A joyous tale about love, friendship and healing that will leave you glowing like a warm summer’s day on the Irish coast.
When loved ones from the past reappear in our lives unexpectedly, they have a habit of shaking things up. And not always for the bad. For Eden Hall, the return of an old childhood friend - five years after the death of her beloved Andy – forces her to re-evaluate emotional connections to the past and the relationships that will shape her future. Her late husband’s family have been nothing short of perfect. But when Eden and daughter Lila show signs of moving on, ties with her controlling in-laws become strained. Will Eden have the resilience to put her own happiness first? And will she ever let go of her one true love? Sheila O’Flanagan is a masterful storyteller who delves into female relationships, and the female experience, with authenticity and energy. The friendship between Eden and an elderly patient is particularly special, and for a Desperate Housewives measure of sex, gossip and flirtation, the women of Sycamore Grove, O’Flanagan’s fictional Dublin neighbourhood, are the perfect tonic! Their short, sassy WhatsApp messages offer light relief to the heart-breaking love letters Eden pens to her dead husband. What Eden Did Next is a captivating exploration of how friendship and love can help us overcome adversity. How lives really can be rebuilt after trauma. And why we should always, always listen to our heart. A gorgeously uplifting, romantic read for the new season.
The all-absorbing, life-affirming new novel from the bestselling author of THREE WEDDINGS AND A PROPOSAL and THE MISSING WIFE.
Five years after the death of her firefighter husband, Eden knows better than anyone that life can change in an instant. Now, instead of the future she had planned with Andy, she has Lila - the daughter he never got the chance to meet. And instead of Andy, she has his family.
Then Eden meets someone. Someone she knew before Andy, before Lila, before the tragedy. Someone who reminds her of how she used to be. But Andy's mother has other plans. And Eden is facing an impossible choice. One that could tear a family apart...
Honest and emotionally gripping, What Eden Did Next is an irresistible, sometimes heart-breaking, ultimately joyful, novel of love, loss - and finding your own way to happiness.
|Publication date:||28th April 2022|
|Publisher:||Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Primary Genre||Literary Fiction|
Readers love Sheila's books
'One of my favourite authors' Marian Keyes
'Sheila writes with such verve and positivity and emotional intelligence - she knows just what it is to be a woman' Veronica Henry
'Reading a Sheila O'Flanagan novel always feels like sitting down for a cup of tea with a friend - she writes with such warmth and empathy' Beth O'Leary
'A refreshing, unapologetic, funny, absorbing page-turner which left me wanting to read another Sheila O'Flanagan novel straight away!' Emily Gunnis
Sheila O'Flanagan is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Women Who Ran Away, Her Husband’s Mistake, The Missing Wife, All For You (winner of the Irish Independent Popular Fiction Book of the Year Award) and Three Weddings and a Proposal, as well as the bestselling short story collections The Moment We Meet, The Season of Change, and Christmas With You. Sheila has always loved telling stories, and after working in banking and finance for a number of years, she decided it was time to fulfil a dream and give writing her own book a go. ...More About Sheila O'Flanagan