Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Blog Tour and Review: Marian Keyes

Hello  book chums!

I am thrilled to be part of the blog tour for fantastic Marian Keyes' newest release, The Woman Who Stole My LIfe. I've read The Brightest Star in the sky and have since enjoyed her other reads. 

The book is told from the protagonist's point of view: Stella Sweeney; a woman in her forties who finds herself overcoming steep challenges in her life as best as she can (which is not a graceful tour de force).
The title itself suggests an interesting turn of events. In the book, the reader finds out that Stella's husband, Ryan, deems her as "the woman who stole my life". He is dispirited by the fact that Stella was living the life he wished he had.

Keyes splits the book into past and present timelines, which ties and explores key individuals in Stella's life and how they have been able to come into her life purposefully. We've all wondered about the concept of karma and how everything seems to happen for a reason: Keyes helps to shed light on such matters through Stella's accident in a very touching and unforgettable way. 
Funny, witty, and often bittersweet, we find ourselves drawn to Stella's conflicts, torn between her duty as a mother and finding strength in love.

"Sometimes you get what you want and sometimes you get what you need and sometimes you get what you get."

I enjoyed this book immensely, especially  while on the train in the mornings, and before bed. There are many memorable characters and sections of the book where you find yourself wondering how often we take things in our life for granted. A very sweet read and one that would make a great gift for special women in your life this holiday season. I know I will recommend this book to my book club!


Twitter: @MarianKeyes

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