<p> Hard-nosed, bitch-goddess London fashion editor Lisa Edwards was certain her "fabulous" promotion would mean more A-list parties, society page photos, and jet-setting jaunts to the fall collections. </p> <p> Instead, she's being deported, Prada wardrobe and all, to supremely un-chic Dublin to launch <i>Colleen</i> magazine. Her assistant editor, over-organized world-class worrier Ashling Kennedy, however, is thrilled with her new job . . .until she discovers it comes with a very high price tag: Lisa Edwards. And then there's Ashling's oldest, dearest chum, Clodagh "Princess" Kelly, who seems to have achieved true happily-ever-after suburban fairy tale bliss — but lately has this irresistible urge to kiss a frog. The chances of three such diverse, equally unsatisfied women bonding would be remote anywhere except in staid Dublin town, "the magazine version of Siberia." And once they do, they're going to start shaking things up — in print and out of it — especially when Colleen's rumpled, moody, wickedly attractive head honcho Jack Devine is tossed into the mix. </p>
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Autor: Marian Keyes
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Not Keyes Best Novel Lesen
It took me one month to get through this book. My average time to finish a book is 3 days - 1 week. Previously, I've enjoyed several of Keyes' novels and enjoy the 'Chick Lit' genre, but I was so disappointed by this one, that I threw it out afterward. The characters lack a great deal of depth, which unfortunately created indifference toward the characters. The characters of Lisa and Clodagh are so shallow, that it's difficult to find emmpathy for them. In contrast, Ashling is uber-naive and sugary sweet to the point of annoyance. The pace of the book is too slow and monotonous. However, the final third of the book, finally picked up and was somewhat enjoyable. I think this may have been better off as a short story.
Finally a book I was not bored by Lesen
I disagree with the other reviewer in all but that it did begin slowly. I beleive this may be her way of developing the characters and I appreciated the backgrounds detailed for the main characters. I really enjoyed this my first Marian Keyes novel, and would easily purchase a sequel. I have just ordered Rachel's Holiday but I was not inclind to the ANgel story I viewed a page here
A heart warmner Lesen
I bought it in a bargain section in a book store and enjoyed it thoroughly. Its a very heart warming story. Simple in its essence, but as the 3 main women unravel and piece themselves together, you find yourself too. The humour in it kept me rolling (literally) on the floor laughing.
Reading this book has made me seriously consider visiting Dublin. I would recommend it for anyone who is game for a comedy cum romance.
Brilliant -Marian Keyes outdoes herself yet again Lesen
Ashling is the star of this show, kind of plain and good hearted, she can hardly believe it when she is given the job of editor's assistant on a fabulous new magazine starting in Ireland -Colleen. This is a huge jump up from her old job at the Women's Weekly.
Lisa is immaculately groomed, extremely ambitious, gorgeous and has a heart of coal. She can hardly believe it when she is made editor of Colleen -it's a huge step down for someone who had their heart set on the editorship of a trendy magazine in New York.
Clodagh has it all: gorgeous husband, two beautiful children and all the money in the world to shop to her hearts content. But her heart isn't content at all -she looks around and finds her life somewhat lacking in the excitement department.
Ashling and Lisa work together, Clodagh is Ashlings best friend. Things begin to unravel for all three women. Ashling realises that her "Little Miss Fix-It" persona is not working for her anymore, Lisa starts to miss her gorgeous estranged husband way more than she ever thought she would, and CLodagh embarks on a passionate and reckless afair.
All three stories weave together seamlessly, and are so absorbing you will obsess about finishing the book like I did. Magnificent writing, I hope we get to read more of Marian Keyes soon -highly recommended
Another irish-based novel about 3 women... Lesen
Although I enjoyed the first Marian Keyes novel I read (the other side of the story) I was a little dissapointed to discover that whilst this book is written with as much skill and passion as "other side..." it seems to follow a similar outline to it: 3 women, all with similar situations to this book. Ashling has problems which stem from her mother (Gemma), Lisa is a sucessful high flyer (Jojo) and Clogagh has a picture perfect life but feels worthless on the inside (Lily). It addresses issues such as adultery, divorce, depression and many more, but all which are addressed in her other books.
I love your style Marian, but give us something new and different! Show us versatility that only good authors can provide!