31 Jul 2017

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Blog Tour Book Review / It Was Only Ever You by Kate Kerrigan

Set, like Maeve Binchy's early bestsellers, in late 1950s Ireland and New York, this is the story of three women and the charismatic man with whom their lives are interwoven.

Patrick Murphy has charm to burn and a singing voice to die for. Many people will recognise his talent. Many women will love him. Rose, the sweetheart he leaves behind in Ireland, can never forget him and will move heaven and earth to find him again, long after he has married another woman. Ava, the heiress with no self-confidence except on the dance floor, falls under his spell. And tough Sheila Klein, orphaned by the Holocaust and hungry for success as a music manager, she will be ruthless in her determination to unlock his extraordinary star quality.

But in the end, Patrick Murphy's heart belongs to only one of them. Which one will it be?

Published:     13th July 2017
Publisher:  Head of Zeus
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher


Iam sure I am not going to be the only one to say that after reading The Dress by the same author, I was so excited to read about this one.  It's not often that I am intrigued enough to pick up some form of historic fiction story.  This story is based in the 1950s, an era I have not read a great deal about.  In this story, we follow three women, learn their backgrounds and follow them as they get tangled up in the web that is otherwise called Patrick Murphy.

You have Rose, Ava and Sheila.  One of them knew Patrick when he was a teenager and was his first love.  One of them meets him much later on when he has moved to New York and falls in love.  The other one meets him and wants to help him with his career.  Then you have Patrick himself where we follow his journey from his younger years to when he is living and working in New York.

What made this book amazine for me was the depth of the characters and the fact that they all have back stories that were equally as interesting to follow as the one where Patrick is involved.

I can't recommend this book enough - YOU NEED TO READ THIS!!!