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Coming Home by Patricia Scanlan
  

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November 2010 Book of the Month.

A heart-warming story about a family at Christmas by the Irish No.1 bestselling author. Warm and ultimately uplifting it shows how the power of forgiveness can bring together a family when it’s needed most.

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Synopsis

Coming Home by Patricia Scanlan

Two sisters...two very different lives. Alison's American dream is in tatters. Her highflying career is on the skids in the financial meltdown. Her Upper East Side apartment is now way beyond her means. But pride prevents her from telling her family back home just how bad things are. Olivia is fraught trying to juggle family, career, preparations for Christmas and organize a surprise party for their mother's seventieth birthday. How she envies, and sometimes resents, her sister Alison and her life of excitement and affluence in New York. Coming home is the last thing Alison wants to do, especially now that she's met a rather attractive, sexy, down to earth neighbour who doesn't believe in 'non exclusive dating' unlike her wealthy boyfriend, Jonathan. But family ties are strong. Alison and Olivia sort their differences, the party throws up a few surprises and Christmas brings changes for Alison that she could never have imagined before coming home.


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The perfect stocking filler. Belfast Telegraph A perfect Christmas read...about family ties and forgiveness that will get you in the mood for the festive season. Woman's Way (Eire) A warm, uplifting read for these recessionary times. Take A Break's Fiction Feast A perfect Christmas read. Glasgow Evening Times A feel-good air, a twist in the tale and is Christmassy with a happy ending. Irish Post


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.

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Publication date

11th November 2010

Author

Patricia Scanlan

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Publisher

Transworld Ireland an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781848270817

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