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
How is it possible to know someone you've never met?
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 dÉjÀ 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.
“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.”
“Ahern cleverly uses the same mystical flirtations that made her P.S. I Love You a big-screen rom-com.”
“The what-if questions that arise [in Thanks for the Memories] give us full permission to believe in magic.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Tender and funny . . . Nice comic timing and [an] affectionate portrayal of a father and daughter.”
“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.”