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The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern

The Year I Met You

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One of our Books of the Year 2014.

Very different from her previous books for there is no supernatural or spiritual element. Just a thoroughly good story of family dynamics, relationships, handicaps in families and it affects all. It’s pensive, soul searching stuff concentrating on two people who have lost their way in life. A lovely read that will linger with you a long time.

If you like Cecelia Ahern you might also like to read books by Katherine Webb, Joanne Harris and Jojo Moyes.

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Reader Reviews

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  • Reba Khatun - 'Another brilliant book from my favourite author.  She had me in tears and stitches as usual.' Read full review >
  • Cat Hogwood - 'A book of unexpected friendships and how one event can change the course of your life!...I would highly recommend this book!' Read full review >
  • Rachel Hall - 'Full of the trademark dry wit of Cecelia Ahern this is a joy of a novel which I can guarantee you will be recommending to friends!'  Read full review >
  • Suzanne Marsh - 'I have become a fan of Cecelia Ahern novels, after reading How To Fall In Love which has led me to read The Year I Met You, which is a fabulous page turning story.' Read full review >
  • Cathy Small - 'Cecelia writes from Jasmine's perspective in her own unique way with a story that is written by Jasmine but to Matt her neighbour.' Read full review >
  • Sienna Logan - 'I really wanted to like this novel. Sadly it just didn't engage me. I found the story was too close to real life and I like books that allow me to escape this.' Read full review >
  • Sophia Ufton - 'Wow, this is a lovely story, I had to read all this book before I could put it down!' Read full review >
  • Tanya Thurling - 'Whilst I enjoyed the story and it plodded along quite nicely at an even pace I was slightly disappointed that it didn't have the 'Cecilia' charm, magic and mystery that her previous books have had...'  Read full review >
  • Cheryl Kinney - 'Good Story...I liked the story and the characters were likable.'  Read full review >
  • Helen Treadwell - 'I have read many of Cecilia Aherne’s previous novels and enjoyed them immensely. I found ‘The Year I Met You’ to be slightly different but in a really fascinating and engaging way.' Read full review >
  • Zarina de Ruiter - '...if like me you feel annoyed by the characters in the beginning, don't give up as I can promise you that you will be rewarded with an interesting and certainly thought-provoking story.' Read full review >
  • Susan Andrews - 'I found this book very bitty in that I liked parts of it and wanted to read more and others in which I didn't want to read it at all.'  Read full review >
  • Katie Wright - 'it is quite slow moving and took me a lot longer to read than usual as I just wasn’t particularly connected to the characters.'  Read full review >


The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern

Jasmine know two things: one, she loves her vulnerable sister unconditionally, and will fight to the death to protect her from anyone who upsets her. Two, she's only ever been good at one thing - her job helping business start-ups. So when she's sacked and put on gardening leave, Jasmine realises that she has nothing else to fill her life. Insomnia keeps her staring out of her bedroom window, and she finds herself watching the antics of her neighbour, shock jock Matt, with more than a casual eye. Matt is also taking a forced leave of absence from work, after one of his controversial chat shows went too far...Jasmine has every reason to dislike Matt, and the feeling appears to be mutual. But not everything is as it seems, and soon Jasmine and Matt are forced to think again...


Praise for Cecelia Ahern:

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

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

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

'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'

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

'Cecelia Ahern at her best ...Like her past work, you fall in love with the characters, laugh, cry, appreciate what you have and are captivated by the world she portrays, leaving you craving more of the Ahern magic. Another fantastic read'
Northamptonshire Telegraph

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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9th October 2014


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