“[Ahern] gives us full permission to believe in magic.”
One of the world’s most popular writers of women’s fiction—author of the beloved international bestseller, P.S. I Love You, basis for the popular film starring Hilary Swank—Cecelia Ahern now gives us Thanks for the Memories, a heartwarming tale of déjà vu and second chances. Reminiscent of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Thanks for the Memories is a love story brimming with hope and feeling and enlivened with an enchanting touch of magic.
Contrivance and a multitude of sitcom mixups drive Ahern's fifth novel. When Joyce Conway gets a blood transfusion after a tragic accident that caused her to miscarry, she strangely picks up the memories of her donor. Upon release from the hospital, she moves in with her father to try to cope with her impending divorce and the loss of her baby, but ends up instead on a wild goose chase after feeling a connection with a mysterious, smoldering stranger in a hair salon. Their relationship is obvious to the reader immediately, which makes the following several hundred pages a less than satisfying exercise in delaying the inevitable. Fans of Ahern's earlier work won't be disappointed with the fairy tale like feeling, but readers not already in the fold might not stick around to the obvious conclusion.
Thank you for the memories
Loved this book. Heartwarming, hysterical, and magical. It's been a long time since a book has made me laugh this hard! Loved it!
Thanks for the memories
Loved it, loved it, love it. Fantastic book. Laughed till I cried!
The premise of this story is great, and the author does have fun with her characters. But the missed and botched opportunities for the two main characters to meet are so contrived that the entire story is weakened.