Escape for the summer with the riveting No. 1 bestseller

The Hideaway Escape for the summer with the riveting No. 1 bestseller

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER 'The perfect book to take on your summer hols' Heat **** The breathtaking new novel from Sunday Times bestselling Sheila O'Flanagan, author of THE MISSING WIFE and WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT. Perfect for readers of Catherine Alliott and Marian Keyes. What would you do if you discovered you were living a lie? When a shocking news report shatters Juno Ryan's world, she suddenly finds herself without the man she loves - and with no way of getting the answers she needs. Juno flees to the enchanting Villa Naranja in Spain. The blue skies and orange groves - along with Pep, the local winemaker's handsome son - begin to soothe her broken heart. But just when she begins to feel whole again, another bombshell drops. Juno might have run away from her secrets, but the past isn't finished with her... 'The sultry Spanish location is wonderfully escapist ... a captivating, sun-soaked read' Daily Express 'If you're seeking an escape of your own, this sunny, evocative story is the perfect place to hide away' S Magazine 'A feel-good story told by a funny and down-to-earth heroine' Woman 'A hugely enjoyable romance, written with pace and heart. It will make you long to jump on a plane yourself' Sunday Mirror 'A beautiful backdrop to the story of a woman finding acceptance and new beginnings' Woman & Home 'Perfect for those lazy, hazy days' Sun 'Pure escapism' Candis 'You'll race through this warm, heart-felt read' Best 'Page-turner' Bella

Crystal Run: Shield of Lies Book 2

Crystal Run: Shield of Lies Book 2

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2018

The gripping follow-up to The Crystal Run from the Sunday Times and Irish Times No. 1 bestselling author, for fans of Cornelia Funke, Susan Cooper and Philip Pullman. 'I know how much you love Carcassia. You were prepared to die for it. It must be terrible to realise that you have been betrayed.' Kaia is from a world in which blind sacrifice is a virtue, and a Runner's life expendable. It took Joe, an outsider, to show her that she must question the truth. Now, Kaia and Joe have been taken prisoner. Trusting her sworn enemies is the only way out. Kaia and Joe must risk their lives and return to Carcassia to prevent more Runners from racing to their death. Praise for The Crystal Run: 'Brims with all the hallmarks of a classic fantasy quest - a vividly evoked world, heart-rending conflict, compelling action' - LoveReading4Kids 'Will appeal to youngsters who enjoy reading about dangerous quests' - Sunday Independent 'Well-written, with a strong plot and excellent characters, this book gives us an exciting, classic-style fantasy filled with intrigue' - Inis 'O'Flanagan's writing is crisp and concise and her plotting deft' - Belfast Telegraph

What Happened That Night The page-turning holiday read by the No. 1 bestselling author

What Happened That Night The page-turning holiday read by the No. 1 bestselling author

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

'A fabulous tale with refreshingly inspiring heroines' ***** Heat Sheila O'Flanagan is the bestselling author of THE MISSING WIFE, and her new bestseller WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT will enchant readers who love the novels of Marian Keyes and Lisa Jewell. Then When Lola Fitzpatrick catches the eye of Philip Warren, she's new to Dublin and loving it. He's used to getting what he wants...and she can't resist him. Until one night he forces her to make an impossible choice. If she'd known then what she knows now, everything might have been different. Now Lola's daughter Bey has inherited her mother's impulsive streak and it takes her down dangerous paths. Then one night she too finds herself in front of a man she loves, with impossible choices of her own to make. For both women, what happened that night changes everything. For better. For worse. For ever. What readers are saying about What Happened That Night: 'Brilliant book from start to finish. Another smash from Sheila O'Flanagan' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'A great, warm, life-affirming read that is not your traditional 'romcom', but offers so much more' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This is an exquisite book - everyone who loves a family story will love this book. Ready to change your life?' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Excellent book. I looked forward to reading it every day on my commute... On one occasion I was so engrossed I missed my stop' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

What Happened That Night The page-turning holiday read by the No. 1 bestselling author

What Happened That Night The page-turning holiday read by the No. 1 bestselling author

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

'A fabulous tale with refreshingly inspiring heroines' ***** Heat Sheila O'Flanagan is the bestselling author of THE MISSING WIFE, and her new bestseller WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT will enchant readers who love the novels of Marian Keyes and Lisa Jewell. Then When Lola Fitzpatrick catches the eye of Philip Warren, she's new to Dublin and loving it. He's used to getting what he wants...and she can't resist him. Until one night he forces her to make an impossible choice. If she'd known then what she knows now, everything might have been different. Now Lola's daughter Bey has inherited her mother's impulsive streak and it takes her down dangerous paths. Then one night she too finds herself in front of a man she loves, with impossible choices of her own to make. For both women, what happened that night changes everything. For better. For worse. For ever. What readers are saying about What Happened That Night: 'Brilliant book from start to finish. Another smash from Sheila O'Flanagan' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'A great, warm, life-affirming read that is not your traditional 'romcom', but offers so much more' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This is an exquisite book - everyone who loves a family story will love this book. Ready to change your life?' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Excellent book. I looked forward to reading it every day on my commute... On one occasion I was so engrossed I missed my stop' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Christmas With You Curl up for a feel-good Christmas treat with No. 1 bestseller Sheila O'Flanagan

Christmas With You Curl up for a feel-good Christmas treat with No. 1 bestseller Sheila O'Flanagan

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2017

The Sugar Loaf Lodge welcomes you in to warm yourself by the fire as the snow falls softly down. You'll find yourself immediately at home, bathed in the magic of this romantic hotel as it reveals the secrets and dreams of its guests. Sheila O'Flanagan's Christmas With You - originally published as A Season to Remember - is ideal festive reading for fans of Veronica Henry, Carole Matthews and Marian Keyes. These enchanting linked stories from the No. 1 bestselling author bring to life one unforgettable Christmas full of surprise twists, life-changing moments... and love. Christmas With You was previously published as A Season to Remember. Now with two poignant new stories added. Tucked away in the Irish countryside, the Sugar Loaf Lodge is opening its door for the festive season. With snow falling on the mountains outside and warm fires roaring inside, it's the perfect place for guests to celebrate the happiest time of the year. But what if you've just had your heart broken? Or discovered that the man you're married to has lied to you? What if a secret from your past has finally come back to haunt you? For some of the guests arriving at the Sugar Loaf Lodge, Christmas is looking far from tranquil. But can they find the magic and romance of the season within the walls of this beautiful hotel? Reviewers love Sheila's books: 'An exciting love story with a deliciously romantic denouement' Sunday Express What readers are saying about Christmas With You: 'A wonderful short story collection; it captures the magic of Christmas, love and family perfectly, and is a really superb read. Definitely recommend!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'What a sweet lovely read... Absolutely loved this book and can't wait to read more by Sheila O'Flanagan' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Absolutely brilliant!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'The different stories will make you laugh and cry as all their lives come together in the Sugar Loaf Lodge and remind us about the true meaning of Christmas' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'I really enjoyed every single page of this book, and would highly recommend it, especially as a festive story!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'From the very start to the very end Sheila O'Flanagan keeps you entwined with all the characters. A simply perfect book' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Ms O'Flanagan weaves her magic again' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

What Happened That Night The page-turning holiday read by the No. 1 bestselling author

What Happened That Night The page-turning holiday read by the No. 1 bestselling author

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

'A fabulous tale with refreshingly inspiring heroines' ***** Heat Sheila O'Flanagan is the bestselling author of THE MISSING WIFE, and her new bestseller WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT will enchant readers who love the novels of Marian Keyes and Lisa Jewell. Then When Lola Fitzpatrick catches the eye of Philip Warren, she's new to Dublin and loving it. He's used to getting what he wants...and she can't resist him. Until one night he forces her to make an impossible choice. If she'd known then what she knows now, everything might have been different. Now Lola's daughter Bey has inherited her mother's impulsive streak and it takes her down dangerous paths. Then one night she too finds herself in front of a man she loves, with impossible choices of her own to make. For both women, what happened that night changes everything. For better. For worse. For ever.

What Happened That Night The page-turning holiday read by the No. 1 bestselling author

What Happened That Night The page-turning holiday read by the No. 1 bestselling author

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2017

'A fabulous tale with refreshingly inspiring heroines' ***** Heat Sheila O'Flanagan is the bestselling author of THE MISSING WIFE, and her new bestseller WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT will enchant readers who love the novels of Marian Keyes and Lisa Jewell. Then When Lola Fitzpatrick catches the eye of Philip Warren, she's new to Dublin and loving it. He's used to getting what he wants...and she can't resist him. Until one night he forces her to make an impossible choice. If she'd known then what she knows now, everything might have been different. Now Lola's daughter Bey has inherited her mother's impulsive streak and it takes her down dangerous paths. Then one night she too finds herself in front of a man she loves, with impossible choices of her own to make. For both women, what happened that night changes everything. For better. For worse. For ever.

