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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

Der Mann des Monats

Der Mann des Monats

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

Stell Dir vor, du musst alle deine Ex-Freunde wieder treffen und sie fragen, was du damals falsch gemacht hast.Da muss sie jetzt durch: Amelia ist 37, produziert TV-Soaps in Dublin und einen Beziehungsflop nach dem andern. Deshalb belegt sie den beruchtigten Singlekurs bei Ira Vandergelder. Die Kursleiterin ist erbarmungslos: Amelia muss ihre Ex-Freunde aufspuren, um aus der Vergangenheit zu lernen. Und zwar alle, ausnahmslos. Der Spott ihrer Freundinnen ist Amelia sicher, zum Gluck aber auch deren hemmungslose Neugier und Unterstutzung. Und topp, das Mannsuchjahr lauft ... (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

All She Ever Wished For

All She Ever Wished For

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2016

A gorgeous story of chance meetings and unexpected friendships . . . because sometimes what you've always wished for isn't necessarily what life has in store . . . Marriage. It's a dream come true. Isn't it? One wet winter night, two women meet on a bridge. One is Tess Taylor, a personal trainer on the way to meet her boyfriend for date night. The other is Kate King, a celebrity married to a handsome billionaire who just happens to make her cry. In the cold dark evening, there is nothing to link them together but the bridge they shiver on. Little do they know they'll both hold the key to each other's future marriage... All She Ever Wished For tells the story of what happens when your dream is about to come true. And what happens when that dream turns into a bit of a nightmare...

All She Ever Wished For A Gorgeous Romance to Sweep You off Your Feet!

All She Ever Wished For A Gorgeous Romance to Sweep You off Your Feet!

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The number one Irish bestseller! `An emotional rollercoaster' Irish Independent `A brilliantly readable, funny novel' Fabulous magazine A gorgeous story of chance meetings and unexpected friendships. Because sometimes what you've always wished for isn't necessarily what life has in store . . . Ten weeks at the top of the Irish charts! The new bestseller from Claudia Carroll Marriage. It's a dream come true. Isn't it? One wet winter night, two women meet on a bridge. One is Tess Taylor, a personal trainer on the way to meet her boyfriend for date night. The other is Kate King, a celebrity married to a handsome billionaire who just happens to make her cry. In the cold dark evening, there is nothing to link them together but the bridge they shiver on. Little do they know they'll both hold the key to each other's future marriage... All She Ever Wished For tells the story of what happens when your dream is about to come true. And what happens when that dream turns into a bit of a nightmare... Claudia Carroll brings you a Christmas gift filled with second chances, fateful encounters and a lesson in what true love means.

All She Ever Wished For

All She Ever Wished For

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2016

A gorgeous story of chance meetings and unexpected friendships . . . because sometimes what you've always wished for isn't necessarily what life has in store . . .Marriage. It's a dream come true. Isn't it?One wet winter night, two women meet on a bridge. One is Tess Taylor, a personal trainer on the way to meet her boyfriend for date night. The other is Kate King, a celebrity married to a handsome billionaire who just happens to make her cry. In the cold dark evening, there is nothing to link them together but the bridge they shiver on. Little do they know they'll both hold the key to each other's future marriage...All She Ever Wished For tells the story of what happens when your dream is about to come true. And what happens when that dream turns into a bit of a nightmare...Claudia Carroll brings you a Christmas gift filled with second chances, fateful encounters and a lesson in what true love means.

Meet Me In Manhattan

Meet Me In Manhattan

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2015

What if THE ONE isn't who you think he is? You don't mess with aspiring journalist Holly Johnson! The man she fell for is not all that he seems - because sometimes dating online doesn't quite go to plan. She's decided to fly to the Big Apple to surprise him and to get some answers. And if her plan works she'll also get the scoop of her career ... But as she steps out of her yellow taxi and the first snowflakes start to fall, it's Holly who has the surprise of her life. What should be a dream come true is looking a little like a nightmare. But Holly is determined to get her New York happy ending!

Meet Me In Manhattan

Meet Me In Manhattan

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2015

He's the one. Definitely ... Isn't he?Everyone dates online these days. If fact, we all know someone who met the one on Tinder ... or match.com ... or MySingleFriend. But how do you know the person you're falling in love with is who he says he is? And how far would you put your heart on the line to pursue your dream?Holly Johnson decides to fly to the other side of the world to be with the man she'd almost given up hope of meeting. But when she arrives in New York City she is going to get the shock of her life ...

