Ciara Geraghty - Author

About the Author

Ciara Geraghty is the author of four novels, Saving Grace, Becoming Scarlett, Finding Mr Flood and Lifesaving for Beginners. She lives in Dublin with her husband, three children and dog.

Featured books by Ciara Geraghty

Now That I've Found You

Now That I've Found You

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Forty-two-year-old Vinnie knows lots of things. He knows new books and school shoes are expensive. He knows his teenage daughter keeps getting into trouble and he knows his seven-year-old has wet the bed every night for over a year. What Vinnie doesn't know is whether his wife is coming back, or if he will ever get better at single fatherhood. Ellen knows that what happened in the accident was all her fault. She knows she's too scared to get behind the wheel of a car ever again and she knows that some scars are harder to hide than others. What Ellen doesn't know is how to move on. And she doesn't know anything about Vinnie, the taxi driver who drives her to physiotherapy every week. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other's life forever.

Lifesaving for Beginners

Lifesaving for Beginners

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2013

Kat Kavanagh is not in love. She has lots of friends, an ordinary job, and she never ever thinks about her past. This is Kat's story. None of it is true. Milo McIntyre loves his mam, the peanut-butter-and-banana muffins at the Funky Banana cafe, and the lifesaving class he does after school. He never thinks about his future, until the day it changes forever. This is Milo's story. All of it is true. And then there is the other story. The one with a twist of fate which somehow brings together a boy from Brighton and a woman in Dublin, and uncovers the truth once and for all. This is the story that's just about to begin ...

Other books by Ciara Geraghty

This is Now

This is Now

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2017

An ordinary day. An ordinary bank. An ordinary street in an ordinary town. Nothing ever happens, until, one day, a shocking robbery turns life upside down for five people. Honest and wise, poignant and warm, this is completely absorbing storytelling for fans of Marian Keyes and Jojo Moyes. Afterwards . . . The first thing Martha thinks about is having a drink. There are six reasons why she shouldn't; she wrote them down over a year ago. Two of the reasons are the same. A name. Of someone she didn't think she'd ever see again. Roman, a fourteen-year-old Polish immigrant, is on the run. From the police. From Jimmy and his gang. He understands now, what it means to be caught between a rock and a hard place. Tobias, old and alone, lies in a hospital bed in Dublin where the memories in Dresden are insistent visitors. And for Cillian, a police detective, the past is like a current, pulling him back, reminding him of all he'd had. All he'd lost. Each of the four is running from the moments that brought them here. To a place where the past cannot be undone and the future cannot be known. A place called now.

This is Now

This is Now

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2017

An ordinary day. An ordinary bank. An ordinary street in an ordinary town. Nothing ever happens, until, one day, a shocking robbery turns life upside down for five people: Cillian, a police detective, Martha, the woman he thought was the life of his life, Tobias, who came to Ireland after WWII and now lies in a coma, shot in the bank robbery, Roman, the young Polish teenager who is suspected of pulling the trigger and his mother Rosa, the cleaner, who dreamed of a better life for herself and her son . . . . . . and things will never be ordinary again. Ciara Geraghty's writing has that rare ability to make you laugh out loud as well as cry. She combines tangled human relationships with humour, romance and warmth to create something truly special.

This is Now

This is Now

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

An ordinary Monday. at an ordinary bank, in an ordinary town. There was no way of knowing what was about to happen. Afterwards . . . The first thing Martha thinks about is having a drink. There are six reasons why she shouldn't; she wrote them down over a year ago. Two of the reasons are the same. A name. She didn't think she'd ever see him again. Roman, a fourteen year old Polish immigrant, is on the run. From the police. From Jimmy and his gang. He understands now, what it means to be caught between a rock and a hard place. Tobias, old and alone, lies in a hospital bed in Dublin where the memories of Dresden are insistent visitors. And for Cillian, the detective investigating the robbery, the past is like a current, pulling him back, reminding him of all he'd had. All he'd lost. Each of the four is running from the moments that brought them here. To a place where the past cannot be undone and the future cannot be known. A place called now.

The Stories That Remain

The Stories That Remain

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2015

Now That I've Found You

Now That I've Found You

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROMANTIC NOVELISTS' ASSOCIATION CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC NOVEL AWARD, 2015. Vinnie is an ordinary man. Ellen is an ordinary woman. Ellen is unable to move on after a terrible accident that left her mentally and physically scarred. Taxi driver Vinnie is struggling to cope with bringing up two children on his own. Everyone deserves to find that one person who's meant for them, don't they? Fall in love with the story of Vinnie and Ellen. Because ordinary lives can be extraordinary.