Crystal Run: The Crystal Run Book 1

Crystal Run: The Crystal Run Book 1

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

The gripping children's debut from the Sunday Times and Irish Times No. 1 bestselling author is a page-turning fantasy quest novel for fans of Cornelia Funke, Susan Cooper and Philip Pullman. 'I am proud to die for Carcassia,' said Kaia. 'All Runners have a special place in our world, in our history.' Kaia Kukura has been awarded the great honour of protecting her country, and is determined to bring wealth and glory to her family. She must travel through enemy territory to replace the precious Kerala crystals that power Carcassia's protective shield. But no Runner is permitted to return after their mission. When Kaia has fulfilled her Runner's oath, she knows her life must end. But sometimes it takes an outsider, someone from a different world, to question the truth. Fourteen-year-old Joe can barely outrun the school bullies who torment him daily. Cornered yet again, he tries to escape - and finds himself falling through a portal into another world. There, he meets fierce and strong Kaia. Together they discover that not everyone in Carcassia can be trusted - and that there are terrible lies at the heart of Kaia's beloved home. Can their combined strength and skill help Kaia save her country and herself? And will Joe ever find a way back to his own world?

The Missing Wife: The Unputdownable Bestseller

The Missing Wife: The Unputdownable Bestseller

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Readers of Marian Keyes, Lisa Jewell and Santa Montefiore will love Sunday Times bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan's THE MISSING WIFE. Have you ever wanted to disappear? When Imogen Naughton vanishes, everyone who knows her is shocked. She has a perfect marriage. Her handsome husband treats her like a princess. She's always said how lucky she is. So why has she left? And how will she survive without Vince? What goes on behind closed doors is often a surprise, and Imogen surprises herself by taking the leap she knows she must. But as she begins her journey to find the woman she once was, Imogen's past is right behind her... Will it catch up with her? And will she be ready to face it if it does?

The Missing Wife

The Missing Wife

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Readers of Marian Keyes, Lisa Jewell and Santa Montefiore will love Sunday Times bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan's THE MISSING WIFE - the riveting story of a woman determined to escape, the man who wants to find her and the friends and family unaware of the dark truth. Set in the glorious, sunny south of France. Have you ever wanted to disappear? When Imogen Naughton vanishes, everyone who knows her is shocked. She has a perfect marriage. Her handsome husband treats her like a princess. She's always said how lucky she is. So why has she left? And how will she survive without Vince? What goes on behind closed doors is often a surprise, and Imogen surprises herself by taking the leap she knows she must. But as she begins her journey to find the woman she once was, Imogen's past is right behind her...Will it catch up with her? And will she be ready to face it if it does?

The Missing Wife: The Unputdownable Bestseller

The Missing Wife: The Unputdownable Bestseller

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/06/2016

Readers of Marian Keyes, Lisa Jewell and Santa Montefiore will love Sunday Times bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan's THE MISSING WIFE. Have you ever wanted to disappear? When Imogen Naughton vanishes, everyone who knows her is shocked. She has a perfect marriage. Her handsome husband treats her like a princess. She's always said how lucky she is. So why has she left? And how will she survive without Vince? What goes on behind closed doors is often a surprise, and Imogen surprises herself by taking the leap she knows she must. But as she begins her journey to find the woman she once was, Imogen's past is right behind her... Will it catch up with her? And will she be ready to face it if it does?

The Missing Wife: The Unputdownable Bestseller

The Missing Wife: The Unputdownable Bestseller

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2016

Readers of Marian Keyes, Lisa Jewell and Santa Montefiore will love Sunday Times bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan's THE MISSING WIFE. Have you ever wanted to disappear? When Imogen Naughton vanishes, everyone who knows her is shocked. She has a perfect marriage. Her handsome husband treats her like a princess. She's always said how lucky she is. So why has she left? And how will she survive without Vince? What goes on behind closed doors is often a surprise, and Imogen surprises herself by taking the leap she knows she must. But as she begins her journey to find the woman she once was, Imogen's past is right behind her... Will it catch up with her? And will she be ready to face it if it does?

Tarts ki mellettem!

Tarts ki mellettem!

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Dominique Brady, az onbizalomhianyos fiatal lany pincernokent dolgozik egy hamburgerbarban, ahol megismerkedik Brendan Delahaye-jel, a nagyra toro uzletemberrel. Bar a legtobben nem josolnak nagy jovot ennek a kapcsolatnak, Dominique es Brandan osszehazasodnak. Minden ugy alakul, akar a meseben: a feleseg kedves es elbuvolo, a ferj pedig egyre sikeresebb. Hirtelen azonban minden megvaltozik, amikor Branden mindenfele magyarazat nelkul eltunik. Dominique magara marad, es kenytelen szembesulni azzal, hogy a sajat labara kell allnia es egyedul kell gondoskodnia magarol, a kislanyarol... Vajon van-e benne eleg batorsag, akaratero es kitartas mindehhez? A Tarts ki mellettem! lebilincselo regeny arrol, hogy azokrol sem tudhatunk mindent, akiket szeretunk, es hogy minden veg valami ujnak a kezdete. "e;Nagyszabasu, meghato tortenet, az irono rajongoi szamara valodi csemege."e; (Daily Mail) "e;Tele van romantikaval es humorral, es persze a varatlan fordulat sem hianyozhat... Ez a konyv kiragadja az embert a legsotetebb rosszkedvbol is!"e; (RTE Guide) A Konyvjelzo magazin 2013. julius-augusztusi szamaban megjelent, a konyvhoz kapcsolodo cikk: Konyvek a csikos napernyo alatt

