Thanks for the memories by Cecelia Ahern

About the book

With her marriage already in pieces, Joyce Conway nearly lost everything else. But she survived the terrible accident that left her hospitalized–and now, inexplicably, she can remember faces she has never seen, cobblestone Parisian streets she’s never visited. A sudden, overwhelming sense of deja vu has Joyce feeling as if her life is not her own. Justin Hitchcock’s decision to donate blood was the first thing to come straight from his heart in a long time. He chased his ex-wife and daughter from Chicago to London–and now, restless and lonely, he lectures to bored college students in Dublin. But everything is about to change with the arrival of a basket of muffins with a thank-you note enclosed–the first in a series of anonymous presents that will launch Justin into the heart of a mystery . . . and alter two lives forever.

Reviewed by Andover Reading Group:

A feel good book that was easy to read. Some found it very shallow with a thin plot which could have been condensed into a short story. Joyce’s fathers character was humourous and we enjoyed it. A light and fluffy read with a predictable ending.

Star rating: **

2 thoughts on “Thanks for the memories by Cecelia Ahern”

  1. Review by Cowdray Reading Group
    Overall most found this novel long-winded and unrealistic, especially the episodes at the opera and the Antiques Roadshow. We enjoyed the characterisation of the dad but felt he was the best character. The book made people reminisce about father/daughter relationships.
    Star rating: **


  2. Review by Bookwombs
    A fun holiday read, but it didn’t stand up to much scrutiny or analysis. The characters were overly steriotyped which undermined some of the more poignant issues/themes. But it did try to tackle some weighty topics with a degree of sensitivity.
    Star rating: *+ (1.5)


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