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Scanlan, Patricia

Works: 105 works in 564 publications in 9 languages and 9,824 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Humorous fiction  Christmas stories  Sagas  Poetry  Psychological fiction  Anecdotes  Chick lit 
Roles: Author, Editor, Artist
Classifications: PR6069.C32, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Patricia Scanlan
Most widely held works by Patricia Scanlan
Francesca's party by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francesca Kirwan finds herself competing with another woman for her husband
Two for joy by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Czech and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. But there is one nagging doubt: would Oliver have married her if she hadn't done the proposing herself? Meanwhile Cora Flynn, Oliver's bitter mother, has boycotted the wedding. She is determined that her detested new daughter-in-law will not become the number one woman in her son's life. Wedding guest Lorna Morgan can't wait to shake the dust of Kilronan off her shoes. She's destined for bright city lights, unlike her stick-in-the-mud cousin, Heather Williams, who was only invited to the 'afters' with her clodhopper boyfriend, Neil. But then, in Lorna's eyes, Heather's just an 'afters' sort of person and always will be. But worms turn, and what a difference a year makes. In Dublin, London and New York there is no respite for Noreen, Lorna or Heather. Only in Kilronan can the Pandora's box that was opened at Oliver Flynn's wedding finally be closed
With all my love by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a crystal clear Mediterranean day, Briony McAllister sits playing with her four-year-old daughter, Katie, while she waits for her mother, Valerie, to join them. Valerie has recently moved to a picturesque town in southern Spain to finally leave behind her turbulent past and find a peace that has always eluded her. Briony has no idea that in a few moments' time her relationship with her mother will change irrevocably. As Katie plays, Briony pulls from her bag an old photo album, found in a box in her mother's new home. As she begins to study the faded photos, a letter falls to the ground. It is addressed to her. My Darling Briony, it begins. As Briony reads the words with mounting shock, realisation dawns. Her mother lied to her about what happened with her beloved grandmother Tessa all those years ago - and denied Briony that most precious of relationships, the type of relationship Valerie now enjoys with Katie. The lives of three generations of women are set to change forever as the past is revisited and the truth unfolds through the undelivered letters Tessa wrote to Briony over the years
Orange blossom days by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a beautiful southern Spanish town, where the sea sparkles and orange blossoms scent the air, the gates of a brand new apartment complex, La Joya deAndalucia, glide open to welcome the new owners. Anna and Austen MacDonald, an Irish couple, are preparing to enjoy their retirement to the full. But the demands of family cause problems they have never foreseen and shake their marriage to the core. Sally-Ann Connolly Cooper, a feisty Texan mother of two young teenagers, is reeling from her husband's infidelity. La Joya becomes a place of solace for Sally-Ann, in more ways than one. Eduardo Sanchez, a haughty Madrileno, has set out with single-minded determination to become El Presidente of the complex's management committee. But pride comes before a fall. Jutta Sauer Perez, a sophisticated German who aspires to own her very own apartment in La Joya, works hard to reach her goal. Then the unthinkable happens. As their lives entwine and friendships and enmities develop, it becomes apparent that La Joya is not quite the haven they all expect it to be
Coming home by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming home is the last thing Alison wants to do, especially now that she{u2019}s met a rather attractive, sexy, down to earth neighbor who doesn{u2019}t believe in {u2018}non exclusive dating{u2019} unlike her wealthy boyfriend, Jonathan. But family ties are strong. Alison and Olivia sort their differences, the party throws up a few surprises and Christmas brings changes for Alison that she could never have imagined before coming home
Second chance by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and German and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading level: M [purple]
Double wedding by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessica and Carol, two childhood friends, are both engaged to be married. Secretly afraid her fiance will chicken out, Carol is insisting on a double wedding. This isn't what Jessica wants, but she is too soft to say no. Will Jessica and Carol's friendship survive the big day?
A time for friends by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Czech and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When are the boundaries of friendship pushed too far, and when is it time to stop flying over oceans for someone who wouldn't jump over a puddle for you? There comes a time when Hilary Hammond has to make that call. Hilary and Colette O'Mahony have been friends since childhood, but when irrepressible Jonathan Harpur breezes into Hilary's life and goes into business with her, Colette is not best pleased. After their first encounter Colette thinks he's a 'pushy upstart' while he thinks she's 'a snobby little diva'. And so the battle lines are drawn and Hilary is bang in the middle. But as the years roll by and each of them is faced with difficult times and tough decisions, one thing is clear ... to have a friend you must be a friend. And that's when Hilary discovers that sometimes your best friend can be your greatest enemy
Divided loyalties by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Czech and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cassidy's marriage is under pressure. Shauna wants another baby. Greg doesn't. She also has to endure her obnoxious in-laws, 'the Freeloaders', as her sister calls them. They arrive at her home at the drop of a hat, eat drink an stay as long as they like, without lifting a finger to help. Shuana's glad to be moving abroad. She'll be free of them a lat. Or will she? Carrie, Shuana's sister, feels put upon. The burben of looking after their elderly father rests on her and she's fed up. -- back cover
