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Once in a Lifetime

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  1,765 Ratings  ·  118 Reviews
Kenny's Department Store, with its handsome Edwardian facade, ist he jewel in the town of Ardagh's crown.
TV presenter Ingrid Fitzgerald has watched her husband David pour his heart and soul into the family store. She's juggled family life and her glittering carrer admirably. Now, as their children fly the nest, Ingrid discovers a secret that will shake her world to its ver
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Paperback, 469 pages
Published 2009 by Harper Collins
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Tea Jovanović
I adore her, but this one is not among her best ones... :(
Chloe
Dec 04, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The town of Ardagh in Ireland loves its local department store, Kenny’s, run by David Kenny. But things to do with the people aren’t all rosy. David’s wife Ingrid, a politics TV Presenter is juggling her family life and work life, but she soon unearths a secret that will shatter her world. Kenny’s employee Natalie is starting to question her father about her long-deceased mother, and finds out some shocking revelations that rock her. Charlie Fallon, a make-up guru at Kenny’s is in despair at her ...more
Joanne Freitas
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leitura agradável. Gostei mais do que estava à espera. Gosto de livros que me surpreendem pela positiva.
Louise King
Jan 26, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
By golly this book was hard work. I very nearly gave up on it on more than one occasion, however, by the time I was three quarters of the way through I figured I might as well continue. The book conceptually shows promise however it doesn't quite deliver. The book very unsatisfactorily jumps around a multitude of characters and concurrent story lines in such as way that it is difficult (almost impossible) to develop any kind of attachment, interest or empathy for all of the different characters. ...more
Janet
Feb 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This has to be one of the most unfortunate titles and cover art I've seen, the picture of a carefree young woman on a swing is misleading, a lesson in "don't judge a book by its cover". It appears to be a romance, or chick-lit, but it's actually a very well written, thoughtful, satisfying work of fiction for women. Yes, there are a few young women in the story, but the majority of the book focuses on middle-aged women, women who are in (or entering) the autumn of their lives and find that it's n ...more
Sarah Sammis
Successful woman happily married to successful man must re-examine her life after husband's untimely death. With lots and lots of mundane padding.

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Elke
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Niet mijn ding, komt erg traag op gang en pas op het einde komt er wat leven in de zaak waardoor je dingen gaat snappen. Het laatste deel was goed, de rest een beetje saai.
Chloe
Dec 04, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The town of Ardagh in Ireland loves its local department store, Kenny’s, run by David Kenny. But things to do with the people aren’t all rosy. David’s wife Ingrid, a politics TV Presenter is juggling her family life and work life, but she soon unearths a secret that will shatter her world. Kenny’s employee Natalie is starting to question her father about her long-deceased mother, and finds out some shocking revelations that rock her. Charlie Fallon, a make-up guru at Kenny’s is in despair at her ...more
Aathira Jim
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Far from being labeled as a chick lit, this is one that will make you think. It also tackles some serious subjects like alcoholism, child abuse, mother-daughter relationships. I loved the snippets of wisdom at the beginning of each chapter and planning to write it down in my journal to remind myself of what really should matter in life. So much love <3
Mariazita
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Mais um livro maravilhoso e doce da autora.
Mais quatro personagens com história sofridas e interligando-se entre si.Vidas com dramas e alegrias, descritos de uma maneira suave pela autora.Os livros de Cathy Kelly transmitem-me serenidade, e este em especial, pois vem carregado com a magia da personagem Star.Por mais difícil e triste que seja os momentos da vida das pessoas que habitam na pequena Ardagh, existe sempre uma lição de vida especial, que nos faz pensar .É um romance realista, do que p
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Born in Belfast but raised in Dublin, Cathy initially worked for thirteen years as a newspaper journalist with a national Irish Sunday newspaper, where she worked in news, features, along with spending time as an agony aunt and the paper’s film critic. However, her overwhelming love was always fiction and she published her first international bestseller, Woman To Woman, in 1997. She did not become ...more
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