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Once, Twice, Three Times An Aisling By Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

Once, Twice, Three Times An AislingThe fabulous Aisling is back for a third time with the latest book by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen called ‘Once, Twice, Three Times An Aisling’.

Aisling is thirty, flirty and frazzled. But – just when she should finally be feeling all grown-up – she’s floundering. Because when you’re recovering from a broken heart as well as struggling to keep your café as sizzling as your award-winning sausages, it’s hard to feel you’ve really made it as an adult. Which is just the moment for the unexpected to strike and complicate everything. Now is not the time for a delicious new man to show up, her best friend to demand the hen do of the century and a surprise celebrity appearance. But Aisling, never one to worry about having too much on her plate, rolls up her sleeves: she’s got this. Until she discovers that being a proper grown-up means you can’t do everything. Sometimes you will let someone down. But will it be those she loves, or herself?

Aisling is back with a bang and I have to admit, the latest book is my favourite series. Again the writing duo have created a magnificent story filled with empathy, charm and humour that made for delicious reading. Our favourite Irish lass is back and this time it’s all about being the perfect bridesmaid to her best friend, catering for a secret celebrity wedding as well as trying to move on with her broken heart and face her 30th birthday. But in true Aisling style, she puts everyone before herself to make sure that everyone has their perfect day.

I’ve always found Aisling to be one of the most relatable characters that I’ve had the joy of reading in a while. Like every woman, she’s terrified of turning 30 as she hasn’t achieved the same as everyone else and is pressure from society, with everyone settling down around her. She’s kind with a huge heart and a sensible mind, but she genuinely makes me laugh out loud with her wit and the dialogue throughout.

An Irish heartwarming tale at its very finest, ‘Once, Twice, Three Times An Aisling’ is filled with warmth, Irish charm and a bittersweet ending that really leaves that reader on the edge of their seat. This book is well worthy of its recent Irish Books Awards nomination for Book of the Year and is a fantastic return to everyone’s favourite Irish protagonist

You can buy ‘Once, Twice, Three Times An Aisling’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops from 19th September 2019.

All I Want For Christmas – A Collection of Short Stories from Poolbeg

All I Want For Christmas

It seems to be the time of year for it, when some our favourite publishers reveal that they are releasing a collection of short stories. Poolbeg is the latest publishing house to announce this.

“All I Want for Christmas” is a collection of heart warming short stories written by some of Ireland’s bestselling authors, all of whom are donating their royalties to Barnardos.

Some of Ireland’s top women fiction writers come together in this collection of humourous, witty, sad, charming and poignant stories to ensure there is a great read for everyone. It is a super stocking filler, Christmas present, Kris Kindle idea or a treat for you.

Poolbeg Publisher Paula Campbell said, “Obviously reading is very close to our heart and helping Barnardos with their children’s literacy programme is a great honour for us. Many of our authors including Claire Allen, Linda Kavanagh and Rosemary McLoughlin amongst others have contributed a short story to make this the perfect read leading up to Christmas and we are proud to work with them and them and Barnardos to help change the lives of children all over Ireland.

Barnardos CEO Fergus Finlay said, “We are delighted to be chosen by Poolbeg and their generous authors to receive the royalties from this wonderful heart-warming book. The funds raised from the sale of All I Want for Christmas will go a long way towards supporting a series of Barnardos literacy programmes, working with children aged five to 12 to help them to fulfill their potential at school and improve their ability to learn. Keep an eye out for this great book on shelves this Christmas!”

You can buy All I Want for Christmas on Amazon and is available from other good bookshops.

All I Want For Christmas – A Collection of Short Stories from Poolbeg

All I Want For Christmas

It seems to be the time of year for it, when some our favourite publishers reveal that they are releasing a collection of short stories. Poolbeg is the latest publishing house to announce this.

“All I Want for Christmas” is a collection of heart warming short stories written by some of Ireland’s bestselling authors, all of whom are donating their royalties to Barnardos.

Some of Ireland’s top women fiction writers come together in this collection of humourous, witty, sad, charming and poignant stories to ensure there is a great read for everyone. It is a super stocking filler, Christmas present, Kris Kindle idea or a treat for you.

Poolbeg Publisher Paula Campbell said, “Obviously reading is very close to our heart and helping Barnardos with their children’s literacy programme is a great honour for us. Many of our authors including Claire Allen, Linda Kavanagh and Rosemary McLoughlin amongst others have contributed a short story to make this the perfect read leading up to Christmas and we are proud to work with them and them and Barnardos to help change the lives of children all over Ireland.

Barnardos CEO Fergus Finlay said, “We are delighted to be chosen by Poolbeg and their generous authors to receive the royalties from this wonderful heart-warming book. The funds raised from the sale of All I Want for Christmas will go a long way towards supporting a series of Barnardos literacy programmes, working with children aged five to 12 to help them to fulfill their potential at school and improve their ability to learn. Keep an eye out for this great book on shelves this Christmas!”

You can buy All I Want for Christmas on Amazon and is available from other good bookshops.

Ciara Geraghty’s new book “Lifesaving for Beginners”

Lifesaving for Beginners

Irish author Ciara Gergarty is back with her fourth book “Lifesaving for Beginners” With such a great plot, I am already looking forward to this literary treat.

The story is

Kat Kerrigan is a woman with secrets, and that’s how she likes it. She writes bestselling thrillers under a male name and keeps her real identity tightly under wraps. Despite her best efforts, she’s somehow fallen in love with her ‘man’-friend Thomas. But she can’t even tell him her most deeply-buried secret: when she was fifteen, Kat had a baby, and gave her up for adoption. Ever since then, she’s found it difficult to let anyone get too close. Faith is twenty-five and lives in Brighton. She doesn’t think there are any secrets in her life. But after her mother dies in a car crash, Faith discovers that she was adopted. Along with her young brother, Faith sets off to Dublin to meet her birth mother – Kat Kerrigan. But is Kat ready for all her secrets to be revealed?

I have been a fan of Ciara’s ever since she wrote “Saving Grace”, packed with a lovely blend of humour and drama, her books have always provided an entertaining read.

With a wonderfully vibrant cover of a child holding a bunch of coloured balloons, the book cover look quite serious and different to her previous visual offerings, but will look divine nestled on your bookshelves.

You can pre-order Lifesaving for Beginners on Amazon and will be available to buy from 27 September 2012.