Ripples by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The McHugh's marriage is on the rocks. Daughter Ciara worries that her mother and father are going to divorce. Lillian, Ciara's grandmother, is worried too. Since her bullying husband died, she has begun to enjoy a nice life of her own making. What if her son leaves his wife and comes "home?" Brenda Johnston, "the other woman, "is very happy. She has everything to gain if the McHughs divorce. Or does she? Meanwhile, Mike and Kathy Stuart, the McHughs' best friends, are beginning to wonder if the friendship can survive their divorce. Then, one terrible night, everything changes ... From the Series Editor of Open Door The Open Door Series: Originally designed to promote adult literacy in Ireland, these original stories from best-loved authors and new voices showcase some of our best writing in short fiction
Forgive and forget by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and Czech and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when ex husbands start to fancy their first wives again? Can first wives forgive and forget when their husband has done the dirty on them? Connie Adams has to make choices. The lead up to her daughter's wedding has been utterly fraught. Debbie is absolutely adamant that she does not want her father, Barry, his glamorous second wife, Aimee or her stepsister, Melissa to attend. Barry is equally adamant that they will. But as Connie and Barry join forces to get things sorted sparks begin to fly. Few weddings go as planned especially when there is tension between families and the events that occur at this particular wedding will have far reaching repercussions that will leave their mark for years to come
Fair-weather friend by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and German and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading level: 4 [red]
Mirror, mirror by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and German and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Chris Wallace looks in the mirror, he sees a deep and complex man. Suzy Wallace, a woman scorned, wreaks havoc and revenge on her husband's mistress, once her best friend, now her sworn enemy. This is a tale of revenge and vindictiveness, as Chris Wallace finally tastes the bitter fruits of his deceits and gets what has been coming to him
Love and marriage by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an unplanned baby on the way, a newly-wed daughter whose marriage is already in trouble, a teenager who won't eat and doesn't think there's anything wrong with her, and, hiding secrets from each other, Barry and Aimee are on a rocky road
City girl by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three very different women face heartache, upheaval and reinvention in this romantic drama, which praises the power of friendship to pull you through when life gets tough. At 21, Devlin is seduced by the suave, sophisticated Colin Cantrell-King, an older married man and her boss. But this affair will leave her with some tough decisions to make. Caroline is afraid of being left on the shelf so jumps at the chance to marry the cool, detached and very attractive Richard. But, why does he never return her ardour with equal passion? Married mother Maggie feels trapped in a loveless marriage until she discovers her husband's infidelity. What will she do with her new-found sense of liberation?
Promises, promises by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AThe village of Glenree is home to the Munroe women: from the glamorous new in-law, Emma, to dogsbody Miriam and 'Airs-and-Graces' Sheila, who is forced to watch her own daughter Ellen become the talk of the county. Promises, Promises covers a decade in the lives of the four Munroe women - and the charming womanizer who left a trail of emotional destruction in his wake. A tale of love and heartbreak, laughter and tears that will strike a chord with all women ... especially those who have loved a rotter!
Happy ever after? by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly married Debbie, worried about debts is at her wits end with coke-sniffing, champagne swilling husband, Brian. Career woman and second wife Aimee is horrified to discover she’s pregnant and Barry her husband is delighted. Now Connie, Barry’s ex and mother to Debbie is needed to sort out their problems or can she leave them to it?
Foreign affairs by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four women, Paula, Jennifer, Brenda and Rachel are at a crossroads in their lives and they all have difficult choices to make. The women come to see each other in a different light when they stay together in a Greek villa. Will their marriages survive? And can their friendships be sustained?
City lives by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devlin, Caroline and Maggie are women in their prime. They have it all - careers, success, marriage. They are the envy of their peers. But at what price? This is the story of three women who have one great certainty in their lives - their friendship - through both the best and the worst of times
Apartment 3B by Patricia Scanlan( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luxurious, expensive Apartment 3B is for sale. Many want it, only one can buy it. Its owner, Liz Lacey, successful artist and darling of the jetset, is about to make dramatic changes in her life. Many of Dublin's elite come to view her apartment: sophisticated, cosmopolitan Lainey Conroy, globe-trotting media personality; Hugh Cassidy; gentle, determined Claire Moran who has triumphed over adversity; ambitious but tender-hearted Dominic Kent. And Cecily, sister-in-law to Lainey, who will stop at nothing in her plan for revenge
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Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.35 for Orange blo ... to 0.77 for Promises, ...)

Francesca's party
Two for joyComing homeSecond chanceDouble weddingDivided loyaltiesRipplesForgive and forgetFair-weather friend
Alternative Names
Patricia Scanlan Irish writer

Skenlena, Patricija 1958-

English (325)

Czech (17)

German (6)

French (5)

Polish (4)

Dutch (4)

Chinese (2)

Swedish (2)

Croatian (1)