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Sheila O'Flangan's wonderfully gripping, dramatic and touching novel YOURS, FAITHFULLY is essential reading for fans of Marian Keyes and Freya North.Iona Brannock has always been impatient. Not one to hang around, she married her gorgeous husband just months after meeting him and they have lived happily ever since. Now all she needs is a baby and her life will be perfect.SSheila O'Flangan's wonderfully gripping, dramatic and touching novel YOURS, FAITHFULLY is essential reading for fans of Marian Keyes and Freya North.Iona Brannock has always been impatient. Not one to hang around, she married her gorgeous husband just months after meeting him and they have lived happily ever since. Now all she needs is a baby and her life will be perfect.Sally Harper has been blissfully married for almost twenty years. She has a beautiful daughter, a loving husband and a great job. Her life is complete. But a surprise pregnancy is about to change everything.Two women - strangers leading separate lives. But their two worlds are about to collide in the most shocking way......

Title : Yours, Faithfully
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ISBN : 9780755307609
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 599 Pages
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Yours, Faithfully Reviews

  • Nadia
    2019-02-23 14:31

    At the beginning of 'Yours, Faithfully' we meet Iona Brannon. She has been happily married to her husband Frank, who she wed in the Carribean, for the last five years. They are desperately trying for a baby to make their family complete - although unfortunately Iona has just discovered that she is not pregnant this month. Iona and Frank have a very strong idyllic marriage even though his business takes him away such a lot.In the next chapter we meet Sally who has been happily married to her husband for at least twenty years and they have a teenaged daughter, Jenna. Much to her amazement, Sally has discovered that she is expected a baby and has quite ambiguous feelings about this - and especially about how she is going to tell her husband - Frank who is away on business at the moment. Are you thinking what I was thinking at this stage in the book?Yes, ten out of ten if you were thinking that both husbands are indeed the same man. For some explicable reason Frank has married both women, virtually twenty years apart, and has been managing to maintain a dual existance for the last five years with neither 'wife' suspecting a thing! And of course the plan was to continue with this double life for as long as he could - apart from the fact that fate intervenes and due to a freak accident Frank ends up in hospital in a coma.And it is there at the hospital. virtually across Frank's bed that the two women meet and discover the existence of the other. At first there is open hostility and animosity but as Frank continues in his coma, the two women get to know each other and gradually form a strong bond. As they do this, they learn a lot, not only about each other, but also about themselves.All three of the main women characters were really strong and well developed and I enjoyed the way they moved from open hostilities to an uneasy truce to a firm friendship. It was interesting the way the reader was privy to their thoughts particularly about each other. It is apparent from quite early on that the two 'wives' are extremely different in almost every way, and neither can understand why their Frank was attracted to the other. I also sympathised greatly with Iona who had to come to terms with the fact that Sally is carrying Frank's baby which she so dearly wishes could be hers.I really liked all the characters and started to care about what would happen to them. All the way through I was thinking how on earth could all this turn out. It was such a tangled web that at least one if not all was going to end up hurt. As I said before I'm not going to say what did happen but I will tell you, that for me at least the last fifty pages or so were a real emotional rollercoaster. I was actually reading the book in quite a public place and was really embarrassed to discover tears trickling down my face - so be warned - it's best to finish off this book at home in the privacy of your own company with a box of tissues nearby.So overall I felt this was a really good read. It is 600 pages long but I didn't think that it lost its way or even meandered at all. And even after all those pages I was quite sorry when I had finished the book and it was all over!

  • Divya Sharma
    2019-03-15 11:07

    Two women, do not know each other, have never crossed paths, living in two different parts of the country, happy and content in their respective lives, but they have one thing in common, and i.e. their husband.Iona, an employee in a rental company is happily married to Frank, who travels a lot for his business. Both are planning to take their relationship to next level and eagerly trying for a baby. Fate plays its role when Iona finds out that she is not pregnant and calls Frank to break this news only to discover that Frank has met with an accident.Sally and her husband Frank are married since past 20 years, have a teenaged daughter named Jenna. Sally, who works in a school has to deal with her daughter’s mood swings with Frank being away on business trips most of the times. Things get tricky when suddenly one day Sally finds out about her unplanned pregnancy. And just when she is trying to come to terms with this development, comes a phone call informing her about Frank's accident.It is only when they meet in the hospital, both being introduced to each other as Mrs. Harper that this dirty truth comes out in the light and their whole life turns upside down. In between all this mess, there is a local policewoman Siobhan Farrell who is also the investigative officer of this case. Siobhan, whose personal life is also in turmoil, ends up sharing more than a professional relationship with the two victimized women and they become pals in no time. Why did Frank marry twice? Why did he cheat at all? What was going on in his mind? Are there more Mrs. Harpers out there? So many questions but the one who had all the answers was there on the hospital bed, in coma with no hope to come out of it anytime sooner. All these questions definitely make it a page turner and had me glued to this book day and night. Sheila O’Flanagan is a very talented author. She has elaborated all the characters in a very fine way making this book an interesting and simple read. Her writing is very expressive and she knows exactly how to maintain mood throughout. With little bit of lows here and there, this fiction novel is a sure shot page turner.