In A New York Minute

In A New York Minute

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2015

Love isn't always like it is in the movies ... or is it?Amy has moved to the city that never sleeps, and now she's looking for love.But after a string of dating disasters it seems that finding Mr. Right isn't quite as easy as Amy first thought.Following in the footsteps of her favourite New York movies Amy is determined to have that romantic Manhattan moment. But like all good romances - love often turns up in the most unexpected of places...A heart-warming, 23 page short story from best-selling author, Claudia Carroll, this is the perfect read for Valentine's Day.

Midsummer Miracle

Midsummer Miracle

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2015

Die Ehe-Pause

Die Ehe-Pause

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2015

Von wegen fur immer und ewig! Kurz nach ihrer Hochzeit mussen Annie und Dan feststellen, dass bei ihnen die Luft raus ist. Als Annie ein Jobangebot in New York bekommt, schmieden sie einen ungewohnlichen Plan: Sie legen ein Jahr "e;Ehe-Pause"e; ein, Annie in New York, Dan zu Hause in Irland. Und die einzige Verpflichtung ist, nach genau einem Jahr im Rockefeller Center aufzutauchen - um uber das Schicksal ihrer Ehe zu entscheiden ...

Single, Forty and Fabulous!: A Love...Maybe Valentine eShort

Single, Forty and Fabulous!: A Love...Maybe Valentine eShort

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2015

The Feel-Good One: Part of the Love...Maybe ebook short story collection.It's Valentine's Day and, for single girl Kate, the only thing that could make that worse would be having to go to her own fortieth birthday party as well!Every year it's the same: people asking if she has got herself a man yet. And every year she has to say no. Once upon a time the idea of a fabulous, successful career seemed more important than 'settling down' but now she's beginning to wish she hadn't bid her teenage crush goodbye to take a job in London ...If only, thinks Kate, she and her best mates could turn back time and be twenty one again.But Kate should be careful what she wishes for ...***This is a short story, which you can also buy as part of the Love...Maybe Eshort Collection***

All I Want For Christmas: A festive short story

All I Want For Christmas: A festive short story

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2014

Dreams come true on Christmas day ... don't they?It's three days until Lucy and Andrew's perfect winter wedding. Over Christmas dinner the two families will meet for the first time.What could possibly go wrong?!Jo has planned her first Christmas as a married woman with military precision. But it seems her new husband Dave has gone missing ...Strict vegans Dawn and Kirk slave away over a unique Christmas feast, but Dawn's mum doesn't like mung beans. And she certainly doesn't like Kirk ...Will these couples survive the Christmas madness and get the day they dreamed of?Treat yourself with this GORGEOUS FESTIVE SHORT STORY by the BRILLIANTLY FUNNY Sunday Times top ten BESTSELLING author Claudia Carroll!

Love Me Or Leave Me

Love Me Or Leave Me

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

`Brilliantly funny stuff' SUN`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 ...

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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Der mannliche Makel

Der mannliche Makel

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2014

Eloise Elliott uberlasst nichts dem Zufall - weshalb sie sich fur eine kunstliche Befruchtung entscheidet. Als drei Jahre spater ihre Tochter nach ihrem Vater fragt, macht Eloise sich daran, ihn zu finden. Vielleicht ist er ja Chirurg? Oder Dirigent? Weit gefehlt! Eloises Recherche fuhrt sie zu einem Mann, vor dem sie normalerweise schreiend davongerannt ware - einem Mann, der ihr Leben auf den Kopf stellt ...

Me and You

Me and You

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Heartbreaking and uplifting, Me and You is a story about how hard it is to leave our old selves behind, the tough choices we sometimes have to make and how love and friendship can heal the most damaged of hearts. I'm fine. I'm sorry. Please take care of him for me. And maybe one day I'll get to explain. Angie knows a lot about her best friend Kitty. She knows Kitty is mad and wild and loves to wear clashing colours. 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 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, Simon and a best friend like Angie. But what she doesn't know is that on this night, her past is finally going to catch up with her and change everything. If you love Marian Keyes and Melissa Hill you'll adore Claudia Carroll's Me and You.

Me and You

Me and You

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2013

Heartbreaking and uplifting, Me and You is a story about how hard it is to leave our old selves behind, the tough choices we sometimes have to make and how love and friendship can heal the most damaged of hearts. I'm fine. I'm sorry. Please take care of him for me. And maybe one day I'll get to explain. Angie knows a lot about her best friend Kitty. She knows Kitty is mad and wild and loves to wear clashing colours. 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 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, Simon and a best friend like Angie. But what she doesn't know that on this night, her past is finally going to catch up with her and change everything.