Kelly, Cathy What She Wants

ISBN 13: 9780007273935

What She Wants

3.73 avg rating
( 1,690 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780007273935: What She Wants

Sometimes what you want isn’t always what you need

When Matt decides to uproot his family and move to Ireland, his wife Hope has no choice but to go with him. But their move is a far cry from the rustic romantic life that he promised – with Matt spending every day at the local arts centre, Hope has to look after the children on her own in their small run-down cottage, miles away her friends. It's not long before she's desperately lonely and she's got nowhere to turn.

Back in London, her sister Sam is completely different. Brittle and sharp, she's a mover and a shaker, with a fantastic job as the managing director of a major record label. Having decided she's never going to be anybody's accessory, she oozes a well-practiced unapproachable air.

But just as Hope is having to reassess her life and learn to be stronger and more independent, so Sam is forced to reshuffle the pieces of her world . . .

Wild child Nicole Turner reckoned that she’d still be going for wild party nights with the girls, maybe singing a bit of karaoke, possibly snogging a guy here or there, and trying not to get fired for using the office phone to make personal phone calls.

And grandmother Virginia Connell thought she’d still be happily married to her beloved Bill, teasing him for spending too much time on the golf course and not enough time walking the dog or cutting the grass.

But they were all wrong. When life changes suddenly for each of these four women, thay have to look deep inside themselves to discover what they really want in order to survive the turmoil. And they discover that a sense of belonging, a loving family and good friends can make all the difference.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

When Matt decides to uproot his family and move to Ireland in Cathy Kelly's novel, What She Wants, his wife Hope has no choice but to go with him. "Needy and pathetically hungry for love", Hope has such a horror of being abandoned that she'll do anything to keep him by her side. But their move to the rural village of Redlion is a far cry from the rustic romantic life that he promised--with Matt spending every day at the local arts centre, Hope has to look after the children on her own for hours on end in their small run-down cottage, miles away from any friends or family. It's not long before she's desperately lonely, their marriage is on the rocks and she's got nowhere to turn.

Back in London, her sister Sam is completely different. Brittle and sharp, she's a mover and a shaker, with a fantastic job as the managing director of a major record label. Having decided she's never going to be anybody's accessory, she oozes a well-practiced unapproachable air. But just as Hope is having to reassess her life and learn to be stronger and more independent, so Sam is forced to reshuffle the pieces of her world, to stop pushing people away and allow herself to be vulnerable.

If you're strong enough to cart this giant of a book about, What She Wants is a great read. Despite the slightly heavy-handed, laboured style, it's a classic page-turner that focuses on real women facing life-changing challenges. What She Wants is the fifth novel by the bestselling Irish author Cathy Kelly, who won the Parker Romantic Novel of the Year Award for her fourth novel Someone Like You. Kelly, a columnist for the Irish Sunday World, openly admits she writes books that she would want to read herself--a winning formula judging by her sales record. --Jane Honey

Review:

Praise for Cathy Kelly

‘Warm, lyrical, fascinating and comforting…genius!’ Marian Keyes

'Vintage Kelly territory – it's a book for those who believe in love' Evening Herald

'Entertaining, moving and as vivid as a screenplay – presents a picture of the lives of Irish women which, like all good fiction, brings the truth into sharp relief' Irish Independent

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kelly, Cathy
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0007273932 ISBN 13: 9780007273935
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, What She Wants, Cathy Kelly, Sometimes what you want isn't always what you need When Matt decides to uproot his family and move to Ireland, his wife Hope has no choice but to go with him. But their move is a far cry from the rustic romantic life that he promised - with Matt spending every day at the local arts centre, Hope has to look after the children on her own in their small run-down cottage, miles away her friends. It's not long before she's desperately lonely and she's got nowhere to turn. Back in London, her sister Sam is completely different. Brittle and sharp, she's a mover and a shaker, with a fantastic job as the managing director of a major record label. Having decided she's never going to be anybody's accessory, she oozes a well-practiced unapproachable air. But just as Hope is having to reassess her life and learn to be stronger and more independent, so Sam is forced to reshuffle the pieces of her world .Wild child Nicole Turner reckoned that she'd still be going for wild party nights with the girls, maybe singing a bit of karaoke, possibly snogging a guy here or there, and trying not to get fired for using the office phone to make personal phone calls. And grandmother Virginia Connell thought she'd still be happily married to her beloved Bill, teasing him for spending too much time on the golf course and not enough time walking the dog or cutting the grass. But they were all wrong. When life changes suddenly for each of these four women, thay have to look deep inside themselves to discover what they really want in order to survive the turmoil. And they discover that a sense of belonging, a loving family and good friends can make all the difference. Bookseller Inventory # B9780007273935

