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Sometimes it isn't easy to win your heart's desire.

Journalist Sheridan Grey believes she's going places. But when she loses her job, her boyfriend and her flat, the only place she's going is to a small-town newspaper. Writing horoscopes and reporting on dog shows certainly isn't the successful career she craves.

Home-loving Nina Fallon's life is shattered when the exploits...more
Hardcover, 438 pages
Published 2012 by Headline Review
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Tea Jovanović
Novi roman... ubuduće i novi izdavač u Srbiji - Čarobna knjiga... Ljubitelji Šilinih romana uživaćete i u ovom... :) (Prim. ured.)
Dale Harcombe
It took me a long while to get into this book and I think I only persevered because I had someone say how good a writer and how well she managed relationships. For a long while I wasn’t a bit convinced and almost gave up a few times. I didn’t find the character of Sheridan particularly engaging. However once Sheridan loses her job as sports writer and takes on the job in the village of Ardbawn and becomes involved with non and her guest house it did pick up. However I found it an easy book to al...more
Michael
Why hasn't an editor taken 100 pages out of this book and make Sheila get to the point?
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I have been reading Sheila O’Flanagan since she published her first book and am rarely disappointed with the books she writes. Her last book though wasn’t her usual type of story and although I enjoyed it I could see why not everybody would. Her last book seemed to have a more serious theme running through it than maybe her previous books have. I was still looking forward to reading her new book, especially as I had an early proof copy.

This latest books synopsis sounded very interesting and is...more
Chloe
Sheila O'Flanagan has written a whopping 17 books in her excellent career, and I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of her latest book Better Together to review. I have to say that I'm not entirely sold on the cover, it's a little bland and generic for my liking, and I do think O'Flanagan's books deserve a lot better, but then again they must suit the main market for her books, as she continually sells well, and this book is already doing well. I do like the colours of it, but it isn't a stand o...more
Fiona
I love this author's books and despite it being one of her weaker ones in my eyes it was still a nice easy read. Sheridan has lost her job as a sport's reporter in a big Dublin newspaper. She is under pressure from her parents who are high flyers to do better and achieve more. She applies for a job as a general dogsbody in the timy paper produced in the village of Ardbawn and there the trouble starts.

Paudie O'Malley is a successful business man who was responsible for Sheridan losing her job in...more
Zanna Mackenzie
I used to be a big Sheila O'Flanagan fan but I've struggled with her books in the last few years and very nearly didn't bother to try Better Together.

I'm glad I did read it though because I thought this book is her best book ever. It was different in that there was a real mystery to be solved, some intriguing glimpses at things which had happened for the characters in the past and which were now affecting their future. I honestly didn't know what was going to happen in terms of the mystery or th...more
Michelle Darry
Such a good book, literally couldn't put this down. The characters were great and the plot wasn't too predictable. I liked the final chapter too and the book had a good element of mystery, aswell as love in it too. The cover doesn't give it justice.. but I would definitely recommend this!
Hex
When your female editor in chief gives you a book about a female journalist you kinda have to read it. That's how I came to read my very first chick flick. And boy, was I in for a surprise. I was thoroughly prepared for a thin plot, two dimensional characters and bad writing, but I thought the very name of the genre comes from something affirmative for women. Instead, the main protagonist is spectacularly uninspirational. Nothing that happens to her is her own decision, and the one decision she...more
Ozone-nut/ Zoe
I broke my 50 page rule (give up if you're not enjoying it by page 50) for this one. In fact it wasn't until way after page 50 I actually got into the story. Reasonably glad I persevered. Sheridan is quite annoying, but I liked the village atmosphere and Nina's guest house. Not so sold on the ending, it's all a bit twee.
Gloria
Jun 13, 2013 Gloria added it
This is a terrific read. Only problem is I read it too quickly because I wanted to know what was going to happen. But I loved every minute of it. The characters are very real, their dilemmas are easy to identify with. Highly recommend as an enjoyable read.
Paula Zucherelli
I bought not knowing what to expect, and it hasn't disappointed me! Looking forward to the next one!
Isabelle
a lovely cute story, perfect for the homesick irish girl abroad
Danielle
This is another great story from Sheila O'Flanagan. The characters are all interesting and the way the book is written you feel like you are part of the story and not just someone reading a book. If you have never read her books before you should as they all have a feel good feeling about them but not too mushy. You can put yourself in these situations and see that these things might happen to you in your daily life. I have never been to Ireland but feel if I visited I would know these streets a...more
Moiraog
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Mrsdoyle
It read like a bad Hollywood romcom movie! Too slow to get started and then it felt like Sheila just wanted to end it al abruptly!
Carol
It is Sheila's new release this year, once I saw it available in the shop, I immidiately purchased a copy and started reading on that day. It was a wonderful story in a small town I could relate to and the storyline flows through the main character Sheridan. It is a story of how women are confronted with unexpected changes in their lives and find their inner strength to survive them, which is a favourite theme of Sheila's stories. The emotion and internal conflict Nina has faced could have been...more
Krissel
A bit disappointed with this offering. Not my favourite
Irishmaddoc
I've read some of Sheila's other book, the last one I didn't enjoy. But I decided to have another go and I'm glad I did. This was a gentle read about a community in the middle of Ireland, a part I know well as my sister lives in Carlow! I really liked Sheridan but thought some of the other characters were a bit two dimensional. Having said that, I would recommend this to my friends for a Sunday afternoon read.
Julia
I enjoyed it a lot - an easy read with some twists.
Anna Luscombe
I really enjoyed this book. It was easier to get into that some of her other books. Sheridan was a likeable and engaging character, she made realistic choices and I really cared what happened to her. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys well written and interesting romantic fiction.
Pia
En lättläst bok som jag tog mig igenom under några varma sommardagar. Romanen är emellanåt utdragen och mycket fokus ligger på karaktärernas utseende samt status. En chick flick som kan läsas för nöjets skull!
Sheri
Wasn't her best, I was disappointed because I always love her books.
Thean Yen
Tiresome, shallow and trite.
Aileen
I enjoyed this book but it was really slow, I skipped a few pages but still managed to follow the story however I would recommend.
Aedin


Sheila O Flanagan never lets us down this book is a real page turner, it's a beautifully told story , well worth reading
Cissan
Just the amount of entertainment I'm looking for when I pick up a book by this author. It's amusing and keeps me interested until the end!
Helen
Finished this awhile ago and it was sweet but silly (and necessary after reading the heaviness of "Middlesex".
Jo
A bit of a slow burner this one - quite enjoyed the story but wasn't fussed on the main characters.
Nicki

Have read all of Sheila's books. Not too often I don't like them. This is another good one!
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As you can see, a Dubliner all my life. My parents owned a grocery shop in the Iveagh Markets, in the Liberties area of the city and I guess city blood runs through my veins.

As a child I enjoyed reading and telling stories and everyone thought that I end up in a job which had something to do with books and literature. But though I applied for a job in the library all of the job offers I got were i...more
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