Release date - 26th April 2017
Book length - 392 pages
Publisher - poolbeg.com
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
From the bestselling author of The Birthday Girls
Could there be a better Christmas present than a luxury Caribbean cruise?
Dublin socialite Bunny McElroy thinks not and invites her family on one for the holidays. Her husband Richard is not so sure about it, and her son Gavin and his down-to-earth wife Fiona are apprehensive about spending two weeks cooped up with his family. But even they could never imagine the havoc Bunny’s two beautiful daughters, Sarah and Jess, will cause on board.
Meanwhile Tony Kenny, a wealthy Galway businessman, fed up with his wife’s family who descend on them every Christmas, thinks a cruise is the perfect way to escape them. His timid wife Ann is nervous about it all but, as always, Tony gets his way. His children are less than enthusiastic but, as it turns out, their handsome son Jack is pleasantly surprised by the action on board and his shy sister Emily begins to come out of her shell.
Declan Jordan is terrified that his sexy mistress Alix will reveal their affair to his classy wife Cassie, so he whisks Cassie away for what he promises will be a second honeymoon. However, it turns out to be anything but . . .
ALL AT SEA by Pauline Lawless is a fresh and action-packed tale brimming with secrets, betrayals, lust, and intriguing characters that will keep you hooked from beginning to end.
The story is centred on three Irish families as they spend their Christmas aboard a luxury cruise ship - the McElroy's, the Kenny's, and the Jordans - who are all escaping their homes for the holiday season for a multitude of reasons.
Bunny McElroy is a reigning socialite in Dublin who revels being in the limelight, but as they board the Libertè, Bunny only hopes that her family stay in line and do nothing to embarrass her publicly on this trip. With her youngest Sarah getting drunk at every opportunity and constantly bickering with Jess who is in the process of leaving her well-to-husband, Bunny is thankful that she has her son Gavin and his level-headed wife Fiona onboard for their support. Maybe they can keep everyone in line.
Tony Kenny likes to be in control and is fed up of his wife's family taking over their Christmas holidays every year. So when he cancels this tradition and books them all on a family cruise, his wife and children have no choice but to go along with his plans. But as the days pass onboard, all of the Kenny's will soon discover something new about themselves and their family.
Declan Jordan has the perfect, well-bred wife and he loves her, but he loves sex even more, so when his latest affair refuses to disappear, Declan whisks Cassie away so she does not discover the truth. But Declan will soon realise that you can never run away from your problems as they often have the habit of following you...
ALL AT SEA by Pauline Lawless is wonderfully entertaining and everything you want in a Summer read. With plenty of drama, lies, and enjoyable family dynamics, you will devour this story from cover to cover without leaving it down. All of the characters are well-developed and compelling, even the ones that are not likeable, and I couldn't wait to see how things would turn out for everyone on this trip. ALL AT SEA by Pauline Lawless is a must-read for fans of exciting contemporary fiction and I highly recommend it!!
Pauline Lawless was born in Dublin and now divides her time between Belgium and Florida with regular trips back home. She confesses she was a late starter because, as a mum-of-five with two businesses to run and many sporting interests, there was never time to try her hand at writing. It wasn't until she retired in 2007 that she decided to give it a go.
She wrote her first novel, 'Because We're Worth It' in Florida and was delighted when Poolbeg Press liked it and offered her a three-book-contract. This first book was an instant hit, earning rave reviews and five more bestsellers followed. Her latest book 'All At Sea' is now available on Kindle and in paperback. It's a fun read set on a Caribbean cruise.
Pauline's style has been likened to that of the popular much-loved Irish author, the late Maeve Binchy. Like Binchy, she writes in a warm chatty manner about ordinary people. Women identify with her characters and the theme of strong female friendships, which help her characters overcome their adversities, runs through all her books.
Pauline says she is experiencing a new lease of life through her writing and enjoys the opportunity to escape into a fantasy world that she has created. For more information:
Twitter - twitter.com/PaulineLawless
*I want to thank Paula at Poolbeg Publishing and the author Pauline Lawless for the opportunity to review this fantastic novel.
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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