Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

If you could see what was going to happen tomorrow, would you try to change it?

HarperCollins has published this in hardcover this week, and it's available at your local bookstore right now.  (Thank you for the review copy.)  Ms. Ahern's last novel was P.S. I Love You, but I had not read her work before.  I was pleasantly surprised by her writing style and imagination.

This is an intriguing story.  It's set in a tiny village in Ireland and Tamara and her mother have moved in with her mother's brother and his wife.  They are living  in the gatehouse to a fallen down castle.  

Tamara loved Dublin and her life there and hates this change.  But when she finds the travelling library and checks out a journal, her life changes...

Ms. Ahern has a way of bringing characters to life.  Her descriptions of their appearance and their emotions makes it easy to relate to them.  She also is good at creating "odd" people who hide secrets.

Her Tamara is full of teenage anguish because her life has changed so dramatically, but she's also an opinionated, strong individual.  The little touch of magic she has is enough to open doors to secrets long concealed.

You'll keep reading this book to see what is going to happen next, but I doubt anyone could foresee the ending...

If you would like to win my ARC, please leave a comment here on my blog and email me at info @ (take the spaces out) with your name and ADDRESS and why you would like to read the book.  I'll pick a winner in about a week.

1 comment:

Marata said...

Hi, Years ago my mom went to Ireland and said she would always like to go back. After mom had heart surgery she said she didn't want to save her money anymore so I found us a great flight and I took her back to Ireland, then I fell in love with it. Now I can't wait to go back. I will have to wait because I take care of my mom who now has Alzheimers and she can't travel like that anymore. Plus,my name is Tamara. Seems to go along with your book choice. Thanks for your fun blog.
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