Now That I've Found You

Now That I've Found You

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Forty-two-year-old Vinnie knows lots of things.He knows new books and school shoes are expensive. He knows his teenage daughter keeps getting into trouble and he knows his seven-year-old has wet the bed every night for over a year.What Vinnie doesn't know is whether his wife is coming back, or if he will ever get better at single fatherhood.Ellen knows that what happened in the accident was all her fault. She knows she's too scared to get behind the wheel of a car ever again and she knows that some scars are harder to hide than others.What Ellen doesn't know is how to move on. And she doesn't know anything about Vinnie, the taxi driver who drives her to physiotherapy every week. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other's life forever.

Lifesaving for Beginners

Lifesaving for Beginners

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2013

Kat Kavanagh is not in love. She has lots of friends, an ordinary job, and she never ever thinks about her past. This is Kat's story. None of it is true. Milo McIntyre loves his mam, the peanut-butter-and-banana muffins at the Funky Banana cafe, and the lifesaving class he does after school. He never thinks about his future, until the day it changes forever. This is Milo's story. All of it is true. And then there is the other story. The one with a twist of fate which somehow brings together a boy from Brighton and a woman from Dublin, and uncovers the truth once and for all. This is the story that's just about to begin...

Lifesaving for Beginners

Lifesaving for Beginners

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2013

Kat Kavanagh is not in love. She has lots of friends, an ordinary job, and she never ever thinks about her past. This is Kat's story. None of it is true. Milo McIntyre loves his mam, the peanut-butter-and-banana muffins at the Funky Banana cafe, and the lifesaving class he does after school. He never thinks about his future, until the day it changes forever. This is Milo's story. All of it is true. And then there is the other story. The one with a twist of fate which somehow brings together a boy from Brighton and a woman in Dublin, and uncovers the truth once and for all. This is the story that's just about to begin ...

Lifesaving for Beginners

Lifesaving for Beginners

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/09/2012

Kat Kavanagh is not in love. She has lots of friends, an ordinary job, and she never ever thinks about her past.This is Kat's story. None of it is true.Milo McIntyre loves his mam, the peanut-butter-and-banana muffins at the Funky Banana cafe, and the lifesaving class he does after school. He never thinks about his future, until the day it changes forever.This is Milo's story. All of it is true.And then there is the other story. The one with a twist of fate which somehow brings together a boy from Brighton and a woman from Dublin, and uncovers the truth once and for all.This is the story that's just about to begin...

Finding Mr Flood

Finding Mr Flood

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2011

Dara Flood always says that the most interesting thing about her life happened before she was born.Thirteen days before she came into the world, her father walked up the road and never came back.Now Dara's life has a careful routine. She lives at home with her mother and sister Angel. She has pizza with friends every Wednesday, salsa class every Friday, and sees her boyfriend every Saturday. it's safe and that's the way she likes it.Then Angel gets desperately sick and Dara's ordered life falls apart. Neither she nor her mother is a compatible match for the kidney Angel needs. So Dara sets out to find the father who could be their last hope. But on the path to uncovering the truth about her father, Dara learns to let life - and love - in, sometimes you have to let go ...

Finding Mr Flood

Finding Mr Flood

Author: Ciara Geraghty, Ciara Geraghty Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2011

Dara Flood always says the most interesting thing about her life happened before she was born. Thirteen days before she came into the world, her father walked up the road and never came back. Now Dara lives an uncomplicated life. Pizza with friends on Wednesday, salsa class on a Friday, and Saturday nights with her boyfriend. Some might say it's safe. But it's exactly the way she likes it. And apart from the odd, fleeting moment, she's never thought about the man who abandoned her family. Then her sister gets sick, and Dara's carefully ordered life falls apart. Suddenly ahe must find the father who could be their last hope. As she uncovers some truths about her father, and herself, Dara learns that to let life in, sometimes you just have to let go . . .

Finding Mr Flood

Finding Mr Flood

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/01/2011

Dara Flood always said that the most interesting thing about her life happened before she was born. Thirteen days before she came into the world, her father walked up the road to buy a packet of cigarettes and never came back. Now Dara lives an uncomplicated life. She goes to Melvin's for pizza on a Wednesday night with her friends. She has salsa class with her sister Angel on a Friday. And Saturday nights are usually reserved for her boyfriend. People might say that Dara's life is predictable. But it's safe, which is exactly the way she likes it. As for Mr Flood? Maybe Dara thinks about him from time to time. But not very often. She doesn't see the point. Then Angel gets sick and suddenly everything changes. Now Dara urgently needs to find her father so she hires the scruffily handsome, failed-policeman-turned-private-investigator Stanley Flinter to help her. As Dara and Stanley set out in search of Mr Flood, Dara's carefully ordered life begins to fall apart. But as she learns some truths about Mr Flood, and herself, she discovers that to let life in, sometimes you just have to let go...

