My Mother's Secret
A warm family drama full of humour and heartache
By Sheila O'Flanagan
From the No. 1 bestselling 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. Not to be missed by readers of Jane Green, Lisa Jewell and Marian Keyes.
Sheila O'Flanagan's MY MOTHER'S SECRET is a thought-provoking and unputdownable novel about a family reeling from the news that nothing about their parents' marriage is what they believed it to be. A wonderful read perfect for fans of Veronica Henry and Lisa Jewell.
When Steffie helps her two siblings organize a surprise wedding anniversary party for their parents her only worry is whether they'll be pleased. What she doesn't know is this is the day that her whole world will be turned upside down.
Jenny wants to be able to celebrate her ruby anniversary with the man she loves, but for forty years she has kept a secret. A secret that she can't bear to hide any longer. But is it ever the right time to hurt the people closest to you?
As the entire family gather to toast the happy couple, they're expecting a day to remember. The trouble is, it's not going to be for the reasons they imagined...
What readers are saying about My Mother's Secret:
'A novel with humour and heartache and a believable ending. Heart-warming, entertaining and very enjoyable' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'Sheila O'Flanagan always seems to create a cast of characters that you can identify with and care about. My Mother's Secret is no exception. I found myself instantly connecting with them' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'A great book in true Sheila O'Flanagan style. The characters are all great warm-hearted Irish folk and there are many laughs and twists and turns along the way' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
Sheila O'Flanagan is the author of many bestselling novels including What Happened That Night, The Missing Wife, My Mother's Secret, If You Were Me, All For You (winner of the Irish Independent Popular Fiction Book of the Year Award) and Bad Behaviour. She worked in finance for several years, but always dreamed of writing fiction, and she is now a full-time writer, with over twenty bestselling titles published. She lives in Dublin with her husband.
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10 Mar 2016
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Praise for Sheila's novels: 'O'Flanagan is insightful, witty and full of fun ... this is touching, tense and clever writing' — Irish Independent
Make some space in your suitcase — Candis
Really enjoyable... Will keep you guessing right up until the end — Heat
A very warm and touching book ... deserves to be a bestseller — Woman's Way
Romantic and charming, this is a real must-read — Closer
O'Flanagan's lightness of touch and gentle characterisations have produced another fine read; an ideal addition to that summer holiday — Sunday Express
'One of our best storytellers' — Irish Mail on Sunday (on MY MOTHER'S SECRET)
'Exploring family relationships, which this bestselling author does so well, it's a good holiday read' — Choice magazine (on MY MOTHER'S SECRET)