Readers and critics alike adore Cecelia Ahern for her lighthearted yet insightful stories about modern women and their often unusual situations. In If You Could See Me Now, she takes that theme a step further, offering us a heroine who is entirely believable, and the new man in her life who is, well, slightly less so.
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 doesn't 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.
My personal opinion:
To be honest the book leaves me with mixed feelings. I somehow felt very weird reading the first half of the book. I was not really that into it but decided to give it a chance because I know that Cecelia Ahern is a great writer and I've liked everything I've read by her so far.
This book however is not one of her bests, but I do have to say that the last half of the book caught me and I had to finish it and it did give me a few smiles on the way.
This is a typical chick lit light read book, so if you are into them go for it, but don't expect something like P.S. I love you.
Right now I am currently reading the Steve Jobs autobiography, The hunger games and listening to an autobook called Cathedral of the sea
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