The Time of my Life

Genre: Woman’s Fiction/ Chick Lit
Publisher : Harper Collins By Cecelia Ahern

Lucy Silchester has an appointment with her life. Lying on her carpet one day when she returns from work is a gold envelope. Inside is an invitation – to a meeting with Life. Her life. It turns out she’s been ignoring it. She’s read about the Life agency in a magazine and now her’s wanted to meet with her. But Lucy’s life isn’t what it seems. Some of the choices she’s made – and stories she’s told – aren’t what they seem either. From the moment she meets the man who introduces himself as her life, her stubborn half-truths are going to be revealed in all their glory – unless Lucy learns to tell the truth about what really matters to her.


The reason I picked up this book was because I’ve enjoyed the Authors previous works. After “One Hundred Names” I wasn’t too keen on picking up another of her books but I got this one before that read and figured its no use just sitting on my shelf.

The book is an easy read as her previous works. I decided given its easy style I was going to take it with me on holidays for the plane and the lounging in the sun. It has a great uplifting feel to it. The story is very similar to her “How to Fall in Love” where as well as a romantic story she incorporates a story of self exploration and even therapy.

I really felt a connection to the main character and now because I lie as much as she does but more so because she feels very real like a non polished person you would meet in real life. It is the most real character I have read in any of my books. As well as the main character the rest are also well developed and play their part in a very realistic way.

One of the nice things about this book is that it is set in Dublin, just like many of her others. As I am from Dublin this helps plaint a clearer picture of the story and once again makes it all the more real.

Although it is a romantic book it is not a soppy one. There is plenty of humor and jokes. I had plenty of out loud laughs myself while reading it, possibly looking crazy as a result.

There is plenty of suspense too, the exciting kind which leaves you on the edge of your seat.

This was one of my favorites from Cecelia. This was a lovely story with an exciting pace. I would recommend this book to any woman in my life. I’d rate it a 5 out of 5.

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