Sparkling with insight and compassion, this is a the story of an idealistic young Irishwoman's American adventure from the highly-acclaimed journalist whose novels of life in Ireland speak for a generation.
Shivaun Reilly has had enough. Still reeling from the loss of the only family she ever knew, passionately opposed to the injustices of heartless, Celltic-tiger Ireland, she thinks her heart will break when solid, dependable Ivor - the man she always thought she'd marry - decides to give up his safe career to take new risks in Spain. Then the hospital to which she's given all the devotion a dedicated nurse can bring is abruptly shut, and her ever-helpful lodger Alana finds the perfect solution: a job in America, away from all the politics and disappointments.
Shivaun can't wait to go - and in a pretty New England town, she finds a whole new world of optimism and friendship. But neither happiness nor unhappiness is that easy to leave behind.
'Liz Ryan understands not only a woman's heart but a woman's mind' Terry Keane Sunday Times
'Characters are good, well rounded, imaginable people...One More Chance is about feelings, friendships and dreams. It's an enjoyable read.' Sunday Independent on One More Chance - .
'Liz Ryan is smart and funny and she writes well.' Irish Times
'Look out Maeve Binchy, Liz Ryan has you in her sights.' Liverpool Echo
'Liz Ryan is fast becoming a household name . . . a witty and light read. Like a perfect beach book.' Irish Tatler on A Year of Her Life - .
'Liz Ryan's language and style is as fresh as the French landscape and the action whips along with all the verve we have come to expect from the journalist. It's a scintillating helping of fiction to savour on these dark winter nights.' Ireland on Sunday on One More Chance