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A Special Delivery Every family has its ups and downs Aisling Brady is miserable So is her husband Mossy The three kids are too Yet nobody dares say a thing Instead the Bradys keep their heads down and grimly look forwa

  • Title: A Special Delivery
  • Author: Clare Dowling
  • ISBN: 9780755392742
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • Every family has its ups and downs Aisling Brady is miserable So is her husband Mossy The three kids are too Yet nobody dares say a thing Instead the Bradys keep their heads down and grimly look forward to another miserable Christmas in Dublin.What Aisling doesn t know is that this year, they will get the most unexpected gift of all One that will bring joy and hearEvery family has its ups and downs Aisling Brady is miserable So is her husband Mossy The three kids are too Yet nobody dares say a thing Instead the Bradys keep their heads down and grimly look forward to another miserable Christmas in Dublin.What Aisling doesn t know is that this year, they will get the most unexpected gift of all One that will bring joy and heartbreak, hope and a string of sleepless nights.As their world is turned upside down, questions have to be asked But are the Bradys ready to face the truth about themselves And what each of them has done

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    1. "Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts."----Author UnknownSomeone might have said a million dollar thing without taking any full credit. Clare Dowling, an Irish writer, charmed us with an incredible story that brilliantly features a disoriented family in the light of Christmas and New Year's eve, in her new book, A Special Delivery .Synopsis: Aisling Brady is miserable. So is her husband Mossy. The three kids are too. Yet nobody dares say a thing. Instead, the Bradys keep their [...]

    2. I have a real weakness for a well written family drama with well rounded, colourful characters who are believable. I am also partial to a bit of Irish fiction, so this book was right up my street and now I have finished it, I can honestly say I cannot think of anything I didn’t like about this read. I loved Aisling and her family – they are normal, they act and speak like real people and are extremely entertaining to read about. At the start of the book, the whole family seems to be dreading [...]

    3. Such a great book really did enjoy it worth the 5 star rating! Clare dowling is a brilliant author read a few of her books. Can't wait too read more by this author. Going to miss the characters they were my favourites. The language is perfect throughout the novel and it's easy to read. The storyline was perfect and everything fitted in great with the plot. Great book!

    4. A book that will stay with you for a while- I love Clare Dowling booksAisling and her family are having a miserable lead up to the festive season. An event is about to happen that will change all of their lives forever. A baby is left- and their life is turned upside down.This books deals with teenage pregnancy and drug abuse through really well rounded characters that you can't help but warm toI really enjoyed this one. With many thanks to the publisher and Net Galley for the chance to read thi [...]

    5. Hello? Clare Dowling? Where were you before? Or, rather, where was I before? How come "A Special Delivery" is my first book by her that I read? It's unbelievable and I'm going to read all the other books as soon as I have some time. "A Special Delivery" had me hooked from start to finish, I loved everything in this book, I couldn't put it down, so engrossed was I in the lives of Brady family. I could, in fact, applause this book for hours and give it a standing ovation. I really can't understand [...]

    6. Aisling Brady is a married Mother of four, who is dreading Christmas for the second year running. There is an empty chair at the table and her heart is broken. Tension in the house is building and to make matters worse, the gaudy outdoor illuminations have blown her fuse box so they have no electricity on Christmas Eve. What else can happen? A lot, as it turns out. Their make-shift nativity scene,on their front lawn, has a new addition. One that requires nappies and bottles. But why did someone [...]

    7. A really great wee read full of addictive interesting characters and a really good plot with plenty of funny anecdotes thrown in.Just a normal hectic family who are suddenly landed with a baby who turns their world upside down.Really surprising twist that had me shocked like wtf! Lol.I really liked Anto though I liked the whole Brady family, there were some laugh out loud moments, hilarious Irish humour :-)Iv read a few Claire Dowling n liked them so that's what drew me to this book as soon as I [...]

    8. I’d like to thank net galley for providing me with this book in return for an honest review.When I read Claire Dowling books I find them an easy read. They question your morals and what you would do in the same situation. I was torn in my thoughts about what the Brady family should do. Even now, I’m still unsure. That to me is work of art. My favorite character was Aisling, I found her refreshing as she stood by her morals and stood up for her family when it really mattered. I thought the se [...]

    9. Clare Dowling has done a great job with this novel in creating a 'warts and all' account of a normal Dublin family at Christmas time. To me the characters were so realistic and the themes they dealt with, I'm sure many readers would be able to relate, issues such as unplanned pregnancy or drug abuse in a non-judgmental way. I really enjoyed reading this book, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading Christmassy books in the run up to the holidays.

