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Bright Lights and Promises

It’s time to follow your dreams…

It’s not easy being the mother of a twelve-year-old boy who’s in love with his babysitter and having trouble at school. Nor are matters helped by the unexpected arrival of an elderly mother who’s suddenly footloose and fancy free. There are times when Susie Vine wonders how she’ll ever survive.
At least she feels secure at Arland & Shaw, London’s leading theatrical agency, where her clients love her almost as much as they love themselves. But, as the New Year beckons, Susie feels there’s something missing. Then the man who broke her heart comes back into her life and she’s forced to ask herself whether she was right to leave him all those years ago. Or is the man for her waiting in the wings elsewhere…?

Praise for Pauline McLynn’s previous novels:

A gripping, life-enhancing novel…McLynn is a writer who deserves to be applauded for her own voice. Readers of popular fiction should be glad she has found it Irish Times

The main characters are multi-faceted and fascinating…McLynn deals compassionately and realistically with sensitive, complex issues Ireland on Sunday

Acute snap-shots of lives…engaging characters with just the right amount of redemption…McLynn can tell a strong story Sunday Tribune

It pulls at the heartstrings, highlights a few harsh realities of life, but yet still manages to retain its upbeat “McLynn” tone Irish World

The writing is crisp and direct…beautifully complex Evening Herald, Dublin

A warm, witty, humorous tale that you can’t put down Sunday World