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The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern

The Year I Met You

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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. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like Cecelia Ahern you might also like to read books by Jojo Moyes, Deborah Wright and Cathy Kelly.

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

*Winner of the Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year* A thoughtful, captivating and ultimately uplifting novel from this uniquely talented author The year that changed my life. For Jasmine, losing her job felt like losing everything. The year I found home. With a life built around her career and her beloved sister Heather, suddenly her world becomes the house and garden she has hardly seen and the neighbours she has yet to meet. The year I met you. But being fired is just the beginning for Jasmine. In the year that unfolds she learns more about herself than she could ever imagine - and more about other people than she ever dreamed. Sometimes friendship is found in the most unexpected of places.


'Officially one of her best... a heart-warming tale about the things we can learn from others if we put aside our preconceptions.'
Irish Independent

'Ahern cleverly and thoughtfully turns the tables, providing thought-provoking life lessons. I was completely hooked.'
Sunday Express

'Moving, real and exquisitely crafted. Cecelia Ahern is an undisputed master when it comes to writing about relationships...We loved every single glorious morsel. Do not miss it.'

'A wry, dark drama'
Daily Mail

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.

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4th June 2015


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Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


432 pages


Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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