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Claudia Carroll - Personally, I blame my Fairy Godmother...
Jessica Woods absolutely believes in fairytale endings. So would you if you had a high flying career as a daredevil TV host, a palatial pink mansion and the deam boyfriend. But, quicker than you can say Cinderella, her life falls to pieces and suddenly her prince isn't so charming, her party-loving friends disappear and even her faihtful friend Visa no longer loves her... Utterly heartbroken and jobless, Jessie is forced back home, to live with her stepmum and two evil stepsisters. Is it time for he to give up on the dream - or will Jesie learn that happy endigns can come in the strangest of places? Claudia Carroll presents a tale of princes who turn out to be frogs, Manolo Blahnik glass slippers and not-so-happily-ever-afters...
Claudia Carroll - Remind Me Again Why I Need a Man?
Amelia Lockwood doesn't mean to sound greedy. With a fabulous career in television, a posh apartment, and four fiercely loyal and wickedly funny friends, she knows she should be counting her lucky stars. But as her thirties tick by at an alarming pace, Amelia is getting anxious about the one thing missing in her otherwise successful life—a husband! If it's not too much to ask the universe, Amelia wants a husband—not a boyfriend, not a lover, not even a mind-bending one-night fling—but a wedding band and the Vera Wang gown of her dreams. When she sees an ad for a night course entitled How to Find a Husband over the Age of Thirty-five, she finally makes up her mind to have it all—an old-fashioned ring on her finger by the end of the year. So after twenty years of going it on her own, Amelia swallows her pride, signs up for dating boot camp, and enlists the help of a professional. Enter Ira Vandergelder—a native New Yorker with a black belt in tongue-fu, a woman who's snappier than a crocodile handbag and more acidic than a chili finger dipped in your eye—who trains the hopelessly romantic Amelia to apply business marketing principles to the world of dating, to become goal-driven and to pursue her dream husband in exactly the same way she'd pursue her dream job. Even if this involves tracking down all the men she's ever loved and lost before. With the constant support and biting commentary of her tight foursome of friends, Amelia revisits her bumpy romantic past—from the first love who dumped her during Live Aid to the most recent ex, officially dubbed he-who's-name-shall-forever-remain-unspoken. As Amelia recognizes that her future happiness can't wait for fate, she has to tackle lesson number one: If you can't learn from your past, how can you expect to move forward? Sharp, witty, and irresistibly funny, Remind Me Again Why I Need a Man cuts to the heart of every single man and woman out there. Claudia Carroll examines the rules of attraction in a sophisticated and refreshing way. This beautifully written novel will have your heart pounding until the final page.
Miranda Dickinson - Julia Williams - Liz Trenow - Mhairi McFarlane - Claudia Carroll - The Perfect Treat
Heart-warming short stories for cold winter nights… Featuring short stories from Sunday Times bestselling authors Miranda Dickinson and Claudia Carroll and highly anticipated debuts from Mhairi McFarlane and Liz Trenow, this collection is the ultimate treat. Each short story is followed up by exclusive extracts of each of the authors upcoming titles. Love, Loss and Coffee Cake: Through tears, heartbreak and the undying hope of love, a tale of a pair of star-crossed lovers. It’s A Wonderful Life: A comedy that proves you should be very careful what you wish for. Driving Home For Christmas: A touching tale about a newlyweds desperate to spend their first Christmas alone. Breaking The Spell: A moving story about the power of hope and love. The Twelve Lies of Christmas: A hilarious feature that offers up the truth about the festive season.
Claudia Carroll - A Very Accidental Love Story
An original, funny and poignant story about those things in life that you just can't plan for...'A very modern fairy-tale, full of Claudia's trademark wit and humour.' Sheila O'Flanagan. Eloise Elliot is one of the youngest newspaper editors in the country. Respected and revered by her peers, she's at the top of her game. But, on the eve of her thirtieth birthday, finding herself surrounded by some pathetic looking balloons and mangy sandwiches in The Daily Post's conference room, Eloise is hit but a long sharp pang of loneliness. Suddenly, and with dazzling clarity, she realises what she wants to make her life more complete. A baby. One successful trip to the sperm bank and almost three years later and she is the adoring mother of a gorgeous little girl, Lily. Juggling a high-powered job with motherhood is not easy and when she finds herself without childcare she sends an SOS to her sister Helen. Yet it's when Lily starts asking about her 'daddy' that Eloise really starts to panic. What will she tell her? So Eloise decides there's nothing for it - she's going to find Lily's father. After all, she chose the perfect donor so surely there won't be any surprises. Except that there are plenty, and Eloise gets a lot more than she bargained for.
Claudia Carroll - The Secrets of Primrose Square
There are so many stories hidden behind closed doors . . . It's late at night and the rain is pouring down on the Dublin city streets. A mother is grieving for her dead child. She stands silently outside the home of the teenage boy she believes responsible. She watches . . . In a kitchen on the same square, a girl waits anxiously for her mum to come home. She knows exactly where she is, but she knows she cannot reach her. A few doors down, and a widow sits alone in her room. She has just delivered a bombshell to her family during dinner and her life is about to change forever. And an aspiring theatre director has just moved in to a flat across the street. Her landlord is absent, but there are already things about him that don't quite add up . . . Welcome to Primrose Square.
