*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR ***
Whatever life holds, friends come first...
Devlin: Blonde, beautiful, rich and spoilt. The world is hers for the taking until she encounters the suave, seductive and very married Colin Cantrell-King. A rat, who lies, cheats and uses women until he tires of them. Her life is turned upside down and then the unthinkable happens. Caroline: Fat, frumpy, needy and terminally shy, she's terrified of being left on the shelf. The she meets Richard cold, reserved and with a secret to hide. She makes a decision that has disastrous consequences for both of them. Maggie: Flame-haired, sexy, vibrant and fun-loving. She lives life to the full and then she marries. Her wings are well and truly clipped by the demands of marriage and motherhood. Has she made the biggest mistake of her life? This is the story of three young women who deal with everything life throws at them, and how, as their enduring friendship sustains them through thick and thin, they start to live life on their own terms.
Full of warmth, wit and wisdom, City Girl is a brilliant family drama from a trailblazing author in women's fiction.
Number 1 bestselling author Patricia Scanlan is set to capture the hearts and enchant the minds of a whole new generation of readers who will fall in love with her sublime storytelling. All of her novels have been #1 international bestsellers, most recently With All My Love, A Time for Friends, Orange Blossom Days and A Family Reunion. She writes multi-generational family dramas with compassion and authenticity, and a hint of comforting escapism.
‘If you love Maeve Binchy, you MUST try Patricia Scanlan' Woman & Home
'Utterly magical and wonderful... warmth and compassion shine through' MARIAN KEYES
'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' CATHY KELLY
'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times
'There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times
'The ultimate comfort read' Glamour
‘If you love Maeve Binchy, you will love Patricia Scanlan’ Mirror
Though this epic soap tale touches down briefly in New York City, Saudi Arabia and London, its heart is really in Dublin, where beautiful and brainy Devlin Delaney is the co-owner and founder of City Girl, an oh-so-posh women's health club. The young entrepreneur's seeming insouciance is belied by a painful and complicated past, one that is nevertheless brightened by her enduring relationships with bosom buddies Caroline Stacey and Maggie Ryan. Sustained by their unfailing faith in the future and in each other, the three women weather such stormy periods as when unwed Devlin decides to keep her baby, Caroline turns to pills and alcohol to survive an abusive marriage, and Maggie plans to leave her philandering husband. Not all is tragic, however, in the lives of these three lusty and larger-than-life heroines: Devlin finds true love, Caroline pulls herself out of her drug-mired haze and Maggie writes a book that promises to tell all about the rarefied Saudi society she observes while overseas. Mildly entertaining, this first novel is spun as lightly as cotton candy and leaves just as sticky a residue. Major ad/promo.