Lessons in Heartbreak

  • by Cathy Kelly
  • Narrated by Aoife McMahon
  • 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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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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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- Jennifer Woods

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2008
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited