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Happy Ever After

Warmth, wisdom and love on every page - if you treasured Maeve Binchy, read Patricia Scanlan

About The Book


'One of Scanlan's great strengths is her gift for writing fully rounded characters, and this is Scanlan at her very best' Irish Independent

When the honeymoon is over, real life begins... Newly married Debbie is at her wits' end about her and Bryan's mounting debts, but there's no way he's going to stop living the high life and become a stay-at-home husband. Meanwhile, her dad has just found out his workaholic second wife, Aimee, is pregnant. He couldn't be happier, but she's horrified. Is their marriage going to last? Debbie's mum, Connie, has met a gorgeous new man and is all set to make a life of her own. But her family need her more than ever to sort out all their problems. Will she put her family first as always, or can she walk away and finally make a fresh start? Will anyone be happy ever after?

Number 1 bestselling author Patricia Scanlan is set to capture the hearts and enchant the minds of a whole new generation of readers who will fall in love with her sublime storytelling. A trailblazing women’s fiction author, all of her novels have been #1 international bestsellers, most recently With All My Love, A Time for Friends, Orange Blossom Days and A Family Reunion. She writes multi-generational family dramas with compassion and authenticity, and a hint of comforting escapism.

‘If you love Maeve Binchy, you MUST try Patricia Scanlan' Woman & Home
'Utterly magical and wonderful... warmth and compassion shine through' MARIAN KEYES
'Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself: warm, comforting and full of love' CATHY KELLY
'There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction' Sunday Times
'There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations' Irish Times
'The ultimate comfort read' Glamour
‘If you love Maeve Binchy, you will love Patricia Scanlan’ Mirror

About The Author

(c) Toni Tynan

Patricia Scanlan lives in Dublin. Her books, all number one bestsellers, have sold worldwide and been translated into many languages. Find out more by visiting Patricia’s Facebook page at


Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (September 8, 2016)
  • Length: 528 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471141287

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Raves and Reviews

'Bestselling writer Patricia Scanlan returns with a dramatic novel that tracks four feisty women as they prepare to meet up for a family reunion... Dramatic and twisty, this novel is a riveting read'

– OK!

'A must-read'

– Bella


– Best

“There’s something wonderfully enjoyable about Scanlan’s books, which somehow manage to be deliciously escapist and grounded in real, recognisable ordinary life at the same time.”

– The Irish Independent

"Fans of character-driven, relationship-based women's fiction will enjoy spending time in sunny Spain. Recommended for fans of Marian Keyes and Cathy Kelly."

– Booklist

"A comforting read appealing to fans of Maeve Binchy."

– Sunday Mirror

''There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction.''

– Sunday Times

"A wonderful, wonderful read."

– The Sun

"This is a lovely, gentle read, full of emotion and redemption."

– Daily Mail

"This touching story of love, family and sacrifice will have you transfixed."

– Closer

"This is a good solid family saga, that your mum will enjoy."

– Heat

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