Tender, magical and captivating – a story of family, friends, and the unlikeliest of romances . . .
Elizabeth’s sister Saoirse is a red-haired whirlwind, always leaving behind pieces that Elizabeth struggles to pick up. One of these pieces is Saoirse’s 6-year-old son Luke, a quiet, contemplative boy. When Luke is playing in Elizabeth’s garden one day, witnessing the latest scene between his mother and his aunt, a friend named Ivan walks into his life. This unexpected and rather mysterious friend will change Luke – but will have an even greater impact on Elizabeth. Always capable and self-contained, Elizabeth finds Ivan creeping under her skin and beginning to change her life in ways she could never have imagined.
With all the warmth and poignancy fans have come to expect from Cecelia Ahern, this is a magical novel, and a suprising love story.
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Praise for Cecelia Ahern:
‘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.' The Express
'A heartwarming, completely absorbing tale of love and friendship.' CompanyFrom the Back Cover:
'There's more than a touch of fairytale about Cecelia Ahern's novels…thanks to a liberal sprinkling of magic.' Glamour
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….
'Enchanting and unexpected' You
'A gem' Heat
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Book Description HarperCollins Audiobooks, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007215037