Crystal Run: The Crystal Run Book 1

Crystal Run: The Crystal Run Book 1

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2016

The gripping children's debut from the Sunday Times and Irish Times No. 1 bestselling author. A page-turning fantasy quest for children aged 10 and older and fans of Cornelia Funke, Susan Cooper and Philip Pullman. Joe is being chased by bullies from school when he accidentally runs through a portal to another world. He finds himself in a training camp for a group of teenage boys and girls who will become Runners. Runners are the protectors of Carcassia. They must travel through the Kanabian enemy territory to replace the rare and powerful Kerala crystals which power the shield that protects Carcassia. Once the Runners have achieved their objective, a toxin is released into their bodies and they die. No one is permitted to return through the shield. And nobody can remain in the enemy territory. Hoping to find a way back to Earth, Joe accompanies the Runner, Kaia. A delicate friendship develops between the two, and Joe wonders if he can save Kaia as well as himself. But as they pursue their Run, they come to question the histories they've been given, and the ambition of their enemy. The Run becomes more dangerous than anyone could have envisaged.

My Mother's Secret A warm family drama full of humour and heartache

My Mother's Secret A warm family drama full of humour and heartache

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2016

When Steffie helps her two siblings organize a surprise wedding anniversary party for their parents her only worry is whether they'll be pleased. What she doesn't know is this is the day that her whole world will be turned upside down. Jenny wants to be able to celebrate her ruby anniversary with the man she loves, but for forty years she has kept a secret. A secret that she can't bear to hide any longer. But is it ever the right time to hurt the people closest to you? As the entire family gather to toast the happy couple, they're expecting a day to remember. The trouble is, it's not going to be for the reasons they imagined...

My Mother's Secret A warm family drama full of humour and heartache

My Mother's Secret A warm family drama full of humour and heartache

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2016

Sheila O'Flanagan's MY MOTHER'S SECRET is a thought-provoking and unputdownable novel about a family reeling from the news that nothing about their parents' marriage is what they believed it to be. A wonderful read perfect for fans of Veronica Henry and Lisa Jewell. When Steffie helps her two siblings organize a surprise wedding anniversary party for their parents her only worry is whether they'll be pleased. What she doesn't know is this is the day that her whole world will be turned upside down. Jenny wants to be able to celebrate her ruby anniversary with the man she loves, but for forty years she has kept a secret. A secret that she can't bear to hide any longer. But is it ever the right time to hurt the people closest to you? As the entire family gather to toast the happy couple, they're expecting a day to remember. The trouble is, it's not going to be for the reasons they imagined... What readers are saying about My Mother's Secret: 'A novel with humour and heartache and a believable ending. Heart-warming, entertaining and very enjoyable' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Sheila O'Flanagan always seems to create a cast of characters that you can identify with and care about. My Mother's Secret is no exception. I found myself instantly connecting with them' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A great book in true Sheila O'Flanagan style. The characters are all great warm-hearted Irish folk and there are many laughs and twists and turns along the way' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Caroline's Sister

Caroline's Sister

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2016

Someone Special

Someone Special

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2014

If You Were Me

If You Were Me

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

From Sheila O'Flanagan, the Number One bestselling author of Someone Special and Things We Never Say, comes an unputdownable, heart-searching new novel for every woman who still remembers her first love... On a sultry summer evening in Seville, anything can happen... Carlotta O'Keefe is happily engaged, and the wedding plans are coming together. She's clear about her future path, both personally and in her busy career. Maybe Chris doesn't make her heart race every time she sees him, but you can't have that feeling for ever. Can you? Then, on a trip to Seville, Carlotta runs into Luke Evans. Luke broke her heart so long ago she'd almost convinced herself she'd forgotten him. Now, he's not that boy any more, but an attractive and intriguing man. And he can explain everything that happened way back when. Suddenly Carlotta's not so sure of anything any more. Except that what she decides now will shape the rest of her life...

