Short Stories

Cathy has written many short stories for charitable anthologies, magazines and two for adult literacy initiatives (Quick Reads and Open Door). Here are the main anthologies Cathy has contributed to. Please note some of these stories are now available in Christmas Magic.

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The Perfect Holiday (Quick Reads series)

An exclusive short story for World Book Day from one of our bestselling authors

Sometimes all we need is a relaxing holiday in the sun. For Anthony and Carole, a week in a lovely Greek hotel has helped them mend the cracks in their marriage. For widowed Jessica, it's the longest she's ever gone without visiting her beloved husband's grave. However when the flight doesn't go according to plan, they are each forced to face up to the very things they have been avoiding for so long. By the time they land, they have learnt important life lessons about themselves and each other which change them forever.

Reviews

Praise for Cathy Kelly

'She writes genuinely compelling stories with a sharp eye for detail and character.' Irish Mail on Sunday

'Kelly has an uncanny knack of drawing you in to each of her characters, emotionally attaching you to their journeys !' RTE Guide

'A must for Kelly's many fans; a warm, moving read ' Daily Mail

'An upbeat and diverting tale skilfully told!Kelly knows what her readers want and consistently delivers.' Sunday Independent

'Kelly explores infidelity with searing honesty!I couldn't stop reading' Louise Bagshaw, Daily Mail

'Wise, warm, compassionate, full of characters that I loved and identified with, it's like having a great gossip with your best friends. Her best book yet.' Marian Keyes

'Entertaining, moving and as vivid as a screenplay - presents a picture of the lives of Irish women which, like all good fiction, brings the truth into sharp relief' Irish Independent

'Engaging reading for these recessionary times' Irish Times 'Kelly reels you into this addictive tale' Woman & Home