The “wise, warm, compassionate” new novel–full of secrets, lies and family ties–from international bestselling author Cathy Kelly (Marian Keyes).

Bess is happy and in love with her new husband Edward, a recent widow. However, when she plans a big celebration for Edward’s birthday, this May-December romance goes into a tailspin. She quickly realizes that joining a family isn’t going to be as easy as she thought. Especially when it comes to getting along with her step-daughter, Jojo, who can’t seem to come to terms with her fathers new marriage, all the while battling inner-demons of her own. Jojo relies on her cousin Cari, a fierce career-woman who isn’t unnerved by anything except for facing the man who left her at the alter–the man who Bess invited to the party.

Thanks to laughter, tears and a big surprise, the Brannigans might just discover the secrets of a happy marriage. . . But will they find out before it’s too late?

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"Wise, warm, compassionate, and full of characters I loved... It's like having a great gossip with your best friends."—Marian Keyes, international bestselling author
"This top-notch storyteller once again cuts to the quick of modern women's lives and their relationships."—Woman & Home
"An uplifting story of warm, larger-than life characters. Comforting and feel good, the perfect treat read."—Good Housekeeping
"Entertaining, moving and vivid as a screenplay."—Irish Independent
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