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Claudia Carroll - Author

About the Author

Claudia  Carroll was born in Dublin, where she still lives and where she has worked extensively both as a theatre and television actress. She is presently a full time writer, but prior to that, she worked extensively as a theatre and TV actress. For fourteen years, she appeared in Fair City, (Ireland’s answer to Eastenders) playing a character she likes to describe as ‘the horrible old cow that everyone loves to hate.’

Her first novel, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me was published in 2004 to critical acclaim and became an instant bestseller. Claudia’s third book, Remind Me Again Why I Need A Man was published and optioned by Fox TV for a series in the US. In 2007, she published her fourth novel I Never Fancied Him Anyway, which Wendy Finerman (CBS) optioned for a movie. The movie is currently in pre-production, with a screenplay adapted by Academy Award nominee, Robin Swicord, (The Jane Austen Book Club). Personally, I Blame My Fairy Godmother is her seventh book and was published by Avon in August 2010.

Featured books by Claudia Carroll

Love Me or Leave Me

Love Me or Leave Me

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

A captivating romantic comedy that will tug on your heart-strings. The characters feel like friends and you won't want it to end! 'Welcome to the Hope Street Hotel - where you check in married, and check out single.' Two years ago Chloe Townsend was dumped at the altar and had to leave behind everything that mattered to her. Even now she's finding it hard to move forward. That is until she lands an incredible job, running a brand new boutique hotel. Suddenly she's starting to put her life back together, and, apart from the fact that her hard-to-please new boss is breathing down her neck, things are looking good. But what goes on in the Hope Street Hotel is a far cry from anything she's ever dealt with before. This is a pioneering 'divorce hotel' designed to make every aspect of breaking up efficient and pain-free. In one single weekend, Chloe's team promises to take care of everything - legal, technical, emotional - and guests check out carefree and single. No one is better qualified than Chloe to understand what couples need when their relationship is at breaking point, but she soon finds herself having to tackle the heartbreak she's tried to bury. In particular three couples need her help - Jo and Dave, Lucy and Andrew, and Kirk and Dawn - and the opening weekend is full of revelation, trouble, memories happy and sad, facts that need facing, and some very big surprises. It's time to move on. And it soon becomes clear that some endings are, in fact, very exciting new beginnings ...

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Love Me or Leave Me

Love Me or Leave Me

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2014

A captivating romantic comedy that will tug on your heart-strings. The characters feel like friends and you won't want it to end! 'Welcome to the Hope Street Hotel - where you check in married, and check out single.' Two years ago Chloe Townsend was dumped at the altar and had to leave behind everything that mattered to her. Even now she's finding it hard to move forward. That is until she lands an incredible job, running a brand new boutique hotel. Suddenly she's starting to put her life back together, and, apart from the fact that her hard-to-please new boss is breathing down her neck, things are looking good. But what goes on in the Hope Street Hotel is a far cry from anything she's ever dealt with before. This is a pioneering 'divorce hotel' designed to make every aspect of breaking up efficient and pain-free. In one single weekend, Chloe's team promises to take care of everything - legal, technical, emotional - and guests check out carefree and single. No one is better qualified than Chloe to understand what couples need when their relationship is at breaking point, but she soon finds herself having to tackle the heartbreak she's tried to bury. In particular three couples need her help - Jo and Dave, Lucy and Andrew, and Kirk and Dawn - and the opening weekend is full of revelation, trouble, memories happy and sad, facts that need facing, and some very big surprises. It's time to move on. And it soon becomes clear that some endings are, in fact, very exciting new beginnings ...