  • Nikki
    2019-03-03 16:09

    Je leest het verhaal vanuit de perspectieven van de twee vrouwen Iona en Sally met heel af en toe een klein hoofdstukje vanuit het perspectief van Frank. Ik kwam maar moeilijk door het verhaal. Eigenlijk vond ik het verschrikkelijk om te lezen, maar toch legde ik het niet weg. Ik moest en zou weten wat Frank als uitleg zou hebben waarom hij twee vrouwen heeft. Toen ik eindelijk bij het stuk aankwam waarin de 'uitleg' zou komen werd ik zwaar teleurgesteld. Moesten we het met dit 'antwoord' doen? Voor mijn gevoel had ik toen helemaal het boek voor niks gelezen. Het verhaal is erg voorspelbaar. De vrouwen haten elkaar, maar komen toch dichter bij elkaar. Het enige wat mij echt heeft verbaasd is de verhaallijn over Frank. Alleen was ik daar juist niet blij mee. Daarnaast heb ik mij ook erg geïrriteerd aan de schrijffouten. Het is een slechte woordgrap, maar dat past dan weer bij het boek want ik voel me 'bedonderd'.Zoals jullie kunnen lezen kan ik er weinig positiefs over zeggen. Dit boek is dan ook zeker geen aanrader.

  • Hsiau Wei
    2019-03-19 09:09

    I find it pathetic the story plot of this blog. A husband who has two families has been successfully hiding from them the dual families that he have for four years.And to have both wife in the hospital looking for the same husband is real tragic to me. How could a man do that to their loved ones? And to have the reason of insecurity as the reason behind his bigamist act??As I continue reading this book, all I have in the end is the anger that I have for Frank and to have him died in the end of the book is something that I think is the right thing that the author did.I got to admit that reading this book has makes me very emotional..

  • Trang Q
    2019-03-18 09:10

    I struggled to finish the book. You know when you watch a movie where the plot is so unrealistic, the acting so awkward, and the development so messy that it makes you cringe? This book is nearly as bad. I only tried to finish it because I wanted to know the ending. I do appreciate the postive vibe the author wants this book to give off, but that's about it. I guess my biggest problem with the book is that I couldn't connect with the characters, I couldn't "feel" them. Imagine someone tells you they're heartbroken with a poker face. You don't feel the sadness from them; you have to consciously convince yourself that that person is indeed sad and pretend to sympathize. That's exactly what I did with the characters in this book. I was also very annoyed at the redundancy of details and characters. I feel like the story would have unwrapped just fine without half of the events and characters. I especially didn't understand what purpose one of the main characters, Siohban, served in the story. Her side story was so irrelevant to the plot. The writing style is also very bland. It sounds like something I would have written in my Intro to Creative Writing class in college. (No I didn't major in anything remotely related to Writing, it was just a required core class)

  • Hazel J
    2019-03-05 11:13

    A friend gave this book to me so I gave it a go and I’m not one for starting and not finishing a book. Not the type of book for me unfortunately. I found the lack of resentment towards Frank and the friendship between Sally and Iona completely unrealistic. The story itself was slow moving, and I found it easy to put down in part because the writing was repetitive. I prefer books with more depth and less predictability.

  • Alison
    2019-02-27 08:03

    Excellent! couldnt put it down!

  • Just Miracle
    2019-03-09 09:16

    That was a long prolific read but God it put me inside an exquisite bubble of sympathy, suspense and contemplation.

  • Steph
    2019-03-09 12:06

    Great book, couldn't put it down!

