Someone Like You 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 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.

About Cathy Kelly

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Sarah Dessen is the author of seven previous novels for young adults, including the "New York Times" bestseller "Just Listen," She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Published July 1, 2001 by Plume. 480 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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.

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Leonie Delaney, a divorced veterinary nurse and animal lover, is a devoted mother of three teenagers who, after six dateless years, finally resorts to a personal ad to find a man, calling herself voluptuous rather than overweight.

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She has fleshed them out, juxtaposing their contemporary, individual lives against some old fashioned, romantic notions concerning issues about life, relationships with men, and friendships between women.

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But Kelly's plucky heroines do build bonds with the reader—particularly Leonie, who confronts single parenthood and divorcée dating with sass, vulnerability and humor.

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