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Other books by Claudia Carroll

The Women of Primrose Square An emotional and uplifting novel about the importance of female friendship

The Women of Primrose Square An emotional and uplifting novel about the importance of female friendship

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2019

The new novel from bestselling author Claudia Carroll, perfect for fans of Emma Hannigan and Marianne Keyes. When Frank Woods at number seventy-nine Primrose Square comes home to a surprise birthday party thrown by his wife and adoring children, it is his guests who get the real surprise. Finding himself alone, he befriends the cantankerous Miss Hardcastle, who hasn't left her home for decades, and Emily Dunne - fresh out of rehab and desperate to make amends. As gossip spreads through Primrose Square, every relationship is tested, and nothing in this close-knit community will ever be the same again . . . Praise for Claudia Carroll: 'Modern, warm, insightful and filled with characters that felt like friends at the end' Emma Hannigan 'Original, poignant and funny . . . [full of] wit and humour' Sheila O'Flanagan 'Full of warmth, humour and emotion . . . I guarantee you'll love it' Melissa Hill

The Women of Primrose Square An emotional and uplifting novel about the importance of female friendship

The Women of Primrose Square An emotional and uplifting novel about the importance of female friendship

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

The new novel from bestselling author Claudia Carroll, perfect for fans of Emma Hannigan and Marianne Keyes. When Frank Woods at number seventy-nine Primrose Square comes home to a surprise birthday party thrown by his wife and adoring children, it is his guests who get the real surprise. Finding himself alone, he befriends the cantankerous Miss Hardcastle, who hasn't left her home for decades, and Emily Dunne - fresh out of rehab and desperate to make amends. As gossip spreads through Primrose Square, every relationship is tested, and nothing in this close-knit community will ever be the same again . . . Praise for Claudia Carroll: 'Modern, warm, insightful and filled with characters that felt like friends at the end' Emma Hannigan 'Original, poignant and funny . . . [full of] wit and humour' Sheila O'Flanagan 'Full of warmth, humour and emotion . . . I guarantee you'll love it' Melissa Hill

The Secrets of Primrose Square

The Secrets of Primrose Square

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

There are so many stories hidden behind closed doors . . . It's late at night and the rain is pouring down on the Dublin city streets. A mother is grieving for her dead child. She stands silently outside the home of the teenage boy she believes responsible. She watches . . . In a kitchen on the same square, a girl waits anxiously for her mum to come home. She knows exactly where she is, but she knows she cannot reach her. A few doors down, and a widow sits alone in her room. She has just delivered a bombshell to her family during dinner and her life is about to change forever. And an aspiring theatre director has just moved in to a flat across the street. Her landlord is absent, but there are already things about him that don't quite add up . . . Welcome to Primrose Square!

Jinjo & Peko

Jinjo & Peko

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2019

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2018

What happens when two people decide to give themselves the year off... from each other? Absence makes the heart grow fonder... doesn't it? Annie and Dan were once the perfect couple. But now the not-so-newlyweds feel more like flatmates than soulmates. So where did all the fun and fireworks go? When Annie lands herself her big break on Broadway, she's over the moon. Goodbye Ireland, hello New York! So she and Dan decide to take a no-strings-attached sabbatical, with the proviso that they meet in twelve months time at the Rockefeller Centre to decide their fate. But with their relationship already on the rocks, will Annie and Dan survive the distance? Will they both turn up? Or is it too late for love? Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes.

Love Me or Leave Me

Love Me or Leave Me

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2018

True love lasts a lifetime, but sometimes, life just gets in the way. Packed full of humor and romance. A 'divorce hotel'. A boutique, five-star place where couples arrive to ditch their emotional baggage once and for all and move on. It's the opening weekend for this particular hotel and it's make or break time for Lucy and Andrew, Jo and Dave and Dawn and Kirk. As hotel manager, Chloe Townsend's job is to settle her guests in, however it becomes clear that this weekend is going to bring some big surprises. Turns out that some things are worth fighting for - and what seems like an unhappy ending can sometimes turn out to be a very exciting new beginning... If you love MARIAN KEYES and SOPHIE KINSELLA you will adore Love Me or Leave Me.

Meet Me in Manhattan

Meet Me in Manhattan

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2018

From the number one bestselling author Claudia Carroll comes a warm, witty feel-good story. He's the one. Definitely... Isn't he? When aspiring Dublin journalist Holly Johnson finds the man of her dreams online she can't believe her luck! But when strange things start to happen she decides to fly to the New York to surprise him. She wants answers and she's determined to get them. As she steps out of her cab and the first snowflakes start to fall, it's Holly who has the surprise of her life. What should be a dream come true, ends up looking like a nightmare. But Holly is determined to get her New York happy ending! If you adore Marian Keyes and Sophie Kinsella, you'll love this!