Becoming Scarlett

Becoming Scarlett

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/09/2010

Now, Scarlett is back in her childhood home with her plan in tatters and a baby on the way, while John Smith - actuary, proper grown-up and Scarlett's boyfriend - has left her to join an archaeological dig in a tiny village somewhere in Brazil. But that's not the worst bit. The worst bit is she can't be sure who the father of the baby is . . . even though she's slept with exactly four-and-a-half men in her entire 35 years. As a distraction, Scarlett throws herself into her job as a wedding planner, but even that's not going smoothly. Because of her growing feelings for her most important client's husband-to-be . . .In the end it's the person she thought she knew best - herself - who surprises her the most. Join Scarlett as she tries, for the first time ever, to navigate life without a plan.

Becoming Scarlett

Becoming Scarlett

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2010

Now, Scarlett is back in her childhood home with her plan in tatters and a baby on the way, while John Smith - actuary, proper grown-up and Scarlett's boyfriend - has left her to join an archaeological dig in a tiny village somewhere in Brazil. But that's not the worst bit. The worst bit is she can't be sure who the father of the baby is . . . even though she's slept with exactly four-and-a-half men in her entire 35 years. As a distraction, Scarlett throws herself into her job as a wedding planner, but even that's not going smoothly. Because of her growing feelings for her most important client's husband-to-be . . .In the end it's the person she thought she knew best - herself - who surprises her the most. Join Scarlett as she tries, for the first time ever, to navigate life without a plan.

Saving Grace

Saving Grace

Author: Ciara Geraghty, Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2009

It all started with a bottle of Baileys that was a year out of date but I drank it anyway . . . One minute, well, Friday night, you're in a long-term if long-distance relationship with the perfect Shane. The next, Saturday morning, you're waking up in bed with the mother of all hangovers . . . and Bernard O'Malley, newest member of the I.T. department. Another entry on the list of things you can't forgive yourself for. The worst is Spain. What you did there. And what happened to your brother. Ever since then, life has slowly spiralled out of control. You dust yourself down, have a cigarette and pull on your stiletto boots. But you know that something's got to give. You just hope it's not the zip on your skinny jeans . . .

Saving Grace

Saving Grace

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2009

When Grace O'Brien wakes up with more than just a hangover, she has reason to worry. She's in bed with Bernard O'Malley, newest addition to IT. He's not going to be easy to explain to Shane, gorgeous boyfriend of nearly two years. Shane may be distracted with his high-flying city job but he was there when it mattered. Like that night in Spain, when tragedy struck and her brother Patrick died. So Grace is determined to put all guilty thoughts of Bernard O'Malley out of her head. With her sister's upcoming nuptials, strange goings-on at work, and a loved-up flatmate, she has enough to keep her busy. Then things get a little more complicated when she meets her flatmate's new man ... Tensions mount as her sister's wedding day nears and Grace is finally forced to face up to things. Starting with Patrick's death - and how her mother still blames her for what happened. Saving Grace is a sharply observed, touching and hilariously funny story with an unforgettable heroine who will stay with you long after you've finished reading.

Saving Grace

Saving Grace

Author: Ciara Geraghty Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2008

When Grace O'Brien wakes up with more than just a hangover, she has reason to worry. She's in bed with Bernard O'Malley, newest addition to IT. He's not going to be easy to explain to Shane, gorgeous boyfriend of nearly two years. Shane may be distracted with his high-flying city job but he was there when it mattered. Like that night in Spain, when tragedy struck and her brother Patrick died.So Grace is determined to put all guilty thoughts of Bernard O'Malley out of her head. With her sister's upcoming nuptials, strange goings-on at work, and a loved-up flatmate, she has enough to keep her busy. Then things get a little more complicated when she meets her flatmate's new man ...Tensions mount as her sister's wedding day nears and Grace is finally forced to face up to things. Starting with Patrick's death - and how her mother still blames her for what happened.Saving Grace is a sharply observed, touching and hilariously funny story with an unforgettable heroine who will stay with you long after you've finished reading.

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