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Always and Forever by Cathy Kelly

By Cathy Kelly

While the going will get tough... within the Irish city of Carrickwell, with its lush, forever rolling hills and actual kingdom tranquility, 3 women's lives are whatever yet calm. there is Mel, a compulsively formidable mother/publicity supervisor at a high-powered PR enterprise -- case in point that balancing motherhood and a full-time activity isn't any sure bet. The hot-headed, indomitable Cleo, simply out of faculty with a level in inn administration, would favor not anything larger than to modernize and revive her family's dwindling lodge -- yet faces a continuing conflict along with her outdated mom and dad. and eventually, there is the fashionable, sweet-tempered Daisy, a self-consciously curvy style customer for an upscale garments boutique, who has been suffering -- and longing -- to have a child along with her totally ideal boyfriend. even if unconnected, those 3 ladies have something in universal: all of them want a holiday from their annoying lives. ...these difficult gals hit the closest spa! So each units out for a bit R & R on the new Clouds Hill spa, outfitted through an American girl together with her personal mystery turmoil. it really is there that Mel, Cleo, and Daisy meet -- their worlds and problems colliding -- forming an intimate bond that is helping them to achieve what concerns so much in existence, consistently and ceaselessly.

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Lunch was for people who had time to make sandwiches before they left the house in the morning, or the money to buy the overpriced ones from the guy who came round the office every lunchtime. As she drank her second coffee, Mel looked at her list and idly circled the word ‘zoo’. She and Adrian had taken Sarah to the zoo for the first time when she was two. Showing your child real tigers and elephants after so long looking at them in picture books was one of those parental milestones. How many parents never got to do things like that any more?

It was a great joy to him to see his daughter’s potential. ’ asked Mel’s grandmother in surprise. ’ Her father stil thought it was hilarious, and regularly recounted the story of how his Melanie, even as a child, had her heart set on a career. Mel loved him for being so proud of her, but she’d grown to hate that story. As a kid, she’d assumed that being smart meant you could have it al . She knew better now. These days she had two jobs, motherhood and career, and even if everyone else thought she was coping, she felt as if she wasn’t doing either of them right.

What should be the most natural thing in the world for Daisy becomes the most torturous. And Cleo has to watch the cherished family business crumble along with her relationship with her parents and siblings. Suddenly everything the three women have always worked for, always desired, looks in jeopardy. But Carrickwel is a magical place. Nestled in the shadows of Mount Carraig, it’s as ancient as time itself. And the opening of the new Clouds Hil spa by Leah, a woman with her own secret turmoil, is destined to cause ripples no one could ever have imagined.

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