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Cecelia Ahern is an Irish bestselling novelist born on 30th September 1981. She was born and raised in Dublin to the former Taoiseach of Ireland Bertie Ahern. Her elder sister is married to Nicky Byrne one of the Irish pop group Westlife. She was once part of the Irish pop group by the name Shimma who finished 3rd during the Irish national finals for the Eurovision Song Contest. She received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Communication from Griffith College Dublin; however, she withdrew from her master’s degree studies to pursue her interests in writing. She gave birth to her firstborn daughter named Robin. Cecelia was blessed with a second child, a boy named Sonny on 23 July 2012. She currently lives in Malahide, the Northern county of Dublin with her husband and two kids.
Order of P.S. I Love You Series
|1||PS, I Love You||2003||Description / Buy|
|2||Postscript||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Flawed Series
|1||Flawed||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||Perfect||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Cecelia Ahern Standalone Novels
|1||Where Rainbows End / Rosie Dunne / Love, Rosie||2004||Description / Buy|
|2||If You Could See Me Now||2005||Description / Buy|
|3||A Place Called Here / There's No Place Like Here||2006||Description / Buy|
|4||Thanks for the Memories||2008||Description / Buy|
|5||The Gift||2008||Description / Buy|
|6||The Book of Tomorrow||2009||Description / Buy|
|7||The Time of My Life||2011||Description / Buy|
|8||One Hundred Names||2012||Description / Buy|
|9||How to Fall in Love||2014||Description / Buy|
|10||The Year I Met You||2014||Description / Buy|
|11||The Marble Collector||2015||Description / Buy|
|12||Lyrebird||2016||Description / Buy|
|13||Freckles||2021||Description / Buy|
|14||In a Thousand Different Ways||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Cecelia Ahern Short Stories/Novellas
|1||Mrs Whippy (Short Story)||2006||Description / Buy|
Order of Cecelia Ahern Short Story Collections
|1||Every Year||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||Girl in the Mirror (Short Story)||2011||Description / Buy|
|3||Roar||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Doctor Who: Time Trips Series
|1||The Death Pit (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||Into the Nowhere (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|3||Keeping Up with the Joneses (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|4||Salt of the Earth (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|5||A Handful of Stardust (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|6||The Bog Warrior (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|7||The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|8||The Anti-Hero (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
Cecelia Ahern Anthologies
|1||Irish Girls Are Back in Town||2005||Description / Buy|
|2||Doctor Who: Time Trips||2014||Description / Buy|
Cecelia Ahern was first published in 2004 after her first novel PS I Love You was released. The book became a bestseller in Ireland for nineteen consecutive weeks, the US, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Germany and sold in over forty countries. Her second novel Where Rainbows End subsequently became a bestseller in both Ireland and the United Kingdom. Mainly Cecelia focused on single standalone novels rather than series and currently more than 15 standalone novels have been published and over five short stories.
CECELIA AHERN AWARDS
Cecelia has won and been nominated for various awards due to her prolific writings which have not only been listed as bestsellers in her countries but also in other countries such as Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States. She was a nominee for 2004, 2005 British Book Awards for the category Best Newcomer for her first novel PS, I Love You. She was the winner of the 2005 Irish Post Award and Corine Award for her second novel Where Rainbows End. In 2006, Cecelia Ahern was long-listed for the IMPAC award for her debut novel. She was awarded the 2009 Writer of the Year at the Woman of the Year Awards by the Irish Tatler. Furthermore, her fifth novel was nominated for the 2008 British Book Awards for the category most popular book.
CECELIA AHERN BOOKS INTO MOVIES
Several of Cecelia Ahern novels have been adapted for the big screen filming. For instance her debut novel PS I Love You was adapted into a 2007 American drama movie by the same name. The film premiered on 21st December 2007, starring Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Gina Gershon, Lisa Kudrow, James Marsters and Kathy Bates.
Subsequently, her second novel Where Rainbows End was made into a 2014 British-German romance comedy film titled Love, Rosie. The film features Sam Claflin, Lily Collins, Tamsin Egerton and Lily Laight. If You Could See Me Now and Thanks for the Memories have also been an option for adaptation into films.
BEST CECELIA AHERN BOOKS
These are two best books written by Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You (2004) and Where Rainbow Ends (2004)
P.S. I Love You: The debut novel from Cecelia Ahern which became a bestseller not only in Ireland but also in the United Kingdom and Netherland is a story about holding on, letting go and finally learning to love again. It is a novel that captures the reader’s hearts and places them in turbulence positions that the characters must endure.
Reading this romance novel, we get to meet Holly, a woman who could not live without her husband, Gerry until that fateful day she had to face the nightmare of being without him. They were young couples who loved each other. Sadly, when Gerry dies due to a incurable illness, Holly life changes forever, unable to move on with life. Fortunately, with the aid of letters her beloved husband had left her before he died and support from her family and friends, she learns to smile again, overcome fears, and finally discover an entirely new world she never knew existed.
Where Rainbows End: In the second novel from the Cecelia, the Irish bestseller, we meet Alex and Rosie two lovebirds destined to be with each other and apparently everyone around them knows that well. The two have been good friends since childhood, and their relationship gets better each dawn, until when Alex receives news that his family is relocating to Boston from Dublin. Devastated the two make plans for Rosie to apply to study in the U.S.
Alex gets into Harvard and Rosie into Boston, and everything is perfectly according to their plans. However, on the eve of her departure, she gets news that will permanently change their lives forever. She is pregnant with a young boy she had met while on a rebound from Alex.
Her dreams for Alex, college and her brilliant career fade away, she remains in Dublin and becomes a single mother while Alex, on the other hand, pursues a medical career and falls in love again. However, destiny has a way of connecting old lovebirds, and through a series of letters, emails, notes, Rosie and Alex discovers that fate is not done with them yet.
When Does The Next Cecelia Ahern book come out?
Cecelia Ahern doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is In a Thousand Different Ways and was released on April, 13th 2023.