Things We Never Say

Things We Never Say

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

The irresistible new novel from No. 1 bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan. Abbey Andersen's life in San Francisco is in serious danger of hitting a rut. She's pretty sure it doesn't get worse than being dumped by post-it note, and her current job is hardly the best outlet for her creative talents. Meanwhile in Ireland Fred Fitzpatrick is finding it impossible to keep his grown-up children and their families on side, and they're a demanding lot at the best of times. But when Fred asks solicitor Ryan Gilligan to contact Abbey about a long-buried family secret, things start to change dramatically. And not everyone affected is happy about it...

Things We Never Say

Things We Never Say

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

 Abbey Andersen's life in San Francisco is in serious danger of hitting a rut. She's pretty sure it doesn't get worse than being dumped by post-it note, and her current job is hardly the best outlet for her creative talents. Meanwhile in Ireland Fred Fitzpatrick is finding it impossible to keep his grown-up children and their families on side, and they're a demanding lot at the best of times. But when Fred asks solicitor Ryan Gilligan to contact Abbey about a long-buried family secret, things start to change dramatically. And not everyone affected is happy about it...

Better Together

Better Together

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2013

The fabulously addictive new novel from No. 1 bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan. When high-flying journalist Sheridan Gray loses her job, her boyfriend and her flat, she knows she must pick herself up and make a new start. But how will she adjust to small-town living and local reporting? Meanwhile, home-loving Nina Fallon's life is shattered when the exploits of her actor husband become national news. Now she's avoiding friends as she runs Ardbawn's guesthouse on her own. When Sheridan moves into Ardbawn, she realises Nina holds the key to a story that will make her name as a reporter again. But as she gets closer to the truth, Sheridan risks jeopardising her relationship with the man she has come to love. Is she better off going it alone? Or is love the greatest prize of all?

Better Together

Better Together

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2013

The fabulously addictive new novel from No. 1 bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan. When high-flying journalist Sheridan Gray loses her job, her boyfriend and her flat, she knows she must pick herself up and make a new start. But how will she adjust to small-town living and local reporting? Meanwhile, home-loving Nina Fallon's life is shattered when the exploits of her actor husband become national news. Now she's avoiding friends as she runs Ardbawn's guesthouse on her own. When Sheridan moves into Ardbawn, she realises Nina holds the key to a story that will make her name as a reporter again. But as she gets closer to the truth, Sheridan risks jeopardising her relationship with the man she has come to love. Is she better off going it alone? Or is love the greatest prize of all?

Better Together

Better Together

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2013

BETTER TOGETHER is a fabulously addictive novel from No. 1 bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan, When high-flying journalist Sheridan Gray loses her job, her boyfriend and her flat, she knows she must pick herself up and make a new start. But how will she adjust to small-town living and local reporting? Meanwhile, home-loving Nina Fallon's life is shattered when the exploits of her actor husband become national news. Now she's avoiding friends as she runs Ardbawn's guesthouse on her own. When Sheridan moves into Ardbawn, she realises Nina holds the key to a story that will make her name as a reporter again. But as she gets closer to the truth, Sheridan risks jeopardising her relationship with the man she has come to love. Is she better off going it alone? Or is love the greatest prize of all?

All For You

All For You

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2012

The new fabulously addictive read from the No. 1 bestselling author

All For You

All For You

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2012

The new fabulously addictive read from the No. 1 bestselling author As TV's favourite weather forecaster, Lainey is good at making predictions. But what she doesn't foresee is that her own life is about to hit a stormy patch. With a string of failed relationships behind her, surely history isn't about to repeat itself with her beloved Ken? To add fuel to the fire, her estranged mother announces that she's returning to Dublin. Deanna has always been dismissive of Lainey's choices - particularly in men. And Deanna's lectures are the last thing Lainey needs now. Yet is there more to her mother than she knows? Uncovering some long-concealed family secrets, Lainey begins to reassess her life. Is the happy-ever-after she's always dreamed of really what she wants after all?

A Season to Remember

A Season to Remember

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/10/2011

For the perfect Christmas getaway, join the guests at the luxurious Sugar Loaf Lodge ...A heartbroken visitor tries to forget the past; a stressed couple long for peace and quiet; a young woman eagerly anticipates a romantic night with the man she loves - although he should be spending it with somebody else. Meanwhile, the hotel's owners are determined to make this a holiday to remember. But will everyone's Christmas wishes come true?This special book of touching and poignant stories is guaranteed to warm your heart on a cold winter's night.

Follow Me

Follow Me

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2011

FOLLOW ME is a fabulously warm, witty and romantic novella from the No. 1 bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan. Pippa Jones seems to have it all. The only thing that the high-flying career girl is missing is love. When she spots a gorgeous man who seems to be following her everywhere she goes, she wonders if fate is trying to throw them together. But with her job on the line can she afford to make time for this handsome, mysterious stranger?