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kelly, Cathy
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007273932 ISBN 13: 9780007273935
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Sometimes what you want isn t always what you need When Matt decides to uproot his family and move to Ireland, his wife Hope has no choice but to go with him. But their move is a far cry from the rustic romantic life that he promised - with Matt spending every day at the local arts centre, Hope has to look after the children on her own in their small run-down cottage, miles away her friends. It s not long before she s desperately lonely and she s got nowhere to turn. Back in London, her sister Sam is completely different. Brittle and sharp, she s a mover and a shaker, with a fantastic job as the managing director of a major record label. Having decided she s never going to be anybody s accessory, she oozes a well-practiced unapproachable air. But just as Hope is having to reassess her life and learn to be stronger and more independent, so Sam is forced to reshuffle the pieces of her world .Wild child Nicole Turner reckoned that she d still be going for wild party nights with the girls, maybe singing a bit of karaoke, possibly snogging a guy here or there, and trying not to get fired for using the office phone to make personal phone calls. And grandmother Virginia Connell thought she d still be happily married to her beloved Bill, teasing him for spending too much time on the golf course and not enough time walking the dog or cutting the grass. But they were all wrong. When life changes suddenly for each of these four women, thay have to look deep inside themselves to discover what they really want in order to survive the turmoil. And they discover that a sense of belonging, a loving family and good friends can make all the difference. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007273935

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kelly, Cathy
Published by Harper (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007273932 ISBN 13: 9780007273935
New Softcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Speedy Hen
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2008. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0007273932. Bookseller Inventory # ST0007273932

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kelly, Cathy
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007273932 ISBN 13: 9780007273935
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Sometimes what you want isn t always what you need When Matt decides to uproot his family and move to Ireland, his wife Hope has no choice but to go with him. But their move is a far cry from the rustic romantic life that he promised - with Matt spending every day at the local arts centre, Hope has to look after the children on her own in their small run-down cottage, miles away her friends. It s not long before she s desperately lonely and she s got nowhere to turn. Back in London, her sister Sam is completely different. Brittle and sharp, she s a mover and a shaker, with a fantastic job as the managing director of a major record label. Having decided she s never going to be anybody s accessory, she oozes a well-practiced unapproachable air. But just as Hope is having to reassess her life and learn to be stronger and more independent, so Sam is forced to reshuffle the pieces of her world .Wild child Nicole Turner reckoned that she d still be going for wild party nights with the girls, maybe singing a bit of karaoke, possibly snogging a guy here or there, and trying not to get fired for using the office phone to make personal phone calls. And grandmother Virginia Connell thought she d still be happily married to her beloved Bill, teasing him for spending too much time on the golf course and not enough time walking the dog or cutting the grass. But they were all wrong. When life changes suddenly for each of these four women, thay have to look deep inside themselves to discover what they really want in order to survive the turmoil. And they discover that a sense of belonging, a loving family and good friends can make all the difference. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007273935

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kelly, Cathy
Published by HarperCollins Publishers 2008-06-02, London (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007273932 ISBN 13: 9780007273935
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers 2008-06-02, London, 2008. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007273935

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kelly, Cathy
ISBN 10: 0007273932 ISBN 13: 9780007273935
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800072739350000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kelly, Cathy
Published by Harper 2008-03-31|NU-GRD-00381458 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007273932 ISBN 13: 9780007273935
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper 2008-03-31|NU-GRD-00381458, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 9780007273935. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00381458

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.49
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Kelly, Cathy
ISBN 10: 0007273932 ISBN 13: 9780007273935
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; Sometimes what you want isn't always what you need When Matt decides to uproot his family and move to Ireland, his wife Hope has no choice but to go with him. But their move is a far cry from the rustic romantic life that he promised - with Matt spending every day at the local arts centre, Hope has. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780007273935_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kelly, Cathy
Published by Harper (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007273932 ISBN 13: 9780007273935
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Green Books
(Wicklow, Ireland)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2008. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New Book. Shipping: Once your order has been confirmed and payment received, your order will then be processed. The book will be located by our staff, packaged and despatched to you as quickly as possible. From time to time, items get mislaid en route. If your item fails to arrive, please contact us first. We will endeavour to trace the item for you and where necessary, replace or refund the item. Please do not leave negative feedback without contacting us first. All orders will be dispatched within two working days. If you have any quesions please contact us. Bookseller Inventory # V9780007273935

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.41
From Ireland to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Kelly, Cathy
Published by Harper (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007273932 ISBN 13: 9780007273935
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2008. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GA9780007273935

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.41
From Germany to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book