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'Wise, warm, compassionate and full of characters I loved ... it's like having a great gossip with your best friends' Marian Keyes
A family gathering, a moment of celebration, a time to come together - and fall apart...
Recently married Bess should be blissfully happy, but as she plans a party for her husband, the cracks are beginning to show.
Jojo, Bess's stepdaughter, has a point to make: Bess has swept into her father's life but she won't ever replace Jojo's late beloved mother.
Cousin Cari is a strong career-woman who isn't unnerved by anything - apart from facing the man who left her at the altar - and he's on the guest list.
As the party brings them all together, can the Brannigans discover the secrets of a happy marriage before it is too late?
Everyone loves Cathy Kelly:
'This top-notch storyteller once again cuts to the quick of modern women's lives and their relationships' Woman & Home
'Entertaining, moving and as vivid as a screenplay' Irish Independent
'A heart-warming story about family, love and loss' The Lady
'Love, laughter, tears and understanding are the perfect ingredients for a fabulous read' Sun
'An involving, heart-warming read about family, friends, love and disappointment' Fanny Blake, Sunday Express Magazine
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Cathy Kelly presents women’s interior worlds with the full spectrum of emotions. When scattered family members reconvene in Ireland for a 70th birthday celebration, all the glories and disappointments of their divergent lives bubble up. Kelly’s warm-hearted and ambitious story moves fluidly back and forth across decades, taking in the expatriate experience as well as common problems involving love and work. Secrets of a Happy Marriage looks closely at everything we need our family for—and everything we try to run away from.
Customer ReviewsSee All
I found the book very slow moving at times. Took a bit to get into.
As usual, this book is very easy to read, has wonderfully sweet characters and a a few twists in a lovely story. A big thumbs up to Cathy Kelly for consistently transporting me to Ireland and into her characters lives.
Classic Cathy Kelly
I love escaping into a Cathy Kelly novel. Great characters, and charming as always!