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Once in a Lifetime

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780007240418

ON SALE: 5th March 2009



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Every woman needs her Cathy Kelly time


When life is full of changes, your friends are the ones who really count…


Ingrid Fitzgerald is flying high. A successful TV presenter, she’s happily married with two wonderful children. But as they fly the nest, she’s about to discover a secret that will shatter her world.


Natalie Flynn is falling in love – but the secrecy surrounding her mother’s past still troubles her. Dare she ask the questions that could help her make sense of her life?


Charlie Fallon loves her family and her job at Kenny’s Department Store, but her eccentric mother is growing more demanding. Could now be the time to fight for her own happiness?


The woman with the power to help them is free spirit Star Bluestone. Experience tells her that the important things in life must be treasured and the chance for real joy comes only once in a lifetime…Warm, captivating storytelling from the heart – treat yourself to some Cathy Kelly time.

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'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

'Vintage Kelly territory - it's a book for those who believe in love'

Evening Herald

'Entertaining, moving and as vivid as a screenplay - presents a picture of the lives of Irish women which, like all good fiction, brings the truth into sharp relief'

Irish Independent

'Engaging reading for these recessionary times'

Irish Times

‘Cathy Kelly is at the top of her game here - a great read’

Belfast Sunday Life