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Lisa Edwards

This Prada-wearing magazine editor thinks her life is over when her "fabulous" new job turns out to be a deportation to Dublin to launch Colleen magazine. The only saving grace is that her friends aren't there to witness her downward spiral. Might her new boss, the disheveled and moody Jack Devine, save her from a fate worse than hell?

Ashling Kennedy

Ashling, Colleen's assistant editor, is an award-winning worrier, increasingly aware that something fundamental is missing from her life -- apart from a boyfriend and a waistline.

Clodagh "Princess" Kelly

Ashling's best friend, Clodagh, lives the domestic dream in a suburban castle. So why, lately, has she had the recurring urge to kiss a frog -- or sleep with a frog, if truth be told? As these three women search for love, success, and happiness, they will discover that if you let things simmer under the surface for too long, sooner or later they'll boil over.

Discover the Keyes to a Great Read!

Topics: Ireland, Dublin, Cozy, Lighthearted, Female Friendship, Sex, Love Story, Dating, Fashion, and Irish Author

Published: HarperCollins on Mar 17, 2009
ISBN: 9780061809835
List price: $7.99
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The first ten pages are a little bit boring, but it gets better and more interesting. I found the characters cute and realistic, and I could relate to the whole magazine office thing, since I'm working at a newspaper and I know about the pressure. It's a long novel but it didn't seem long to me. A light, enjoyable read for a Sunday afternoon.read more
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Started reading Marian Keyes when I returned from Ireland in the summer of 2004. I bought a book of short stories from Irish writers, and Marian Keyes was one of them. I went to see which writers we had at our library, and I found Marian Keyes had several. I tried to read them in order and ended up liking them -- funny, character development -- that I bought a few that I've read and reread, including this one. The women are easy to relate to and the men are minor Prince Charmings.read more
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I love Marion Keye's writing. It's humurous, entertaining and downright silly. The characters in here are very funny and kind of realistic.read more
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I’d love to know what it is about Marian Keyes that gets people so worked up. I mean, how many books does she have in the Top 100?? Certainly more than anyone else. But in my own exceedingly (not) humble opinion, she’d be amongst the top ten overrated readers of this century. I’ve forced my way through so many of her books, and the only bit I’ve really enjoyed is the ending. I can’t wait to read something else after Ms Keyes, because frankly, I need to take the nasty taste out of my mouth. Her books give other formulaic books a bad reputation. By chapter 3 you can see where each character is heading, and you just wish they’d hurry up and get there. So the ending is something of a relief. Marian Keyes or another author: life is too short to read stupid books.read more
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I really enjoyed this book and the characters.read more
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It was funny and clever and a great story, but there was too much sex in it for me.read more
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The second book I read by her, and I'm still not sure whether I like her style or not. I think I do afterwards, but while reading her books, I find them heavy and depressing. The Irishness is charming at times and annoying at others. it probably doesn't help that I know enough people who talk rural Irish. I did enjoy the storyline and the cast of characters felt real. As with her other book I read, the way the characters tie in together made the book for me.read more
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In this charming and engaging "chick lit" novel, the author takes three unique women, each with her own demons and desires and throws them together. The characters are captivating and complex; Lisa, the bitchy, stunning, Prada-wearing magazine editor; Ashling, the plain-jane, mousy, overly organized, constantly worrying assistant editor, and Clodagh, the beautiful, unsatisfied housewife who appears to have it all. The novel is set in Dublin and follows the women through an interconnected series of events, with each of their lives unravelling and being pieced back together again. At 530 pages, the book is rather long for this genre, but it keeps pace pretty well. This was fun, sexy, sad, and triumphant all rolled into one, and I would recommend it to women in the mood for a good laugh, cry, and everything in between.read more
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Light and fluffy, but a perfect read for a cold and wet weekend after a busy couple of weeks. What i was expecting and what I got! Marian Keyes is the perfect get away material, she does have some moral messages and often a twist or two in the telling and not all her characters are nice (in fact two out of the three in this book are quite unpleasant). I think of her books like a drink or two in an Irish bar, not challenging, but very pleasant way to while away a few hours. Unlike some 'chick lit' it doesn't talk don to you and is not all about the sex.read more
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The second book I read by her, and I'm still not sure whether I like her style or not. I think I do afterwards, but while reading her books, I find them heavy and depressing. The Irishness is charming at times and annoying at others. it probably doesn't help that I know enough people who talk rural Irish. I did enjoy the storyline and the cast of characters felt real. As with her other book I read, the way the characters tie in together made the book for me.read more
