If You Could See Me Now

If You Could See Me Now

Book - 2006
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From the bestselling author of P.S. I Love You and Love, Rosie, Cecelia Ahern, comes an enchanting novel that leads you to wonder if Not Seeing is believing!

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 doesnt 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.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781401301873
1401301878
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 25 cm.

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Jiya2006
Aug 08, 2016

I've read half of How To Fall in Love and it's really good so I guess the other books are to

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jeprokx_
Jul 14, 2016

This was the first book by Cecelia Ahern that I've read, and it brought me a lot of tears. The story is so precious, yet heart-wrenching. Perfectly written, with the loveliest mix of characters. Not my type of genre, to be honest, but this book is just great.

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puggawugga12
Aug 01, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Very touching and a wonderful message. Ceceia Ahern is a very talented writer.

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jsand67
May 22, 2012

I had this as a book on CD. The narrator had a wonderful accent that added to this book. Good story, and I loved the characters.

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Micht
Apr 06, 2012

Very interesting theme and definitely a unique way of getting an idea across and inspiring people to think and reflect on their own lives and how to appreciate those around you.
Spellbinding from beginning to end and very imaginative author!!
loved it!!

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shopgirlread
Mar 08, 2012

I like Cecelia Ahern's book. But I have been putting this book up and down, not able to finish it. I love the storyline. I guess I don't like the main character, Elizabeth very much.

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owie07
Sep 20, 2011

Cute story! I really enjoyed this one :)

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dprodrig
Jun 06, 2011

Really nice read and it was actually nice to see that it wasn't a book where the impossible becoems possible.

Cute, heartwarming, light read. Perfect after a hard day.

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EverAfter
Nov 06, 2010

This is my favourite Ahern novel. Its such a lovely, heartwarming story with all the magic we've come to expect from her.

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CandiceKono
Dec 18, 2009

I LOVED this story - listened to it on cd which made it ever better.

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jeprokx_
Jul 14, 2016

Elizabeth is a strong, independent woman. But she's not happy and she can't bring herself to accept that. Yet. She's trying her hard against the chaotic world all around her, and that's what Ivan was part of at first. Just her nephew's imaginary friend, a little nuisance to her realistic, orderly day-to-day life. But oh. did Ivan and his magical charms turn out to be more than that. . .

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