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  • Title: My Mother's Secret: A warm family drama full of humour and heartache
  • Author: Sheila O'Flanagan
  • ISBN: 9781472210715
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Hardcover

  • [PDF] Read ✓ My Mother's Secret: A warm family drama full of humour and heartache : by Sheila O'Flanagan - My Mother's Secret: A warm family drama full of humour and heartache, My Mother s Secret A warm family drama full of humour and heartache Sheila O Flanagan s MY MOTHER S SECRET is a thought provoking and unputdownable novel about a family reeling from the news that nothing about their parents marriage is what they believed it to be A wo
    Sheila O'Flanagan
    As you can see, a Dubliner all my life My parents owned a grocery shop in the Iveagh Markets, in the Liberties area of the city and I guess city blood runs through my veins.As a child I enjoyed reading and telling stories and everyone thought that I end up in a job which had something to do with books and literature But though I applied for a job in the library all of the job offers I got were in commerce.I turned down lots of them before my mother accepted one for me I was on holiday at the time It was in the Central Bank of Ireland and that s how my career in financial services began.I started out in administration and then moved jobs until finally I was working as a dealer in a commercial bank Eventually I was promoted to Chief Dealer the first female CD in the country I traded lots of different things foreign exchange, swaps, options, bonds all of the kind of things you read about in the papers and that sound very technical and difficult Of course once you re doing it, it s not half as technical as it sounds.But I still loved reading and writing which I did in my spare time and I desperately wanted to write my own book I guess I never quite got over the fact that I was never offered the library job In my thirties I decided that it was now or never and I sat down, stuck Chapter 1 on a page, and started I wrote the whole thing before sending it off.I was offered a publishing deal with no advance by an Irish company but only if I wrote a different book So back to the drawing board, I started again It was another two years before it was published It wasn t until I d written a few books and was offered a contract this time with an advance from another publisher that I felt able to give up my trading job and write full time So, even though it took a long time, I eventually realised my dream of being a full time writer.And now I also write a business column for the Irish Times.When I m writing a book I want to do three things Tell a good story Make the reader feel like they know the characters Make each book better than the lastI don t write for any particular audience but I suppose I must have people like me in mind people who have busy lives and who like to escape into someone else s for a while.I love writing books I hope you enjoy reading them.

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    Dale Harcombe
    Two and a half stars.Organising a surprise party can always be fraught with danger But Roisin feel she has all bases covered in the organisation of a surprise 40th wedding anniversary party for her parents, Jenny and Pascal She enlists help from Steffie, her youngest sister, and even manages to ensure their brother, Davie, gets home from overseas with his Danish girl Camilla Steffie has her doubts about the wisdom of the surprise party, but she is easily overruled by the domineering Roisin It so [...]

    The trouble with secrets, she thought, is that they start to take over our lives They take on a life of their own They change us They make us change to keep them And that s not always a good thing My Mother s Secret is the twentieth novel by Irish author, Sheila O Flanagan Roisin, the eldest of the Sheehan siblings, is insisting that they hold a big surprise garden party for the fortieth wedding anniversary of their parents, Jenny and Pascal, at their Wexford home in Aranbeg Extended family from [...]

    Trish at Between My Lines
    This review was originally posted on Between My Lines When a book title hints at covert family secrets, then that s a book that I HAVE to read Secrets are my kryptonite and family secrets even so First Line of My Mother s Secret by Sheila O Flanagan A tiny bead of perspiration rolled along Steffie s eyebrow, gathering momentum as it slid down her cheek before landing with a plop on the enormous cardboard box she was carrying My Thoughts on My Mother s Secret by Sheila O Flanagan When it comes t [...]

    Firstly I d like to thank the publisher headline for an ARC of this book via netgalley, in return for an honest review.Being a fan of Sheila O Flanagan books and having read them all I was delighted to get an ECopy of this one However I thought this book was just OK Certainly not one of her best It was predictable and tedious in places It did not take me long to finish it and I was able to predict what was going to happen next I was disappointed with this book.

    A boring book, in my opinion The characters are not engaging and the narrative doesn t make me want to read It s not often that I don t finish a book, but this time I felt it would have been a waster to read on.

    I have to say this is not this authors best work when I compare it to her previous books It was very predictable from the start and really didn t suit the modern day time period.

    Kobby Gyampoh
    Also on chicklitpadMy Synopsis Imagine This You are happy for your parents Forty years That s a big deal Forty years of love, forty years of setting the best example for you to follow Though, really, let s face it, they set the bar really high when all you ve been able to handle is some non serious friends with benefits uncomplicated relationships A few months of orgasmic fun, that is Anyway, you are very much sure your parents would love to have a quiet time together But your older unbearable s [...]

    Jo-Ann Duff (Duffy The Writer)
    Just when you think your family is normalMy nan used to read two books a day sometimes She devoured Mills Boon books along with any gentle tale of life in the country or a family saga My nan would have loved this book It s not a bad book, just a quick look at all the red stars on tells me there are plenty of people who loved this quiet, suburban tale A tale centred around an Irish 40th anniversary surprise party and the bombshell announcements which follow from good old mum the person you would [...]

    Philomena Callan Cheekypee
    I read previous books by this author, before I knew what reviews were or how important reviews are to authors Back in the day when I didn t have a kindle and was buying paperbacks Sheila O Flanagan was one of those authors that as an irish reader I would certainly be reading her books Roisin gets the help from her sister Steffie and her brother Davie to organise a surprise 40th wedding anniversary party for their parents Nothing goes to plan with obstacles to overcome and a bombshell being dropp [...]