  • Linda
    2019-03-24 13:19

    Really enjoyed this book and was intrigued about what the outcome would be. It had me wondering if in real life if it could ever happen and you not knowing, maybe!

  • Leslie
    2019-03-02 13:20

    An engaging book. A story of a bigamous relationship set in Ireland between Frank, Sally and Iona only that the two women have no clue that they were married to the same person. Not until an accident which put Frank into a coma exposes the situation when two women turned up at the hospital claiming to be the wife. Despite the antagonism between Iona and Sally at the start they eventually manage to have an understanding and they both took turns at visiting. Frank did come out of coma for a few minutes and apologized for the whole situation and for a moment Sally, Iona and Jena his daughter thought that he was going to make it but his waking was momentary as he died minutes later. This book taught me that even though some people do wrong things they may have a good reason for it or circumstances forced them to make such decisions but the important thing is what can come of it. If we choose to be positive something beautiful can sprout from what is normally deemed wrong as in the book where a beautiful relationship was forged between Iona's family and Frank's first wife Sally and daughter Jena. Not only that but others involved in the case find themselves coming to terms with uncertainties and rising out of them with brighter outlook in the life ahead.

  • Rosie Review
    2019-03-26 16:05

    Taken from my blog www.rosiereview.wordpress.comSheila has written a great story which has verisimilitude whilst still keeping the reader interested. Not what you would normally expect, but the characters keep the story going. There isn’t much romance in this book, seeing that Frank spends the majority of it in a coma! But the way that it has been written, being from each character’s point of view ensures that Frank has as much depth and interest as the other characters. I was left questioning at a few points how Sheila was going to resolve the bigamy issue if Frank wakes up. The book builds speed as it goes along, dangerously so as Sheila ties up the loose ends quite quickly at the end. But I feel that it is the right ending. Unlike some books I’ve read where they feel unfinished at the end, I’m grateful for the last few chapters. Ireland has always been some magical place for me, another country so close to my own, but then again so far away as a different way of life. Sheila has drawn a perfect picture of this, having never been she’s described it well – so well that I could picture myself sitting on a wooden lounger on Enrique’s patio in the sun. If you want a raunchy read this book isn’t for you. However the unusual storylines make this book interesting and compelling. I would recommend this book and rate it as a Good Read.

  • Hannie
    2019-03-11 16:21

    Het boek gaat over Iona en Sally, die er achter komen dat ze getrouwd zijn met dezelfde man, Frank. Het boek leest vlot en is interessant. Op een gegeven moment had ik echt moeite met weg leggen en heb ik zelfs overdag stukjes gelezen. Wat ik normaal bijna nooit doe. Ondanks het serieuze onderwerp is het boek niet somber van toon. Het einde is wel een feel good einde, maar uiteindelijk past het wel bij het boek. Wat ik ook leuk vind is dat dit boek qua thema en uitwerking verder gaat dan de meeste chicklits. Zo gaat het verhaal niet om het vinden van de juiste man en ze leven nog lang en gelukkig. Het boek wordt vanuit het perspectief van verschillende mensen verteld. Dat maakt dat je iedereen goed leert kennen en kom je ook achter Franks beweegredenen. Dit boek heeft een aantal negatieve recensies. Ik vind die niet terecht. Maar het kan zijn dat het boek niet goed vertaald is. Daarom ben ik blij dat ik hem in het Engels heb gelezen. Mijn ervaring is dat dat meestal het leesplezier vergroot. Het is een leuk verhaal om te lezen en absoluut een aanrader.

  • MrsKrueger
    2019-03-12 15:21

    Von meinem ersten Roman von Sheila O’Flanagan war ich nur mäßig begeistert gewesen. Umso gespannter war ich nun auf dieses Werk. Erstaunlicherweise fand ich dieses Exemplar um Längen besser und war verblüfft, wie aufrüttelnd, rührend und fesselnd diese Geschichte ist. Sheila O'Flanagans emotionaler Schreibstil gibt dem Buch eine große Portion Tiefgang, die nicht spurlos am Leser vorbei geht - schon gar nicht, wenn Iona, Sally und ihre Tochter gemeinsam zurück ins bröckelnde Leben treten und ihre spannenden Geschichten weiter gesponnen werden.

