Lessons in Heartbreak

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 10, 2009 - Fiction - 448 pages
27 Reviews
You can take the girl out of Ireland...

Izzie Silver -- a warmhearted Irishwoman with a mane of chestnut hair and a zest for life -- is a New York success story, a highly successful booking agent at a top-notch modeling agency. But while she dreams of starting an agency for plus-sized models, at heart she's still the convent schoolgirl from the exquisite Irish coastal town of Tamarin. Which is why falling in love with a married man is something Izzie couldn't possibly imagine herself doing -- until it happens. And it's something she feels she could never tell her beloved family.

...but you 'll never take Ireland out of the girl.

Meanwhile, back in Tamarin, there's heartache, too. Izzie's aunt Anneliese is trying to hide her pain at her husband's betrayal of their marriage. And Lily -- family matriarch and still feisty despite being nearly ninety -- is taken ill. In her hospital bed, she reveals a tantalizing hint of a secret she has kept for decades, from her time as a 1930s servant girl at the local big house, before she ran off to London during World War Two to train as a nurse. Will the family be torn apart by the secrets they can't reveal...or will they have the courage to share their heartbreak and their joy?
 

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User Review  - Veronica - Goodreads

I was disappointed with this book. There were too many story lines and basically it appeared to be a man hater story. I think a book totally dedicated to Lilly would have been much more interesting. I would describe it as Sex and the City meets Downton Abby with a hand full of melodrama. Read full review

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User Review  - Sheetal Mittal - Goodreads

It was a nice book. I liked it. Just wondering why it was named “Lessons in Heartbreak” as I didn't get any lesson from this book. And, I think author consumed too many pages to write a “not so a ... Read full review

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Cathy Kelly is the Irish bestselling author of twelve other novels, many of which have been number one bestsellers in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. She lives in Ireland with her husband and twin sons. In 2005 she was appointed an ambassador for UNICEF Ireland. Contact her on Twitter at @cathykellybooks or follow her on Facebook or at CathyKelly.com.

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