A Season to Remember

A Season to Remember

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2010

It's Christmas at Sugar Loaf Lodge and everyone checking in to the luxury hotel has their reasons for spending the holiday away from home. A heartbroken guest tries to put the past behind her; a stressed couple long for peace and quiet; a young woman eagerly anticipates a romantic night with the man she loves - although he should be spending it with somebody else. And it's not just the guests who are hoping for a happier New Year. Worried about their business surviving the recession, the hotel's owners are determined to make it a holiday to remember.As many more tales unfold, and a visitor from times past prepares to take her own journey, we watch and wonder: will everyone's Christmas wishes come true?This special book of touching and poignant stories is guaranteed to warm your heart on a cold winter's night.

The Perfect Man

The Perfect Man

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2010

A captivating novel about family ties, romance and leaving the past behind - THE PERFECT MAN by No. 1 bestselling author Sheila O'Flangan. A perfect read for fans of Fern Britton and Veronica Henry. Brit doesn't believe in love. One painful mistake was all it took. So she's as surprised as anyone when her novel THE PERFECT MAN becomes a huge bestseller - how did she manage to write so convincingly about love if she really thinks it's a myth? Heartbreak has never stopped her sister Mia from being a hopeless romantic. She can't be with the love of her life, but she's never stopped hoping. They both need to let go of the past to stand a chance of being happy in the future. Could a Caribbean cruise be just what they need to open their hearts? What readers are saying about The Perfect Man: 'A soul-bearing story. Beautifully written as always. Two very different sisters at similar points in their lives' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A great read. The characters really came to life and I enjoyed it from start to finish. Excellent!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'I absolutely loved it - the cover, the writing, the characters - it was all fabulous. It reads like a dream and you could imagine all of the beautiful locations described. I wholly recommend it!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Three's a Crowd

Three's a Crowd

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2008

Connections

Connections

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2007

Jennifer is here to marry the man of her dreams, but could an unexpected wedding guest turn her perfect day into a nightmare? Sandhi, disillusioned winner of Pop Princess, has come to escape the media glare. Or so she thinks. Grainne and Aidan celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, while secretly wondering if it's all a sham. Divorced dad Rudy arrives for a rare holiday with his beloved little boy - though his ex-wife may not see it in the same light. And thriller-writer Corinne observes all from the sidelines, as she battles with writer's block and self-doubt. Is the inspiration she needs closer than she thinks?Join us for a journey of intrigue and romance, as intertwining tales unfold from beach to bedroom to bar. Together they create a delicious collection of stories, the ideal escape to pure paradise ...

Destinations Stories from the DART

Destinations Stories from the DART

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2006

Destinations reveals the inside track on the lives of ordinary commuters, and uncovers the hidden links that lie beneath the surface of 'anonymous' city lives.Two eavesdropping passengers learn more than they bargained for; an office-party fling has unforeseen consequences; a suburban housewife is forced to face her estranged mother - and her thorny past; an office worker finds her commute to work livened up by the daily sightings of a handsome stranger; a hot date with the office stud gets off to a disastrous start ... is there light at the end of the tunnel?Destinations - tales that go the distance with you, from one of Ireland's best-loved storytellers.

Caroline's Sister A powerful tale full of secrets, surprises and family ties

Caroline's Sister A powerful tale full of secrets, surprises and family ties

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2006

CAROLINE'S SISTER by No. 1 bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan is an unforgettable tale of family ties, secrets and surprises - not to be missed by readers of Veronica Henry and Freya North. To her younger sister, Tessa, Caroline O'Shaughnessy seems to have everything - great looks, easy charm, and the distinctly desirable Damien Woods. But for Caroline, things don't feel quite so rosy. She'd dreamed about moving in with Damien, but not about having his child, just yet. And though he did the honourable thing when she told him she was pregnant, it obviously wasn't what he wanted either. And as both of them struggle to make the best of a bad job, neither is prepared for the impact a moment of drunken indiscretion will have not just on their lives but on Tessa's too... What readers are saying about Caroline's Sister: 'I had a week of very late nights when I started reading this book. Once you start you just can't put it down. One of Sheila O'Flanagan's best - leaves you in total suspense' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Really loved this book. Well worth a read if you fancy something a bit meaty and family orientated' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'I have read all of Sheila O'Flanagan's books and this was my favourite' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Dreaming of a Stranger An unputdownable novel of hopes and dreams... and love

