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The Woman Who Stole My Life
The Woman Who Stole My Life: A Novel | Marian Keyes
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A funny new novel from international bestselling author Marian Keyes about Irish beautician Stella Sweeney who falls ill, falls in love, then falls into a glamorous new life in New York City. When her dream life is threatened, will she rally to reclaim love and happiness? In her own words, Stella Sweeney is just an ordinary woman living an ordinary life with her husband and two teenage kids, working for her sister in their neighborhood beauty salon. Until one day she is struck by a serious illness, landing her in the hospital for months. After recovering, Stella finds out that her neurologist, Dr. Mannix Taylor, has compiled and self-published a memoir about her illness. Her discovery comes when she spots a photo of the finished copy in an American tabloidand its in the hands of the vice presidents wife! As her relationship with Dr. Taylor gets more complicated, Stella struggles to figure out who she was before her illness, who she is now, and who she wants to be while relocating to New York City to pursue a career as a newly minted self-help memoirist. Funny, fast-paced, and honest, Keyess latest novel is full of her trademark charm and wisdom and is sure to delight her many fans.
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Bookwormjillk
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Reading fireside tonight

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Bookwormjillk
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It‘s been forever since I read anything by Marian Keyes. Enjoying this one so far.

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Blaire
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Mehso-so

A fine, light read. When Stella contracts a rare disease she becomes completely paralyzed able to only blink her eyes to communicate. Romantic and familial complications ensue, and Stella must figure out how to lead her life. A bit meandering and a bit predictable, I didn‘t feel particularly for any of the characters. Wrapped up the first set of prompts for #booked2019 with this one. #setinireland

RvnclawWhovian I love 14 Hands wine, good choice! 9mo
Cinfhen I‘ve read one or two books by Keyes, she‘s just ok for me. Yay on completing first quarter💚🎊🥳 9mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Mehso-so

Stella is a beautician by chance who‘s terrible illness changes her life in unexpected ways, leading her to NYC and back to Dublin. Mostly, this is a fun palette cleanser, but it does get bogged down in some stereotyping about women that we really need to get past. I did enjoy reading it while in Ireland, which felt authentic.

Pictured in Dunkineely in County Donegal.

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Emma3
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Pickpick

Not the best Marian Keyes book I‘ve read but I still enjoyed it. Fairly predictable chick lit but I liked the added medical side

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Halechr
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Long breaks in between classes are meant for reading and pedicures right?!

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Verity_x
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Pickpick

Great chick-lit. Easy read with relatable characters - great for switching off in the sunshine!!

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CoffeeAndABook
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Pickpick

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Sunny morning & I‘m into the last pages of this engaging fun book! I adore the Irish humor & the story surprisingly really worked!! There was quite a bit of substance here & I wish I weren‘t at the end of the book ☀️

Have a lovely weekend Littens everywhere!🎶🎀🎈

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NME
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Bailedbailed

Bought both these in my local charity shop and thats exactly where they are heading back to ... total dribble ... on to the next...👓

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CoffeeAndABook
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Late afternoon reading in our backyard.... ☕️☀️📖
I love that spring is finally here 💓

Cinfhen Yay for sunshine 🧡 2y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Yesss 👏🌞👏 I‘m loving it 😄 2y
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quietjenn
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low-key style

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dawnsworldblog
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Pickpick

I read a lot of Marian Keyes years ago but this was my first read of this one. An enjoyable, easy read. Perfect for a day at the park in the sun like this one 😀

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Yanes
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My reading material in these days.

I am on page 63 and for now it is not as promising as I thought it would be. I like Keyes and her writing that's why I chose this book in the first place, but for now it is meh.

We'll see what happens next.

I am not reading as much as I want to because I am planning my vacation for the next 2 weeks. I hope to read more while I am gone but there is no pressure. First and foremost I will enjoy my vacation.

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Fiona2276
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Pickpick

Easy read, enjoyed this one. Reminders of Rachel's Holiday with some LOL moments

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ReadingSusan
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Pickpick

Entertaining and funny. Nothing deep or meaningful about this book but it will entertain.

Reggie Oh wow, I haven't read her in a long time but her books used to make me laugh soo hard. The one about Racheal was my favorite. 3y
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Kalalalatja
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My stack of #IrishAuthors 🇮🇪

I loved reading Marian Keyes' books when I was younger, and she is definitely one of the authors that made me a reader.

#MarchIntoReading

RealLifeReading That beautiful Oscar Wilde! 3y
TrishB There was definitely a Marian Keyes point in my life in my much younger years, made me laugh and cry at the same time! 3y
Andrew65 Loved The Woman Who Stole My Life! 3y
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Kalalalatja @RealLifeReading I love it! Just the feel of it is amazing, and the plays and stories within are even better 👌 3y
Kalalalatja @TrishB same for me. I read her a lot in my late teens! 3y
Kalalalatja @Andrew65 it was so good! 3y
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gentlepet
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Mehso-so

a book that i bought on a trip. this was good but not regular marianne keyes chick lit amaaaaaazing.

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Ais
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For a book that was published in 2014,and from an author who is usually quite funny and on the nose about things, this book spent a lot of time concentrating on a no-carbs fixation, having every part of your body fully waxed, wardrobe malfunctions (there was a minor meltdown over a pair of shoes that went with skirts), and Botox. I really thought I'd stepped back in time. Poor effort. No stars for this one.

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Ais
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Time for some light reading!

SusanInTiburon This does look fun! 3y
Ais @SusanInTiburon I'm hoping that some of the bits I'm reading, are firmly FIRMLY tongue in cheek or I'm going to be severely disappointed! 3y
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ohkunggg
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Pickpick

I love how Marian manages to blend dark and light, drama and humor altogether perfectly. Though, as a medical student, I was little irritated with some wrong medical information, i did enjoy the book.

MrBook Love the pic! 3y
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Wellreadtraveler
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Pickpick

" A well-crafted novel with engaging characters and a gripping plot. Couldn't have said it better.I had to read this book for my book club, and I loved it!!!! At times I couldn't put it down. The story line is good, and I was so happy with the ending.

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read.run.travel
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Mehso-so

It's 33 degrees Celsius outside 🔥 so I'm reading in bed in my miraculously cool room.
What did I think of this book? It was okay. I didn't really connect with the characters and the story jumped around a bit too much for my taste. | ⭐️⭐️

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read.run.travel
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I love bookmarks, especially delicate ones like these two 🌾 my sister gave me the bookmark on the left as a gift from China. The one on the right I discovered on Amazon and I immediately fell in love with it ❤️

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Michelle_mck
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Mehso-so

Audiobook listen - this is a 3.5 stars took a while to get into it but enjoyed it in the end

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Nsmith
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I enjoyed this book - humorous and thought provoking. I found it interesting how the story was told.

MyBookLife I haven't read this one, but it's not for nothing Keyes is the queen of chic lit 👑 4y
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