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The Year That Changed Everything

book | Fiction | Feb 2018

Three women celebrate their birthdays . . . 30. 40. 50. But their milestone birthdays mark the start of a year that will change everything . . .

Ginger isn't spending her 30th the way she would have planned. Tonight might be the first night of the rest of her life - or a total disaster.

Sam is finally pregnant after years of trying. When her waters break on the morning of her 40th birthday, she panics: forget labour, how is she going to be a mother?

Callie is celebrating her 50th at a big party in her Dublin home. Then a knock at the door mid-party turns her perfect life upside down . . .

Full of warmth and wisdom, this is a story about finding happiness on your own terms from international bestseller Cathy Kelly.


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Meulenhoff Boekerij
Gummerus Publishers

A lovely story of life and change.

Nina Pottell

Light, romantic and life-affirming escapism.

Sunday Mirror
Full Review

This is Cathy outshining herself, I couldn't put this book down until I had finished. It was heartwarming, a story of determination and friendship. A definite winner.

Woman's Way

A champion of women at every age.

Ciara McDonnell
Irish Examiner

Fans will delight in the familiar themes and sensitivity which run through Kelly's novels.

Ann Dunne
Irish Independent
Full Review

This gentle novel is as heartwarming as it is entertainingly written. The concise chapters and conversational style make for a lively, fast-paced read.

The Lady

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