In this charming offering from internationally bestselling author Patricia Scanlan, the ties of family are tested when siblings reunite to celebrate their sister’s new interior design business.
Will family and friends help Cassie Jordan follow her dreams—or hinder her?
Meet Cassie Jordan as she launches the dream venture she has fought so hard to create: her own interior design business, named Finishing Touches.
The party promises to be a night to remember; will Cassie’s long-estranged sister, Barbara, bury her resentment and toast Cassie’s success? Will their younger sister, Irene, travel all the way from the States for the big night? And will brother Mark ignore his wife’s pettiness and support his sister when she needs him? What Cassie does know for certain is that her two oldest and best friends, Laura and Aileen, will be there by her side, supporting each other as they have done since their school days.
Finishing Touches is an engrossing novel of schoolmates and soulmates, shared secrets, and desires—and how one woman dares to make her dreams come true.
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.