The Family Gift written by Cathy Kelly, publisher Orion, is available NOW in ebook, hardcover, audiobook and paperback format.
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Freya Abalone has a big, messy, wonderful family, a fantastic career, and a new house.
But that’s on the outside.
On the inside, she’s got Mildred – the name she’s given to that nagging inner critic who tells us all we’re not good enough.
And now Freya’s beloved blended family is under threat. Dan’s first wife Elisa, the glamorous, manipulative woman who happily abandoned her daughter to Freya and Dan’s care and left the country, has elbowed her way back into their lives.
But Freya knows that when life gives you lemons, you throw them right back.
Can Freya put her family – and herself – back together? Find out in Cathy Kelly’s warmest, wisest and funniest book yet…
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating the release of the paperback of Cathy Kelly’s latest novel: The Family Gift. It’s an honour to be one of the 20 bloggers celebrating Cathy Kelly’s 20th book.
The Family Gift is a wonderful family drama for the modern world we live in now. Freya is a wife, mother, daughter, top celebrity chef but she’s also a victim to many hurdles in life that have been thrown her way. This last year so much tragedy, trauma, heartache and strain has been dumped onto Freya and her family but Freya has tried to shoulder all the worries, concerns and struggles by herself but it’s now catching up with her.
Moving house was hopefully the fresh start she needed but with her life in a chaotic shambles of a multitude of boxes Freya soon loses sight of her focus. However, the move has given her the gift of new friends with the owners of a local café providing much needed solace and a dear elderly lady customer of the café proves to be of great comfort to Freya.
However, when someone from the past starts to reintegrate back in their lives Freya starts to feel threatened and is afraid her family structure she’s so lovingly built will be broken.
Cathy Kelly writes wonderful, heartfelt stories about people and their everyday lives. She has a real skill of getting to know the intricacies of peoples minds and personalities and she weaves her words to create a magical, heartfelt, honest family saga.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Family Gift, Freya’s story resonated with me on so many levels. Cathy Kelly’s characters are written with warmth and charm and you will feel a connection to them sympathising and acknowledging their plights. Warm-hearted, charming and very real.
About the Author
Cathy Kelly is published around the world, with millions of books in print. Cathy is the bestselling author of The Honey Queen, Once in a Lifetime and Between Sisters, and is a No.1 bestseller in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Her trademark is warm and witty Irish storytelling about modern life, always with an uplifting message, a sense of community and strong female characters at the heart.
She lives with her family and their three dogs in County Wicklow, Ireland. She is also an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland, raising funds and awareness for children orphaned by or living with HIV/AIDS