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New Title Out March 2011 … ‘Love And Marriage’ by Patricia Scanlan

After avidly devouring ‘Apartment 3B’, by prolific Irish author, Patricia Scanlan, I was excited to find out that she has a new book due for release, in March 2011.

This excitement was, however, subdued somewhat, when I learned that ‘Love and Marriage‘ is the third volume in a trilogy and I have neither read, nor in fact own, either of the previous two volumes; ‘Forgive and Forget ‘ and ‘Happy Ever After

Now I have to seriously think about increasing the size of my TBR mountain (something which I vowed not to do in 2011) and acquire all three volumes, to read in sequence, as from reading the synopsis, it is unclear whether ‘Love And Marriage’ will stand up to scrutiny as a separate entity.


‘Love And Marriage’ by Patricia Scanlan

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When love flies out the window married life can be hell. 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.

When love flies in the window ex-wives can cause a lot of trouble. And Marianna is going to cause as much trouble as she possibly can to make sure that her former husband is not going to waltz down the aisle with his new love. Families in crisis, passion, tragedy, and the healing powers of love…


It is just going to have to be done, isn’t it? Three more small books, can’t make that much difference to the pile … really!!

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  • I read the beginning of this thinking, “Wow, lucky Yvonne, discovering a whole new trilogy where she isn’t going to have to wait for the publication of the next volume to see how the story works out!” However, having read on I see your problem. I’m glad to see your solution is the same as mine would have been. What is a tbr mountain for except to be added to after. After all isn’t Everest supposed to be growing every year?

    • Hi Annie,

      Your sentiments echo my own exactly, if it weren’t for the fact that there is getting to be less and less space for the humans in our modest bungalow and more like an extension of the local library or book shop!

      Many would say that I should switch to an e-reader, great; except for the fact that it would cost me an absolute fortune to replace all my existing books, with their e-reader counterparts; I already have more books in my TBR ‘Everest’ than can possibly be read in a lifetime; when charity shops are such a rich source of material at very reasonable prices and you are helping someone else with your contribution into the bargain.

      It’s still a dead cert that my TBR is going to increase by at least three more though, because I just MUST have this trilogy!!

  • My mum got me in to patrica scanlan, and im steadily working my way through all her books, now on city lives have just finished city woman minutes ago! i read a book and pick up another and much to my mothers dismay our house is like a library now, and i know replacing your books to e-books would be expensive, …. just think in years to come those books you have kepting adding too may become priceless! e-books for me are impersonal .. the texture, the binding, the old smell of old books all my favourite things. Enjoy the triology ! im excited to see what happens!

    • Hi Louisa,

      Thanks for taking the time and trouble to comment, it is appreciated, I
      always enjoy chatting to new people.

      I like Patricia Scanlan’s style of writing, it seems to flow so easily and
      her characters are always described in great detail, with tangible
      personalities individually crafted.

      Our house has more books than our local library, or that’s what my husband
      reckons and I think he may be half right!!

      Every nook and cranny is filled with books that I have yet to read.

      I am still holding out against an e-reader, as like yourself, I prefer the
      handling, look and smell of the printed word. You just about said it all,
      when you commented that e-books were impersonal, having a book by your side,
      is like being with an old friend.

      Besides which, I will never live long enough to read all the books I have,
      so I certainly don’t need to worry about e-books.

      I shall certainly be buying the Patricia Scanlan trilogy, to add to my
      mountain, so watch this space!!

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