lyrebird paypal reading groups make the most of Lovereading desmond elliott 2017
Search our site
Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon Read the opening extract of the brand new Nicolas Obregon book before its publication on 18/09/2017

Divided Loyalties by Patricia Scanlan
  

Divided Loyalties

Family Drama   Relationship Stories   eBook Favourites   

RRP £8.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Relationship Tales Facebook group Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

This is all about family loyalties, resentment, acceptance, intolerance, jealousy, pain and longing. It’s a warm, full-blooded read with some great character studies and familiar situations astutely portrayed, in other words it’s a lovely, lovely book.

Similar this month: Melissa Hill.
Comparison: Maeve Binchy, Danielle Steel, Robyn Sisman.

If you like Patricia Scanlan you might also like to read books by Maeve Binchy, Sheila O'Flanagan and Maeve Binchy.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

Divided Loyalties by Patricia Scanlan

The Cassidys’ marriage is under pressure. Shauna wants another baby. Greg doesn’t. She also has to endure her obnoxious in-laws who arrive at the drop of a hat and stay as long as they like. Shauna’s glad to be moving abroad. She’ll be free of them at last. Or will she?

Carrie, Shauna’s sister, feels put upon. The burden of looking after their elderly father rests on her and she’s fed up. Even though she loves her siblings, resentment builds. Can Carrie finally stand up for herself?

Shauna and Carrie’s brother, Bobby, has a poisoned relationship with his father, who blames him for the death of his wife. Can they settle their differences? Or are some rifts just too painful to resolve?

The last Christmas the family got together was a disaster. Can they finally put the past behind them as they prepare for another family gathering?

Reviews

'A punchy read, some of it in an exotic setting, with strong dialogue and some likeable characters - even the villains' IRISH INDEPENDENT

About the Author

Patricia Scanlan

Patricia Scanlan was born in Dublin, where she still lives. Some of her bestsellers include Apartment 3B; Finishing Touches; Foreign Affairs; Promises, Promises; Mirror, Mirror; City Girl; City Woman; City Lives; Francesca's Party; Two for Joy; Double Wedding; Divided Loyalties; Forgive and Forget; and Winter Blessings, a collection of quotes, blessings, poems, and reminiscences. Patricia is the series editor and a contributing author to the Open Door series. She also teaches creative writing to second-level students and is involved in adult literacy.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

2nd April 2007

Author

Patricia Scanlan

More books by Patricia Scanlan
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
688 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Relationship Stories
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780553814026

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

A well laid out site, I love the fact that is separates paranormal fiction from fantasy and horror, which other sites don't.

Jen Rainbow

I love Lovereading because of its ability to connect people that love books & unite them in a friendly, stimulating & interesting community.

Megan Olwen William

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools