Cathy Kelly is a number 1 bestselling author around the world.
She worked as a journalist before becoming a novelist, and has
published 13 bestselling books.
She is also an ambassador for UNICEF in Ireland. She lives in Wicklow with her partner and their twin sons.
Kelly (What She Wants), whose novels routinely hit #1 on bestseller lists in Ireland, sets her seventh heartbreaker in Kenny's Department Store in the small Irish town of Ardagh. Kenny's provides the captivating center for a sprawling saga that reads like three books slowly tied together in which a collection of women discover their inner strength through adversity. Star Bluestone is a psychically gifted artist pondering her lost love for David Kenny, a poet who left her to run the family business. He married Ingrid Fitzgerald instead, who becomes a famous TV journalist. Ingrid is shattered when David suddenly dies of a heart attack and then shocked to learn about his romantic past with Star and his all too recent affair with the much younger Steffi. Into the mix, Kelly weaves other stories, including those of Ingrid's best friend, image guru Marcella Schmidt, and Kenny employee Charlie Fallon. The magical Star is the treasure of the book, heads above the rest of the conventional cast. She only appears a few times, yet becomes the lodestone for this poignant reminder of how "once-in-a-lifetime-love" transforms lives. (Jan.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
'Wise, warm, compassionate, full of characters that I loved and identified with, it's like having a great gossip with your best friends. Her best book yet' Marian Keyes
`This top-notch storyteller once again cuts to the quick of modern women's lives and their relationships' Woman & Home