Secrets of a Happy Marriage

by Cathy Kelly

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on Secrets of a Happy Marriage

A gorgeously warm, loving, and occasionally tempestuous tale set within a large family as they learn to cope with grief, new loves, and family revelations. Bess has found love in her sixties, Jojo is desperate for children, Cari is focusing on her job after being jilted at the altar, while Faenia is walking into the past. Relationships, love, and romance are lovingly whisked together in the mixing bowl of life, along with a healthy serving of reality. Several main stories, all link into and skip alongside some smaller ones, I love this format, with glimpses into side lives helping to cement the main stories together. Cathy Kelly writes seamlessly across the ages of the women in this tale, and the varied cast feel as though they could be friends and family. ‘The Secrets of a Happy Marriage’ encourages you to settle down, relax and just enjoy the pleasure of reading a lovely and beautifully engaging story. ~ Liz Robinson

Liz Robinson

Secrets of a Happy Marriage Synopsis

A family gathering, a moment of celebration, a time to come together - and fall apart... Recently married Bess should be blissfully happy, but as she plans a party for her husband, the cracks are beginning to show. Jojo, Bess's stepdaughter, has a point to make: Bess has swept into her father's life but she won't ever replace Jojo's late beloved mother. Cousin Cari is a strong career-woman who isn't unnerved by anything - apart from facing the man who left her at the altar - and he's on the guest list. As the party brings them all together, can the Brannigans discover the secrets of a happy marriage before it is too late?

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Secrets of a Happy Marriage Press Reviews

It's an involving, heart-warming read about family, friends, love and disappointment -- Fanny Blake    SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE

I was fascinated by Kelly's well - drawn, entirely believable characters and the various difficult situations they are facing. -- Sara Lawrence   DAILY MAIL

Love, laughter, tears and understanding are the perfect ingredients for a fabulous read -- Natasha Harding  THE SUN

A heart-warming story about family, love and loss -- HELENA GUMLEY MASON  THE LADY

With quotes from luminaries as diverse as Gandhi, Galileo and Oscar Wilde setting the tone for each chapter, this is an engaging and perceptive tale from an accomplished author   Irish Sunday Independent  

Emotional, believable and smart, this is fiction at it's best'    Heat

This top-notch storyteller once again cuts to the quick of modern women's lives and their relationships    Woman & Home

An uplifting story of warm, larger-than life characters. Comforting and feel good, the perfect treat read.  Good Housekeeping 

Entertaining, moving and vivid as a screenplay   Irish Independent

Wise, warm, compassionate and full of characters I loved ... it's like having a great gossip with your best friends -- Marian Keyes

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781409153696
Publication date: 25/07/2017
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781409170594
Publication date: 09/03/2017
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409153696
Publication date: 25th July 2017
Author: Cathy Kelly
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About 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/...

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