Release date - 13th July 2017 (Paperback)
Book length - 389 pages
Publisher - headofzeus.com
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Set in late 1950s Ireland and New York, the story of three women and the charismatic man with whom their lives are interwoven.
Set, like Maeve Binchy's early bestsellers, in late 1950s Ireland and New York, this is the story of three women and the charismatic man with whom their lives are interwoven.
Patrick Murphy has charm to burn and a singing voice to die for. Many people will recognise his talent. Many women will love him. Rose, the sweetheart he leaves behind in Ireland, can never forget him and will move heaven and earth to find him again, long after he has married another woman. Ava, the heiress with no self-confidence except on the dance floor, falls under his spell. And tough Sheila Klein, orphaned by the Holocaust and hungry for success as a music manager, she will be ruthless in her determination to unlock his extraordinary star quality.
But in the end, Patrick Murphy's heart belongs to only one of them. Which one will it be?
IT WAS ONLY EVER YOU by Kate Kerrigan is a powerful and beautiful tale of love, life, and finding what you need in this world.
Set in the 1950s the story moves from Ireland to New York where Patrick Murphy is hoping to make his dream of singing become a reality. A man that oozes charm, kindness, and charisma, Patrick draws women to him like moths to a flame, and when he doesn't hear any word from his young first love, Rose, who is back in Ireland, he believes that things have changed.
In New York, we meet Ava and Sheila, two very different characters who have a lot in common - strength and determination to live their lives on their terms in a society that wants a woman to know her place. And as their paths collide with Patrick's it will change them irrevocably in ways that they could never dream of. And then there is the fact that Rose is coming to New York determined to find her man...
With music at the forefront throughout this alluring novel, it is no surprise that there is a lyrical quality in Kate Kerrigan's writing, and I found myself swept away with the beat on every page. The characters are appealing and really make you care, and I loved learning more about the music and Irish immigrant scene that was bursting with life in Manhattan at that time.
IT WAS ONLY EVER YOU is a dramatic and all-consuming story about relationships in all of its forms, and as always with books written by the wonderful Kate Kerrigan, it played with my heart strings all the way through. A stunning story that would be perfect on the silver screen, and one you should not miss out on.
Kate Kerrigan is an author living and working in Ireland. Her novels are Recipes for a Perfect Marriage, The Miracle of Grace, Ellis Island, City of Hope, Land of Dreams and The Lost Garden.
Kate began her career as an editor and journalist, editing many of Britain’s most successful young women’s magazines before returning to her native Ireland in the 1990’s to edit Irish Tatler. She writes a weekly column in the Irish Mail about her life in Killala, County Mayo – and contributes regularly to RTE's radio's Sunday Miscellany.
Her novel, The Dress, published by Head of Zeus was shortlisted at the Irish Book Awards in 2015, and her new novel, It Was Only Ever You, was published in hardback edition, October 2016.
For more information:
Website - katekerrigan.ie
Twitter - twitter.com/katekerrigan
Facebook - www.facebook.com/KateKerriganAuthor
*I want to thank Clare at Head of Zeus Publishing, and the author Kate Kerrigan, for the opportunity to review this compelling 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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