Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Review - Cecelia AHERN - "The Book of Tomorrow"

Publ: 2009
Pensby Library
ISBN: 978 0 00 723370 0
Genre: General Fiction; Ghost story
Pages: 320p
Found by Serendipity
Rating: ***** **

What led you to pick up this book?
Found on the new book shelf in the libraray and I have liked each Cecelia Ahern one I have read so far.

Describe the plot without giving anything away.
Tamara Goodwin has always got everything she's ever wanted. Born into a family of wealth, she grew up in a mansion with its own private beach, a wardrobe full of designer clothes, a large four poster bed complete with a luxurious bathroom en-suite. She's always lived in the here and now, never giving a second thought to tomorrow. But then suddenly her dad is gone and life for Tamara and her mother changes forever. Left with a mountain of debt, they have no choice but to sell everything they own and move to the country to live with Tamara's Uncle and Aunt. Nestled next to Kilsaney Castle, their gatehouse is a world away from Tamara's childhood. With her mother shut away with grief, and her aunt busy tending to her, Tamara is lonely and bored and longs to return to Dublin. When a travelling library passes through Kilsaney Demesne, Tamara is intrigued. She needs a distraction. Her eyes rest on a mysterious large leather bound tome locked with a gold clasp and padlock. With some help, Tamara finally manages to open the book. What she discovers within the pages takes her breath away and shakes her world to its core. Told in Cecelia's imitable style this is a mesmerising and magical story for this autumn.

What did you think of the characters and style?
Ther characters were as believabler as ever and I love the way Ahern gets into the mind of the hero or heroine of her books. One commentator commented that the Ahern books were a bit samey. I think they are each unique and great fun.

Would I recommend it?

CECELIA AHERN – see A Place Called Here

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