What She Wants Mass Market Paperback – 31 Mar 2008
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She lives with her family and their three dogs in County Wicklow, Ireland. She is also an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland, raising funds and awareness for children orphaned by or living with HIV/AIDS.
Author Photograph by Barry McCall
When Matt decides to uproot his family and move to Ireland in Cathy Kelly's novel, What She Wants, his wife Hope has no choice but to go with him. "Needy and pathetically hungry for love", Hope has such a horror of being abandoned that she'll do anything to keep him by her side. But their move to the rural village of Redlion is a far cry from the rustic romantic life that he promised--with Matt spending every day at the local arts centre, Hope has to look after the children on her own for hours on end in their small run-down cottage, miles away from any friends or family. It's not long before she's desperately lonely, their marriage is on the rocks and she's got nowhere to turn.
Back in London, her sister Sam is completely different. Brittle and sharp, she's a mover and a shaker, with a fantastic job as the managing director of a major record label. Having decided she's never going to be anybody's accessory, she oozes a well-practiced unapproachable air. But just as Hope is having to reassess her life and learn to be stronger and more independent, so Sam is forced to reshuffle the pieces of her world, to stop pushing people away and allow herself to be vulnerable.
If you're strong enough to cart this giant of a book about, What She Wants is a great read. Despite the slightly heavy-handed, laboured style, it's a classic page-turner that focuses on real women facing life-changing challenges. What She Wants is the fifth novel by the bestselling Irish author Cathy Kelly, who won the Parker Romantic Novel of the Year Award for her fourth novel Someone Like You. Kelly, a columnist for the Irish Sunday World, openly admits she writes books that she would want to read herself--a winning formula judging by her sales record. --Jane Honey --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Praise for Cathy Kelly
‘Warm, lyrical, fascinating and comforting…genius!’ Marian Keyes
'Vintage Kelly territory – it's a book for those who believe in love' Evening Herald
'Entertaining, moving and as vivid as a screenplay – presents a picture of the lives of Irish women which, like all good fiction, brings the truth into sharp relief' Irish IndependentSee all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Couple of bits dated the book which was a bit odd.
However, I gripe. This was entertaining and full of likeable, well-rounded characters. I hope that the fact that some loose ends were left dangling and the fact that Cathy Kelly created an entire fictitious village means that a sequel will follow. I certainly hope so.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is really a great read I have trouble putting it down Highly recommendedPublished 5 days ago by May Westbrook
I can't believe how long and tedious this book was. Very weak storyline that waffled on and on about nothing in particular. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Janma
You get to love all the characters, so much that you never want the book to end. It's like losing real friends.Published 2 months ago by Diane Davidson
Another very good book from Cathy Kelly. This author never disappoints.Published 4 months ago by Powell89