Cecelia Ahern is an Irish writer who is best known for her light hearted novels which are sometimes placed in the ‘Chick Lit’ genre. Many of her novels are based around modern relationship issues, and a few even have mysterious undertones. Great to pack for holiday reading, or to park up on the couch on a rainy weekend….
How to fall in Love by Cecelia Ahern
The night psychotherapist Christine Rose witnesses a man commit suicide, her life changes drastically. Wracked with guilt, she leaves her husband and attempts to begin a new life. When Christine is called into action again to stop thirty-four-year-old Adam jumping off a bridge, she will do anything to stop him. She makes a rash deal – she must convince Adam that life is worth living by his thirty-fifth birthday, otherwise he will take his own life. Christine only has a few weeks to try and help Adam find happiness again, and – most of all – win back the love of his life. But is it truly possible for one person to dedicate herself so entirely to another when the stakes are quite so high? And in the process of helping Adam listen to his heart, is Christine able to numb her own?
Kitty Logan is a journalist who has just made a colossal mistake on a story, which puts her career on the line and sends her personal life into turmoil. Feeling at an all time low and in need of some guidance, she visits her terminally ill mentor, editor and friend. Kitty asks Constance what story has she always wanted to write but never got the opportunity to?
Constance instructs Kitty to retrieve a file from her office and bring it back to her in hospital. However, when Kitty finally returns with the envelope, it’s too late. Constance has passed away.When Kitty opens the envelope, she finds a list of names: one hundred names. There is no synopsis, no explanation, nothing else to explain what the story is or who these people are. The story is simply a mystery. Kitty embarks on the biggest story of her life, seeking out and meeting as many people on the list as she can to hear their stories, uncover Constance’s own story, and, importantly, rediscover herself and the magical gift for storytelling.
Tamara Goodwin has always got everything she’s ever wanted. Born into a family of wealth, she grew up in a mansion with its own private beach, a wardrobe full of designer clothes, a large four poster bed complete with a luxurious bathroom en-suite. She’s always lived in the here and now, never giving a second thought to tomorrow. But then suddenly her dad is gone and life for Tamara and her mother changes forever. Left with a mountain of debt, they have no choice but to sell everything they own and move to the country to live with Tamara’s Uncle and Aunt. Nestled next to Kilsaney Castle, their gate house is a world away from Tamara’s childhood. When a travelling library passes through Kilsaney Demesne, Tamara is intrigued. She needs a distraction. Her eyes rest on a mysterious large leather bound tome locked with a gold clasp and padlock. With some help, Tamara finally manages to open the book. What she discovers within the pages takes her breath away and shakes her world to its core.
A place called here by Cecelia Ahern
Ever since the day her classmate Jenny-May Butler vanished, Sandy Shortt has been haunted by what happens when something – or someone – disappears. Finding has become her goal.Jack Ruttle is desperate to find his younger brother Donal who vanished into thin air a year ago. So then he spots an ad for Sandy’s missing persons agency, he’s certain that she will answer his prayers and find his missing brother.But then Sandy disappears too, stumbling upon a place that is a world away from the only one she has ever known. Now all she wants, more than anything, is to find her way home
“Dear Lucy Silchester, You have an appointment for Monday, May 30, 2011. Yours sincerely, Life.” Lucy Silchester keeps receiving this appointment card and sweeping the envelope under the rug. Literally. Then one day life shows up at her door, in the form of a rather run-down man in an old suit, who is determined to bring about change.
Life follows Lucy everywhere–the office, bars–meets her flabbergasted friends, and won’t let Lucy off the hook. What she learns in the process is that some of the choices she’s made, and stories she’s told, aren’t what they seem either. Now her stubborn half-truths are going to be revealed in all their glory . . . unless Lucy learns to tell the truth about what really matters to her.
A bittersweet tale of childhood friends Rosie and Alex whose relationship must survive many trials and tribulations, not least the discovery of their true feelings for one another.From naughty children to rebellious teenagers and mixed-up twenty- and thirty-somethings, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin, even when Alex moved across the Atlantic to Boston and Rosie fell pregnant as a teenager. Alex supports Rosie through one of the most difficult times of her life — a time when she should be out partying and going to university but is instead changing nappies and coping with a screaming baby. In return, Rosie is there for Alex when he struggles through his medical internship and copes with a messy divorce. Throughout the ups and downs of each other’s lives, they have remained a constant shoulder to cry on, someone to laugh and share their innermost feelings with. But can their friendship survive the years and the miles and, more critically, when they each marry someone else?
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