It Was Only Ever You

It Was Only Ever You

Kate Kerrigan








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(Paperback | ISBN 9781784082420 | 448 pages | 2017)


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, 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?


‘Great drama, fabulous characters, heart-wrenching emotion and period detail galore.’
—Daily Mail

‘A beautifully wrought love story…Kate’s style deftly weaves believable characters and romantic longing with the everyday dramas that bind and divide local communities.’
—Irish Daily Star

‘Ideal read for lovers of historical fiction … A classic love story with a musical twist.’
—Bleach House Library