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A Perfect Match by Sinead Moriarty
  

A Perfect Match

Part of the Emma and James Series
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Continuing the themes of her first novel, The Baby Trail, our heroine, Emma, attempts to tackle the minefields of adoption. I had no idea it was quite such hard work applying for a baby. Besides learning all about the red tape, we have large chunks of family shenanigans, the big Irish sort! I bet the author comes from such a family herself, she’s brilliant at capturing it all, a great read.

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Synopsis

A Perfect Match by Sinead Moriarty

After two years of being deafened by the TICKTOCK of her biological clock and tormented by Mother Nature's refusal to grant her a baby, Emma Hamilton decides to go for the instant solution: finding a Russian baby in need of a home. But Emma hasn't reckoned on the route to adoption being so complicated. Between proving that she's fit to be a mother (by inventing an unblemished past and discovering an unsuspected talent for housekeeping), driving her long-suffering husband insane with madcap schemes to make them the perfect would-be parents (a few Russian verbs a night and they'll be fluent in no time), and tripping over red tape every step of the way (who knew social workers could be so terrifying?) Emma finds out that adoption is far from the easy option - and that perfection has very little to do with finding the perfect match.

Reviews

A touching tale with just the right amount of humour * OK Magazine * A thoroughly likeable, warm heroine * Irish Times * Both an enjoyable easy read, while also managing to chime with subtle emotional resonance around an original and thought-provoking subject * Sunday Independent * Hilarious * Daily Express * Moriarty's realistic dialogue and plot, her engaging multi-faceted characters, and her humour and sensitivity in the face of complex issues quickly drew me in * Ireland on Sunday * Moriarty has a gift for seeing the lighter side of things * Irish Independent * A funny and poignant read * Evening Herald * Moriarty writes with a brash and spontaneous eloquence * Daily Telegraph * Praise for The Baby Trail'Moriarty's Emma has the wit of of Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, mixed with the Murphy's Law luck of Bridget Jones.
Irish Independent

'The pace is fast and furious -... a real page-turner.'
Irish Tatler

'Honest and funny.'
U Magazine

'Lots of tears and even more laughs ... a confident debut'
Irish Times

'Very funny, with a cast of wonderful supporting characters and an unpredictable ending. Marian Keyes, you have some competition.'
RTE Guide

'Funny - sidesplittingly so, which is a difficult balance to strike considering the weight of the subject matter.'
Ireland On Sunday Praise for The Baby Trail

'Moriarty's Emma has the wit of of Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, mixed with the Murphy's Law luck of Bridget Jones.'
Irish Independent

'The pace is fast and furious -... a real page-turner.'
Irish Tatler

'Honest and funny.'
U Magazine

'Lots of tears and even more laughs ... a confident debut'
Irish Times

'Very funny, with a cast of wonderful supporting characters and an unpredictable ending. Marian Keyes, you have some competition.'
RTE Guide

'Funny - sidesplittingly so, which is a difficult balance to strike considering the weight of the subject matter.'
Ireland On Sunday

About the Author

Sinead Moriarty

Growing up, Sinead Moriarty was inspired by watching her mother, an author of children's books, writing at the kitchen table. Her childhood dream was to write a novel. It was at the age of thirty, while working as a journalist in London, that she began to write creatively in her spare time - after work, at lunch times ... and, truth be told, during work hours. Her first novel, The Baby Trail, a bitter-sweet story of a couple struggling to have a baby (inspired by her own early difficulties conceiving) was published in 2004 and has been translated into twenty languages. Sinéad Moriarty's novels have sold over half a million copies in Ireland and the UK. She has won over readers and critics telling stories that are funny, humane, moving and relevant to modern women. She lives in her native Dublin with her husband and their three children.

Author photo © Brian Farrell

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Publication date

25th August 2005

Author

Sinead Moriarty

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Publisher

Penguin Books

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781844880416

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