  • Ilse
    2019-03-15 10:17

    ik las de achterflap van het boek en was meteen verkocht.2 vrouwen getrouwd met 1 man, dat kan niet goed gaan.en dat gaat dan ook niet goed, het plot zit al in de eerste 50 blz en nadien kabbelt het boek maar door en door. tot bijna aan het einde plots iets belangrijks gebeurd of nee eigenlijk ook weer niet, want dat zat er al een heel boek lang aan te komen.het boek kabbelt net snel genoeg om ervoor te zorgen dat je het boek toch wil uitlezen, maar afgaande op de korte inhoud had ik veel meer van dit boek verwacht.voor mij dus geen aanrader

  • Teena in Toronto
    2019-03-19 12:18

    Interesting concept, eh?It's the first book I've read by Irish author Sheila O'Flanagan and I enjoyed it.It's 599 pages and we get to meet Iona and Sally (Frank's wives), Jenna (Sally and Frank's daughter) and Siobhán (the cop investigating the situation).I enjoyed the writing style and I liked the characters.Does Frank come of out the coma? If he does, who does he choose? You'll just have to read it to find out!

  • Anne
    2019-03-13 16:29

    This book is simply gorgeous! I don't know what to say as the books belonging to my favourites become more and more - this one has become one of it, definitely! Even if you think life is nothing else but crap, it can be worse - somehow. But there's a positive piece in everything!I love this book, I love the author and I am absolutely going to read more of her stories!

  • Zarine Glenn
    2019-03-12 16:21

    I read this book back in 2007, I was on holiday, and it rained for 4 days straight, so I was given this book to read. And oh my goodness, I couldn't put it down, I was gripped from the very beginning, it's an easy read and it has a strong plot! Sheila is a brilliant author, I've read quite a of her books. :)

  • Angela
    2019-03-25 10:26

    Its strange to think how life can throw so many twists and turns and how people can react to those events. This book shows this clearly in through the events of Iona's and Sally's life and how it wasn't what they had originally thought there life was. The book didn't have the best start but by chapter three I was hooked right up until the end.

  • Maryzj
    2019-03-25 13:17

    This was a great feel-good story about three women (I particularly liked the story form the garda's perspective) making their way through very difficult circumstances. I'm not totally convinced Sally and Iona would have become such good friends, but then I don't read Sheila O'Flanagan books for gritty reality, I read them for the fabulous characters that draw you in, and the happy endings.

  • Michelle G
    2019-02-25 14:26

    I don’t want to say too much about the book as it'll give the story away very easily. It is a story of how 3 peoples lives inter twine and how a major event can change everything for ever.The over theme is that no relationship is perfect how woman can be woman on there own not defined by their partners

  • Amanda
    2019-03-23 16:21

    Thanks to Sheila I have regained my passion to read paperbacks. I thought I had totally lost it completely after reading so many ebooks on the kindle. The story was easy to get into from the very start and I found the story enjoyable to read.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-21 10:26

    I loved this book 95% of the time. The ending puzzled me, how after such an experience for the 2 main women, they could actually end on a "happy ever after" note, I found that a bit unrealistic. I really enjoyed reading it, it was just the ending I found a bit dubious. Worth the read though.

  • Julie
    2019-02-28 10:29

    I enjoy this author's books a lot. They are great for some light reading. This one was different from the usual "chic lits" though, involving as it did bigamy. I really enjoyed it and enjoyed watching the characters develope.Couldn't put it down!

  • Raymond
    2019-03-26 14:31

    Being married to or living with one female creates enough issues, yet Frank elects to be married to two women at the same time and manage separate lives unbeknown to the other spouse. An entertaining read Unfolding and entwining the lives of the characters. Sad but uplifting ending

  • Yusra Hussain
    2019-03-15 13:30

    This was the book that I kept pushing away so that I could read other books that were on the top of my list. But when I finally got my hands on this one, I, quite surprisingly, got hooked to it.A nice read, this one.

  • Alison
    2019-03-01 16:04

    Loved this book. Very easy to read and couldn't put it down. I wish it had had a different ending though. It would have been better if Frank had woken up and survived I think. I felt a bit cheated that he died.

  • Michelle Ohara
    2019-02-28 16:16

    excellent READ

  • Ratna
    2019-02-24 16:18

    i tend to sleep when i tried to read it..plenty of character to remember plus those dozing days..hmm.. will keep trying to finish it up..!

  • Trina Hollis
    2019-03-22 14:33

    This is a story of how 3 peoples lives inter twine and how a major event can change everything for ever. A really enjoyable read.