Always And Forever Paperback – Sep 19 2005
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This charming novel, set in the quaint town of Carrickwell, Ireland, centers on the absorbing stories of three women. There's Mel, a working mother who is worried about losing her sense of worth if she stays at home. There's Daisy, a go-getter clothing buyer whose all-consuming dream to have a child is shattered by her boyfriend's betrayal. And there's Cleo, the willful twentysomething who thinks she has what it takes to rescue her family's hotel, if only they believed in her abilities. They're all brought together by the Cloud's Hill spa, which--along with is enigmatic owner, Leah--seems to have the power to make visitors discover and achieve their true desires. Kelly succeeds in making each woman a complex and interesting character and creating a plot that blends humor and poignancy, light moments and tension. This novel has something that will appeal to adult story lovers of all generations. Aleksandra Kostovski
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PRAISE FOR CATHY KELLY: 'An absorbing heart-warming tale.' COMPANY 'The gap in the market left by Maeve Binchy packing away her laptop has been well and truly filled by Cathy Kelly!A soap opera of tears and laughter.' DAILY MIRROR 'Warm and delightful' New Woman 'Totally believable' ROSAMUNDE PILCHERSee all Product Description
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The three women find their life map devastated with detours and u-turns as nothing goes right. That is until the opening of the new Clouds Hill Spa by Leah, who is looking to start over with a better balanced lifestyle. Mel, Daisy and Cleo find the spa gives them moments to relax and place perspective on what matters in life and the courage to ALWAYS AND FOREVER seek to achieve what means the most to the individual; of course it is easier to try after a beauty treatment.
This is an interesting character driven contemporary fiction starring three women each suffering from a person crisis that requires change in their lives if they are to achieve any modicum of harmony. The R&R pampering at the spa enables them to unwind and obtain perspective so that their predicament no longer seems like climbing Mount Everest. Cathy Kelly's message is simple that everyone needs a little pampering magic.
This book is a great story of 3 woman who are going through crazy times in their lives and all the obsticles they go through. I really enjoyed how one chapter was about a certain character and once that chapter was over you had to wait until 2 chapters later because the author took turns for each character. That was very smart, made you just not want to put the book down. Don't be fooled by the back of the book saying about 3 woman who go to a spa, that is not till the end and it doesn't make the whole story. The whole book is great at knowing the characters and everything they are going through, not a day at the spa. Read it and you will just feel like you are in another world wanting to help each character.
It's all just a little too cheesy, of course there is a very happy ending, and all the girls end up becoming life long friends. Although it is entertaining and heartwarming.