WorldCat Identities

Kelly, Cathy

Works: 102 works in 814 publications in 20 languages and 17,921 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Chick lit  Romance fiction  Christmas stories  Short stories  Short stories, English  Sagas  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6061.E484, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cathy Kelly
Past secrets by Cathy Kelly( Book )

51 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Past Secrets" explores the complex relationships between friends and family, and the complications that ensue when the past unexpectedly collides with the present
Lessons in heartbreak by Cathy Kelly( Book )

42 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Izzie Silver, a warmhearted Irishwoman with a mane of chestnut hair and a zest for life, is a New York success story, a highly successful booking agent at a top-notch modeling agency. But while she dreams of starting an agency for plus-size models, at heart she's still the convent schoolgirl from the exquisite Irish coastal town of Tamarin. Which is why falling in love with a married man is something Izzie couldn't possible imagine herself doing, until it happens. And it's something she feels she could never tell her beloved family. Meanwhile, back in Tamarin, there's heartache, too. Izzie's aunt Anneliese is trying to hide her pain at her husband's betrayal of their marriage. And Lily, family matriarch and still feisty despite being nearly ninety, is taken ill. In her hospital bed, she reveals a tantalizing hint of a secret she has kept for decades, from her time as a 1930s servant girl at the local big house, before she ran off to London during World War Two to train as a nurse. Will the family be torn apart by the secrets they can't reveal, or will they have the courage to share their heartbreak and their joy?"--Page 4 of cover
Once in a lifetime by Cathy Kelly( Book )

39 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A web of friendship, love, and secrets runs through the Irish town of Ardagh and Kenny's Department Store
Homecoming by Cathy Kelly( Book )

38 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes the only way forward is the road that takes you home. Eleanor is back in Ireland after a lifetime in New York. Actress Megan is seeking anonymity from a tabloid scandal. Rae, manager of the local café, is hiding secrets of her own. Connie has an abundance of blessings-- and a deep-seated loneliness. As their lives intertwine, they learn that finding your way can lead to the last place you expected
The house on Willow Street by Cathy Kelly( Book )

35 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four women--Tess, who faces a crumbling marriage; her sister Suki, who is the victim of a dirt-digging biographer; Mara, who is seeking sanctuary; and Danae, a postmistress who guards the town's secrets--must confront their pasts before they can look to the future
Always and forever by Cathy Kelly( Book )

55 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Their satisfying lives compromised by such challenges as career changes, parenting responsibilities, and difficult relationships with men, three Irish women gather at a spa and receive assistance from a fourth woman who helps them to rethink their priorities"--NoveList
Someone like you by Cathy Kelly( Book )

49 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma, Leonie and Hannah all want just one thing in life - and then they'll be truly happy. For just-married Emma, happiness means escaping the control of her domineering father and conceiving a much longed for child with her beloved husband. For Leonie, divorced mother of three teenagers, it means finding the true love that was missing from her ten-year marriage. And for Hannah, striking out alone after the man she loved abandoned her, happiness means independence and security - something she doesn't think any man can provide. As they work out their hopes, needs and desires, Emma, Leonie and Hannah come to rely more and more on one another's support in their battles to win through. But sometimes when you wish with all your heart for a dream to come true, you risk destroying the happiness within your reach
What she wants : a novel by Cathy Kelly( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Hope struggles to balance her career and family, her sister Sam endeavors to run a record label, their friend Virginia plans to build a retirement dream home, and Nicole loses herself in the party life
It started with Paris by Cathy Kelly( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It all started with Paris. At the top of the Eiffel Tower, a young man proposes to his girlfriend. In that second, everything changes, not just for the happy couple, but for the family and friends awaiting their return in Ireland
Just between us by Cathy Kelly( Book )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Miller sisters are close despite their differences. Stella, the oldest, is a single mother discovering love again with a divorced client. Tara is a successful scriptwriter adapting to life as a newlywed. Holly, the youngest, struggles to overcome her shyness at work and around men. Their whole familial framework is shaken when their devoted mother, Rose, reveals on her fortieth anniversary that she's fed up with her husband's philandering and is leaving him
Best of friends : a novel by Cathy Kelly( Book )

