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The Woman Who Stole My Life: British Book Awards Author of the Year 2022

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Without giving too much away the middle section of the book was the most enjoyable, The ending was full of Stella jumping to conclusions and making rash decisions. The new man who starts off as a knight in shining armor and re-appears, suddenly single, available and hankering after Stella. I have read the Walsh series of books but I seem to have been distracted by other authors and just wasn't compelled to pick it up.

I've been a fan of her books since I was a teenager and I love the way she combines humour with more serious issues. Her previous readers will continue to read her work, as I have done until now, and that's what her publisher must be banking on. After her marriage breaks up, the only bright spots in her days are visits from her neurologist, Mannix Taylor, with whom she forms a reluctant alliance.

Then her ex-husband, Ryan, suddenly announces that he’s going to give away all his possessions, including his house and his bathroom-design business. Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married" is what got me through the week of Princess Diana's death, and I snatch up each new book as soon as it's available. her insecurities frustrated me to the point where I wanted to slap her and tell her to "get over herself". I had heard a few whispered review that are not favorable to this new book, but i have to hugely disagree. It looks at friendship, parenthood, loyalty and disappointment, and it’s great at dissecting the vagaries of love.

Not that she’s been struck by any great inspiration, not that she’s able to think of the words, let alone get them down on the page.Then I thought – and all of this was happening quickly, because, like I said, I was moving along in a steady stream of traffic – then I thought, Ah, no, I’ll let him out, it’ll be – and mark me closely here – it’ll be good karma. Stella's is married to the most awfully selfish man, Ryan and has two children, Betsy and Jeffrey, the latter being a very angry teenager. She spends her life chasing after everyone else in her life until tragedy strikes and she becomes gravely ill with a rare condition.

Keyes (The Mystery of Mercy Close) infuses her trademark levity into her latest novel, an honest examination of how dynamics change when one is struck with a life-threatening disease.

The first time I’d met her she’d waved my book in the air and said, ‘We could go a long ways with this. There is a lot of emphasis on 'karma', and fate, but oddly not a lot of examples of this playing out in the storyline. 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.

She was so insecure, particularly in her relationship with Mannix, and lacked any real gumption in general. But somehow, though people kept telling me I should give her a try, I never got around to it until now.For me she was a difficult character to warm too, I don't know what it was but she was just a bit odd and not in a great way. Her parents and sister offer their own kind of support, while Ryan, Jeffrey and his sister Betsy struggle to cope. After a long hiatus due to severe depression, a food title, Saved by Cake, was published in February 2012.

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