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What if you lost your husband and you had to hold your family together?

'Heartfelt and deeply moving ... I couldn't put it down.' Susan Lewis
'Intriguing and thought provoking ... a great read.' Katie Fforde
'Gripping and thought-provoking - I was desperate to discover how it would pan out!' Paige Toon
'We ate this fabulous story up - 4 stars' Heat magazine
'Love, lies and longing - this has it all - 4 stars' Woman magazine
'Intriguing - a dramatic twist in the tale will keep you engrossed.' Candis

When Alice's husband Ben dies suddenly, her world falls apart. They shared twenty years and two daughters and life without him is unimaginable.
Having lost her parents while young, Alice understands her girls' pain. At fifteen, Jools is at that awkward age and only Ben could get through to her. And eleven-year-old Holly looks for the answer to everything in books but this time she's drawing a blank. Alice realizes that for their sakes she must summon up superhuman reserves of strength.
Somehow all three of them come through the dark days. In time, it's even possible for Alice to consider marrying again, with the girls' blessing. So when Ben turns up after three years, her world is again turned upside-down. The girls assume that their family can go back to the way they were. Alice is not so sure.
Once more Alice has to find the strength to be the mother her daughters need her to be. But this time what that means is far from clear ...
The Way We Were won the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction in 2015
'Fans of Sinéad know they can expect honesty, humour and great story-telling' Hello
%%%WINNER OF THE IRISH BOOK AWARD FOR POPULAR FICTION 2015
'Heartfelt and deeply moving ... I couldn't put it down.' Susan Lewis
'Intriguing and thought provoking ... a great read.' Katie Fforde
'Gripping and thought-provoking - I was desperate to discover how it would pan out!' Paige Toon
When Alice's husband Ben dies suddenly, her world falls apart. They shared twenty years and two daughters and life without him is unimaginable.
Having lost her parents while young, Alice understands her girls' pain. At fifteen, Jools is at that awkward age and only Ben could get through to her. And eleven-year-old Holly looks for the answer to everything in books but this time she's drawing a blank. Alice realizes that for their sakes she must summon up superhuman reserves of strength.
Somehow all three of them come through the dark days. In time, it's even possible for Alice to consider marrying again, with the girls' blessing. So when Ben turns up after three years, her world is again turned upside-down. The girls assume that their family can go back to the way they were. Alice is not so sure.
Once more Alice has to find the strength to be the mother her daughters need her to be. But this time what that means is far from clear ...
'Smart family drama that packs a punch' Heat on The Secrets Sisters Keep
'Fans of Sinéad know they can expect honesty, humour and great story-telling' Hello

Reviews

Heartfelt and deeply moving . . . I couldn’t put it down

Susan Lewis

Intriguing and thought-provoking . . . a great read

Katie Fforde

Gripping – I was desperate to discover how it would pan out!

Paige Toon

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  • Paperback

    9780241970720

    May 2, 2016

    Penguin General UK

    448 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781844883493

    July 29, 2015

    Penguin General UK

    400 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • The Way We Were
    Sinead Moriarty

    EBook

    9781844883509

    July 30, 2015

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