Always and Forever

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 2, 2007 - Fiction - 464 pages
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When the going gets tough...

In the Irish town of Carrickwell, with its lush, endlessly rolling hills and authentic country tranquility, three women's lives are anything but calm. There's Mel, a compulsively ambitious mother/publicity manager at a high-powered PR firm -- living proof that balancing motherhood and a full-time job is no walk in the park. The hot-headed, indomitable Cleo, just out of college with a degree in hotel management, would like nothing better than to modernize and revive her family's dwindling hotel -- but faces a constant battle with her old-fashioned parents. And finally, there's the stylish, sweet-tempered Daisy, a self-consciously curvy fashion buyer for an upscale clothing boutique, who has been struggling -- and longing -- to have a baby with her absolutely perfect boyfriend. Although unconnected, these three women have one thing in common: they all need a break from their stressful lives.

...these tough gals hit the nearest spa!

So each one sets out for a little R & R at the new Clouds Hill spa, built by an American woman with her own secret turmoil. It is there that Mel, Cleo, and Daisy meet -- their worlds and troubles colliding -- forming an intimate bond that helps them to realize what matters most in life, always and forever.

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User Review  - Marlene-NL - LibraryThing

3.5 stars. An easy quick read. I liked it. Sometimes it was a bit too much. Like I love you but I pretend to hate you kind of thing which is more something I'd like to find only in a cheap romancy ... Read full review

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User Review  - jlouise77 - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book! I really liked each character and identified with all of them in some way. It was an easy read and a page turner, especially the last hundred or so pages, I couldnt put it down. Definitely chick lit, butI would highly recommend this book! Read full review

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Cathy Kelly is the #1 bestselling author of fifteen bestselling novels in Ireland, which have all hit the Sunday Times’ top ten in London. 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

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