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Past Secrets

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Warm, eventful, addictive, poignant and emotional. Not her best but Kelly fans will love it. Newcomers have a treat in store.

Similar this month: Marian Keyes, Carole Matthews.
Comparison: Maeve Binchy, Erica James, Patricia Scanlan.

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Past Secrets by Cathy Kelly

Keep a secret too long and it will creep out when you least expect it…

Behind the shining windows and rose-bedecked gardens of Summer Street, there are lots of secrets. There’s the one that hard-working single mother, Faye, hides from her teenage daughter, Amber. And there’s the one that thirty-year-old Maggie hides from herself. When fiery Amber decides to throw away her future for love, and when Maggie ends up back home looking after her sick mother, their secrets begin to rise to the surface. The only person on Summer Street who appears to know all the answers is their friend Christie. Wise and kind, she can see into other people’s hearts and solve their problems. Except that this time, the secrets she’s hidden from her beloved husband and grown up sons are also emerging. When the past comes alive for Maggie, Faye and Christie, they must finally face it.


Praise for Cathy Kelly:

‘A tear-pricking writer, capable of making you care about her characters… a warm, moving read.’ Daily Mail

‘Bursting with emotion, heartache and dreams… realistic and likeable characters that meet life-changing events head on.’ Ireland on Sunday

‘Totally believable.’ Rosamund Pilcher

‘An absorbing, heart-warming tale.’ Company

About the Author

Cathy Kelly

Cathy Kelly is published around the world, with millions of books in print. Cathy is the bestselling author of The Honey Queen, Once in a Lifetime and Between Sisters, and is a No.1 bestseller in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Her trademark is warm and witty Irish storytelling about modern life, always with an uplifting message, a sense of community and strong female characters at the heart.

She lives with her family and their three dogs in County Wicklow, Ireland. She is also an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland, raising funds and awareness for children orphaned by or living with HIV/AIDS.

Author photo © Barry McCall

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Publication date

22nd December 2007


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Harpercollins Publishers


Paperback (a Format)
480 pages


Romantic Fiction
Family Drama
Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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