I just finished a fabulous new book by Cecelia Ahern, the 22 year old daughter of Ireland's Prime Minister. It's chick lit with depth about a young woman who loses her husband to a brain tumor and how she gets along afterward. Sounds kinda sappy...I expected to be crying throughout the book, but it's actually very well written, and just when you think a tear might spurt out your eye, the author makes you laugh. Definitely worth looking for when it comes out in February.
A quote from it:
She thought about what she had learned, who she once was and who she had now become. ...
She was a woman who made mistakes, who sometimes cried on a Monday morning or at night alone in bed. She was a woman who often became bored with her life and found it hard to get up for work in the morning. She was a woman who more often than not had a bad hair day, who looked in the mirror and wondered why she couldn't just drag herself to the gym more often, she was a woman who had sometimes hated her job and questioned what reason she had to live on this planet. She was a woman who sometimes just got things wrong.
On the other hand, she was a woman with a million happy memories, who knew what it was like to experience true love and who was ready to experience more life, more love and make new memories. Whatever lay ahead, she knew she would open her heart and follow where it led her.
In the meantime, she would just live.