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?
Winner of Romantic Novelists' Association Awards: Historical Romantic Novel 2017.
'Great drama, fabulous characters, heart-wrenching emotion and period detail galore' Daily Mail. 'A beautifully wrought love story ... Kate's style deftly weaves believable characters and romantic longing with the everyday dramas that bind and divide local communities' Irish Daily Star. 'Ideal read for lovers of historical fiction ... A classic love story with a musical twist' Bleach House Library. 'No one does lavish vintage romance like Kate Kerrigan ... Emotional drama, with fabulous characters' Daily Mail. 'A wonderfully atmospheric novel from an author at the top of her game' Irish Independent.
Kate Kerrigan lives in County Mayo, Eire, with her husband and children. Her novels include Recipes for a Perfect Marriage, shortlisted for the 2006 Romantic Novel of the Year Award and Ellis Island, which was a TV Book Club Summer Read.