May 2009 Indie Next List
“Cecelia Ahern's Thanks for the Memories incorporates a little magic and a plethora of lovable and engrossing characters in telling the story of the surprising changes in Joyce Conway's life after her medical treatment following a terrible accident. Absolutely fabulous!”
— Summer Moser, Summer's Stories, Kendallville, IN
New York Times bestselling author Cecelia Ahern's charming new novel explores what happens when "what if" becomes a reality for two strangers whose lives are at a crossroads.
How can you know someone you've never met? That's the question haunting Joyce Conway these days. Recovering from a terrible accident and with her marriage in pieces, Joyce is suddenly plagued by an overwhelming sense of déjà vu that makes her feel as if the life she's living is not her own. During the day she has vivid memories of things she's never seen—such as cobblestoned Parisian streets she's never visited—and at night she dreams of a little girl she's sure she's never met. Joyce is convinced she's lost her mind . . . until a series of coincidences leads her on a journey to meet the one person who may hold the answer she needs.
Someone's life could be depending on you right now. . . . That's the pitch that finally persuades Justin Hitchcock to donate blood—the first thing to come straight from his heart in a long time.
Restless and lonely, Justin chased his ex-wife and daughter from Chicago to London, and now he's in Dublin, guest-lecturing to bored college students. When he receives a basket of muffins with a thank-you note attached, he's sure someone's playing a joke on him, but then the presents keep coming. Intrigued, Justin is determined to solve the mystery—a quest that will change his life forever.
Thanks for the Memories is a heartwarming story of hope, love, and second chances—Cecelia Ahern's most magical novel yet.
“Ahern cleverly uses the same mystical flirtations that made her P.S. I Love You a big-screen rom-com.”
“Tender and funny . . . Nice comic timing and [an] affectionate portrayal of a father and daughter.”
“Ahern devotees will enjoy the magical connection that springs up between Joyce and Justin, and will keep turning the pages to find out if the two can make their way to a happy ending together.”
“Ahern has a knack for getting to the heart of human emotions--Joyce’s emotional pain is palpable, as is Justin’s longing for meaning in his life.”
“The what-if questions that arise [in Thanks for the Memories] give us full permission to believe in magic.”
“Love and déjà vu feature in this wacky fairy tale about a woman ‘transfused’ with a stranger’s memories. The romance is just what you’d expect from the popular author of P.S. I Love You.”
“Cecelia Ahern follows the success of her novel P.S. I Love You with another must-read book. Thanks for the Memories leads readers on a journey of the heart in this profound story.”