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Love Me or Leave Me by Claudia Carroll
  

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If such a place as Hope Street Hotel doesn’t exist, then it should. It is a hotel for divorcing couples to amicably work out the formalities of their divorces. We follow three of the first twenty-five couples. They are nicely diverse giving us lots of variations of failed marriages and lots to think about as each couple works through their dilemmas. I think you’ll work out how it all ends up but getting there is the most enormous fun. A lovely concept beautifully portrayed.

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Love Me or Leave Me by Claudia Carroll

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 ...

Reviews

Praise for the novels of Claudia Carroll 'Full of warmth and humour and emotion, this is a wonderfully written, unconventional love story ... I adored it ... I guarantee you'll love it!
MELISSA HILL

'Original, poignant and funny ... [full of] wit and humour'
SHEILA O

'FLANAGAN 'A brilliant writer who's really great at making us care for her characters'
READER REVIEW

'It bubbles and sparkles like pink champagne ... hugely entertaining'
PATRICIA SCANLAN

'An emotional roller-coaster ... asks some probing questions about relationships and keeps the reader wondering until the very end'
IRISH INDEPENDENT

'A heroine you just want fate to smile on'
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About the Author

Claudia Carroll

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.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Claudia Carroll

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Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9780007520879

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