If you were a journalist or a writer and you had the chance to write one story that you always wanted to write, what would that story be? I’m not a journalist nor a writer, but I do enjoy writing every once in a while. I thought about this question and I honestly have absolutely no idea what story I would write. Maybe the story of my life? Maybe my love story? I have no idea. One thing I do know is that I hope that this is not the last story that Cecelia Ahern writes!
One Hundred Names
Title: One Hundred Names
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Format: Paperback, 469 pages
Source: Received from TLC Book Tour in exchange for an honest review
The new novel from the bestselling author. Journalist Kitty Logan’s career is being destroyed by scandal – and now she faces losing the woman who guided and taught her everything she knew. At her terminally ill friend’s bedside, Kitty asks – what is the one story she always wanted to write? The answer lies in a file buried in Constance’s office: a list of one hundred names. There is no synopsis, nothing to explain what the story is or who these people are. The list is simply a mystery. But before Kitty can talk to her friend, it is too late. With everything to prove, Kitty is assigned the most important task of her life: to write the story her mentor never had the opportunity to. Kitty not only has to track down and meet the people on the list, but find out what connects them. And, in the process of hearing ordinary people’s stories, she starts to understand her own
About the Author
Cecelia Ahern was born on September 30, 1981 in Dublin, Ireland. She is the daughter of the former Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. On 14th December 2009 it was announced that Cecelia had given birth to her first child with partner David Keoghan, a girl named Robin. She was secretly married on 11 June 2010 in County Kildare, Ireland. Her older sister, Georgina Ahern is married to Nicky Byrne of Irish pop group Westlife. Cecelia was a member of the Irish pop group Shimma who finished third in the Irish national for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000. She attended Griffith College Dublin and obtained a degree in Journalism and Media Communications.
Cecelia Ahern wrote her first novel, PS. I Love You when she was twenty-one. It was published in 2004, the number 1 bestseller in Ireland for 19 weeks and sold in over forty countries. The book was adapted as a motion picture directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler and released in 2007 in the United States.
Her second book, Where Rainbows End (US title: Love, Rosie or Rosie Dunne) won the German CORINE Award in 2005. She contributed with short stories to charity books and is also the co-creator and producer of the ABC comedy Samantha Who?.
Her other works include If You Could See Me Now (US title: A Silver Lining), A Place Called Here (US title:There’s No Place Like Here) Thanks for the Memories (US title: Desire Lines) The Gift The Book of Tomorrow.
This book was a really great read- it was cute and had a message that was really uplifting. I enjoyed getting to know Kitty more and more as she continues her search for Constance’s last story. You really get to watch Kitty develop and learn as you read the book, and you really feel for her throughout the book. I really enjoyed the characters in this book and felt that they all had some really good stories to share. This book is really a great summer read- it was a quick and fun read and is perfect for the beach.
4 out of 5 Hippos
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