*** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR ***
Cassie, Laura and Aileen - schoolmates, soulmates, they shared the dreams, secrets and desires of young girls, and the passions, problems and aspirations of young women coming into their own. Cassie put her life on hold to attend to her family's needs. Laura and Aileen soared in their careers. Now they were together again as Cassie dared to make her impossible dream come true. Aileen crossed the world to be with Cassie; Laura was there by her side. David offered her love, support and passion. And Cassie's spiteful sister Barbara schemed to undermine them all. Cassie, the family caretaker, was liberated at last, ready to launch an interior design business with a disputed legacy that would bring out the worst - and the best - in her family, lovers and friends
Finishing Touches is an engrossing story of schoolmates and soulmates, of shared secrets and desires - and how one young woman dared to make her impossible dream come true.
Warmth, wisdom and love on every page - if you treasured Maeve Binchy, read Patricia Scanlan.
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. A trailblazing women’s fiction author, 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
Childhood friends Cassie, Aileen and Laura are bound by ties forged at Saint Imelda's girls' school in Port Mahon, Ireland. From the outset, they are an endearing trio, but it is Cassie Jordan's story that drives the plot. The eldest of five children, Cassie is forced to make sacrifices-taking a job that offers security but not much excitement, caring for her aged mother-while Aileen, Laura and others move in and out of Cassie's life, offering glimpses into other worlds. The story moves to Dublin and London, from the world of banking to the backbiting arena of gossip columnists, making for a tale that never falters as Cassie finally is freed to pursue her own life. Scanlan (City Girl) keeps her readers involved through a supporting cast that adds humor, glitz, romance and plenty of spice. Part of the novel's charm is its study of the contrasts between a quiet village existence and the demands of modern life. This tale of one woman's determined efforts to find herself will have readers cheering both for the heroine and the author.