If You Could See Me Now
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...more
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I really, really liked the front cover for 'If You Could See Me Now', it was simple, natural, and actually depicts a huge part in the book. When I first saw it I thought it was lovely anyway because I love the thought of making a wish with dandelions and then blowing them to watch...more
But I must say it's If You Could See Me Now the one that has such an special place in my heart, words are just not enough to explain. See from the very first moment, I felt a connection...more
Elizabeth, an independent, fierce, rigid person, who is raising her carefree sister's six year old son, is on the pathway to a very lonely and loveless existence until she meets Ivan. Ivan turns out not to be who she thought he was, but tha...more
Although the end was quite disappointing because he stayed as imaginary, i still have to admit that I enjoyed the book a lot and I would love reading it over and over again. :))
I wouldn't b...more
When I read the blurb, I had no idea there was a sense of magic about it. I just thought it was a normal chic-lit book that intrigued me, yet again. Oh, how wrong I was.
Ahern took me on a journey whereby I witnessed things I hadn't thought about since childhood. I was thrilled by the happiness, sucking me in wholeheartedly but I was...more
When Ivan from 'Ekam Eve...more
If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern is a creative story that takes place in a cozy small town in Ireland. Elizabeth Egan whole life ha...more
There are no words to express how touching this story is.
I’ve read two books by Cecilia Ahern – P.S. I Love You and this. Both of them have touched my heart in a way rarely any book has.
If You Could See Me Now is a book which would make even the cynic of cynics sob like a baby.
Let me give you some background.
If You Could See Me Now is a gentle tale; a love story with a twist.
Elizabeth is a very uptight and no nonsense lady who has been stuck with her sister’s six year...more
And I thought this was just your run-of-the-mill chick lit – all frivolity and happy `I-got-the-guy’ endings. Instead, it was a Nicholas Sparks book disguised as Chick Lit.
If You Could See Me Now starts off typically enough. There was the straight-laced woman, Elizabeth, who the reader could tell was in dire need of an intervention because deep down she was stifling a passionate soul. And the intervention comes in the form of her nephew’s imaginary friend, Ivan (who ha...more
In times like these, we all need someone like Ivan. Someone who can teach us how to enjoy the simple things in life. To stop and smell the flowers. To not be afraid of letting ourselves loose. To not be BORING adults.
Indeed adults can be boring. I definitely agre...more
Overtime Elizabeth starts feeling his presence and Ivan realizes that he is here to help Elizabeth not Luke. Although, Ivan is about 6 feet tall and wears jeans...more
I got the book from my bookshelf and started reading the book...(duh!)
before anything else i would just like to say this, a quote from the book that was mentioned by one of the characters, and that is, GNIROB!(smiles)
You know the movie P.S. I Love You? yep. Cecelia Ahern is also the author of that book. This book "If You Could See Me Now" will also be made into a film. waaah! OK, i know i'm obsessing....but this book made m...more
Elizabeth Egan lives in a small Irish town and takes care of her nephew Luke. She's an interior designer and her life seems perfectly organized, but hectic. Into their lives comes Ivan, a sort of "professional imaginary best friend". They usually show up to help kids...more
Elizabeth, an independent, well-organised and finicky person, is raising her carefree sister's six-year-old son, Luke. She has always been the responsible one in the family and as such has taken over this part. Life for both is lonely and loveless – until Ivan from “Ekam Eveileb” comes to visit Luke. But Ivan decides that Elizabeth needs some...more
She's raising her nephew Luke, which she didn't want to do. Suddenly Luke has an imaginary friend named Ivan, which is driving Elizabeth nuts because she feels like that life should be real, no matter what age you are.
But suddenly Elizabeth can see Ivan, and hear Ivan and soon she starts to fall in love with Ivan, thinking that Ivan is a father of a friend of Luke...more
People forget they have options. And they forget that those things really don’t matter. They should concentrate on what they have and
not what they don’t have. And by the way, wishing and dreaming doesn’t
mean concentrating on what you don’t have, it’s positive thinking that encourages hoping and believing, not whinging and moaning.
Life’s kind of like a painting. A really bizarre, abstract painting.
You could look at it and think t...more
This is the story of Elizabeth, a woman who likes everything neat, clean, and in its place. Elizabeth has a wild and crazy sister who has a young son who Elizabeth has to take care of. One day the child meets an imaginary friend, Ivan. Ivan falls in love with Elizabeth...more
Já o tinha comprado o ano passado e só quando despertei para a escrita desta autora com A Prenda, é que senti necessidade de o tirar da estante!
Quantas crianças já não ouviram falar que inventam amigos imaginários? Pois bem, neste l...more
I enjoyed this book so much! It was one of those lovely unexpected reads that kept me engaged from start to finish, I couldn't put it down and I was sad when it was finished. I was also crying by the end, but that's another story.
I have avoided Cecelia Ahern books until now because I had the idea that they would be too sad/serious and I wouldn't enjoy them.
I'm happy to report that I couldn't have been more wrong and I am now eagerly scanning through the rest of her books to see whic...more