REVIEW: RACHEL TO THE RESCUE, BY ELINOR LIPMAN

Rachel Klein is sacked from her job at the White House after she sends an email criticizing 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 roommates, 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.
 
 
 
 

I could not stop smiling throughout Rachel to the Rescue, as her tongue in cheek dialogue with friends and family added to each scenario we experienced in this delightful book.

I also loved following the close-to-real-life politics and the dynamics of Rachel’s family, as she picked herself up from the accidental moments and moved on.

In the end, we see how closely events match reality, as the characters find themselves in a Pandemic that could overturn their lives. Instead they kept moving forward, much as we are doing in our real lives. 4.5 stars.

 
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