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?
'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. 'Kerrigan is such a wonderful story-teller, who can bring her characters to life at the blink of an eye. Enchanting, beautifully written, and perfect to lose yourself in ... A romantic, glistening gem of literary beauty' The Writing Garnet. 'Exquisitely written, wonderfully told and riveting from start to finish ... A dazzling page-turner that transports readers back to the past with plenty of style and flair. Kate Kerrigan is a superb storyteller ... One of the year's best books!' Bookish Jottings. 'An incredibly well written, colourful and very moving story' Random Things Through My Letterbox. 'A delight of a read. It is a pitch-perfect romantic novel where all the characters are as real to me as I am myself' Linda's Book Bag. 'A compelling storyline, fascinating and authentic characters, and a realistic setting make this book a must read. A book that will engross you and will stay with you afterwards' Sibzz Reads. 'A dramatic and all-consuming story about relationships in all of their forms ... A stunning story' Books Of All Kinds. 'Kerrigan's writing hooks you and sweeps you along. Anyone with a fondness for romance novels will love this book' Historical Novels Review.
About Kate Kerrigan
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.
It Was Only Ever You by Kate Kerrigan
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Winner of Romantic Novelists' Association Awards: Historical Romantic Novel 2017
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