‘Absolutely fantastic!... I cannot recommend this book enough!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
When Evelyn Dooley married her high-school sweetheart, James, she thought she was set for life. Now she’s twenty-eight, single, and fleeing to Dublin from her hometown to avoid the gossip surrounding their break-up. And all because of a test-your-relationship board game.
This was not in her five-year plan.
Then a chance encounter with gorgeous musician Danny leads to an unlikely friendship, and soon the pair are running music nights together in one of the oldest pubs in Dublin. For the first time Evelyn is following her dreams rather than someone else’s – and sparks are beginning to fly between her and Danny…
But when her savings run out and home beckons, Evelyn has to choose. The safe, comfortable life she left behind, or a new adventure with Danny? Will Evelyn flee back to the familiarity of her ex, or reach for the stars and take a leap into the unknown?
A laugh-out-loud, feel-good story of friendship, second chances, and romance, perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Lindsey Kelk and Marian Keyes.
This book was previously published as Reach for the Stars.
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‘I really enjoyed this book!! It genuinely made me feel good… I laughed out loud… I loved it – 5 stars from me.’ Donna’s Book Blog, 5 stars
‘An absolutely phenomenal read… I was glued to Evelyn’s story… Everything I could have wished for… Outstanding… Easiest five stars ever!’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars
‘Colleen Coleman has done it again!... I read this book in one go… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
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‘I loved this book.’ Librarian, 5 stars
In his compilation of darkly humorous short stories, Tim Corkery shares a look into the minds of a band of characters forced to make choices in lifesome with deadly consequences. Bob and Linda live in an apartment beneath a man and his ailing motherbut no one has ever seen Mother Dearest. Colin hasnt visited his aunt Mary in Old Nantasket in quite some time. He hopes she can help him with his math homework. But when he receives a strange note from his teacher in his math book, Colin is sent on a dangerous, wild goose chase that leads him straight to a kidnapper.
Funny to Horror shares a collection of entertaining short tales that explore the humor and horror in life and prove that sometimes being young, rich, and beautiful is just not enough.
Within these pages are the memories of two senior citizens who drove their family and neighbors absolutely crazy with their youthful foolhardiness during the forties and fifties in Acton, Massachusetts. True stories of two youngsters who terrorized a town, enraged their parents, Ole Ern and Ethel, their neighbors, Ray and Bell Harris, and succeeded in blaming all of them on another kid labeled Gunk, who is ultimately the star of this book. “He was much taller than us, and uglier too. The jerk was as stupid as a box of hair, yet because he thought it funny to push my four-year-old face into his butt and release gas . . . well, it was war.”
It didn’t matter what crime we committed; the fact that Gunk was there to take the blame ensured that Ron and I would live another day to get up to more antics, create more chaos, which would be enough to condemn our neighbor across the street. Ron and I did so many tricks on a lot of people that the end results of blaming that other person and getting away with it were so funny that inspiration became an extension of our disruptive activities.
Gunk Did It became my mantra for the subsequent indiscretions and were cause for his receiving castigations from anyone we deemed necessary. Predictable as always, as we were to proclaim that Gunk Did It, we never tired of conspiring against him. I owe my learning to inflict falsehoods never dreamed of by humankind to Gunk’s butt-inflicted abuse, which initiated and developed our proclivity for youthful and very funny revenge.