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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 ...

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 ...

Other books by Claudia Carroll

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: 08/10/2018

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: 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

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

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.)

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 A Sparkling, Feel-Good Romantic Comedy to Whisk You Away from it All

Meet Me In Manhattan A Sparkling, Feel-Good Romantic Comedy to Whisk You Away from it All

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 ...

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.

Perfect Escape: Romantic short stories to relax with

Perfect Escape: Romantic short stories to relax with

A free collection of short stories from some of the top names in women's fiction today. Featuring irresistible tales of love, friendship, betrayal and passion, from Claudia Carroll, Miranda Dickinson, Julia Williams and many others, The PERFECT ESCAPE is the must-have collection of the year.Each short story is followed by exclusive extracts of each of the authors upcoming titles.Everyone's against Claire marrying Barry in Don't Marry Barry. Claire is determined to prove them wrong. If only she could get a significant ex out of her head ...Four for Home is the moving story of Jim, left by the love of his life to bring up his three young daughters ...My Midsummer Miracle is the story of Lizzie, who is penniless and lonely. Before she died, Lizzie's mother promised her some midsummer magic. This Midsummer's' Day will Lizzie's fortunes be changed?Amanda's excited about her hen party in The Naughty Girls Hen Weekend. But the best laid plans never do run smoothly ...In The Psychic 32-year-old lawyer Gina does nothing but work. Little does she realise that a surprise gift to see a psychic will change her life ...The Goslathon is Stella Newman's witty tribute to Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Gosling.Soldedad had thought she had finally tamed womaniser Lance in The Clause. But leopards can't change their spots and when a mystery woman catches Lance's eye on holiday, sparks fly ...

Claudia Carroll 3 Book Bundle

Claudia Carroll 3 Book Bundle

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 09/05/2013

Three heart-warming romantic comedies from Sunday Times bestselling author Claudia Carroll.A Very Accidental Love Story is the story of Eloise, successful high-flier and mother of Lily, following a trip to the sperm bank ...But juggling a high-powered job with single motherhood does not prove to be easy. And what happens when Lily becomes determined to track down her Daddy?In Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow we meet Annie and Dan, the perfect couple. But, truth be told, the not-so-newly-weds are feeling more like flatmates than soul-mates and are wondering where all the fun and fireworks have gone. So what happens when they decide to take a year off ...from each other?Personally I Blame My Fairy Godmother is the story of Jessie, who believes in fairytale endings. But when she gets dumped loses her job and is forced to live at home with her evil step mum and stepsisters is it time to give up on the dream? Or can happy endings come in the strangest of places?

Very Accidental Love Story

Very Accidental Love Story

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2012

An original, funny and poignant story about those things in life that you just can't plan for...'A very modern fairytale, full of Claudia's trademark wit and humour.' Sheila O'FlanaganEloise Elliot is one of the youngest newspaper editors in the country. Respected and revered by her peers, she's at the top of her game.But, on the eve of her thirtieth birthday, finding herself surrounded by some pathetic looking balloons and mangy sandwiches in The Daily Post's conference room, Eloise is hit but a long sharp pang of loneliness.Suddenly, and with dazzling clarity, she realises what she wants to make her life more complete. A baby.One successful trip to the sperm bank and almost three years later and she is the adoring mother of a gorgeous little girl, Lily. Juggling a high-powered job with motherhood is not easy and when she finds herself without childcare she sends an SOS to her sister Helen. Yet it's when Lily starts asking about her 'daddy' that Eloise really starts to panic. What will she tell her?So Eloise decides there's nothing for it - she's going to find Lily's father. After all, she chose the perfect donor so surely there won't be any surprises. Except that there are plenty, and Eloise gets a lot more than she bargained for.

Einmal Paradies und zuruck

Einmal Paradies und zuruck

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2010

Wenn das das Paradies sein soll, will ich mein Geld zuruck! Himmlisches von der irischen Bestsellerautorin Claudia Carroll.Charlotte ist gerade von ihrem Freund fur eine andere verlassen worden, und jetzt auch noch das: Nach einem Unfall liegt sie im Koma. Sie macht sich bereit fur das Leben nach dem Tod. Doch da bekommt sie ein unglaubliches Angebot: als Schutzengel auf die Erde zuruckzugehen. Charlotte macht sich mit Feuereifer daran, ihrer Schwester und ihrer besten Freundin zur Seite zu stehen. Aber ihr eigentlicher Schutzling ist - ausgerechnet ihr Ex!

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: 07/01/2010

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?

I Never Fancied Him Anyway

I Never Fancied Him Anyway

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2008

Cassandra never set out to be a psychic, least of all a famous one, with her very own magazine column, plus a glamorous TV slot thrown in for good measure. Let's face it, it's not exactly the usual career choice a girl might make, now is it? But whether she likes it or not, ever since Cassandra was a little girl she's been able to see into the future. While she can make predictions with 100 per cent accuracy for everyone around her, her psychic gift floats right out the window whenever there's a D.S.M. (decent single man) around that she actually fancies herself especially when that D.S.M happens to be her hot, new TV producer boss. It seems even being able to foretell the future can't protect Cassandra from what destiny has in store. and sometimes fate won't let you look before you love...

Remind Me Again Why I Need a Man

Remind Me Again Why I Need a Man

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2007

Ever since she was a little girl, all Amelia Lockwood has ever wanted is to get married. The Tiffany ring, the Vera Wang dress ... the whole shebang. The car, the gorgeous flat and three fabulous friends only go so far in consoling her now that she's in her thirties and still not married. So when Amelia hears about a course that promises she'll be saying 'I do' before the year is out, she jumps at the chance to enrol. What Amelia doesn't realize is that a fundamental principle of the course is that you need to revisit all your past relationships to work out where you went wrong. In single-minded pursuit of her ultimate goal Amelia gets in touch with every ex-boyfriend she's ever had - right back to age sixteen - with some surprising results!

The Last Of The Great Romantics

The Last Of The Great Romantics

Author: Claudia Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2006

IT'S THE CELEBRITY WEDDING OF THE YEAR AND EVERYONE'S INVITED! Portia Davenport is officially the luckiest woman in the world. She and her drop-dead gorgeous husband, Andrew, have just finished ploughing a fortune into renovating her ancestral home, Davenport Hall, and are now planning to unveil it as one of the most fabulous, luxurious, five-star country house hotels in Kildare.... But life never turns out like you think, and no sooner has the red ribbon been cut at the grand opening party, than Andrew is jetting off to New York, back to his old job, old apartment, old friends and Portia very much fears, his bachelor ways..... And so the smooth running of Davenport Hall is entrusted to her beautiful younger sister, Daisy, which is a bit like leaving Country Barbie in charge of the United Nations. Especially as Eleanor Armstrong, daughter of the Irish President has chosen the Hall as the perfect backdrop for her society wedding to footballing legend, Oldcastle United's star striker and general all-round sex god, Mark Lloyd... Meanwhile, in Manhattan, Portia meets Lynn Fairweather, a single woman who's looking for Mr Right in much the same way that Scott was looking for the Antarctic. And if he just happens to be married to Portia, then that's her problem... And what is that smell coming from the cowsheds???

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