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A Very Accidental Love Story

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

With lovely characters, full of wit and humour A Very Accidental Love Story is a modern day romance inspired by Pygmalion. High flying Eloise has everything - but a life - and she believes having a child will bring her happiness. Three years and 9 months after the trip to the sperm bank her life gets complicated when her daughter starts asking difficult questions - this only gets worse when she tracks down the donor. But life works in mysterious ways...

If you like Claudia Carroll you might also like to read books by Julian Fellowes, Wendy Holden and Sophie Kinsella.

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Synopsis

A Very Accidental Love Story by Claudia Carroll

Eloise Elliot is one of the youngest newspaper editors in the country. Respected and revered by her peers, she's at the top of her game. But, on the eve of her thirtieth birthday, finding herself surrounded by some pathetic looking balloons and mangy sandwiches in The Daily Post's conference room, Eloise is hit but a long sharp pang of loneliness.

Suddenly, and with dazzling clarity, she realises what she wants to make her life more complete. A baby. One successful trip to the sperm bank and almost three years later and she is the adoring mother of a gorgeous little girl, Lily. Juggling a high-powered job with motherhood is not easy and when she finds herself without childcare she sends an SOS to her sister Helen. Yet it's when Lily starts asking about her 'daddy' that Eloise really starts to panic. What will she tell her? So Eloise decides there's nothing for it - she's going to find Lily's father. After all, she chose the perfect donor so surely there won't be any surprises. Except that there are plenty, and Eloise gets a lot more than she bargained for.

Reviews

An original, funny and poignant story about those things in life that you just can't plan for...'A very modern fairytale, full of Claudia's trademark wit and humour' Sheila O'Flanagan

'Full of warmth, humour and emotion, this is a wonderfully written, unconventional love story that charms from the very first page. I adored it and didn't want it to end. Read it - I guarantee you'll love it.
Melissa Hill

'It bubbles and sparkles like pink champagne.'
Patricia Scanlan

'Hilarious, effervescent, heart-warming...Claudia Carroll has another winner on her hands.'
Irish Independent

'Hugely enjoyable.'
Heat

'A guaranteed laugh.'
Hot Stars

'Filled with energy...and brimming over with enthusiasm.'
RTE Entertainment

'Imaginative, funny...pure escapism.'
News of the World

About the Author

Claudia Carroll

Claudia Carroll was born in Dublin, where she still lives and where she has worked extensively both as a theatre and television actress. She is presently a full time writer, but prior to that, she worked extensively as a theatre and TV actress. For fourteen years, she appeared in Fair City, (Ireland’s answer to Eastenders) playing a character she likes to describe as ‘the horrible old cow that everyone loves to hate.’

Her first novel, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me was published in 2004 to critical acclaim and became an instant bestseller. Claudia’s third book, Remind Me Again Why I Need A Man was published and optioned by Fox TV for a series in the US. In 2007, she published her fourth novel I Never Fancied Him Anyway, which Wendy Finerman (CBS) optioned for a movie. The movie is currently in pre-production, with a screenplay adapted by Academy Award nominee, Robin Swicord, (The Jane Austen Book Club). Personally, I Blame My Fairy Godmother is her seventh book and was published by Avon in August 2010.

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Publication date

27th September 2012

Author

Claudia Carroll

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Publisher

AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781847562722

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