Even when you ‘have it all’, how do you stay true to yourself and what your heart wants? 

Big-hearted novels from Emer McLysaght, Sarah Breen and Bethany Rutter ask these questions with warmth and effervescent humour. 

In Aisling in the City,  Ireland’s sweetheart returns and this time she’s off to New York! A surprise job offer brings Aisling to NYC, where she tries on the Big Apple lifestyle for size, complete with crazy work schedules, new friends and hot dates. But can it compare to the community and belonging she feels in Ballygobard?

Serena Mills has everything she’s supposed to want – a house, a job, a soon-to-be husband – yet within the first pages of Welcome to Your Life, she throws it all away. Having settled for convenience for too long, Serena is on the hunt for true love and fulfilment. She escapes to the big city to see what’s out there and find out what, and who, she really wants! 

Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen are co-authors of the award-winning, No. 1 bestselling Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling series of books. Emer has worked extensively in journalism and radio and is a columnist at The Irish Times. She lives in Dublin and drives a Nissan Micra, like a good Aisling. Sarah’s background is in print journalism, specifically magazines. She lives in Dublin and dreams of the day Oasis will reunite.

Bethany Rutter is the author of YA titles Melt My Heart and No Big Deal, as well as a journalist and blogger who writes about fat bodies, plus-size fashion and body politics including the benefits and limitations of body positivity. She co-hosts the podcast “What Page Are You On?”.

Moderated by Louise McSharry, an Irish broadcaster and disc jockey known for her work on RTÉ 2fm.

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