Dreaming of a Stranger An unputdownable novel of hopes and dreams... and love

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2006

DREAMING OF A STRANGER by Sheila O'Flanagan - a bestselling novel about taking destiny into your own hands. If you enjoy the novels of Veronica Henry and Fern Britton, you'll love DREAMING OF A STRANGER. When Jane O'Sullivan meets blue-eyed Rory McLoughlin, she knows that he is who she's been waiting for. All she's ever dreamed of is falling in love and getting married, but until Rory no one has come close to the ideal man she imagined. And when Jane walks up the aisle to marry Rory, she believes all her dreams have come true. What Jane doesn't know is that she's not going to get the happy ending she expects. Dreams are not always what they seem... What readers are saying about Dreaming Of A Stranger: 'Wow! Feels like I have read a beautiful poem' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Great friendship, love, marriage, motherhood, betrayal, divorce and again finding true love... astonishingly well-written. An excellent read' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Another gentle story from Sheila O'Flanagan, beautifully written. Wonderful!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Sheila O'Flanagan is an amazing author - I just cannot put her books down once I start' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

My Favourite Goodbye

My Favourite Goodbye

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2006

Sheila O'Flanagan's MY FAVOURITE GOODBYE is a delicious novel about finding love in unexpected places - not to be missed by readers of Veronica Henry and Freya North. Ash O'Halloran is happy with her futon, her flat, her cat and her job as a party caterer. She doesn't do impulsive. She is absolutely, perfectly in control of her single woman's life. And if she can't have relationships without complications - then she's content to carry on as she is. Ms Self-Contained. But when she's employed to cook the supper over which Dan Morland plans to propose to his girlfriend, suddenly she becomes party to someone else's relationship - in all its tangled, heart-breaking complexity. And, as she watches Dan struggling to sort out the mess his emotions have got him into, Ash starts to realise she's not Ms Invulnerable after all... What readers are saying about My Favourite Goodbye: 'An absolutely excellent book - I don't think I've read a more touching story since' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'I have read a couple of Sheila O'Flanagan's books already but this one is by far the best. I wanted to read it all in one go but I just didn't want it to end so like a delicious bar of chocolate I allowed myself a bit at a time' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'What a delightful read! I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying this charming, light-hearted and humorous book' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Isobel's Wedding A bride-to-be's worst nightmare...

Isobel's Wedding A bride-to-be's worst nightmare...

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2006

In ISOBEL'S WEDDING from no. 1 bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan, Isobel faces every bride-to-be's worst nightmare. Not to be missed by readers of Freya North and Veronica Henry. Four hundred and twenty pearls hand-sewn onto the wedding dress. The Mediterranean honeymoon booked for months. A pile of presents bigger than Everest. And her lovely Tim, the most perfect bridegroom a girl could wish for. Except, two weeks before the wedding, he changes his mind... Isobel's wedding is off. Her world in tatters, Isobel turns to Spain, a new job, a new life and as many men as she can decently manage. Including the very appealing Nico with whom, she feels, there could be a long-term future. But part of Isobel knows that she will have to go back home some day. And that, despite all that's happened since she left, she still has unfinished business... What readers are saying about Isobel's Wedding: 'The best book I have ever read. I wish Sheila O'Flanagan would write another novel about Isabel as she was such a fantastic, normal, real character' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Fabulous! Not only do I feel like I was taken on a stunning journey through Madrid, but the ending was spot on. I just wanted more, more, more!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A great novel with an unbelievable ending' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'I would strongly recommend this to anyone looking for a compelling and light-hearted funny book' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Destinations A compelling collection of engaging short stories following the lives of women across Dublin

Destinations A compelling collection of engaging short stories following the lives of women across Dublin

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/04/2006

Bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan's DESTINATIONS takes readers into the lives of women on a journey who have some surprises in store. A delightful read perfect for fans of Catherine Alliott and Freya North. Two eavesdropping train passengers learn more than they bargained for about their own love lives; an office-party fling has unforeseen consequences for a young woman and for a marriage; a suburban housewife is forced to face her past when her estranged mother, famous and exotic, makes contact after many years; an office worker who imagines herself an undercover agent finds her commute to work livened up by the daily sightings of a handsome stranger...whose life she decides to investigate; an adopted woman journeys to meet the woman who gave her up all those years ago, and finds that all is not what she imagined... A myriad lives brilliantly captured through the keen lens of one of Ireland's best-loved and best-selling storytellers. What readers are saying about Destinations: 'Loved it! These stories are great and ideal for dipping into if you travel to work each morning on public transport' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Just fabulous' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Each story catches the imagination and tells the tale in a simple yet effective manner. Look out for the connected stories!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Every story held me. Fantastic author' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Far From Over A refreshing romance novel of humour and warmth