    10. Just wow. It is quite hard for me to find the right words wonderfully written, with so many perspectives, and well-kept secrets that unraveled at the end. I guess what I like most about this book is the flawed characters, there are traits I love and I hate in every person, that it is almost human. I can say that I was torn reading the Bradys and find myself questioning, what would I do given that kind of situation? I think A Special Delivery will always be in my thoughts

    11. Really enjoyed this story of a slightly dysfunctional Irish family - the author definately brought the characters to life. Funny in places, definately a little gritty and a bit sad - this book has it all. This is my first book by this author but it won't be my last. Reminded me a little of Roddy Doyles books.

    12. sylwiasbookshelf/a-specialI picked up this book when I was looking for a light Christmas read that would put me in the festive spirit. The cover caught my eye straight away! I read the blurb – it had the word Christmas in it, so I brought it home (after having paid for it of course!). After a few days it turned out that it wasn’t really a Christmas story, but I’m not complaining because it was wonderful!First, let me tell you a little bit more about the plot:Just before Christmas the Brady [...]

    13. Originally posted on: albainbookland/2015/03First of all I would like to thank Clare Dowling because after I won a giveaway she sent me a signed copy of this gorgeous book (which is now on my very special shelf) and a box of delicious chocolates. A Special Delivery certainly is a roller coaster of a story, as it says in the blurb every family has its ups and downs but I think the Bradys have more in a year that any other family. The story starts on Christmas Eve when the atmosphere at their plac [...]

    14. ★★★.5*Disclaimer: I received this book in return for an honest review*Aisling Brady is miserable. So is her husband Mossy. The three kids are too. Yet nobody dares say a thing. Instead the Bradys keep their heads down and grimly look forward to another miserable Christmas in Dublin.What Aisling doesn't know is that this year, they will get the most unexpected gift of all. One that will bring joy and heartbreak, hope and a string of sleepless nights.As their world is turned upside down, que [...]

    15. I loved this. The Bradys were a real family and I couldn't wait to find out how it would all be resolved. I wasn't disappointed.

    16. Reviews can also be found on my blog Escapades of a BookwormI loved the family saga in this book, as the Brady family battle to cope with the drama in their lives. Issues, such as unplanned pregnancy and drug use are discussed. But it is non-judemental and just shows how everyone deals with this issues differently and sometimes it can be surprising who will rise to the occasion.I loved how the teenage pregnancy looked at the thoughts and feelings of the father and not just the mother. From the i [...]

    17. Originally posted on Paris Baker's Book Nook.Firstly, I’d like to thank the publisher for providing me with a review copy via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.I’ve never read any Clare Dowling before, but the cover caught my interest and the blurb intrigued me – so much mystery! So I hit request and was thrilled to have it accepted.I therefore wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, but was thrilled to discover a beautifully rounded book, full of a colourful cast of flawed, belie [...]

    18. Thank you to Headline and Net Galley for this review copy. This is my honest review.The Brady family are deeply miserable. None of them are communicating with each other properly, and it is almost Christmas. However when something is left on their front lawn in amongst their decorations, it changes everyone in the Brady family's life for the better.There are a lot of fascinating twists and turns in this book, that add to its story immensely, and A Special Delivery touches along a whole range of [...]

    19. Received this book from Giveaways.I enjoyed the books detailed account of the family's life; unplanned pregnancy, drug use, family friction, and how they dealt with the issues at hand. The book came with twists and turns up to the very end.It started a little slow for me, but I eventually got into it and wanted to find out what happened. This book is for those who enjoy reading about a family's everyday trials and tribulations. The family was in a sad situation when the story began, but the rea [...]

    20. To be honest I had a job to get into this book. In fact it wasn't until page 215 that it became clear as to why the entire family is quite so miserable!The thing that kept me going was the brilliant dialogue. It also helped to have experience of living in a household full of stroppy teenagers who are experiementing with drugs!Eventually I got completely hooked and could hardly put it down, especially as there is a shock towards the end of the book, which I totally wasn't expecting.All in all, if [...]

    21. I LOVED this book!! Wasn't sure about the first 2 pages, but then it basically had me hooked. Interesting insight into family dynamics, teenagers, parents, drugs, pregnancy, motherhood, etc really easy and humorous way of discussing some serious issues.

    22. I was looking forward to reading this book and it didn't disappoint. I loved the storyline and in some ways i could relate to the storyline, The characters i liked them and got to know them from the story and i couldn't guess what was going to happen in the story.

    23. Really enjoyed this book, so many twist & turns. One poor Mum trying to hold her family together, 2 sons & 2 daughters and then a grandson. My heart ached in places, this book certainly showed that's family's all come with there problems. I felt a bit unfinished at the end.ybe a sequel???? X

    24. Excellent read well enjoyed lovely story. This was a brillant Clare Dowling book and I now wait for the next

    25. Nice easy read with a good but a bit predictable plot. Good characters & some heartwarming moments of family life.

    26. I really enjoyed this. A bit slow to get jn to but a beautiful story about the ups and downs of family! Loved it.

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