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The Walshes starred in a previous Keyes novel, the delightful Rachel's Holiday; Maggie is Rachel's older sister, (one of five) and the only one who "never did any of that nasty sleeping around business". Instead she got married to her first boyfriend Paul Garvan and everything was fine, until they suffered a couple of "setbacks". Unable to face sorting out the difficulties, Maggie hightails it to Los Angeles to stay with her old pal Emily. Emily is a script writer, her short film A Perfect Day was a big hit in Ireland, but her working life is a little tougher in the land of sunshine and fat-free Pringles. The two girls, along with a supporting cast of wannabes, scary film studio folk and slacker next door neighbours, get on with sorting out their emotional issues in a stylishly witty, wonderfully warm fashion. Maggie's devilish ex-boyfriend and the commitment phobic Troy add in a delightful frisson of sexual tension.
Marian Keyes observations on the foibles of love and LA are laugh-out-loud funny, but there's a beguiling tenderness there too. By the time you reach the final full stop you'll be sighing with contentment, and just wishing that Marian would get a move on with the next book. --Eithne Farry --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I found this boring. Perhaps I just don't like Marian Keyes as a writer!Published 11 days ago by Lesley
Loved it!! Great reading as usual from one of my favourite authors. Perfect for curling up with coffee and chocolate.Published 16 days ago by Michael Owens
Tongue in. Geek humour another Marian Keyes masterpieces :) great fun to read. Would buy more of her books..thank youPublished 22 days ago by sana-b
A nice gentle irish story with the usual amusing slant from this author.Published 24 days ago by Lindsay Smith
Loved it! Laugh out loud funny! It had a really humane side to it and moments that everyone would recognise. Read morePublished 28 days ago by fusspot
A great book about Maggie who is married to Garv when she finds out he has cheated on her. She goes to Hollywood to stay with one of her friends Emily who is a scriptwriter of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Diana