Someone Like You

Someone Like You

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by Cathy Kelly
     
 

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Cathy Kelly has enjoyed unprecedented success in the UK and her native Ireland. Building on the popularity of her "Dear Cathy" advice column, Kelly brings to her fiction a warmth and humor that speaks to women everywhere.

Hannah, Emma, and Leonie, three women at critical turning points in their lives, meet on holiday and find themselves changing in unexpected…  See more details below

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Cathy Kelly has enjoyed unprecedented success in the UK and her native Ireland. Building on the popularity of her "Dear Cathy" advice column, Kelly brings to her fiction a warmth and humor that speaks to women everywhere.

Hannah, Emma, and Leonie, three women at critical turning points in their lives, meet on holiday and find themselves changing in unexpected ways. Hannah, young, beautiful and reeling from the betrayal of a lover, decides to throw herself into her career and embrace the single life. Emma, married for two years and hoping to start a family, constantly questions her ability to be a parent, while still allowing her own parents to interfere in her life. Leonie, generously proportioned and equally big-hearted, wonders if she'll ever find love with three teenage children in tow.

Someone Like You is a celebration of life and friendship, firmly establishing Cathy Kelly as a captivating new voice in contemporary women's fiction.

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Editorial Reviews

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Finally, a women's novel where the women don't spend the whole book thinking about men.
People Magazine
Kelly's plucky heroines...particularly Leonie...confronts single parenthood and divorcee dating with sass, vulnerability and humor.
Albuquerque Sunday Journal
...lighthearted, level-headed and sexy.
Harriet's Book Reviews
...an enjoyable female buddy novel.
Kirkus Reviews
Three women plus assorted lovers, husbands, and children. American-born Hannah Campbell is 37, single, and having an affair with a younger man: ultrabuff gym rat Jeff. He takes her mind off her selfish ex, Harry, who's been gone for months, exploring the Amazon or something. Perhaps it's time she took a trip herself. . . . In Egypt, she meets Leonie, a 40-ish veterinary nurse with bleached-blond hair and too much eyeliner, the divorced mother of three teenagers who needs a break. Then there's plain Emma Sheridan, who obviously wishes she weren't prancing around the Pyramids with her loudmouthed father and fussbudget mother. By the time the camels-and-couscous tour comes to an end, the three women are fast friends and keep in touch on their return to Ireland. Leonie begins a series of disastrous dates gotten from the personals, Emma struggles with her inability to conceive, and Hannah falls for a sexy actor. She's madly in love with Felix, who alternates between the passionate and fickle—and is always self-absorbed. Can she commit to such a man? A broken condom resolves the issue: she's pregnant. She finds out later that loving a famous actor isn't as much fun as she thought, though she does love her beautiful baby daughter. Then she catches Felix in bed with the sexy au pair. Meanwhile, Leonie's kids have visited their rich father in America and returned with all sorts of bad habits and some alarming news: her ex is about to remarry. Leonie is determined to find true love now, but there are problems with her children—in fact, she can't believe now that she ever wanted kids at all. . . . Commonplace story, but bestselling UK novelist Kelly has a wonderful flair forcharacterization and a gentle sense of humor: an appealing debut on this side of the Atlantic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101213148
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
685,147
File size:
616 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Cathy Kelly is a bestselling author in the U.K. and her native Ireland. A former news and fashion editor and the creator of the popular Irish "Dear Cathy" advice column, she currently writes a column for Dublin's Sunday World.

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Someone Like You 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up this book I don't know what I actually expected. By the fourth chapter I couldn't put it down. It really paints a picture of what 'TRUE FRIENDSHIP' is all about. I would love to see Ms. Kelly write a second book about how these three women evolved in their lives. GREAT JOB! Girls Rule.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book very easy to read and relate to. I found something with each character that I was familiar with. The only issue I had was the unrevealing setting. The author relies on speech mannerisms to tell you the setting instead of just telling you. Also some minor errors in facts but otherwise enjoyable if you don't get hung up on mistakes like 'My dog is half labrador, half retriever.' Aren't Labrador's always retrievers?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was incredible. The bond between friends really shines out throughout the book. An excellent read!!!