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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.
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?
A very classic Sheila O’Flanagan tale with a strong message and a charming tale of will she/won’t she while we know exactly what she should do. Whether she does or not is up to you to find out in this hugely enjoyable read.
July 2014 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. A very classic Sheila O’Flanagan tale with a strong message and a charming tale of will she/won’t she while we know exactly what she should do. Whether she does or not is up to you to find out in this hugely enjoyable read.
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...
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?
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?
November 2011 Book of the Month. An enchanting collection of warm, poignant and Christmas-themed stories from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. If you need a kick to get you into the festive spirit then look no further as you can dip in and out with this great little collection of stories rather than a whole novel. As with all of Sheila's books a wonderful warmth shines through in her writing.
Bond dealer turned best-selling author Sheila O’Flanagan has written another cracking page turning, highly readable romantic novel. Dominique is left to pick up the pieces of her husband’s business after he just disappears… but just as she gets herself back on her feet he comes back.
Set against the background of a Caribbean cruise if you want some pure romantic escapism then here it is. Sheila O’Flanagan writes enjoyable, believable characters who you can’t help rooting for and praying that they get their happy ending. Fun and feel good is definitely the theme.
Sheila O’Flanagan has hit the nail on this head with a tale of family dynamics everyone can relate. This is a perfect combination of family drama and romantic comedy and sure to keep you up 'til the wee small hours reading on to the final pages.
What do you do when your best friend has gone off with the man you thought you would marry and then years later invites you to their wedding? Funny and witty O’Flanagan has written another page turner about friendship and love and sweet revenge. Comparison: Marian Keyes, Carol Matthews, Jill Mansell
When an accident puts a bigamist husband in a coma the truth about his betrayal is finally exposed when the two wives meet at the hospital where he is being treated. A premise you think might be obvious and predictable is dealt with in a very entertaining way showing how trust is easily abused but also how strength can come from great pain. A very entertaining read.
A sensitive family drama dealing with some rather sad issues but finding the humour in everyday events this book makes for a great read about family relationships, friendships and love. A lovely book.
Sheila O’Flanagan has a wonderful knack for creating interesting and funny female characters and the relationships they build. Yet again she has written a great story with mother/ daughter battles, sibling rivalry and a great deal of sun along the way. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
When Isobel’s fiancée calls off their wedding two weeks before the big day she finds her life in tatters. Find out how she gets it all back on track in another enjoyable tale from this romance author.
If a straightforward, light, romantic read is what you are after then this will fit the bill perfectly. A couple meet, fall in love and marry in New York within a week and then return to their native Dublin and the shocked friends and family who think this is a holiday romance gone a step too far. Doubts and fears all rise to the surface after the initial wave of euphoric love…..will it all work out in the end? Read and find out.
A collection of short romantic stories set amongst a backdrop of the warm sandy beaches of the Caribbean. A perfect holiday read.
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...
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...
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?
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 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?
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.
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
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 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 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 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