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Rachel's Holiday By Marian Keyes Rachel s Holiday Meet Rachel Walsh She has a pair of size feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters Dublin s answer to the Betty Ford Clinic She

  • Title: Rachel's Holiday
  • Author: Marian Keyes
  • ISBN: 9780060090388
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rachel's Holiday By Marian Keyes Meet Rachel Walsh She has a pair of size 8 feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters Dublin s answer to the Betty Ford Clinic She s only agreed to her incarceration because she s heard that rehab is wall to wall jacuzzis, gymnasiums and rock stars going tepid turkey and it s about time she had a hMeet Rachel Walsh She has a pair of size 8 feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters Dublin s answer to the Betty Ford Clinic She s only agreed to her incarceration because she s heard that rehab is wall to wall jacuzzis, gymnasiums and rock stars going tepid turkey and it s about time she had a holiday.But what Rachel doesn t count on are the toe curling embarrassments heaped on her by family and group therapy, the dearth of sex, drugs and rock n roll and missing Luke, her ex What kind of a new start in life is this
    Rachel's Holiday By Marian Keyes

    Rachel s Holiday Keyes, Marian Rachel s Holiday was different to her other books and definitely not a traditional chick lit book providing an insight into seeing things from a different point of view Rachel is the life of the party sister Rachel is succumbing to the lure of alcohol, cocaine and prescription medication while living in New York with her best friend. Rachel s Holiday Walsh Family, by Marian Keyes Rachel s Holiday follows year old Rachel who lives in New York and parties like there s no tomorrow until there almost isn t one She s shipped off back to Ireland by her loopy family, where she finds herself in a drug treatment centre I found this to be an unexpectedly good read on many l Rachel s Holiday Marian Keyes Rachel s Holiday Buy from Meet Rachel Walsh She has a pair of size feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters Everything You Need to Know About Rachel s Holiday Movie Sep , Rachel s Holiday starring Catherine Zeta Jones A woman overdoses on sleeping pills and then loses her boyfriend, best friend and job before being flown from New York back to Dublin, Irela Rachel s Holiday my new favorite book on getting sober Nov , In Rachel s Holiday, young love is in the air I ve been married for years and so I enjoy reading about young couples trying to navigate challenges in their relationship Rachel is years old and, reading about her relationship with Luke, it was like a having a sneak peek into young love. Read Rachel s Holiday online free by Marian Keyes QNovels If my father had married a dainty little woman, I might have had a very different life Very different thighs, certainly Instead, I was doomed for people always to describe me by saying, She s a big girl Then they always added really quickly Now, I m not saying she s fat

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    1. Rachel C. on said:

      I picked this up thinking, Great a fun book about a girl named Rachel who goes on vacation Except not so much Turns out, her holiday view spoiler is to rehab because she has serious substance abuse problems But if you think this book sounds like a horrible downer, it s not hide spoiler Marian Keyes is terrifically funny and she makes Rachel a sympathetic character and narrator The first person point of view is expertly employed to hide certain things from the reader, revealing them only as Rache [...]

    2. Marie on said:

      I waffled between five and four stars for all of ten seconds before deciding on five, simply because of my sheer inability to be rational about this novel I fell in love with Rachel, and I have no idea why If I hadn t picked this up at a library sale when my impulse control was at it s lowest, I wouldn t have it at all There s literally nothing about this book, from the cover, to the genre, to the jacket copy to make me think I d enjoy it, or that it was my kind of book Because it really isn t.I [...]

    3. Laura on said:

      This book was as awesome as I expected, based on Krystal s high praise of it Watermelon was pretty good, but this was way better I m not sure if it s better than Lucy Sullivan though I haven t read the author s essays apecifically about her alcholism, but I can only assume that she drew on some of her own experience with addiction to write this It s fascinating to experience the transformation of Rachel with Rachel To learn things as she learns them, to see her experiences through her eyes In th [...]

    4. Jayci on said:

      Whatever Mairan Keyes is selling.I m buying Rachel s Holiday was wonderful and touching It is a talent to take subjects that are so seriouse and bring laughter and humor to them What a quirky, fun sense of humor Marian must have This book delved into the world of addicts It was honest, insightful, and very human I felt a great attatchment to Rachel the heroin I would laugh with her, and then find myself crying over her heartache I think I understood her She had a lot of similar feelings and thou [...]

    5. Jayne on said:

      From my book blog I really hate the term chick lit, don t you It is utterly dismissive and totally misleading Take a look at this book cover It looks like chick lit It was written by a woman IT MUST BE FLUFFY AND RIDICULOUS, RIGHT No No it is not This book is devastating I know she wasn t the first one, but I blame Sophie Kinsella and her godawful Shopaholic books with their stupid pink covers for starting the whole chick lit thing Have I mentioned that I really fucking hate those books I hate t [...]

