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Every Time We Say Goodbye

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Marianne has worked hard to get where she is today. Brought up in care, she's always been determined to make sure her children have what she so badly craved: a secure and loving home. But then comes the news that will change everything: her husband, Dominic, has been found dead.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 12th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Derek Haines
Thoroughly Enjoyable

As I turned that last page on Marianne and her friends in 'Every Time We Say Goodbye', I was quite disappointed, because I was at the end of a marvellous read. Colette Caddle really does know how to bring her characters to life and make them memorable, while at the same time threading together a down to earth and believable story, yet with plenty of tantalising twists and turns. One of the best books I have read in a while. Highly recommended reading.
Kat
Colette Caddle is an fantastic writer, and I always find I'm gripped from page with her books, but I have to say despite the writing still been amazing, I found the subject hard to get into and found it quite depressing. It took me 150 pages or so to get into the book due to subject. Afterwards this though it flew by and I was able to read the rest in a matter of a few hours. I loved Katie as she was so grown up and mature for her nine years and made me want to shield her from life and it's pain ...more
Tara Cunnane Niland
This book gripped me from the first page and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It tells the story of a woman's world that is turned upside down in many ways when her husband dies unexpectedly and she finds out that he was more or less living a double life. I don't want to give too much away but this story shows how different members off a family deal with grief in their own ways and theirs a lot of twists and turns along the way. This story is excellently written and one is not left dangling at the end ...more
Mary
oh wow what a page turner this book was for me i feel bereft now i i have finished it.. brilliant characters i loved the friendships between jo and helen and marianne and also mariannes relationship with Dot her mother in law, well written funny and sometimes sad and just great characters and a story through out loved it
Fiona
A great easy read, initially I thought " Oh Bugger" as it starts off very similar to the events of 6 years ago for me with the police arriving at the door with bad news....thankfully it didn't dwell too much on that and once the funeral part was over I was able to enjoy the plot !
Anne Harvey
I'd heard of Irish author, Collette Caddle, but this is the first book of hers I've read (or in my case listened to). And what a find she has proved to be! I absolutely loved this book. Briefly, when Marianne, mother of two young children, is widowed, she finds that her husband has been leading a secret life that slowly begins to impact on the life of herself and her family. However, all is not gloom and doom; Marianne does find a new love and happiness but I can't say too much as I don't want t ...more
Megan Readinginthesunshine
I’ve been looking forward to reading this book for a while, and I wasn’t disappointed at all!

Marianne is a mother to two children: Kate and Andrew. Marianne has always worked hard for her children to give them a loving life, something that she never had herself. Suddenly, some shocking news arrives – her husband has been found dead. With the prospect of bringing up her children alone, it soon becomes apparent that all is not what it seems, and that there are things about Dominic that she was not
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Kim
After Marianne loses her husband suddenly, lots of skeletons come out of the cupboard. They'd had a troubled marriage towards the end due to his drug abuse and his mother had moved in to help them all cope. Her two friend who met in a children's home when they were young are around to support her. I was totally absorbed in this one from the start and was so sad to finish.
Nella
Blurb made me believe this was going to include the uncovering of a mystery. Sure we learn Marianne's husband committed fraud and had a lover on the side but the ending was just too quickly resolved for all 3 couples.
Aileen
Colette Caddle is one of my favourite top Authors and when I realised
she had a new book coming out I ordered it on Amazon it has been on
order since March I didn't even read the book description. The book
arrived last week and finally I have got around to reading it. Although
this is the 3rd book I have read recently with the same kind of story.
The start of the story is very sad it brought tears to my eyes however
I really enjoyed this book, it was easy to read and follow my 2
favourite Charac
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Cheryl
It's nice feelgood chicklit and was the perfect poolside read but I couldn't help but think that it all seemed a bit too good to be true. Everyone has big issues - domestic abuse, a cancer scare, bulimia, to name but a few - but it all comes good a bit too quickly so I would have preferred a bit more gritty realism. They all get their happy ending whereas in the real world, it would have all been a lot more complicated and less perfect.

That said, if you want a nice light read for the summer, it'
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Book-shelf Shelf
What a brilliant book.... I've said it before and i say it again, you just cant beat an Irish author. They have a knack of giving a story from the heart and every time you think its all going smooth, they jolt you very wide awake. Colette Caddle is no exception with this book. She has kept me awake at night and at every chance i have had my nose in this book. The story line is brilliant and touches on so many subjects with a carefulness that also leaves you under no doubt. Cant wait to get stuck ...more
Daniela
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Colette Caddle has written a story based on life, love, grief, acceptance and on taking a chance.
Jcel
I quite like it. Its very relatable except I hope it didn't end the way it did. I supposed I was hoping after everything she's been through she will take time to focus on getting back her life and nurturing herself and kids instead of falling into another relationship. All in all it's an okay read.
Caz
The start was really depressing but it got a bit better. It wasn't riveting though!
Mary
Wonderful book. I didn't want it to end. It was sad in places. Funny in places and romantic in places. I loved it.
Siobhán Cullen
I think we all know a Dominic but I won't spoil the story. I enjoyed this book, it's twists and turns and true to life today post Celtic tiger

A good read
Cara O
Thoroughly enjoyable read. You are drawn into the book at page 1 and is hard to put down thereafter. Would highly recommend.
Margaret Madden
Started off really well but then got slow and predictable ....
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