#BookReview RACHEL TO THE RESCUE by ELINOR LIPMAN
ABOUT THE BOOK
Rachel Klein is sacked from her job at the White House after she sends an email criticising Donald Trump. As she is escorted off the premises she is hit by a speeding car, driven by what the press will discreetly call 'a personal friend of the President'.
Does that explain the flowers, the get-well wishes at a press briefing, the hush money offered by a lawyer at her hospital bedside?
Rachel’s recovery is soothed by comically doting parents, matchmaking room-mates, a new job as aide to a journalist whose books aim to defame the President, and unexpected love at the local wine store.
But secrets leak, and Rachel’s new-found happiness has to make room for more than a little chaos. Will she bring down the President? Or will he manage to do that all by himself?
Rachel to the Rescue is a mischievous political satire, with a delightful cast of characters, from one of America’s funniest novelists.
PUBLISHED BY LIGHTNING BOOKS
My first Elinor Lipman book and it won't be my last! This was such an enjoyable, funny and cutting book humour wise that I looked forward to picking it up everyday to see just what the main character was going to have to endure after her accident upon leaving the White House where she briefly worked for 'that' man! Until she sends a ranty email his way!!
When she starts receiving flowers from the presidents' own family when she wakes up in hospital this starts her off on a complete life change and perfectly sums up the world we live in right now - from nobody to viral news story overnight!!
The more she finds out about the accident the more she is drawn into a world of scandal, subterfuge and gossip! All set amidst the Covid pandemic too which added to how relevant the story felt! It was probably shocking too that it all felt like it could actually happen! With the craziness that 2020 has thrown at us, I'm not ruling anything out!!
The story clipped along at a great pace and I loved Rachel's parents as characters too! Straight talking, go getting and lots of fun! This was a timely and funny read and one I can highly recommend!!
My thanks to Scott at Lightning books for the copy in return for a fair and honest review.