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Angels
Maggie Walsh Garvan has always been the most well behaved, boring Walsh sister. She is married to her first boyfriend, and the couple live a relativly dull life. However, after several monthes of marital strain, Maggie learns that her husband, Paul (or Garv, as she calls him) has been unfaithfull. Maggie leaves him and briefly returns to the bosom of her eccentric Irish family before flying to Los Angeles to stay with a friend. Once in a new city, Maggie...
Last Chance Saloon
Katherine, Tara and Fintan are three friends trying to find true love in London. The story primarily follows the lives of Katherine and Tara but there are snippets here and there from the POVs of a few other characters. The story begins with the three best friends, Katherine, Tara and Fintan, meeting up for Tara's birthday. Tara's a bit of a "messed-up" girl, full of insecurities about her weight and looks as well as the type that often has credit car...
Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married (Literature)
Lucy Sullivan hears from a fortune teller that she will be married within the next year. Unfortunately, she has no boyfriend and tends to date loud men who drink too much. On top of that, her mother always calls her to tell her about the women her age who are married. Lucy and her roommates have little luck finding husbands in the London party scene, but when the predictions the fortune teller made for her friends come true, Lucy gets worried!...
Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married (Romance)
Lucy Sullivan gets a unusual prediction from a psychic that she will get married in the next year, even though she didn't currently have a boyfriend. She sub-conciously begins to belive that the psychic may be right; and her and her friends begin to incorperate all events that happen, are the psychics predictions coming true. Lucy is struggling with love, herself, her depression....

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Rachel's Holiday
Rachel Walsh believes she leads a relatively normal life. She lives with her flat mate, thinks she's fat and occasionally does recreational drugs. However, according to Cloisters, the fancy rehabilitation clinic her family put their life savings into to send her to, she is a drug addict. The story follows her through the trials of the clinic, and the journey to discover the truth about herself. She has group meetings with Sister Josephine, a hardened ol...
Sushi For Beginers
This novel follows the lives of three very different women as they intersect in unexpected ways. Lisa is a major player in the London publishing scene and is planning on being promoted to a position as the head editor of a New York based magazine. She is devastated when she learns that she will instead be transferred to Dublin where she must build a new women's magazine from scratch. From Dublin Lisa must save her failing marriage, confront her ident...
Sushi for Beginners
Lisa, Ashling and Clodagh are three woman trying to find happiness through love in Dublin. The story is written from the POV of Lisa, Ashling and Clodagh. Lisa is an ambitious and beautiful woman who is willing to do anything to get what she wants. Ashling is the complete opposite of Lisa, she's a worry-wart but very trusting and earnest and straightforward - a small town sort of girl. Clodagh is a married woman who always seemed to have life easy - the ...
The Other Side of the Story
This is the story of three women, whose lives cross with each other. First there is Gemma Hogan, who tries to support and help her mother, after her father left her and the family after 40 years of marriage for someone younger than Gemma. Gemma's social life consists of emails to her friend. Some of them are so funny, that come to the attention of literary agent, Jojo Harvey, who asks Gemma to publish them. Jojo Harvey is an ambitious sexy woman, who...
Watermelon
Claire Webster is delighted upon the birth of her daughter Kate. However, that same day she her husband, James tells her that her is leaving her for another woman. A devastated Claire takes Kate, and returns to her loving, but eccentric family's home in Dublin. Claire spends time with her soap-opera obsessed mother, her bickering sisters, and her father, who is perpetually bewildered by the women that surround him. Here Claire begins the slow process of ...


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