Claudia Carroll - Ha ez a mennyország, kérem vissza a pénzem!
Gondolná valaki, hogy a Paradicsomban élni dögunalom? Legalábbis Charlotte-nak ez a tapasztalata, mikor végzetes autóbalesete után odakerül. Mígnem izgalmas feladatot kap: visszatérhet a földre … őrangyalként. Ám az örömbe némi üröm vegyül, mert a számára kijelölt védenc nem más, mint hűtlen szerelme, James, aki közvetve felelős az ő tragédiájáért. Így aztán nem csoda, ha eleinte igazából nem is védelmezni, hanem inkább megleckéztetni szeretné csalfa kedvesét. Charlotte lassanként beletanul az őrangyal szerepbe, segít anyjának, nővérének és legjobb barátnőjének is, ám kis híján öngyilkosságba kergeti Jamest. De minden jó, ha a vége jó … a dolgok jóra fordulnak, és Charlotte is elnyeri jutalmát … Hogy miképpen, azt megtudja, ha elolvassa ezt a „szellemes”, könnyed szórakozást ígérô könyvet.
Claudia Carroll - Love Me or Leave Me
A captivating romantic comedy that will tug on your heart-strings. The characters feel like friends and you won’t want it to end! ‘Welcome to the Hope Street Hotel – where you check in married, and check out single.’ Two years ago Chloe Townsend was dumped at the altar and had to leave behind everything that mattered to her. Even now she’s finding it hard to move forward. That is until she lands an incredible job, running a brand new boutique hotel. Suddenly she’s starting to put her life back together, and, apart from the fact that her hard-to-please new boss is breathing down her neck, things are looking good. But what goes on in the Hope Street Hotel is a far cry from anything she’s ever dealt with before. This is a pioneering ‘divorce hotel’ designed to make every aspect of breaking up efficient and pain-free. In one single weekend, Chloe’s team promises to take care of everything – legal, technical, emotional – and guests check out carefree and single. No one is better qualified than Chloe to understand what couples need when their relationship is at breaking point, but she soon finds herself having to tackle the heartbreak she’s tried to bury. In particular three couples need her help – Jo and Dave, Lucy and Andrew, and Kirk and Dawn – and the opening weekend is full of revelation, trouble, memories happy and sad, facts that need facing, and some very big surprises. It’s time to move on. And it soon becomes clear that some endings are, in fact, very exciting new beginnings …
Claudia Carroll - Do You Want to Know a Secret?
Vicky Harper is still hopelessly single and having to face up to the unpalatable fact that the last time she had a relationship with that highly elusive species, the decent single man, was well before Phantom of the Opera hit Broadway.So, having discovered an ancient book which says you can have anything you want from the Universe... and that all you need do is ask, she decides to give it a whirl. Turns out all she has to do is focus on thinking her wildest fantasies into reality. Kind of like Pollyanna, except with a Magic 8 Ball, a mortgage and a lot of vodka.So, along with her two beyond-fabulous best friends, Vicky decides to put 'The Law of Attraction' into action. Trouble is, 'The Law of Attraction' doesn't come with an instruction manual and Vicky soon realizes that you have to be very, very careful what you wish for...
Claudia Carroll - If This is Paradise, I Want My Money Back
Being in a coma has helped to open Charlotte Grey’s eyes for the very first time . . . As she hovers somewhere between life and death, Charlotte finally realizes what a complete mess she’s made of her time on Earth—including the five years she’s wasted on worthless, faithless James Kane. The afterlife should be paradise compared to that—except “heaven” seems to be nothing more than a big retirement home in the sky, with lots of bingo and bridge and absolutely no sign of Elvis, Princess Di, Kurt Cobain, or anyone else worth spending eternity with. Charlotte would rather return to Earth, thank you very much. But the only way she can get there is as a bona fide guardian angel . . . and the lost soul she’s assigned to is none other than the James Kane, who tore her heart out and stomped on it. Still, Charlotte’s determined to use her second chance to really start living, Kane or not, and have some fun . . . for once in her afterlife.
Claudia Carroll - The Women of Primrose Square
The new novel from bestselling author Claudia Carroll, perfect for fans of Emma Hannigan and Marianne Keyes. When Frank Woods at number seventy-nine Primrose Square comes home to a surprise birthday party thrown by his wife and adoring children, it is his guests who get the real surprise. Finding himself alone, he befriends the cantankerous Miss Hardcastle, who hasn't left her home for decades, and Emily Dunne - fresh out of rehab and desperate to make amends. As gossip spreads through Primrose Square, every relationship is tested, and nothing in this close-knit community will ever be the same again . . .
Claudia Carroll - Die Ehe-Pause
Von wegen für immer und ewig! Kurz nach ihrer Hochzeit müssen Annie und Dan feststellen, dass bei ihnen die Luft raus ist. Als Annie ein Jobangebot in New York bekommt, schmieden sie einen ungewöhnlichen Plan: Sie legen ein Jahr »Ehe-Pause« ein, Annie in New York, Dan zu Hause in Irland. Und die einzige Verpflichtung ist, nach genau einem Jahr im Rockefeller Center aufzutauchen – um über das Schicksal ihrer Ehe zu entscheiden …
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