Melissa Amster: Marian Keyes is one of the reasons I started Chick Lit Central. Melissa P and I bonded over her books when we re-connected on Facebook back in 2009. Then I won one of her books from Novel Escapes in 2010. Wanting a community with which I could discuss chick lit and wanting to be able to share amazing novels like Marian's with other readers brought about the Facebook group and then this blog. Marian's writing never fails to amaze me and I love the characters and story lines she creates. When she favorites or replies to my tweets, it's better than getting such a response from a famous celebrity.
Melissa Patafio: I love Marian Keyes because she has such lively and witty characters. Her stories always have at least one silly, off-the-wall character that I just adore. My favorite of all time is Helen Walsh. She's hilarious! I also like how many of her characters from other books reappear from time to time. It keeps me feeling connected to them.
Today, we're pleased to present Marian Keyes' latest novel, The Woman Who Stole My Life, a hilarious story about an Irish beautician and her unorthodox path to love and fame. Thanks to Viking, we have FIVE copies for some lucky US readers!
Name: Stella Sweeney.
Age: forty-one and a quarter.
Recent life events: dramatic.
One day, sitting in traffic, married Dublin mom Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life.
She meets a man who wants her telephone number (for the insurance, it turns out). That's okay. She doesn't really like him much anyway (his Range Rover totally destroyed her car).
But in this meeting is born the seed of something that will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life and whisk her away to New York, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar, and, along the way, wrenching her family apart.
Is this all because of one ill-advised act of goodwill? Was meeting Mr. Range Rover destiny or karma? Should she be grateful or hopping mad?
For the first time, real, honest-to-goodness happiness is just within her reach. But is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, ready to grasp it?
Marian's stunning new novel, The Woman Who Stole My Life, is about losing the life you had and finding a better one.
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US only. Giveaway ends July 13th at midnight EST.