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Lessons in Heartbreak Audiobook

Lessons in Heartbreak

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Publisher's Summary

Izzie Silver left the small Irish town of Tamarin behind her for life in New York. She's big, beautiful, and dreams of her own model agency for plus-sized women (what her grandmother would call "healthy" women). Life is good - but she's just broken one of her cardinal rules and fallen for a married man.

On the other side of the ocean, Izzie's Aunt Anneliese discovers the pain of infidelity for herself. Her husband, Edward, has been having an affair with her best friend, Nell. Devastated and angry, Anneliese is facing the realisation that she is now alone.

When Lily, the matriarch of the family, is taken ill, the family must put their own problems aside. Izzie, intrigued by her grandmother's past, begins to discover things she never knew about wise, calm Lily. Annaliese feels despair build as Lily, the one person who could have helped her, starts to slip away. And the lessons each of the women learns - past and present - bring both joy and heartbreak. They are lessons they will carry with them forever.

©2008 Cathy Kelly; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

What the Critics Say

"A must for Kelly's many fans; a warm, moving read" (Daily Mail)
"Bursting with emotion, heartache and dreams... realistic and likeable characters that meet life-changing events head on." (Ireland on Sunday)
"An upbeat and diverting tale skilfully told....Kelly knows what her readers want and consistently delivers." (Sunday Independent)

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    Hatrack Bristol 05/09/2016
    Hatrack Bristol 05/09/2016 Member Since 2013

    Love reading, love audio books! Thrillers, mysteries, family sagas, fun stories, in fact practically anything that is well written!

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    "Beautiful story"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. The narration was perfect, and I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen to each character.

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    Ann D Newcastle, England 13/01/2017
    Ann D Newcastle, England 13/01/2017 Member Since 2014

    Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true

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    "Too many characters. Very chic lit!"

    This is mostly a nicely written book, but it is truly very sweet chic lit and somewhat over egged. Choc lit is not my cup of tea, so inevitably, it's not really for me. I love Aoife McMahon's narration, that and Annalisa's story kept me with it until quite late chapters, when I could no longer cope with the smaltz and returned it. For me there are too many characters. I found the stories of Izzy and especially of Annalisa interesting, but I'd just be getting nicely involved and we would be off on a tangent elsewhere. It felt like two books in one for me.

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  • Jennifer Woods
    23/07/09
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    "Bit boring"

    Not a bad story just run-of-the-mill. A few of the accents the narrator used were bad, the Australian accent was appalling. Nothing particularly interesting here. Something you can listen to without really listening.

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