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....Continua
For sure, even if I'm in the mood for something simple and carefree, I deserve more than reading this.
Boring, stupid, slow, not interesting and so on...
Elizabeth is a successful young woman, living in Baile na gCroìthe, a small village in the West of Ireland. Her mother left as she was 13 and she grew up her sister Saoirse. Now Saoirse is alcoholic, hardly at home, and Elizabeth is growing up her 6 years old nephew, Luke. But sb arrives. Ivan is the invisible friend of Luke. As his colleagues, he can be seen only by whom believes and needs him. And Elizabeth can see him too, although unaware of him to be an imaginary friend (nevertheless real). A strange love story that changes everything....Continua
A nice little story, not as intriguing as A place called here or passionate as P.S. I love you. At times quite a bit over the top and leaves too many unresolved issues. Fluent writing style and very easy to go through.
it just makes me think of the British film called << opal dreams>>. Does this flick come from this book? They are all talking about an imaginary friend. what is yours? do you believe it is existing?