My Pear-Shaped Life

The most gripping and heartfelt page-turner of 2020!

This is a joyful, uplifting book for those of us who sometimes wake up & feel we’re not good enough. Spoiler alert: we are!

Meet Greta.

She’s funny.

She’s flawed.

She’s hiding so much behind her big smile she’s forgotten who she is.

But Greta is about to discover that the key to being happy is…being you.

EBook/Audio: 1 March | Ireland Trade Paperback: 2 April | UK Hardback: 16 April | Australia & New Zealand: 20 April

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Flawed, imperfect, and vulnerable, there’s something about Greta we can all relate to, and her story has, perhaps, never been more relevant or important. This is a novel full of heart, wisdom, and courage, and you’re in for a real treat! NYT Bestseller Hazel Gaynor

I bloody loved it. Funny, heart-wrenching and uplifting all in one. I especially loved all the Oz references, so cute and fun! International Bestseller Beth Reekles, author of The Kissing Booth which is now a Netflix movie

Funny, warm, heartbreaking – and so real and honest, it made me squirm in recognition at times. You’ve never met a heroine quite like Greta Gale and you are going to LOVE her. USA Today Bestseller Catherine Ryan Howard

So many people, women in particular, will find this book speaks to them.  It makes you laugh and you do cry but it is truly inspiring.  Sunday Times bestseller Katie Fforde

Poignant and profound, warm and witty, Carmel’s brilliant writing invites us to look beyond the smiley face to the complex tangle of emotions inside us all. A reminder that the best  love affairs start with loving yourself. I absolutely adored it. Sunday Times Bestseller Cathy Bramley

Warm, engrossing storytelling at its best.  Irish Times bestseller Sheila O’Flanagan

Move over Bridget Jones, step aside Little Miss Sunshine because Greta Gale has landed! Carmel Harrington has delivered a life affirming novel that oozes honestly and reality.  I laughed, I cried, I even saw Kansas! Greta is as real as women come. PLEASE come back to us for more!!! Irish Times Bestseller Caroline Grace-Cassidy

Greta Gale has played the part of the funny fat one her entire life, hiding her insecurities behind a big smile. But size doesn’t matter when you can laugh at yourself, right?
Until Greta realises she’s the only one not laughing. And deep down, she’s not sure if she’ll ever laugh again.

But with her world feeling like it’s falling down around her, Greta is about to discover she’s stronger than she feels. And that sometimes the best moments in life come when it’s all gone a bit pear-shaped…

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