Monday, June 2, 2014

Review: One Hundred Names By: Cecelia Ahern

One Hundred Names: A NovelOne Hundred Names: A Novel by Cecelia Ahern
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cecelia Ahern takes my heart and wraps it around over and over as only she can. Her storytelling magic is alive and well in One Hundred Names and this is one author you can not miss. Do I think that it is because of her Irish roots that she can spin such amazing tales, or that she can reach in and capture your attention and your heart making you cry, laugh, believe, and love? Oh, I am sure that is part of it- but her talent is simply her own.
Meet Kitty (Katherine) Logan, no longer working in television after a debacle, returning to her roots in journalism working for an obscure magazine Etcetera, finding a wonderful mentor in Constance. As Constance lays dying in a hospital bed, Kitty and her discuss the one story that should be done, Constance tells her where to find a mysterious list of one hundred names she made and she will tell her. But that was not to be, and so with only a list of names, Kitty goes in search of people and their story, the story that Constance would have wanted or knew.
Kitty manages to track down six in a two week time period. During that time she gathers each story, trying to find the link, delving deep into each personal past, finding out everything about them - and as she does, she learns more and more about herself.
This is a keeper. One for the shelves that you will re read, one that you will buy a copy for your sister/mother/best friend/grandmother, it is one for the girls book club. I really think this one you really will just enjoy, get lost in the story, and want to find another one by this author just to sink once again into her writing. A great beach read or Saturday read too.

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