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Two For Joy

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  287 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Oliver Flynn's wedding is the social event of the year, and the creme de la creme of Kilronan are happy to boast of being invited.

Noreen, his new wife, has finally outclassed her two sisters, who think they are better than her in every way. Not any more! But there is one nagging doubt: does Oliver really love her? Would he have married her if she hadn't done the proposing
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published January 2001)
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Jillean Whyte
I have read the brill City Series & Promises Promises/Mirror Mirror by the hugely talented Patricia Scanlan. So although not as good as them I still really liked this one. It was very easy to read, hard to put down and enjoyable. She creates and captures characters it's easy to relate to them or know someone like them. The story flows like pure gold and is very typical of Irish life, apart from the 'wagon' never heard it until book. Scanlan just has 'it' she makes you laugh, cry, care and wo ...more
I enjoy Patricia Scanlan's books because of the characters she creates. She is an Irish author and this book takes place in both Dublin and Kilronan. In the story she follows the lives of several different main characters who live in either place amd in some cases move back and forth trying out the city or the countryside. Complex problems arise in every life including the lives of her characters. All of the problems reach conclusions of one type or another at the end of the book. Our library sy ...more
I have had my fare share of Neils and still awaiting my Oliver. I enjoyed the complexity of the characters and the settings.. I must say I picked the ending about 1/4 the way through but reslly enjoyed the read.
Katrina Treneman
Nice story and very easy to read
J. Ewbank
This book by Patricia Scnalan is not my usual fare but I can see why she has a following and a good number of books. The characters are sketched out so you think you know them and the plot is interesting. What more do you really want? I would call it a woman's book but a man can read and enjoy it.

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the "Isms" and "Wesley's Wars"
Betty Bell
Two For Joy is a very readable story of the relationships in a small town just outside Dublin. Central characters include sisters and their cousin and the men they interact with. Their search for grown up jobs that satisfy and love takes them from home town to Dublin and New York.
The family relationship is very real, everyone has a cousin they can live without!
This was the first Patricia Scanlan book I've read and it definitely won't be the last. I laughed and cried my way through it, devouring every last word. It was so easy to read and I found myself able to picture the characters clearly. Their behaviour is realistic and I was genuinely interested in the eventual outcome for each one of them

Pretty good chick lit. Though Patricia isn't the greatest writer, her style is easy to read and keeps you interested with good characters.
The worst part about this is the title. I was seriously embarrassed reading it on the train as it sounds like a bad Mills & Boon! It's actually closer in style to a Cathy Kelly.
Jun 03, 2010 CLM rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Maeve Binchy
It's very odd - I don't think I read this before but I can predict every single thing that is going to happen before it does. Maybe this is because I have read so much Maeve Binchy and Marian Keyes, and this author imitates them well...

Predictible but a pleasant summer read.
Sharon Reeves
This was another comfortable, easy read. It was not the best Patricia Scanlan book, but still I enjoyed her characters. The character Oliver, really frustrated me at times, and I felt like shaking him!
I wish there was half star to add. This just seem a bit too scanty and if I give it a three, it will seem a bit too much. Such a dilemma!
Not my normal fare, but it was a good read. Realistic characters, and I wanted to see how their lives turned out. More of a woman's book.
Tania Easton
I like Patricia Scanlan, so far. I will be adding her too my authors to carry on reading.
Another good read from this author. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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Patricia Scanlan was born in Dublin, where she still lives. While working as a librarian she started to write, and now has a full-time career as a bestselling author.
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