Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes

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The fast lane is much too slow for Rachel Walsh. And Manhattan is the perfect place for a young Irish female to overdo everything. But Rachel's love of a good time is about to land her in the emergency room. It will also cost her a job and the boyfriend she adores.

When her loving family hustles her back home and checks her into Ireland's answer to the Betty Ford Clinic, Rachel is hopeful. Perhaps it will be lovely—spa treatments, celebrities, that kind of thing. Instead, she finds a lot of group therapy, which leads her, against her will, to some important self-knowledge. She will also find something that all women like herself fear: a man who might actually be good for her.


About Marian Keyes

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Marian Keyes is the author of ten bestselling novels and two essay collections. She lives in Ireland with her husband and their two imaginary dogs.
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 592 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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From the family introduced in Keyes's first outing, we're introduced to Rachel as she's coming out of a New York hospital after a drug overdose, an episode she's just chalking up to another night of partying.

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Marian Keyes's Rachel's Holiday is a warmly-recommended story about addiction, denial, and the need for acceptance.

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Suite 101

A modern version of Sense and Sensibility recreated in two Austen fans, sisters, who head to Bath and find themselves, love and one another.

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That's not to say she glorifies it, but with Rachel's narration, readers feel the sadness at her situation, and are also caught smiling at the circumstances Rachel finds herself in.

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New Zealand Woman's Weekly

Review by NZWW Bookclub member Judy Porter This was my first oarion Keyes novel – I was hooked by the second page!

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Jennifer Thomson 12 Feb 2014

A fantastic book. Full of humour, humility and realistic women, I loved it.

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