Three friends reunited. Three wishes made long ago. And one life-changing book.
'Not something you'll ever want to put down' Sunday Independent
'One of the smartest writers of popular fiction around' Irish Independent
On an autumn day in 1981, three schoolgirls write their petitions for love at St Valentine's shrine in Whitefriar St Church, Dublin. Thirty years later, freelance journalist Vonnie unexpectedly returns home from her life in California and reunites with her two friends: Abby, now married to a plastic surgeon and Diana, a high-powered businesswoman.
As the three friends examine their lives, they learn that finding love was the easy part ... it's what comes afterwards that proves complicated. If they were to do it all again, would they wish for the same things?
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In The Love Book, Fiona O’Brien chronicles ties between old friends for a warm, relatable read. Vonnie, Abby and Diana start at an Irish boarding school together, and commit their wishes for love to a shrine in a Dublin church. O’Brien retraces these teenage hopes and dreams in masterfully weaved vignettes. Thirty years later both Abby and Diana are married with children, while Vonnie is a California-based writer whose departure from Ireland aged 17 remains shrouded in secrecy. On her eventual return, their lives (and individual choices) are each explored within a superbly snaking plot of shifting perspectives.