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If You Could See Me Now [Abridged Audiobook] (2006)

by Cecelia Ahern

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Cecelia Ahern introduces us to two sisters at odds with each other. Elizabeth's life is an organized mess. The organized part is all due to her own efforts. The mess is entirely due to her sister, Saoirse, whose personal problems leave Elizabeth scrambling to pick up the pieces. One of these pieces is Saoirse's six-year-old son, Luke. Luke is quiet and contemplative, until the arrival of a new friend, Ivan, turns him into an outgoing, lively kid. And Elizabeth's life is about to change in wonderful ways she has only dreamed of.

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Readers will need to free up their imaginations when reading this book and allow themselves to be transported to the land of make believe for a little while. If you can't do that then you might as well stop reading now. The concept is a good one... allowing the reader a chance to put aside their every day realities while traveling to a place where there are no worries about money...no wars...no divorce... are you getting the idea? The plot is an unusual one and I give a great deal of credit to the author for coming out with it. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
[Plus a Free Pink tote Bag]
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
What a lovely book! It's about imaginary friends, yet it's not intended for children. It's about love, yet it's not a romance. It's about creative freedom and learning to deal with the past... yet it's not at all heavy. Well-written and enjoyable. Recommended. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Thirty-four year-old Elizabeth does not have it easy. Her younger sister is a reckless, alcoholic who is constantly losing jobs, disappearing, and leaving Elizabeth to do all the clean-up work. Part of this includes raising Saoirse’s 6-year-old son, Luke. Add to the mix a reclusive and distant father, and a mother who abandoned the family when Elizabeth was thirteen, and it's no wonder Elizabeth is constantly hiding away from people. One day, Ivan, an invisible friend from the land of Ekam Eveileb enters Luke’s life. Was he really sent to to help Elizabeth?

How does a grown woman accept the notion of having her very own invisible friend? Like all fairy tales, this one involves quite a lot of suspending belief, but it’s generally well put together and the characters are full enough that we care how things turn out.

Even though the story is both uplifting and entertaining, isn’t a perfect book. It drags on too long, the premise gets a little old and Elizabeth can be more than a little dense. For the most part it’s a quick, light, feel-good read perfect for day when you're looking to escape some of the craziness in your life. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jan 17, 2016 |
Fun and whimsical. Light and easy. ( )
  Jodeneg | Oct 23, 2015 |
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Degas, RupertNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 140130866X, Paperback)

Now in paperback: In this charming novel, internationally bestselling author Cecelia Ahern shows that sometimes 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.

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Everything in Elizabeth Egan's life has its place. Her constant attention to detail offers Elizabeth a welcome distraction from past hurts. Being a reluctant mother to her six-year-old nephew while trying to keep her business on track is a full-time job, and one that leaves little room for error--or fun. Until the day Ivan comes into their lives.… (more)

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