    6. Philippa 'Nef' on said:

      This book was not at all what I was expecting I thought it would be light, fluffy and trivial and what I got in reality was a horrible glimpse into the mirror of addiction and saw myself staring back.Rachel s Holiday follows 27 year old Rachel who lives in New York and parties like there s no tomorrow until there almost isn t one She s shipped off back to Ireland by her loopy family, where she finds herself in a drug treatment centre I found this to be an unexpectedly good read on many levels Fo [...]

    7. Miko on said:

      Marian Keys is the novelist that I turn to for my fluff novels Her books are fun, mindless, silly and sometimes shallow and I guiltily eat them all up This one was different It had the same qualities the other ones did, but this one, whether intentional or not, set itself apart from her other books.It has been years since I have actually read this book but it left an impression on me Maybe it s because I went into it with such low expectations as far as depth or content, I can t be certain What [...]

    8. Wicked Incognito Now on said:

      This was not the light chick lit read that I was expecting, and as I started reading it, and getting and IRRITATED by this character s addiction and denial and self destructive behaviour.I thought that I HATED this book.However, I actually quite loved it First of all, I have no sympathy for addicts and I am not even shameful about that I was raised surrounded by addicts I find the behaviour selfish and irresponsible and just altogether frustrating I spent my childhood by myself, raising myself [...]

    9. Nina on said:

      I think Marian Keyes is probably the most underrated author in the chick lit section.My first book by her was Lucy Sullivan is getting married and it took me 2 attempts to finish it From there, enjoying Rachel s Holiday was easy It s by far my favourite Marian Keyes book If you ve never read anything by her, I suggest starting with this one If you don t like it, I would think chances are slim you will change your mind reading the rest of them.Rachel s Holiday is Marian Keyes at her best No other [...]

    10. Bex on said:

      Rachel s Holiday was one of the best books I ve read in a very long while It was one of those books that leads you to a place in a very humorous way, and then offers you the chance to review your own life in a way you might not have before Rachel has just accidently overdosed, ended up in the hospital, and been railroaded by her family, roommate, and boyfriend into treatment She can t believe that they think she has a problem, because, of course, she doesn t Watching her come to grips with what [...]

    11. Quintin Merwe on said:

      This has been my favorite of all the Marian Keyes books I have read thus far It is truly amazing to see how all her characters go through the toughest times or sometimes find themselves in the funniest situations The best being when both emotions happen in the same scene The story line is once again done brilliantly, from start to finish Her books have become synonymous glued to the hands with butt on the seat gut wrenching, tear jerking because of the funny bits and riveting brilliance The stor [...]

    12. Rowena on said:

      While MK writes in her usual hilarious manner, this novel touched on the very serious topic of drug alcohol addiction It was interesting and most definitely entertaining but I felt that she pigeonholed Rachel s character to an irritating degree The psychological analysis of Rachel s childhood was far too pat and I didn t believe that she could so readily accept her tenure as an addict I enjoyed this book mainly for MK s typical sharp wit and rollicking anecdotes but overall I believe that this n [...]

    13. Irs on said:

      Ya hab a tenido la oportunidad de leer a Marian Keyes con Claire se queda sola y, aunque fue ya hace un par de a os, nunca es tarde para reencontrarse con un autor En ese primer libro, Marian Keyes hablaba del abandono y la soledad, y en este se centra en las adicciones, especialmente en las drogas Aunque a veces peca de ser un poco redundante, y de ah que no le haya subido m s la puntuaci n, es un libro m s que decente Rachel Walsh tiene veintisiete a os, vive en Nueva York y su vida es un desa [...]

    14. Elke on said:

      Toch weer een fijn boek om te lezen, maakt me erg nieuwsgierig naar de andere delen Hoewel ik dit deel hier en daar toch wat aan de lange trage kant vind, is het toch zeker wel 4sterren waard Nu tijd voor de read a thon

    15. Michelle on said:

      Rachel Walsh s family sends her to what she believes is an exclusive rehabilitation center, but it doesn t turn out to be the vacation she d dreamed about.I think the most difficult thing about this book was the fact that I didn t care about any of the characters Rachel, the drug addicted twenty something, was a mess I pitied her, but I didn t care about her Neither did I bond with any of the other patients in the treatment center As much as Rachel claimed that her boyfriend Luke, was an amazing [...]

    16. Jenna on said:

      This book was recommended as a future book in my book club We were looking for a light read All the reviews showed this was about Rachel in rehab and did not sound light hearted at all There were also no English copies in the Z rich library You never thought that might be a problem to find a book and not want to buy it or share one copy between 10 women, did ya So, we decided on a different book The next week I spotted this at my favorite English book store and did not put it down for the next 4 [...]

    17. Faith on said:

      First I thought Rachel s Holiday was a shallow book, because Rachel was so shallow in the beginning of the book Just like an other Bridget Jones, just that she takes drugs on top of everything else That is, she was a woman who cared about nothing but men and her looks Well, but Marian Keyes certainly managed to get some depth in her book The book developed as Rachel developed In the beginning I thought just like Rachel that the putting of her in a rehab center was some kinda mistake I thought he [...]

