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This is Now

By Ciara Geraghty

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Honest and wise, poignant and warm, this is completely absorbing storytelling for fans of Marian Keyes and Jojo Moyes.

An ordinary day. An ordinary bank. An ordinary street in an ordinary town. Nothing ever happens, until, one day, a shocking robbery turns life upside down for five people:

Cillian, a police detective,
Martha, the woman he thought was the life of his life,
Tobias, who came to Ireland after WWII and now lies in a coma, shot in the bank robbery,
Roman, the young Polish teenager who is suspected of pulling the trigger
and his mother Rosa, the cleaner, who dreamed of a better life for herself and her son . . .

. . . and things will never be ordinary again.

Ciara Geraghty's writing has that rare ability to make you laugh out loud as well as cry. She combines tangled human relationships with humour, romance and warmth to create something truly special.

Biographical Notes

Ciara Geraghty is the author of five previous novels, SAVING GRACE, BECOMING SCARLETT, FINDING MR FLOOD, LIFESAVING FOR BEGINNERS and NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU, which was shortlisted for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel Award in 2015. She lives in Dublin with her husband, three children and dog.

You can find out more at www.ciarageraghty.com, visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/CiaraGeraghtyBooks, or follow her on Twitter @ciarageraghty.

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  • Publication date: 05 May 2016
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I'm so pleased to have found Ciara! What a wonderful book - I loved it. I thought it had such heart and depth, and the characters were so real. I genuinely didn't want it to end. — Lucy Diamond on NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU
A smart, realistic and gritty love story . . . You will feel all the feelings - we can't remember the last time we rooted for two characters quite as much. Geraghty also deals very sensitively with mental health problems, and goes out of her way not to paint the other halves in the broken relationships as "baddies" . . . A romantic story with its feet firmly planted in the grittiness of real life. — Heat on NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU
Ciara Geraghty is a superb writer . . . She's the Irish Jojo Moyes, of Me Before You fame. Like Moyes, her books are meticulously researched, beautifully written, and infused with warmth, humour and human understanding. — Irish Examiner
My favourite author does it again in this superbly written perceptive, poignant novel that makes you laugh and cry! Oh, I envy you the read of this. Treat yourself to a brilliant book! — Patricia Scanlan on NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU
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Finding Mr Flood

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Dara Flood always says the most interesting thing about her life happened before she was born. Thirteen days before she came into the world, her father walked up the road and never came back.Now in her twenties, Dara's life has a careful routine. She lives in Dublin with her mother and sister Angel. She has pizza with friends every Wednesday, salsa class every Friday, and sees her boyfriend every Saturday. It's safe and that's the way she likes it.Then Angel gets desperately sick and Dara's ordered life falls apart. Neither she nor her mother is a compatible match for the kidney Angel needs. So Dara sets out to find the father who could be their last hope. But on the path to uncovering the truth about her father, Dara learns that to let life - and love - in, sometimes you just have to let go . . .

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