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How to Fall in Love by Cecelia Ahern
  

How to Fall in Love

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Christine, very conscientiously, runs an employment agency where she takes a great interest in her clients, attempting to assist them in every way she can. She is also slightly obsessed with self-help books. She inadvertently stumbles across two young men bent on suicide. She feels confused about the first which encourages her to change her life. The second produces a challenge for, as she saves the young man, he agrees to give her two weeks to persuade him to live. Bouncing from one crisis to another we discover a little of Christine’s background and her attitude to life as she embraces the mission. What a clever writer Cecilia is for despite the sadness of the suicide theme this lovely novel succeeded in being warm, at times funny and eventually heart-lifting. A great read.

April 2014 Book of the Month.

If you like Cecelia Ahern you might also like to read books by Maeve Binchy, Cathy Kelly and Elizabeth Noble.

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Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Amy M - 'Cecelia Ahern has done it again! This book takes a very sensitive subject and handles it carefully, tactfully and in such a way that you can't put it down.' Read full review >
  • Judi - 'the story was engaging and the journey addictive. .. I loved the main characters, who were both funny and endearing...a real page-turner which I couldn't put down. A delightful read!'  Read full review >
  • Angela Hunt - 'I've read most of Cecelia Ahern's earlier books not so many recent ones, but How To Fall In Love is a diamond amongst her books.' Read full review >
  • Linda Hill - 'How to Fall in Love is Ahern at her best and will please her fans and new readers alike.' Read full review >
  • Kath Thornton - 'Cecelia has her own unique style of writing which makes reading her stories a pleasure to read.'  Read full review >
  • Richard Hamlin - 'Cecelia Ahern has surpassed herself. How to Fall in Love is so much more than a love story and covers some of the gritty realities, facing today's society, believably and with sympathetic retelling.'   Read full review >
  • Sam Lewis - 'I was completely engrossed with the story, and have been recommending it to everyone. What a wonderful read to curl up to! Perfect…Perfect…Perfect!!!'   Read full review >
  • Julie Bertschin - 'Both funny and sad, a touching tale of loss and love.'   Read full review >
  • Jayne Burton - 'Being a Cecelia Ahern fan I had high expectations and wasn't disappointed.'   Read full review >
  • Reba Khatun - 'I’m a bit sad now that I’ve finished this deliciously sweet & funny book.  For the last two days I’ve had the spontaneous and loveable Christine Rose keeping me company.'   Read full review >
  • Suzanne Marsh - 'I have read a few of Cecelia Ahern's novels and I must say that How to Fall in Love is the very best novel by Cecelia Ahern that she has written.'  
  • Carole Tuckett - 'Who needs a therapist most, Christine or Adam? Read the book and make up your own mind..'   Read full review >
  • Emily Jarvis - 'Absolutely adored this book! An easy read with a feel good factor about it, tear jerking but beautifully happy and heart warming!'   Read full review >
  • Michelle Russ - 'A truly brilliant book. It will have you smiling, crying and holding your breath, all at once!' Read full review >
  • Jane Pepler - 'Christine Rose has two weeks to teach Adam Basil how to fall in love with his own life. Will she manage this?' Read full review >
  • Glynis Elliott - 'Can love overcome Everything?' Read full review >
  • Nicola Foster - 'A definite thumbs down from me, for what is Cecelia Ahern’s weakest novel to date.'   Read full review >

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Synopsis

How to Fall in Love by Cecelia Ahern

An emotional, captivating and ultimately uplifting novel from this uniquely talented author She has just two weeks. Two weeks to teach him how to fall in love - with his own life. Adam Basil and Christine Rose are thrown together late one night, when Christine is crossing the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin. Adam is there, poised, threatening to jump. Adam is desperate - but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His 35th birthday is looming and she bets him that before then she can show him life is worth living . Despite her determination, Christine knows what a dangerous promise she's made. Against the ticking of the clock, the two of them embark on wild escapades, grand romantic gestures and some unlikely late-night outings. Slowly, Christine thinks Adam is starting to fall back in love with his life. But is that all that's happening...? A novel to make you laugh, cry and appreciate life, this is Cecelia Ahern at her thoughtful and surprising best.

Reviews

Praise for Cecelia Ahern:

'Brilliantly vivid characters and a story to fall in love with; one of our favourite Cecelia Ahern novels yet'
Heat

'A life affirming read ... a heart-warming romance'
Essentials

'A great life-affirming read that wisecracks its way from dark to light'
Glamour

'A tender, funny and romantic drama with a dash of darkness and desperation'
Marie Claire

'Laced with dry wit that keeps the characters real and likeable, this is another poignant, romantic and very readable tale'
Hello

'Written with Ahern's trademark humour and light touch, this Dublin-set romance is an enjoyable, easy read'
Sunday Mirror

About the Author

Cecelia Ahern

Cecelia Ahern was our Guest Editor in October 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. Before embarking on her writing career, Cecelia Ahern completed a degree in journalism and media studies. PS, I Love You was one of the biggest-selling debuts of recent years and a number 1 bestseller. Her other bestselling novels are Where Rainbows End, If You Could See Me Now, A Place Called Here, Thanks for the Memories, The Gift, The Book of Tomorrow and The Time of My Life. PS, I Love You became an international box office success, starring Hilary Swank. Cecelia also co-created the hit American television series Samantha Who? Her novels are published in nearly 50 countries, and has sold over twenty-five million copies of her novels worldwide. Two of her books have been adapted as films and she has created several TV series. She and her books have won numerous awards, including the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction for The Year I Met You. Cecelia lives in County Dublin with her family.

Author photo © Matthew Thompson

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Book Info

Publication date

10th April 2014

Author

Cecelia Ahern

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Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Books of the Month
Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007350513

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