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About Checkout Girl

When an 83 year old woman dies, she’s not transported to heaven but taken on a detour back to her life shortly before she died. It’s the first time she has ever experienced a detour being the best part of a journey.

Reviews

‘A wonderful, warm read that’s guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings.’
Author Colette Caddle

‘A superb story, I’m looking forward to reading more by her.’
Amazon reviewer

‘Everyone should read this one. It makes you stop and think…. guaranteed to make your heart feel good.’
Amazon reviewer

‘Now, that’s good writing!’
Amazon reviewer

Aimee

Aimee Alexander is the pen name of best selling author Denise Deegan. Aimee writes contemporary family dramas about ordinary people who become extraordinary in crisis.

She lives in Dublin with her family where she regularly dreams of sunshine, a life without cooking and her novels being made into movies. She has a Masters in Public Relations and has been a college lecturer, nurse, china restorer, pharmaceutical sales rep, public relations executive and entrepreneur.

Pause to Rewind

A story of love, tough choices and the triumph of the human heart

Jenny Dempsey has exchanged life in the fast lane for freelance journalism and being a mum. She doesn’t look back. Why would she? A broken engagement to her fiancé, Dave. A falling-out with her parents. And a night in a hotel room best forgotten. Life is simple now. Jenny’s little boy, Charlie, is starting school, beginning to build a life independent from her. She needs to reclaim her own. Life, though, has other plans. When Charlie is diagnosed with leukaemia, Jenny is forced to confront her past and everything she has turned from. But she will do anything… for Charlie.

The  Accidental Life Of Greg Millar

How well do we know the people we love?

Lucy Arigho is not the sort to be swept off her feet. She is sober, career-minded and numb since the death of her fiancé. It’s completely out of character for her to race a man in traffic – and even more unusual when they meet again and she is irritated, intrigued and finally enraptured by the driver, author Greg Millar. Within eight weeks, she is considering his pleas to marry him and wondering if she can take on his two motherless children. But before she can make a decision about becoming part of Greg’s world, events plunge her right into it. Her careful existence unravels and she must figure out how to handle two vulnerable children and face the fact that she doesn’t really know the man whose life has so overwhelmed hers.

All We Have Lost

What having it all is really like.

Kim Waters seems to have it all: her own PR agency, a loving husband and two adorable children. Then Kim announces that she’s fed up plugging Flush toilet cleaner and writing sparkling press releases for mediocre products; she wants to write ‘the great novel’ and spend more time with her young family. She folds her business and settles down to a life of cosy domesticity.

If only it were that easy. The ‘great novel’ is, in fact, a great struggle. Life as a domestic goddess has (many) hidden challenges. And her relationship with her husband is rapidly losing its equilibrium. As the perfect life Kim has built for herself starts to crumble comes the revelation that will make her doubt everything she had taken for granted…

Through the Barricades

Aimee writes historical fiction under the name Denise Deegan.

Winner of the SCBWI Spark Award

One boy. One girl. One revolution.

The story of Maggie and Daniel is one of friendship, love, war and revolution, of two people who are prepared to sacrifice their lives: Maggie for her country, Daniel for Maggie. Their mutual sacrifices put them on opposite sides of a revolution. Can their love survive?

The Butterfly Novels

Aimee has written a contemporary Young Adult trilogy, The Butterfly Novels under the name Denise Deegan.

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