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Grace Tynan’s life is terrifyingly planned: her career in property, the school car pool, her marriage to a man whose absent-mindedness means she has to organise everything. So when a college dropout called Adam knocks the side mirror off her BMW with his anti-nuclear placard, the last thing Grace expects is to fall in love.

Anxious friends soon notice an alarming change – Grace gives up work, she shuns dinner parties and, most disturbing of all, she stops shaving her underarm hair. Has the Grace they know and love turned into a Rainbow Warrior, or has she simply decided that her grey life needs a bit of colouring in?

Reviews

Praise for Clare Dowling: 'Sparkling and witty...a great beach read
Irish Tatler
Commercial fiction at its most entertaining
Marian Keyes, nominating EXPECTING EMILY as one of her favourite books of 2001
Very warm, very funny...witty and refreshingly honest
Irish World
What sets this apart is the quality of the writing. It is great fun, a great read
RTE
Dowling has an adept touch for light and warm-hearted women's fiction. She has a likeable tone and warm, funny characters and is similar in style to Marian Keyes... wonderfully entertaining
Sunday Tribune