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It Started With Paris

It all started with Paris.

At the top of the Eiffel Tower, a young man proposes to his girlfriend, cheered on by delighted tourists. In that second, everything changes, not just for the happy couple, but for the family and friends awaiting their return in Bridgeport, Ireland...

Leila's been nursing a badly broken heart since her love-rat husband just upped and left her one morning, but she's determined to put on a brave face for the bride.

Vonnie, a widow and exceptional cake-maker, is just daring to let love back into her life, although someone seems determined to stop it.

And Grace, a divorced head teacher, finds the impending wedding of her son means that she's spending more time with her ex-husband. After all those years apart, is it possible she's made a mistake?

Listen to Cathy talk about her experience in the studio for IT STARTED WITH PARIS!

Find out more about It Started with Paris in the US from the Hachette Book Group website.


'The ripples from a couple's engagement reach out to others. Nobody can dictate what happens when it comes to love. By the end of Kelly's novels, i always feel I've made new friends. As warm-hearted and wise as ever.' WOMAN & HOME

'It Started With Paris is the latest feel-good novel from Cathy Kelly. When a young couple get engaged at the top of the Eiffel Tower, their happiness has a ripple effect on the rest of their families - with some surprising outcomes.' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

'With delightful characters you'll be sad to reach the final page.' CANDIS

'Cathy Kelly's latest offering shows she has lost none of the spark which has made her such a loved and respected novelist ... an entertaining read which i enjoyed from start to finish.' ULSTER TATLER

'A once in a lifetime moment in Paris starts a chain of events that nobody could have predicted when a young man proposes to his girlfriend up the Eiffel Tower. An easy and fun read.' WOMANS OWN

'It's a beautifully written book that's filled to the brim with human emotion.' ESSENTIALSMAGAZINE.COM

'Full of brilliant characters, prepare to fall in love with Cathy Kelly's latest heart-warming story.' SUN ON SUNDAY FABULOUS MAGAZINE

'An uplifting tale' WOMAN

'Cathy Kelly writes splendidly about modern life and love in a wonderful way...A brilliant read.' Susan Walsh LOVE READING

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