BOOK REVIEW THE SECRETS OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE BY CATHY KELLY

A special birthday party is the perfect chance to come together, but for the Branningans clan its about more thann just raising a glass….

 Bess is hoping to show everyone how happy her recent marriage is ,but behind all the party planning the cracks are beginning to show. Why is joining a new family so difficult? 

JoJo Bess’s step daughter, has a point to  make .Bess is not her mother, and she won’t ereplace The one she’s been missing every day for the past two years. And will she ever get the chance to become a mum herself?

Cousin cari is a fierce career woman who isn’t unnerved by anything apart  from facing the man who left her at the altar,and he’s on The guest list. Her job has been her safe place to hide -but is it time to let love into her life again?

Thanks to laughter ,tears and one surprise appearance, the brannigans might just discover the secrets of a happy marriage …. But will they find out before its too late?


Firstly thank you to Elaine at Orion for sending me a Copy to review.

I have really enjoyed the books of cathys that I’ve read so far.

This was a fun read and I enjoyed being involved In these characters lives.

My favorite was cari who is a very strong woman and her new love interest definitely caught my interest.

My only criticism is there was a lot of characters and at times there wasn’t an easy flow to the story-line. This often made the book feel unnecessarily busy ,taking the focus away from the main charactars .

However this is a modern tale of love friendship and family and what do you do when you feel you can’t get over the hurt in your life?

A very  enjoyable read from a author who knows how to write Womens fiction!

Published 9th march

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