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'I laughed. I cried. I laughed again' Sinéad Moriarty

'An enthralling read with... so many laughs along the way' Liz Nugent

'A funny, poignant and moving read' My Weekly

From bestselling Irish writer Anna McPartlin, Waiting for the Miracle is an uplifting novel about how good friends can help you see the funny side of life, even in the darkest of days. Perfect for fans of Sheila O'Flanagan and Marian Keyes.

2010

Caroline can't get pregnant, Janet can't hold a pregnancy, Natalie's sperm donor is a stoner with a bad attitude and Ronnie is, well, no one knows Ronnie's story. When the women meet in an infertility group, they quickly
form a firm - if slightly odd - friendship and their lives begin to change.

1976

When 16-year-old Catherine's pregnancy is revealed, she's sent to a convent to give birth. Her baby is taken from her, and she re-emerges into the world, down but not out, determined to fight back. She finds work, a home and acceptance with gay hairdresser and fellow outsider and her life begins again.

Waiting for the Miracle is story about finding your tribe, at any age. It's about love, loss, friendship and
laughing at yourself. It's about life.

'Takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions... you'll be laughing through your tears at the sharp and funny dialogue' NFOP magazine

Praise for Anna McPartlin:

'Anna McPartlin's novel is brilliant, funny and immensely moving' Catherine Isaac, author of You, Me, Everything

'It's such a gorgeous examination of grief while also being honest, hilarious and totally relatable. I LOVED this book!' Fionnuala Kearney, author of The Book of Love

'When I wasn't reaching for the Kleenex to wipe away a little tear, I was guffawing with laughter - Anna has the gift of being able to make you laugh and sob, and all on a single page.' Claudia Carroll, author of The Women of Primrose Square

Readers love Waiting for the Miracle:

'Who will have the happy ever after dream and who will settle for the dream never happening? I raced though it in 2 days to find out. I particularly loved the flitting between current day and the character Catherine's story from the past and was eager to see how the 2 would come together. Wrap yourself up in a duvet and start reading. You won't be disappointed.'

'You will be gripped by both stories and wonder where the book is going... but it gets better and better.'
'Loved loved loved it! As always an amazing story with real life issues, read it in 3 days couldn't put it down going to work was a bit of inconvenience lol can't wait for the next one, thanks Anna'

'Another emotional rollercoaster read about loss, hope, courage & friendship, I was hooked right from the very start, I loved how the story changed between current day and the past with Catherine's story, have your tissues ready.'

'Didn't want it to end.'

'McPartlin excels in the one-liner, and finding something to laugh about in the darkest of times.'

'I do not hesitate to recommend this magnificent book to everyone. Sure to be in my top books of this year.'

'A story of hope over heartbreak told with Irish humour and charm.'

'Anna McPartlin has done it again! Another stunning read that ends with me in tears yet also smiling.'

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