My Favourite Goodbye

What do you do when the man in you life lets you down? Show him the door? Chuck his clothes out of the window? If only it was that easy - especially when you've got an eight year old to think about and a part-time job that barely pays the milk bill. From the number-one best-selling author of Bad Behaviour and If You Were Me comes an engaging, warm and thought-provoking new novel about a secret that can't be kept under wraps any longer - whatever the consequences.

A romantic holiday in sunny Rome. A happy marriage strong enough to last 40 years. Two very different sisters, Mia still in love with Alejo, the married father of her daughter and Britt the ice maiden, who has ironically written a romantic bestseller , join a luxury honeymoon cruise in the Caribbean where Britt is the guest lecturer. On a typical afternoon, teenage Joe is being chased by bullies from school when he accidentally runs through a portal to another world.

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She's juggled family life and her glittering career admirably. Now, as their children fly the nest, Ingrid discovers a secret that will shake her world to its very foundations. Cassie has spent her married life doing everything right - making sure her children have the perfect life and being a devoted wife to her husband and a dutiful daughter-in-law to his mother, even when her patience has been tested. Although it has left her so exhausted that 'wine o'clock' comes a little earlier each afternoon.

But she wouldn't change a thing, she's certain, until temptation comes her way Her sister, Coco, runs a vintage dress shop and sure, she's shied away from commitment over the years. Have you ever wanted to disappear? When Imogen Naughton vanishes, everyone who knows her is shocked. She has a perfect marriage. Her handsome husband treats her like a princess. She's always said how lucky she is.

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I love Sheila's books but this one took so long to get into I have tried several times and now after 3 hours it is getting a bit better. I have all her audio books however I doubt I will buy any more because I am frustrated that at the beginning of every chapter in this book the author reads a recipe. It is incredibly annoying in every one of her books there is this bit at the beginning of a chapter the theme could be horoscopes or whatever but I fast forward thru this bit.

Over the course of a long book this annoying feature every 20 minutes or so has finally got to me and I will look for another author. Not sure who this book is aimed at? Certainly an older audience than me approaching I gave up at chapter 5. I love Sheila O'flannagans books but this was is being ruined by someone who sounds about Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would although the narrator who was excellent spoiled it for me because having a more mature voice meant that the characters, apparently aged mainly in their twenties and thirties sounded like mid to late forties. So that made it a different type of story. She is an excellent narrator with great expression but as above, her mature voice gave the story line a different angle. My Favourite Goodbye By: Sheila O'Flanagan Narrated by: People who bought this also bought Far from Over By: The ending is magical.

Feb 19, Lucy rated it really liked it. Jan 22, Danielle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 09, Linda rated it really liked it. Someone left this book in our villa last summer so I took it to read every day on the beach. Perhaps not one I would have chosen simply because of its huge size on holiday. My first Sheila o'flanagan but I loved it. Hope to enjoy more if her books. A good story with a HEA!

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Jan 14, Sharon Singh added it. A lovely read, all girls who choose the single way of life should read it, it's as your own story is being told. Very real and has most of the phrases I normally quote to family and friends. This took a bit time than I expected to finish. A bit of monologue on her insecurities and how she is such a freaky person when it comes to relationships. The casual way she dumps guys is unheard of. But read to the end.

The end was okayish I guess. Sonra bir ona gitti karakter, bir buna gitti. Aug 07, Gemma rated it it was ok. Easy to read but found it easy to put down and become distracted. Jan 12, Jenn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Enjoyed this as I have all of her books. Nov 03, Catherine Hirbour rated it it was amazing. A nice, light read.

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My Favourite Goodbye has ratings and 25 reviews. Arielle said: I'm not entirely sure why I finished this. The very definition of a beach read, and. My Favourite Goodbye. Ash O'Halloran is happily single. But when she meets Dan Morland she begins to wonder whether being self-contained and secure.

Oct 06, Huma rated it liked it Shelves: A massive brick-size volume almost pages long, but I went through it at a very brisk pace. Needless to say then that I loved it! Jan 20, Katie Baker rated it really liked it. A nice easy read whilst nursing a cold.

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As you can see, a Dubliner all my life. My parents owned a grocery shop in the Iveagh Markets, in the Liberties area of the city and I guess city blood runs through my veins. As a child I enjoyed reading and telling stories and everyone thought that I end up in a job which had something to do with books and literature. But though I applied for a job in the library all of the job offers I got were i As you can see, a Dubliner all my life.

But though I applied for a job in the library all of the job offers I got were in commerce. I turned down lots of them before my mother accepted one for me I was on holiday at the time.

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I started out in administration and then moved jobs until finally I was working as a dealer in a commercial bank. But I still loved reading and writing which I did in my spare time and I desperately wanted to write my own book. I guess I never quite got over the fact that I was never offered the library job! In my thirties I decided that it was now or never and I sat down, stuck Chapter 1 on a page, and started. I wrote the whole thing before sending it off. I was offered a publishing deal with no advance by an Irish company but only if I wrote a different book!

So back to the drawing board, I started again.

It was another two years before it was published. So, even though it took a long time, I eventually realised my dream of being a full-time writer. And now I also write a business column for the Irish Times. I love writing books.