    A predictable read where all the characters regardless of their flaws live happily ever after.

    Ho hum.

    Sandra Preston
    Good chick read

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    I am a big Sheila O Flanagan fan and am rarely disappointed with one of her books This latest one, although it wasn t a disappointment as such, I just felt it was a little bit middle of the road for my liking It s a typical family drama and the writing style is no different, there was just something that seemed a wee bit off kilter.Roisin is the older sister to sister Steffi and brother Davey When she throws an anniversary surprise party for their parents Jenny and Pascal, Steffi knows full well [...]

    Charlotte (Escapades of a Bookworm)
    Reviews can also be found on my blog Escapades of a Bookworm So this is another great book from Shelia O Flanagan, and it is amazing to think that this is her twentieth novel And as I already love her books this was going to be a winner for me.I quite liked that the story is set in a short period of time only a couple of days and then set three months later But to make up for this there are a lot of characters, all who have their own unique view point and all who have their own problems and secr [...]

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    Review by ireadnovels.wordpress Sheila decided it was time to fulfil a dream and give writing her own book a go She sat down, stuck Chapter One at the top of the page, and got started Sheila is now the author of than sixteen best selling titles.Another wonderful tale by Sheila O Flanagan, with a wonderful rich mixture of characters and personalities Steffie and her sister Roisin and their brother has organized a surprise fortieth wedding anniversary party for their parents at their house while [...]

    Usual great Sheila O Flanagan book This one focuses on two sisters, sensible Roisin and unsettled Steffi Their parent s happy and long lasting marriage is something both girls have always admired, but during a surprise anniversary party, secrets come out and the girls are left questioning everything they believed was true about themselves and their family.Even when Sheila s books cover not so happy situations, they are always warm and engaging I like how even characters such as Summer, who you s [...]

    Helen Gazzara
    This book was so predictable and cliched that I could and did predict the conclusion myself While prediction is an activity we give to children as a way of engaging with reading, I think adults are a little too sophisticated for that Of course the first secret was going to be no surprise and the second one was just a little too cliched Even the wedding could have been a surprise maybe one of the other couples, but no, it was exactly who we expected Having just finished a much earlier novel by th [...]

    Deborah O'Regan
    What a disappointing book It was so predictable Sheila O Flanagan is usually a great favourite of mine and never fails to disappoint I couldn t get over how awful this book was I bought mine on the kindle cheap enough but if I have paid 18.99 for it I would be very upset, what a waste of time and money.

    Bettina Hunt
    I found this quiet slow and hard to get into at first, almost wasn t going to bother However it then started to flow about five chapters in The secret wasn t so major and then the next secret although quite a thing was dealt with swiftly, shame as I would have liked it to have been developed This book was ok but not one that I would say is a must read.

    Easy readA coup e s surprise wedding anniversary party went pretty wrong when surprises were revealed than expected Can the family survive all the bombshells A well written, easy read book that makes a great summer read.

    Danielle C.
    I enjoyed the story but this is an extremely light read I think the way it was written it should be targeting late elementary school to early high school readers I did like the little story but it wasn t something I d recommend to any adults.

    Sandie Bishop
    an easy read but the storyline didn t really match the title as much as it could have done Yes the mother dropped a couple of huge bombshells but the ripples from thereon in were pretty much glossed over Almost as if the author lost interest in the storyline after the mother s announcement.

    Karen Watts
    Huge fan of Sheila O Flanagan books but didn t think this was the best Very predictable.

    Claire Reeder
    I really enjoyed this book I felt I could totally identify with the main character and quickly became absorbed in the story Well written and great storylines filled with warmth and romanticism.

    Gill Brown
    So very good, I love books about family secrets so this was right up my alley A great book

    Sheila O Flanagan s MY MOTHER S SECRET is a thought provoking and unputdownable novel about a family reeling from the news that nothing about their parents marriage is what they believed it to be A wonderful read perfect for fans of Veronica Henry and Lisa Jewell.When Steffie helps her two siblings organize a surprise wedding anniversary party for their parents her only worry is whether they ll be pleased What she doesn t know is this is the day that her whole world will be turned upside down.Je [...]

    Lynsey Frayne
    I was looking forward to this but it was hopelessere was no excitement from the get go as soon as I started reading I knew what the secret was I didn t see Jenny s secret regarding Steffi coming mind, but the whole storyline seemed very lack lustered the way in which the situations were handled, the way in which Steffi totally disengaged herself from the whole family, acting like a spoilt child didn t feel real or in tune with normalised emotions I found out at 18 that my dad wasn t my real dad [...]

    Shelly Itkin
    Roisin has decided that being married 40 years calls for a celebration which means a party Steffie is assigned certain things she needs to do like decorating the house, picking up the cake and preparing for the party Their brother Davey is flying in for the celebration.The element of surprise is usually a wonderful thing but when Pascal and Jenny walk in shock and disbelief is what they experience.Unfortunately, their parents have been leading a life that is a lie and now Jenny feels she has no [...]

    Samatha Lepaio
    Oh my god I loved this book so much The start was a bit of a dragged but I m glad I read every page, otherwise then I would ve missed all the introductions of each different character Talk about shocker once you got to the big secret , and believe me, even I was shocked It was full of family drama, laughs and a few broken hearts Definitely recommend to any who likes those types of novels.

    Pete Harmes
    Brilliantly written It s wonderful how Sheila O Flanagan keeps track of so many characters I just wish we could leave Dublin and indeed, Ireland for once There are no obvious reasons to set the story there It s getting a bit tedious I d like to see a story set somewhere else Hence the rather mean 3 stars.

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