It Had to Be You

In the Irish village of Burnaby, life is about to change for three very different women -

Molly Harper is the long-suffering manager of Ireland’s only dedicated romance bookshop, ‘Happily Ever After’. She can’t stand Milo Jones, the super-smooth new owner but he does have a rather attractive son, Sam. Should she stay or should she walk?

Her best friend, Paige Brady, has problems of her own. She’s just launched a general election campaign and is astonished when another candidate, Annette Higgins, starts to attack her in a very personal way. But Paige is determined to stay in the race and to win a seat.

Kate Bowan, shop assistant in the trendy Burnaby designer shoe shop, ‘Baroque’ by day, runs the popular dummy dating service ‘Dublin Dummy Dates’ by night. But one particular client is proving to be more than a handful.

But all’s fair in love, business and politics as the three friends are about to find out. Enter the world of Burnaby Village and you’ll be glad you stayed! Because sometimes finding yourself is only the start of the adventure.

Background to the Book (Website Exclusive)

Each of my books is dedicated to a different person, or in this case two people, my sisters, Kate and Emma. I love reading other writers’ dedications and acknowledgements, it gives you a real insight into all the people who contribute to books behind the scenes.

I’m a big fan of thanking people, so my acknowledgements are always quite long. I have dedicated books to my partner, Ben, each of my children, some of my editors, friends and family members and also people who deserve a special mention.

I dedicated my first Ask Amy Green book to Robert Dunbar, who welcomed me into the children’s book world, and Paul Baggaley, who changed my life by giving me the children’s department in Waterstone’s to look after. And of course, to my son, Sam, who made me stop dreaming and start writing in the first place.

If you wrote a book, who would you dedicate it to?



A wonderfully enjoyable read - no wonder Irish eyes are smiling. Heat Magazine

Chicklit at its best. Perfect for curling up beside the fire on these cold autumn nights, this is one to savour. Irish Independent

A warm and witty tale of romantic small-town Ireland. Image Magazine

For a refreshing change of pace, you might want to give this best-selling Irish novelist a try, starting with It Had to Be You. Romance Reviews Today, USA