43 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy touches four women who face betrayal, temptation, insecurity, and secrets, and then draw together in their sadness when they realize that life is for living
The honey queen by Cathy Kelly( Book )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's easy to fall in love with the beautiful town of Redstone - the locals wave and chat to each other, the shops are full of cheerful hustle and bustle. And amidst all this activity, two women believe they are getting on just fine. Francesca takes everything in her stride, including a husband whose lost his job and the onset of menopause. Peggy, approaching 30, has opened her own knitting shop on the town's high street. It's a dream come true, but she still feels adrift. When Australian-raised Lillie finally makes it back home to Ireland, she's drawn right into the heart of Redstone's thriving community, and all of her hard-earned wisdom will be called into play as she helps new friends navigate unchartered territory
Between sisters by Cathy Kelly( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the women of Delaney Square ... Cassie has spent her married life doing everything right - making sure her children have the perfect life, being a devoted wife and a dutiful daughter-in-law. Although it's left her so exhausted that 'wine o'clock' comes a little earlier each afternoon ... Her sister Coco runs a vintage dress shop and has shied away from commitment over the years. Coco believes men complicate things, and she's got enough to contend with. Until a face from her past returns. Watching over them is grandmother Pearl, tucked away in her little house in Delaney Square. But something is keeping her awake at night. Was she right to do what she did all those years ago? And then there's Elsa, the polished face of daytime TV, who's battled demons of her own in the past and come out on top. Now Elsa faces one final fight - but it will require more bravery than anything which has come before
Woman to woman by Cathy Kelly( Book )

35 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best friends Aisling Moran and Jo Ryan think they have it all. Aisling is deliriously happy with her brilliant editor husband, two beautiful ten-year-old sons and a comfortable home. As a journalist with an Irish glossy magazine, Jo has a great career, independence and a drop-dead gorgeous boyfriend. But all that's about to change. One Friday morning, Aisling finds a receipt for expensive lingerie in her husband's suit pocket and Jo finds a blue line on her blue-for-positive pregnancy testing kit. By Friday night, it's all over - or has it only just begun
Christmas Magic by Cathy Kelly( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A festive collection of short stories. Cathy Kelly, the number 1 best-selling Irish author, has created her first collection of heart-warming short stories. Christmas Magic is full of charming tales of life, love and the everyday dilemmas that we all face, all told in Cathy's warm voice
She's the one by Cathy Kelly( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Dee - an agony aunt on an Irish newspaper, with more problems than her readers. She's engaged to Gary, but he's far from perfect and his mother is driving her crazy...Now meet Isabel - her husband has just lost everything in a business deal and Isabel has gone home to Dublin with their two teenage girls. Getting the job as women's editor on the paper would be a dream come true for both women, but they can't both get what they want...or can they?
Letter from Chicago by Cathy Kelly( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and German and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters live on either side of the Atlantic. They write each other letters over the years boasting about their lives. When a granddaughter decides to come visit in Ireland, the truth may be revealed
Never too late by Cathy Kelly( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lot can happen in a year - and Evie, Cara and Olivia are about to find out just how much ... Evie is a hopeless romantic who's never had a chance to do her own thing, and deep down she knows that marrying Simon isn't going to help. Her sister Cara's a walking disaster when it comes to relationships, and she's not much better in the workplace either. And her best friend Olivia can't quite bring herself to admit that she's married to the wrong man - after all, what would she do without him? When they go home for Christmas, Evie's father announces that he's getting remarried. That shouldn't change anything - but then they don't know who they're going to meet at the wedding
The perfect holiday by Cathy Kelly( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading level: 5 [blue]
Secrets of a happy marriage by Cathy Kelly( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bess is hoping to show everyone just how happy her recent marriage is, but behind all the party-planning the cracks are beginning to show. Why is joining a family so difficult? Jojo, Bess's stepdaughter, has a point to make. Bess is not her mother, and she won't replace the one she's been missing every day for the last two years. And will she ever get the chance to become a mum herself? Cousin Cari is a fierce career-woman who isn't unnerved by anything - apart from facing the man who left her at the alter, and he's on the guestlist. Her job has been a safe place to hide ever since - but is it time to let love into her life again? Thanks to laughter, tears and one surprise appearance, the Brannigans might just discover the secrets of a happy marriage ...But will they find out before it's too late?
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Alternative Names
Cathy Kelly Brits romanschrijfster

Cathy Kelly escritora irlandesa

Cathy Kelly irische Schriftstellerin

Cathy Kelly Irish writer

Kelli, K.

Kelli, Kėti

Kellija, Ketija 1966-

Kelly, Cathy

Келли, Кэти

ケリー, キャシー

Lessons in heartbreakOnce in a lifetimeHomecomingAlways and foreverSomeone like youWhat she wants : a novelJust between usBest of friends : a novel