Far From Over A refreshing romance novel of humour and warmth

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2006

Sheila O'Flanagan's bestseller FAR FROM OVER is a captivating novel for anyone who ever wondered if they made the right decision about the man they used to love. Not to be missed by readers of Marian Keyes and Freya North. Gemma Garvey's marriage has been over for ages. Gemma ended it and chose to be a single mother rather than continue the pretence that her marriage to work-obsessed David Hennessy was working. So why is she so upset when he marries bimbo Orla O'Neill? Is it that Orla's thin and gorgeous whilst Gemma, at thirty-five, feels more like fifty-five? Or that David's starting a new life whilst she's facing middle age alone? For Orla, being wife no. 2 isn't all she's imagined, always aware of how Gemma coped with a house, family and job while she can't even cook dinner without setting the kitchen alight. To David, who has loved them both, there isn't a problem. But actually the trouble's just begun... What readers are saying about Far From Over: 'If you want a fun book which will keep you amused then you don't get much better than Far From Over' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Pacy, interesting, poignant' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Emotions run high as the story focuses in on the feelings of each character, including those of the 'other woman'. I really got to know the characters well' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Suddenly Single An unputdownable tale full of romance and revelations

Suddenly Single An unputdownable tale full of romance and revelations

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2006

In her page-turning bestseller SUDDENLY SINGLE Sheila O'Flanagan makes readers wonder just what they would do if Alix's situation happened to them... Not to be missed by readers of Marian Keyes and Veronica Henry. What do you do when you find yourself suddenly single? Go suddenly suicidal? Suddenly sex-crazed? Or simply slump into self-pity? Alix Callaghan, who thought she was in control of her busy life, feels like doing all three when her long-term boyfriend insists on settling down to a sensible existence - complete with children, proper meals and early nights - but without her. Little by little, though, Alix begins to think there might be more to the single life than the first shock of rejection suggests... What readers are saying about Suddenly Single: 'Had me enthralled from the start. The kind of story you don't want to put down' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Sheila O'Flanagan has a gift for making you read on. Her strength lies in strong characters and emotions' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'The depth of emotions that [Sheila O'Flanagan] can conjure up is nothing short of stunning' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

He's Got to Go

He's Got to Go

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2006

HE'S GOT TO GO by No. 1 bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan is a must-read for fans of Freya North and Fern Britton. What do you do when the man in your life lets you down? Show him the door? Chuck his clothes out of the window? Cut the crotch from his trousers? If only it was that easy - especially when you've got an eight-year-old daughter to think about and a part-time job that barely pays the milk bill. Nessa Riley, who believes that with her husband, her little girl, and the home she loves, she has it all, is suddenly faced with the hardest decision of her life. Can she ignore what Adam seems to be up to and hang on to the happiness they've enjoyed for the past ten years? Can they wipe the slate clean and start again? Or, as her sisters appear to think, has he really got to go? What readers are saying about He's Got To Go: 'So sweet and funny and so beautifully put together' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'I have empathy and a fondness for each lead character. Events in the sisters' lives take them on a journey and their relationships with each other evolve. A truly true to life fabulous read!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Gripping, heart-warming, brilliantly written and restores faith in family. Absolutely loved the way the story unfolds. A must read' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Connections

Connections

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2006

In this wonderful collection of interlinked short stories we are transported to the Caribbean island resort of White Sands. In touching, poignant and delicious tales Sheila O'Flanagan introduces some of the most likeable and interesting characters she's created. There's Tara, who's arrived with the man she wants to marry only to find that an old rejected lover is planning to get in the way; Grainne, who's been sent with her husband by their children to celebrate the anniversary of a shotgun wedding twenty-five years earlier, and who thinks the time has come to move on - or has it? Rudy's on an idyllic break with his young son which is set for an unexpected ending; and Isobel - of ISOBEL'S WEDDING - has arrived with no idea that her old lover Nico might be staying just next door. Romance is very much alive in the hot Caribbean nights...

Destinations Stories from the DART

Destinations Stories from the DART

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2003

Destinations reveals the inside track on the lives of ordinary commuters, and uncovers the hidden links that lie beneath the surface of 'anonymous' city lives.Two eavesdropping passengers learn more than they bargained for; an office-party fling has unforeseen consequences; a suburban housewife is forced to face her estranged mother - and her thorny past; an office worker finds her commute to work livened up by the daily sightings of a handsome stranger; a hot date with the office stud gets off to a disastrous start ... is there light at the end of the tunnel?Destinations - tales that go the distance with you, from one of Ireland's best-loved storytellers.

Maggie's Story

Maggie's Story

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/1999

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