- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; paperback / softback edition (21 Nov. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007754477
- ISBN-13: 978-0007754472
- ASIN: 0007212259
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 23 x 3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (272 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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PRAISE FOR WHERE RAINBOWS END
‘Guaranteed to tug on your heartstrings’ Glamour
‘Cecelia Ahern has emerged as a leading light-romantic writing talent."’ Express
‘Brilliantly written, you'll laugh and cry.’ Heat
PRAISE FOR Cecelia Ahern:
‘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 heartwarming, completely absorbing tale of love and friendship.' Company
From the Back Cover
'There's more than a touch of fairytale about Cecelia Ahern's novels…thanks to a liberal sprinkling of magic.' Glamour
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….
'Enchanting and unexpected' You
'A gem' HeatSee all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
Her sister Saoirse was the opposite. She went a bit wild, dropped out of school at 16, couldn't hold down a job and eventually became pregnant with Luke. Because of Saoirse's disinterest in Luke and "free spiritness" (more like selfishness), Elizabeth became his full time guardian and faced a never ending battle in attempting to calm her sisters wild ways. So between Luke, her sister, their father and her job, she feels she has no space or time in her life for fun, friendship, love or pretty much anything. She's always strived to be there for everyone else, to the detriment of her own life and happiness, and lives a life full of rules and regulations. Until one day she meets the mysterious Ivan, who begins to teach her how to laugh and have fun again and enjoy life. But is Ivan all he seems, or is he just another complication in her already overly complicated life?
I've not read a Cecelia Ahern book before this (I've seen the film P.Read more ›
This book is a work of fiction, but it isn't entirely far-fetched or untrue-beyond-belief for those of you who are not into the 'escape to a magical world' kind of thing. Yes, the book is magical, but in an entirely realistic way.
I really liked this and read it in one sitting. I wasn't that fond of Elizabeth for most of the book, it's true, she's just too rigid and clinical. But by the end I was shedding tears for her and loving the tale. I wish I had an imaginary friend just like Ivan too.
I was a bit unsure of Ivan initially because there's something a bit squirly about a 6ft man playing and acting like a little boy but I soon got over that and he grew on me. I actually felt really sorry for him at the end too. It must be a good book if I'm feeling sorry for a figment of a book character's imagination......
All in all a really good book and I would recommend it for anyone that likes a weepy but feel-good book. And it's just perfect for a beach or garden read.
The only believable character is probably Luke, the young boy. Elizabeth seems to be at some points reasonably intelligent with a career, picking up the pieces after her sister, being responsible for her nephew, and yet when things relating to the "imaginary" friend happen, she often accepts silly reasons for it or ignores it entirely. Ivan, well, he's a grown man who talks like a young child, finds things amusing such as spinning in a chair for half an hour till he can't stand, and yet there is then a romance aspect to his relationship with Elizabeth, which just didn't make sense to me.
I ended up skimming the last half of the book. I probably wouldn't go out of my way to read anything else by this author after this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I mostly like Cecilia Aherns books but this one I just could not get on with and nearly gave up many times. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mrs. G. E. Thompson
Took a while to get into this book but it tells a lovely story or belief and wantings to belong. Another great book by Cecelia AhernPublished 5 months ago by Wired for Sound
The first book I ever read by choice & will always be the best book I ever read, I read & love everything Cecelia ahern doesPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Arrived earlier than expected, good value for money, would buy again.Published 9 months ago by wendy fuller
I read this book a number of years ago now but still to this day it is easily one of my favourite books ever! So beautiful and magical, I really could not put it down!Published 12 months ago by Kerry Machell
Beautifully written, lovely book, adding to my collection of Cecelia Ahern books now...Published 14 months ago by weeladylou