3 Apr 2014

C is for Cecelia Ahern #AtoZChallenge

C is for Cecelia Ahern
Her books are enchanting, combining a touch of the magical with chick lit at its best, you'll be left desperately wanting more. For me it all started with PS. I Love You - a book I devoured, devastated when it came to an end. I was thrilled with the movie (partly because it features the hot and sexy Gerard Butler, no doubt) and have watched it several times (naturally).
Then I found A Place Called Here and was utterly mesmerised. I mean, I couldn't put it down. It was a work of pure genius! This was swiftly followed by If You Could See Me Now and Thanks for the Memories. There are other books that I haven't got round to just yet but I know I will. She writes so beautifully. I highly recommend her books if you haven't read any. Visit http://www.cecelia-ahern.com


PS. I Love You


Holly couldn't live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other's sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But with the help of a series of letters her husband left her before he died and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, she learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover a world she never knew existed.

A Place Called Here

How can I describe this place? It’s an in–between place. It’s like a grand hallway that leads you nowhere, it’s like a banquet dinner of left–overs, a sports team made up of the people never picked, a mother without her child, it’s a body without its heart. It’s almost there but not quite. It’s filled to the brim with personal items yet it’s empty because the people who own them aren’t here to love them.
Since Sandy Shortt’s childhood schoolmate disappeared twenty years ago, Sandy has been obsessed with missing things. Finding becomes her goal – whether it’s the odd sock that vanished in the washing machine, the car keys she misplaced in her rush to get to work or the graver issue of finding the people who vanish from their lives. Sandy dedicates her life to finding these missing people, offering devastated families a flicker of hope.
Jack Ruttle is one of those desperate people. It’s been a year since his brother Donal vanished into thin air and the sleepless nights and frantic days aren’t getting any easier. Thinking Sandy Shortt could well be the answer to his prayers, he embarks on a quest to find her.
But when Sandy goes missing too, her search ends when she stumbles upon the place – and people – she’s been looking for all of her life. A world away from her loved ones and the home she ran from for so long, Sandy soon resorts to her old habit again, searching. Though this time, she is desperately trying to find her way home...

If You Could See Me Now

Elizabeth Egan's life runs on order: Both her home and her emotions are arranged just so, with little room for spontaneity. It's how she counteracts the chaos of her family--an alcoholic mother who left when she was young, an emotionally distant father, and a free-spirited sister, who seems to be following in their mother's footsteps, leaving her own six-yearold son, Luke, in Elizabeth's care. When Ivan, Luke's mysterious new grown-up friend, enters the picture, Elizabeth doesnt know quite what to make of him. With his penchant for adventure and colorful take on things large and small, Ivan opens Elizabeth's eyes to a whole new way of living. But is it for real? Is Ivan for real? If You Could See Me Now is a love story with heart--and just a touch of magic.

2 comments:

  1. I've never heard of these. They look like really fun books.

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  2. They are wonderful, Suey! I highly recommend them :) Thanks for stopping by!

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