was recommended to me by a colleague as a "must read" in the chick lit genre. I am so glad I took her advice. Rachel's Holiday
definitely touches on many elements of a great chick lit book: dysfunction of families, maintaining friendships, finding love, and redemption. Marian Keyes
captures the reader with her witty writing style and humor, but this book is not all fluff. This book confronts serious issues such as addiction and recovery.
Rachel Walsh is from an Irish family of five sisters, and she is living and working as a single girl in New York City. Rachel is living the dream until she is fired from her job and her boyfriend dumps her because of her addiction to drugs. She is sent by her family to a rehab facility in Ireland, but she is in serious denial of her problem. She is absolutely sure that her visit to rehab will be a "holiday" complete with movie stars, great food, and spa treatments. But, Rachel soon learns she must confront her addiction and embrace her new lease on life. Even though there are dark moments for Rachel the story unfolds with humor and there were many moments that I found myself laughing out loud.