Release date - 3rd November 2016
Book length - 400 pages
Available on - www.amazon.com | www.amazon.co.uk | www.dubraybooks.ie
Life is in two parts: who you were before you met her, and who you are after.
On the edge of Ireland's west coast, rugged mountains meet wild sea and bright blue lakes. Deep in the forest, surrounded by farmland, a girl lives alone in a small stone cottage. Then, into her peaceful landscape comes a documentary crew. Solomon's skill is sound. He records, he listens, he hears. And when he meets the girl - Laura - he discovers that she has an extraordinary talent: an ability to mimic sounds. It's a gift that earns her the nickname Lyrebird. A gift like nothing he's ever experienced. From that point, Laura's life is turned on its head. When the documentary crew offers her a way forward, a bridge to another kind of life, she takes it. But while Solomon knows the world will love Laura, will it free her to spread her wings - or will it trap her in a gilded cage? Like all wild birds, she needs to fly free...Lyrebird is a thoughtful, beautifully drawn and deeply moving story of secrets, the bonds of family, and of how we learn to be who we really are.
Words cannot really describe the depth of feeling that this story evoked in me. When Solomon, a sound guy in a documentary crew, sees Laura hiding in the forest, he is mesmerised by her and shocked at their instant connection. And as they discover the wonderful talent that Laura possesses, Solomon feels another link to her and falls even more in love with her, even though they can never be together. Laura has lived alone for so long, but is willing to embrace the changes that are happening to her, just as long as she can be near the one person she trusts - Solomon. With Laura's beautiful gift bringing her fame, Solomon struggles with his own feelings and opinions and detaches himself from her. And as Laura starts to understand the harshness and cruelty in this new world and secrets from the past are revealed, she finds herself more alone than ever.
Laura is a simply stunning character and I completely fell under her spell - how she is innocent and gentle, yet as we learn about her past, we also see true strength and bravery. At times I wanted to scream at Solomon for his lack of action, but like Laura figuring out her new life, Solomon has to work his way through the changes that are happening for him too. Through lyrical prose and beautiful detail, LYREBIRD by Cecilia Ahern weaves an emotional tale of love and loneliness, and what truly matters when the world is silent. My favourite Cecelia Ahern book yet!
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5++++
At twenty-one, Cecelia wrote her first novel PS, I Love You, which was sold to forty-seven countries. The film of the same title, directed by Richard LaGravenese and produced by Wendy Finerman productions, starred Hilary Swank, Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Bates, Gerry Butler, Harry Connick Jr, Gina Gershon and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. PS, I Love You was one of the biggest-selling debut novels of 2004, reaching number 1 in Ireland and in the UK Sunday Times bestseller list. It was also a bestseller throughout Europe and the USA, staying on the best-seller list in Germany for 52 weeks.
That same year, in November 2004, her second book Where Rainbows End (as Rosie Dunne hardback in the US, Love, Rosie paperback in US) also reached no.1 in Ireland and the UK, remaining at the top of the Irish bestsellers list for 12 weeks and again was a bestseller internationally. Where Rainbows End was adapted for film titled Love, Rosie and will be released in Oct 2014, starring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin.
Her third book If You Could See Me Now was published in November 2005 and also became an international bestseller. It has been optioned by producer Simon Brooks, producer of Love, Rosie.
Cecelia’s fourth novel A Place Called Here (published under the title There’s No Place Like Here in the US) also became an international number one bestseller.
Thanks For The Memories her fifth novel was also a huge bestseller and is now being adapted for a TV Drama Series by Gate Productions.
The Gift was published in October 2008 and became an International bestseller. It is optioned by Oscar winning producer Andreas Bareiss, and it is going into production later this year.
Her seventh novel The Book Of Tomorrow was released in October 2009 and eOne Television are developing it for a TV series in the US.
In March of 2011 her two short stories, Girl in the Mirror were published.
In November by Cecelia’s eighth novel The Time Of My Life was published and also became a bestseller.
Her ninth novel One Hundred Names was published in October 2012 and became a number one bestseller.
Her tenth novel How To Fall In Love was published in November 2013 and also became another bestseller, as were her eleventh and twelfth novels, The Year I Met You (2014) and The Marble Collector (2015).
In 2016, Cecelia released Flawed, her first book for young adults, and Lyrebird, which is published in November.To date Cecelia has sold over 22 million copies of her books worldwide. For more information:
Website - uk.cecelia-ahern.com
Twitter - twitter.com/Cecelia_Ahern
Facebook - www.facebook.com/ceceliaahernofficial.int?fref=ts
*Book received from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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