As you can probably gather, we are huge fans of Cecelia Ahern here at GirlieGossip.Com so when her latest book ‘Thanks for the Memories’ was released I rushed out to buy it. In just a few days I found that I had read the entire book, it was such a compulsive read I just couldn’t put it down! Keep reading after the jump for our full review, synopsis and more information!
How can you know someone you’ve never met?
Joyce Conway remembers things she shouldn’t. She knows about tiny cobbled streets in Paris, which she has never visited. And every night she dreams about an unknown little girl with blonde hair.
Justin Hitchcock is divorced, lonely and restless. He arrives in Dublin to give a lecture on art and meets an attractive doctor, who persuades him to donate blood. It’s the first thing to come straight from his heart in a long time.
When Joyce leaves hospital after a terrible accident, with her life and her marriage in pieces, she moves back in with her elderly father. All the while, a strong sense of déjà vu is overwhelming her and she can’t figure out why …
What Girlie Gossip Thought …
Once again Cecelia Ahern has delivered a true gem of a novel. It has exactly the right mix of heartache, romance and magic to keep readers hanging on her every word from start to finish as you become entangled in the lives of the characters she so realistically describes almost as if watching a movie play out in front of your very eyes.
The way in which Cecelia can describe people and events is truly awe inspiring, when she writes about Joyce and her Father (the hilarious elderly Irish man who quickly becomes the heart of the story) you almost feel as if you are sat right there with them. From Justin’s trip to give blood, to Joyce and her father’s adventure to London where they bizarrely find themselves meeting up with Michael Aspel at The Antiques Roadshow, everything is well researched, realistic and captivating whilst still managing to have a certain air of magic surrounding it. The series of encounters between Justin and Joyce as they go about their separate lives is delightful to read whilst at the same time verging on frustrating as they have their series of near misses. The strange connection between the two makes for a brilliant and refreshingly different storyline that takes romance to a whole new level!
On a more serious note, the book also highlights the very real need for people to give blood, and how it truly can save a person’s life. If you want to be a real hero and give blood (we don’t guarantee baskets of muffins and personal chauffeurs mind!) check out the following page for more information on how you can give blood: http://www.blood.co.uk/
For more information about Cecelia Ahern, her novels and movie versions of her books then check out her official website here: http://www.cecelia-ahern.com/