Tender, magical and captivating - a story of family, friends, and the unlikeliest of romance.
What if love was right there in front of you - you just couldn't see it? Elizabeth Egan is too busy for friends. As a reluctant mother to her sister Saoirse's young son Luke and with her own business to run, every precious moment is made to count. But with Saoirse crashing in and out of their lives, leaving both her sister and her son reeling, Luke and Elizabeth are desperately in need of some magic.
Enter Ivan. Wild, spontaneous and always looking for adventure, in no time at all Ivan has changed Elizabeth in ways she could never have imagined. But is Ivan too good to be true? Has Elizabeth opened her heart only to risk it being broken again? As for Ivan, he thought he was there to help Luke not Elizabeth - or himself…
©2009 Cecelia Ahern (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic reviews

"A sensational debut novel that proves true love never dies." ( Cosmopolitan)
"A wonderfully life-affirming, witty debut." ( Company)
"Like an Irish Sleepless in Seattle and almost certainly the chick-lit bestseller of the year." ( In Style)
"Heartwarmingly good." ( Heat)
"A wonderfully warm and witty debut from a terrific new writer…This exceptional novel about bereavement, friendship and lost love is both heartbreaking and uplifting." ( Express)
"A heartwarming, completely absorbing tale of love and friendship." ( Company)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Seagull on 16-03-16


I vaguely remembered reading and enjoying this book a while ago, so thought it would be worth downloading as an audiobook. Am glad I did! It's a most original story using a fantastic premise,to explore very human problems and is told with humour and warmth. And the narrator does it full justice. I thoroughly recommend.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Faye Owen on 22-02-18


This story is one many can relate to and was one that I couldn't stop reading! It's one to remind you not to take life or yourself too seriously and most importantly, to make yourself happy. An amazing read and another fantastic book by Cecelia Ahern.

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