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Thursday 13 December 2012

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A Season to Remember
by Sheila O'Flanagan

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My third collection of short stories is set in a small but luxurious family hotel over the Christmas period. Claire and Neil own the hotel and are worried because the recession it biting and bookings are down. If they don’t make a go of the important Christmas season, they might even lose the hotel they’ve worked so hard to build up. Luckily, with only a few days to go, people start to arrive at the hotel and are instantly seduced by the warmth and the ambience, even if - at first – they might not have wanted to be there at all…
I enjoy writing short stories because they are an instant fix of creativity. I particularly liked this collection because it gave me a chance to explore one of the most stressful times of the year and it also branched out into a whole new genre of story in ‘Bearleagh’ which was great fun for me.
Although each story is totally complete and can be read individually, characters from one can pop up in another and one of the stories features Andie, Jin and Cora from Anyone But Him.

This book is not included in the bumper prize giveaway, for a very good reason-or rather-for a very good cause... 

Sheila will be giving any royalties between now and 31 January to Friends of the Elderly. While visiting her mum in hospital she realised how some older people don't have as strong a family network as she does, and believes that just a few words or a little time spent with someone can make all the difference.


Click here to read an extract from
A Season to Remember

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About the Author...

More about Sheila O'Flanagan
There’s nothing I like more than kicking of my shoes and curling up with a book. I get enormous pleasure from reading and I want people to share that pleasure when they read my books.

Most of all, I think, I’m a story-teller. I like taking a character and giving them a story and unfolding that for the reader. I enjoy figuring out why the character acts the way she does and thinking about the possible consequences of her actions.

All of my novels deal with the conflicting demands on us in our day-to-day lives and how we cope with them. I also like to look at unexpected events and how they can totally alter our perspective on things. The books deal with themes that interest me: family feuds (Caroline’s Sister); bereavement (How Will I Know?); broken friendships (Bad Behaviour); extended families (Someone Special) and lots more besides!

Regardless of the theme of the book, though, I always want to make the lives and stories of my characters interesting and entertaining. For me, they become as close as family and dear friends and I care deeply about what happens to them.

I hope you do too.
Happy reading!


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A little gift for you...

I mentioned above that there would be a special gift, and here it is:

From the Heart
by Sheila O'Flanagan

Download for free during December and enjoy a wonderful collection of previously published stories by Sheila O'Flanagan including a short sequel to Isobel's Wedding, together with a preview of her new novel, Better Together, and a special author Q & A.

From the Heart reveals the unexpected tales that lie beneath the surface of every-day lives, through a memorable cast of characters all in search of their own happy endings. A hot date gets off to a disastrous start; a young couple long for peace and quiet as they prepare for their first Christmas as parents; two eavesdropping passengers realise they share more in common than they had thought; a couple celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, wondering if it's all a sham; and Isobel from Isobel's Wedding encounters an unexpected reunion in a luxurious Caribbean getaway.

A touching and heart-warming selection of stories taken from Sheila O'Flanagan's bestselling collections Destinations, Connections and A Season to Remember, available together exclusively in this digital-only edition.


  1. Just letting you know, the book is free on Amazon UK but not on Amazon.Com.

    Sheila, would I be right in assuming you to be Irish? I'm Irish too, although living abroad now. A lovely, enjoyable read, this post was. Thanks and happy Christmas to both Aurelia and Sheila.

  2. What a lovely idea, to donate a percentage of the books sold to Friends of the Elderly - a very worthy cause. I wish you the very best with it.

  3. Thank you for the lovely post and the great free book!