The new novel from the international no. 1 bestselling author. Izzie Silver left the small Irish town of Tamarin behind her for life in New York. She's big, beautiful, and dreams of her own model agency for plus-sized women (what her grandmother would call healthy.) Life is good -- but she's just broken one of her cardinal rules and fallen for a married man. On the other side of the ocean, Izzie's aunt Anneliese discovers the pain of infidelity for herself. Her husband Edward has been having an affair with her best friend, Nell. Devastated and angry, Anneliese is facing the realisation that she is now alone. When Lily, the matriarch of the family is taken ill, the family must put their own problems aside. Izzie, intrigued by her grandmother's past begins to discover things she never knew about wise, calm Lily. Annaliese feels despair build as Lily, the one person who could have helped her, starts to slip away. And the lessons each of the women learns -- past and present -- bring both joy and heartbreak. Lessons they will carry with them forever. / Cathy Kelly is a no. 1 bestseller in hardback and paperback. / Major retail and consumer marketing campaign to further strengthen sales of this major hardback bestselling author. / Publicity campaign for this author with an ever-increasing public profile.
Cathy Kelly is the author of nine other novels, all of which were number 1 bestsellers. In 2005 Cathy became an Ambassador for UNICEF in Ireland, helping to raise awareness of the plight of 12 million children orphaned across Africa through AIDS. Cathy Kelly now lives in Wicklow with her partner and young sons.
Kelly (Past Secrets) brings a strong voice and deft hand with character to this engaging story about repairing three generations of broken hearts. Izzie Silver is a smalltown Irish girl turned successful booker at a top modeling firm in New York City, where she dreams of someday setting up her own agency for plus-sized models. She's fallen in love with Joe Hansen, a financier who is handsome, generous, charming-and married. Unfortunately, Izzie doesn't think she can go to her normal advice source on this one-her grandmother Lily just wouldn't understand. Meanwhile, Izzie's aunt, Anneliese, learns her husband of 37 years has been having an affair with her best friend. Things get worse for Izzie and Anneliese when Lily suffers a stroke, but through Lily's old journals dating back to WWII, the women discover Lily had some romantic secrets and massive heartbreak of her own. Kelly cleverly subverts women's fiction clichEs and delivers some excellent and unconventional plot twists. The conclusion won't leave a dry eye in the house. (Feb.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Praise for Cathy Kelly:
`A must for Kelly's many fans; a warm, moving read ' Daily Mail
`Bursting with emotion, heartache and dreams...realistic and likeable characters that meet life-changing events head on ' Ireland on Sunday
`Totally believable ' Rosamunde Pilcher
`An upbeat and diverting tale skilfully told...Kelly knows what her readers want and consistently delivers.' Sunday Independent
`Warm and delightful ' New Woman
`An absorbing, heart-warming tale ' Company