Monday, March 7, 2011
It’s been months since I last finished a book. A fiction, that is. Last night. I skimmed through my collection of ebooks on my iTouch and chanced upon If You Could See Me Now by Cecilia Ahern. She is an author who is highly recommended by my friends but it is the first time that I read a book by her. Initially, I did not read its synopsis and I thought that not knowing the plot adds to the excitement. However, I was *forced* to Google it because I wanted to know what will happen towards the end. As if the description will give it away, eh? Haha!
Anyway, I am now an official Cecilia Ahern fan and off I go now to read another book from her. And the synopsis of If You Could See Me Now reads:
Everything in Elizabeth Egan’s life has its place, from the espresso cups in her gleaming kitchen to the swatches and paint pots of her interior design business. Order and precision keep life under control—and keep Elizabeth’s heart from the pain and hurt she has suffered in the past. Being a reluctant mother to her six-year-old nephew while trying to keep her business on track is a full-time job for Elizabeth, and one that leaves little room for error—or fun.
Until, one day, Ivan unexpectedly comes into their lives. The mysterious Ivan is carefree, spontaneous and always looking for adventure—everything that Elizabeth is not. If You Could See Me Now is the extraordinary tale of Ivan and Elizabeth. Of how Ivan meets the love of his life before she even sees him, and how he teaches her that life is only worth living when it's blindingly colourful and the occasional mess. Yet just when Elizabeth is starting to trust him, it turns out that Ivan isn't at all who she thought he was.