Me & You

Me & You

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2018

What happens when your past catches up with you... Heartwarming and uplifting. "e;I'm fine. I'm sorry. Please take care of him for me. And maybe one day I'll get to explain."e; Angie knows a lot about her best friend Kitty. She knows Kitty is mad and wild and loves to wear clashing colors. She knows she's incredibly funny and generous but also very unreliable. And she knows that there is a perfect explanation for Kitty standing her up on her birthday. She thinks she knows everything about Kitty, except that she doesn't. Kitty knows that she is the happiest she has ever been. She knows she's so lucky to have a lovely boyfriend and a best friend like Angie. But what she doesn't know is one night, her past is finally going to catch up with her and change everything. If you adore Marian Keyes and Jojo Moyes, then you'll love Claudia Carroll's Me & You.

The Secrets of Primrose Square

The Secrets of Primrose Square

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

From the number one bestselling author Claudia Carroll comes a warm, feel-good story that will make you laugh and cry, and above all, leave you with a feeling of hope. 'A wise, warm and witty gem . . . I loved it' Carmel Harrington 'Funny, smart and thoroughly engaging' Liz Nugent 'It made me laugh and it made me weep . . . a stunning book' Sinead Moriarty So many stories hidden behind closed doors . . . It's late at night and the rain is pouring down on the Dublin city streets. A mother is grieving for her dead child. She stands silently outside the home of the teenage boy she believes responsible. She watches . . . In a kitchen on the same square, a girl waits anxiously for her mum to come home. She knows exactly where she is, but she knows she cannot reach her. A few doors down, and a widow sits alone in her room. She has just delivered a bombshell to her family during dinner and her life is about to change forever. And an aspiring theatre director has just moved in to a flat across the street. Her landlord is absent, but there are already things about him that don't quite add up . . . Welcome to Primrose Square. Praise for Claudia Carroll: 'Modern, warm, insightful and filled with characters that felt like friends at the end' Emma Hannigan 'Original, poignant and funny . . . [full of] wit and humour' Sheila O'Flanagan 'It bubbles and sparkles like pink champagne' Patricia Scanlan 'Full of warmth, humour and emotion . . . I guarantee you'll love it' Melissa Hill

The Secrets of Primrose Square

The Secrets of Primrose Square

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/07/2018

From the number one bestselling author Claudia Carroll comes a warm, feel-good story that will make you laugh and cry, and above all, leave you with a feeling of hope. 'A wise, warm and witty gem . . . I loved it' Carmel Harrington 'Funny, smart and thoroughly engaging' Liz Nugent 'It made me laugh and it made me weep . . . a stunning book' Sinead Moriarty So many stories hidden behind closed doors . . . It's late at night and the rain is pouring down on the Dublin city streets. A mother is grieving for her dead child. She stands silently outside the home of the teenage boy she believes responsible. She watches . . . In a kitchen on the same square, a girl waits anxiously for her mum to come home. She knows exactly where she is, but she knows she cannot reach her. A few doors down, and a widow sits alone in her room. She has just delivered a bombshell to her family during dinner and her life is about to change forever. And an aspiring theatre director has just moved in to a flat across the street. Her landlord is absent, but there are already things about him that don't quite add up . . . Welcome to Primrose Square. Praise for Claudia Carroll: 'Modern, warm, insightful and filled with characters that felt like friends at the end' Emma Hannigan 'Original, poignant and funny . . . [full of] wit and humour' Sheila O'Flanagan 'It bubbles and sparkles like pink champagne' Patricia Scanlan 'Full of warmth, humour and emotion . . . I guarantee you'll love it' Melissa Hill

If This is Paradise, I Want My Money Back

If This is Paradise, I Want My Money Back

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2018

Charlotte is hovering between life and death, but it's taken a coma for her to realize she's made a complete mess of her short time on earth. Not to mention the five precious dating years she's just wasted on the cheating, faithless James Kane. But after a quick peek at the afterlife, she decides it's not all it's cracked up to be either. So, when she is offered the chance to go back to earth, this time as a fully fledged angel, she jumps at it. As always, there's a catch. The person she's assigned to watch over is ...a certain Mr James Kane. And this is where the fun really starts. Well, just because she's passed on doesn't necessarily mean she's moved on, does it?

