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Cathy Kelly

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Cathy Kelly is the author of five novels.

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Verk av Cathy Kelly

Always and Forever (2005) 382 exemplar
Just Between Us (2002) 382 exemplar
Best of Friends (2003) 381 exemplar
Someone Like You (2000) 365 exemplar
Past Secrets (2006) 324 exemplar
What She Wants (2001) 303 exemplar
Once in a Lifetime (2009) 238 exemplar
Lessons in Heartbreak (2008) 230 exemplar
Homecoming (2010) 223 exemplar
She's the One (1998) 175 exemplar
It Started with Paris (1900) 172 exemplar
The House on Willow Street (2012) 157 exemplar
Never Too Late (1999) 142 exemplar
Woman to Woman (1997) 138 exemplar
Between Sisters (2015) 122 exemplar
The Honey Queen (2013) 90 exemplar
Secrets of a Happy Marriage (2016) 56 exemplar
Christmas Magic (2011) 48 exemplar
Other Women (2021) 43 exemplar
The Perfect Holiday (2010) 38 exemplar
The Family Gift (2019) 35 exemplar
The Wedding Party (2022) 25 exemplar
Letter from Chicago (2002) 19 exemplar
3x Cathy Kelly (2006) 11 exemplar
Sisterhood (2024) 5 exemplar
Kierewiet en andere verhalen (2012) 3 exemplar
a woman's heart (2014) 2 exemplar
Sisterhood 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Irish Girls About Town: An Anthology of Short Stories (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 583 exemplar
The Sunday Night Book Club (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 43 exemplar


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Andra namn
KELLY, Cathy
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK (birth)
Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Sunday World
Kort biografi
Cathy Kelly was born 12 September 1966 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but raised in Dublin.

Cathy initially worked for thirteen years as a newspaper journalist with a national Irish Sunday newspaper, where she worked in news, features, along with spending time as an agony aunt and the paper’s film critic. However, her overwhelming love was always fiction and she published her first international bestseller, Woman To Woman, in 1997. She did not become a full-time writer until she had written another two books, and finally decided to leave the world of journalism in 2001, moving to HarperCollins Publishers at the same time. Her trademark is warm story-telling and she consistently tops the bestseller lists around the world with books which deal with themes ranging from relationships and marriage to depression and loss, but always with an uplifting message and strong female characters at the heart.

Cathy also has a passionate interest in children’s rights and is an ambassador for UNICEF Ireland. Her role for UNICEF is a Global Parent, which means raising funds and awareness for children orphaned by or living with HIV/AIDs.

Cathy lives with her husband, John, their twin sons, Dylan and Murray, and their three dogs in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow.



BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
The book features three youngish women, each with problems. One longs for a baby, but with no success. One has two toddlers but is stressed by working full-time in a high-powered office. The third, fresh from college, wants to reform her parents' hotel but nobody else in the family will listen to her.

It was quite confusing at first as the chapters introducing these women were long, and they had nothing to do with each other, other than living in the same town. There's a lot of introspection and talking, and the catalyst for change feels a bit 'deus ex machina'.

I kept reading with mild interest in the stories, but none of the characters grabbed me. Not as good, in my opinion, as others I have read by this author.

Longer review here:
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SueinCyprus | 5 andra recensioner | Nov 29, 2023 |
Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly was a beautiful contemporary drama.

This novel follows a family through their treasures and troubles. Cassie and Coco are sisters whose Mother left them when Coco was only one and Cassie was eight. That memory hurts and shapes them as adults, leading to a lot of the conflict in this novel. Pearl is their grandmother, who took care of the girls with the help of their Father, when their Mother left.

As adults, Cassie is married and is a strong, working woman. She has two beautiful daughters, Beth and Lily, and seems to have it all: a nice house, a loving husband, two beautiful girls, a lovely sister and a helpful grandmother. Alas, that is not true. Cassie enjoys the drink when life gets tough, and life has been very tough lately. Shay, her husband, seems to be more interested in his Mother than Cassie. Even when Cassie brings it up, Shay doesn't seem to realize that he doesn't spend anytime with his wife or kids anymore.

Coco is thirty, flirty and thriving... or so we think. She owns her own vintage clothing store (life goals, much?) and has an awesome bestie named Jo, and is close to Jo's daughter. A few years back, Coco broke up with her fiancee Red when she thought he was cheating on her. Ever since, she's had some dates but hasn't settled won. But, Red has been seen around town... is she over him? And what will she do when tragedy strikes close in her life?

I absolutely LOVED Cassie and Coco. Their story lines kept my hooked to this book like there was no tomorrow. I couldn't help but binge their stories because I needed to know how they turned out. I felt these girls were very relatable (either hurt or thriving in the loss of a parent) and dealt with realistic scenarios in realistic ways. I did find their intertwined stories very sad (and I kind of want to know how a couple of them played out) but in the end I think it had a good message and moral. We can either grow, do nothing, or let the hurt define us.

The ending itself is very beautiful and I'm glad a certain plot line was able to close. There are some open ended questions left with us, but the ending itself felt... good. It felt nice and made my heart sing and soar! It's the happy ending I won't get, so it makes me feel very good inside.

I didn't enjoy every plot line as much, but not because they were bad. Pearl and Pheobe's stories didn't intrigue me as much, but it's because I just didn't relate as much to them. They were still beautifully written and a marvelous addition to the book though! Don't be scared off because I don't relate to an older grandmother! I also really did not like Shay. Man, was he dumb... He loves that his wife is blunt and to the point, but doesn't like it when he's called out on his bullcrap.

If I had a negative for this book, it would be that some chapters moved at a really fast pace while others were slow. Since there was enough fast to out-weight the slow, it didn't bother me as much. I can see some people not enjoying it though.

My biggest positive is that all storylines eventually intertwine. I love books like that! When you start the book, some of the people seem like they don't belong... until they do. Cathy does this seamlessly and makes it super impressive! That's one of the reasons I can rate this book so high. Not only does Cathy have excellent style in her writing, but she can also make it work!

Overall, I am so happy I read this book! It gave me a few too many tears for my own personal liking, but it's still a gem hidden among my shelves.

Four out of five stars!

I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
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Briars_Reviews | 5 andra recensioner | Aug 4, 2023 |
Not sure why so many authors seem to think it's a good set up to use different chapters alternately to tell the story of several people. Each story is interesting but the first 1/2 page of each chapter has the reader trying to remember where this character's story had got to last time.
ElizabethCromb | 1 annan recension | May 11, 2023 |


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