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If You Could See Me Now

Narrated by: Amy Creighton
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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Summary

Tender, magical and captivating - a story of family, friends, and the unlikeliest of romance.

What if love was right there in front of you - you just couldn't see it? Elizabeth Egan is too busy for friends. As a reluctant mother to her sister Saoirse's young son Luke and with her own business to run, every precious moment is made to count. But with Saoirse crashing in and out of their lives, leaving both her sister and her son reeling, Luke and Elizabeth are desperately in need of some magic.

Enter Ivan. Wild, spontaneous and always looking for adventure, in no time at all Ivan has changed Elizabeth in ways she could never have imagined. But is Ivan too good to be true? Has Elizabeth opened her heart only to risk it being broken again? As for Ivan, he thought he was there to help Luke not Elizabeth - or himself…

©2009 Cecelia Ahern (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A sensational debut novel that proves true love never dies." ( Cosmopolitan)
"A wonderfully life-affirming, witty debut." ( Company)
"Like an Irish Sleepless in Seattle and almost certainly the chick-lit bestseller of the year." ( In Style)
"Heartwarmingly good." ( Heat)
"A wonderfully warm and witty debut from a terrific new writer…This exceptional novel about bereavement, friendship and lost love is both heartbreaking and uplifting." ( Express)
"A heartwarming, completely absorbing tale of love and friendship." ( Company)

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Excellent

I vaguely remembered reading and enjoying this book a while ago, so thought it would be worth downloading as an audiobook. Am glad I did! It's a most original story using a fantastic premise,to explore very human problems and is told with humour and warmth. And the narrator does it full justice. I thoroughly recommend.

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Hankies at the ready!

Have read this book in paper, on my phone & now listened to it. Still my absolute "favourite," as Ivan would say. I simply CANNOT stop crying at the end. It is a great ending & even though I know the ending.... I still cry! So funny at times & then so sad. However, It is heart lifting too, a must listen!

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Hated this

Not what I expected and I was disappointed. Love her other titles. Started it and couldn’t finish it.

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Different but lovely

Was very sceptical when I started listening but stuck with it, really enjoyed it in the end, love the narration too.

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Perfect

Beautiful story, beautiful voice, heartwarmingly uplifting 😊 cecelia aherne has done it again. Really easy to listen to

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Incredible

This story is one many can relate to and was one that I couldn't stop reading! It's one to remind you not to take life or yourself too seriously and most importantly, to make yourself happy. An amazing read and another fantastic book by Cecelia Ahern.

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Such a touching story, I LOVED it!

This was one of those very rare stories that you just can't stop yourself from listening to. Such a unique story and I found myself laughing out loud and crying throughout. I would recommend this story to everyone, it's by far my favorite. 💖

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Amazing, another success for Cecelia Ahern!

I couldnt love cecelia Aherns writing style more! Brilliant story. I was gripped form the start and kept on going!