    18. Ria Lize on said:

      I just wanted to read romance.Romance You know, in that care free chick lit way, since I ve had dissatisfaction towards the ending of other books recently.Okay You probably don t trust me I ve been throwing 4 and 5 stars around like it s Christmas But I feel it s like Christmas, because I ve suddenly been opened to a whole new genre that s not UF or PNR, and suddenly, everything is new and fresh and wonderful.So did I get romance with Rachel s Holiday Not really not in the way I wanted In fact, [...]

    19. Sharon on said:

      I have read this book so many times, marian writes about serious subjects and yet manages to inject humour into each serious situation and who better than the Walsh family, lots of Irish sisters each with their own traumas see other books and upsets supported by an amazing Irish mammy who cant cook and has her own amazing wit And a daddy who just wants a bit of peace but has no chance of getting it The walsh s are the type of family we all probably have or wish we had Rachaels story tackles drug [...]

    20. Lisa on said:

      Rachel is living in New York and has no idea that her drug problem is completely out of control until she accidentally overdoses and finds herself back in Ireland in a rehab centre.Why is she here She only does a few recreational drugs, doesn t she This is the story of Rachel s journey to accept her drug addiction and start on the road to recovery.It is so interesting and written with the dark humour and excruciating honesty that Marian Keyes employs in all her novels this book got under my skin [...]

    21. Hildy on said:

      first read February 2011re read December 2016I still love this book Rachel is not a person who is easy to like She s selfish, judgemental, and doesn t live in reality most of the time In spite of all that, I find her character and her story to be entertaining and funny Rachel s growth takes a while but it is worth it Now, let s talk about Luke and his time share pants I love this man I have for almost 6 years He s such a unique, loyal character Through most of the book I wanted to punch Rachel a [...]

    22. Ruth Asdisardottir on said:

      This is an interesting book I think it descripes addiction pretty well in a sense But on the other hand, I find it a bit shallow at times as the author seems to display every addict as some kind of a crazy stereotype who doesn t want to accept that he she is an addict All kinds of people are addicts and a lot of people also enter rehab, well aware of that they have a serious problem, that their lives are in ruins and are ready to change Not everybody is in there against their own will and doing [...]

    23. Thomas Strömquist on said:

      One of the many things that makes Marian Keyes stand out is that she is basically a humor writer and even a feel good writer I guess that is absolutely best when dealing with difficult subject matters The second Walsh family book deals with the middle sister Rachel s substance abuse problem not that she knew that she had one and the enforced holiday back home in Ireland to help her get her life in order after a hectic New York stint Funny, captivating and wonderful.

    24. Redfox5 on said:

      Could have done with being about 200 pages shorter Second book I ve read about the Walsh sisters The other one was better Did feel like I d read this before but if I had then it didn t make much of an impression on me I was cheering Marian for not ending the book in the way you expected but it was short lived as this was before I d read Epilogue It does end like you expect it to Not the worst chick lit book in the world but there are much better ones out there.

    25. Mississippi Library Commission on said:

      We think Marian Keyes writing is fantastic Rachel s Holiday is by no means just a chick lit book it offers so much An Irish ex pat is whisked back home to go to rehab Marian Keyes research into addiction and recovery was excellent We learned so much as does Rachel Humor and life lessons abound in this engrossing read.

    26. Jenn Flynn-Shon on said:

      The book was long but I was ready to dive in and give it a shot After reading Keyes Last Chance Saloon I was hooked on her thorough and upbeat writing style even when confronting very tough subjects like life and death I wasn t at all prepared for the weaving of a perfect story, however In this book Rachel is a drug addicted mess of a person She s done wrong by every single person she knows including a best friend and boyfriend your heart literally breaks for Luke as you read how awful she was t [...]

    27. Siobhan on said:

      I ll start by saying I was not aware that this was part of a series It was a free eBook on my iPhone so I decided to give it a go That being said, it works perfectly fine as a standalone book so you do not need to worry about reading the other books What I have come to understand is that the series is about a dysfunctional family and each book tells the story of a different child, with no real suggestion towards the other books or at least, this one had no suggestion towards the other books.I wi [...]

    28. Jennifer on said:

      As I mention in my review of another Keyes work, I read the Sullivan books out of order, and, as a result, may have developed a slightly different sense of the characters This may have coloured my view of this book I had two main complaints about this novel First, to a great extent, the theme has been beaten to death since going into rehab became chic If Sandra Bullock has made a motion picture about something, it is not new Don t get me wrong, I love her, but edgy she is not Second, I had a har [...]

    29. Rurae on said:

      This book is brilliant One of my top ten books of all time It s kind of unfair to call this chick lit really but that s how its categorised most of the time but its doing the book a disservice Rachels Holiday looks like a generic chick lit, light summer romance but its not Its actually a story of addiction and rehab A very funny, heartwarming story of addiction and rehab Keyes has a brilliant knack of taking serious situations and subjects and turning them into warm, witty reads that don t howev [...]

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