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Ahern has cornered the market on chick lit with a magical twist, and her latest revolves around a young woman whose own Life, mysteriously personified by a disheveled young man, intervenes to get her to shape up and stop making a complete mess of her existence. Lucy Silchester hasn't been honest with her friends, or herself, since her boyfriend, Blake, dumped her. Lucy can't seem to escape Blake, now the star of his own travel show, or the suspicion that he's hooked up with a pretty production assistant. Lucy's wealthy, judgmental family stages an intervention with her Life, who is none too happy with how Lucy has been operating the past few years. Lucy is equally unimpressed with her Life when she meets him and decides she wants nothing to do with him, until a secret she's been keeping from her coworkers and boss puts her in a dangerous situation. Reluctantly, Lucy agrees to let Life keep her company and help her face the hard truths about herself she's been avoiding. Another whimsical, heartwarming tale from Ahern.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2010 Booklist