Our Little Secret

Our Little Secret

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 08/02/2018

A sparkling story about what happens when you let someone into your life... but they turn out to want more than you'd bargained for! Sarah Dee has the perfect life. A high-flying job in a law firm, a beautiful daughter and a house to die for. So how does she find herself looking in through the kitchen window while another woman enjoys it all?When Sarah takes pity on a struggling young graduate who can't get a job, she thinks she's doing the right thing. She's being kind, generous and helpful to others, as she always is. But as Sarah allows the younger woman into her home, her law firm and even her family, is there more to this pretty youngster than meets the eye? And could this be a good deed that goes further than expected?Claudia Carroll does it again with a sparkling new novel about what happens when your life becomes up for grabs...

Our Little Secret

Our Little Secret

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

'An emotional rollercoaster' IRISH INDEPENDENT `Claudia Carroll is a master of creating a great story' FABULOUS MAGAZINE Sarah Keyes has the perfect life. A high-flying job in a law firm, a beautiful daughter and a house to die for. So how does she find herself looking in through the kitchen window while another woman enjoys it all? When Sarah takes pity on a struggling young graduate who can't get a job, she thinks she's doing the right thing. She's being kind, generous and helpful to others, as she always is. But as Sarah allows the younger woman into her home, her law firm and even her family, is there more to this pretty youngster than meets the eye? And how can Sarah reclaim the life she has built? A sensational, page-turning read, perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Patricia Scanlan.

Very Irish Christmas: A festive short story to curl up with this Christmas!

Very Irish Christmas: A festive short story to curl up with this Christmas!

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2017

A short story to curl up with this Christmas!This year, it's time for A Christmas Carole...Carole is a workaholic so dedicated to her job at a 24/7 rolling news TV station, that she plans to work all over Christmas and New Year too. Same as she does every other year. But then when you're long -term single and married to your job, she thinks, what else is there to do?But a midnight visit from the ghost of Christmases past, present and future soon makes her look at her life in a whole new way...Bestselling author Claudia Carroll brings her trademark sparkle to this modern re-telling of A Christmas Carol, perfect for your Christmas treat this year!

Our Little Secret

Our Little Secret

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2017

A sparkling story about what happens when you let someone into your life... but they turn out to want more than you'd bargained for! Sarah Dee has the perfect life. A high-flying job in a law firm, a beautiful daughter and a house to die for. So how does she find herself looking in through the kitchen window while another woman enjoys it all? When Sarah takes pity on a struggling young graduate who can't get a job, she thinks she's doing the right thing. She's being kind, generous and helpful to others, as she always is. But as Sarah allows the younger woman into her home, her law firm and even her family, is there more to this pretty youngster than meets the eye? And could this be a good deed that goes further than expected? Claudia Carroll does it again with a sparkling new novel about what happens when your life becomes up for grabs...

Du stehst in meinen Sternen

Du stehst in meinen Sternen

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2016

Ware es nicht wunderbar, wenn man genau wusste, wo und wann man die Liebe seines Lebens trifft? Cassandra, 28, Single aus Dublin, wei es. Schon als Kind hat sie mit ihren Prophezeiungen fur andere immer richtig gelegen. Inzwischen hat sie sogar eine wochentliche Vorhersage-Kolumne. Nur bei ihr selbst ist in puncto Liebe einfach nichts in Sicht. Bis sie eine ihrer beruhmten Visionen hat - die allerdings ganz und gar unmoglich ist ...(Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)