Monday, December 6, 2010

Thanks For The Memories Review

New York Times bestselling author Cecelia Ahern's charming new novel explores what happens when "what if" becomes a reality for two strangers whose lives are at a crossroads. How can you know someone you've never met? That's the question haunting Joyce Conway these days. Recovering from a terrible accident and with her marriage in pieces, Joyce is suddenly plagued by an overwhelming sense of déjà vu that makes her feel as if the life she's living is not her own. During the day she has vivid memories of things she's never seen—such as cobblestoned Parisian streets she's never visited—and at night she dreams of a little girl she's sure she's never met. Joyce is convinced she's lost her mind . . . until a series of coincidences leads her on a journey to meet the one person who may hold the answer she needs. Someone's life could be depending on you right now. . . . That's the pitch that finally persuades Justin Hitchcock to donate blood—the first thing to come straight from his heart in a long time. Restless and lonely, Justin chased his ex-wife and daughter from Chicago to London, and now he's in Dublin, guest-lecturing to bored college students. When he receives a basket of muffins with a thank-you note attached, he's sure someone's playing a joke on him, but then the presents keep coming. Intrigued, Justin is determined to solve the mystery—a quest that will change his life forever. Thanks for the Memories is a heartwarming story of hope, love, and second chances—Cecelia Ahern's most magical novel yet.

This one features the unusual situation where someone receives donated blood, only to find that she somehow inherits some strange memories too - which, it seems, are from the person who gave her his blood. The book follows the lives of these two people; one an art historian, recently separated from his wife, and the other a young woman who has just lost a baby, and as a result finds her marriage in tatters. Cecelia Ahern is a really talented author! I really enjoyed this book from her, read it in 24 hours because I just couldn't put it down. You can connect with the characters and really be dragged into their world! The story was very serious at times but also funny at other moments, A great mix! This book is also being made into a movie, I can't wait! :) 

Read the first chapter for free here


  1. I like the plot. It is perfect for a movie. And although book covers don't usually attract me, this one does. Thanks.