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I don't remember much about it, but that it was cute and entertaining.read more
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probably my favourite of her novels - probably the only time i 'fell in love' with a book character. naff huh?read more
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Read this while visiting relatives in Canada when I should have been reading homework. This was my first Marian Keyes and I was pleased that I didn't figure out the entire plot right away. Not as good as Jennifer Weiner but better than a lot of the other stuff out there.read more
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The first ten pages are a little bit boring, but it gets better and more interesting. I found the characters cute and realistic, and I could relate to the whole magazine office thing, since I'm working at a newspaper and I know about the pressure. It's a long novel but it didn't seem long to me. A light, enjoyable read for a Sunday afternoon.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Started reading Marian Keyes when I returned from Ireland in the summer of 2004. I bought a book of short stories from Irish writers, and Marian Keyes was one of them. I went to see which writers we had at our library, and I found Marian Keyes had several. I tried to read them in order and ended up liking them -- funny, character development -- that I bought a few that I've read and reread, including this one. The women are easy to relate to and the men are minor Prince Charmings.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
I love Marion Keye's writing. It's humurous, entertaining and downright silly. The characters in here are very funny and kind of realistic.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
I’d love to know what it is about Marian Keyes that gets people so worked up. I mean, how many books does she have in the Top 100?? Certainly more than anyone else. But in my own exceedingly (not) humble opinion, she’d be amongst the top ten overrated readers of this century. I’ve forced my way through so many of her books, and the only bit I’ve really enjoyed is the ending. I can’t wait to read something else after Ms Keyes, because frankly, I need to take the nasty taste out of my mouth. Her books give other formulaic books a bad reputation. By chapter 3 you can see where each character is heading, and you just wish they’d hurry up and get there. So the ending is something of a relief. Marian Keyes or another author: life is too short to read stupid books.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
I really enjoyed this book and the characters.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
It was funny and clever and a great story, but there was too much sex in it for me.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
The second book I read by her, and I'm still not sure whether I like her style or not. I think I do afterwards, but while reading her books, I find them heavy and depressing. The Irishness is charming at times and annoying at others. it probably doesn't help that I know enough people who talk rural Irish. I did enjoy the storyline and the cast of characters felt real. As with her other book I read, the way the characters tie in together made the book for me.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
In this charming and engaging "chick lit" novel, the author takes three unique women, each with her own demons and desires and throws them together. The characters are captivating and complex; Lisa, the bitchy, stunning, Prada-wearing magazine editor; Ashling, the plain-jane, mousy, overly organized, constantly worrying assistant editor, and Clodagh, the beautiful, unsatisfied housewife who appears to have it all. The novel is set in Dublin and follows the women through an interconnected series of events, with each of their lives unravelling and being pieced back together again. At 530 pages, the book is rather long for this genre, but it keeps pace pretty well. This was fun, sexy, sad, and triumphant all rolled into one, and I would recommend it to women in the mood for a good laugh, cry, and everything in between.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Light and fluffy, but a perfect read for a cold and wet weekend after a busy couple of weeks. What i was expecting and what I got! Marian Keyes is the perfect get away material, she does have some moral messages and often a twist or two in the telling and not all her characters are nice (in fact two out of the three in this book are quite unpleasant). I think of her books like a drink or two in an Irish bar, not challenging, but very pleasant way to while away a few hours. Unlike some 'chick lit' it doesn't talk don to you and is not all about the sex.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
The second book I read by her, and I'm still not sure whether I like her style or not. I think I do afterwards, but while reading her books, I find them heavy and depressing. The Irishness is charming at times and annoying at others. it probably doesn't help that I know enough people who talk rural Irish. I did enjoy the storyline and the cast of characters felt real. As with her other book I read, the way the characters tie in together made the book for me.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
I don't remember much about it, but that it was cute and entertaining.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
probably my favourite of her novels - probably the only time i 'fell in love' with a book character. naff huh?
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Read this while visiting relatives in Canada when I should have been reading homework. This was my first Marian Keyes and I was pleased that I didn't figure out the entire plot right away. Not as good as Jennifer Weiner but better than a lot of the other stuff out there.
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