There is much excitement here at Novel Kicks today. I am delighted to be the first stop on the blog tour for Roar. This is the new novel from the brilliant Cecelia Ahern.
Have you ever stood at a crossroads, undecided…Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar?
From much-loved, international bestseller Cecelia Ahern come stories for all of us: the women who befriend us, the women who encourage us, the women who make us brave. From The Woman Who Slowly Disappeared to The Woman Who Returned and Exchanged her Husband, discover thirty touching, often hilarious, stories and meet thirty very different women. Each discovers her strength; each realizes she holds the power to make a change.
Witty, tender, surprising, these keenly observed tales speak to us all, and capture the moment when we all want to roar.
Roar is the latest novel from Cecelia Ahern. The book has thirty short stories that has something for every woman.
I have made no secret of the fact that I absolutely adore Cecelia’s novels. When I heard about this one, I was very intrigued to read it. Roar is slightly different to anything she has written before.
This assortment of stories carry a similar theme but all have something unique to say.
All the way through, it looks at women, our sense of self, self-esteem, our relationships with ourselves, with men and other women also.
It’s an interesting and very powerful look at how some of us look at the world and where we see ourselves within it.
There are not just stories about women finding their voice. Some explore relationships with spouses too.
There were some stories that resounded with me more than others but I am sure if I ask another person who has read it, they will have a different list.
Although all of the stories carry an overall theme, none are directly connected so this is easy to dip in and out of if you find you only have five minutes to read something at a certain point.
Each chapter starts with ‘the women who’ and has Cecelia’s magical way of looking at things. A couple of them reminded me a little of Black Mirror (which I love.)
I fully enjoyed this book. I think it is one that every woman should read (especially if you’re a little unsure of where you fit in.)
Another gem from Cecelia. With recent events, I feel this book has an important message for women; we have the ability to roar.
Cecelia Ahern is one of the biggest selling authors to emerge in the past fifteen years. Her novels have been translated into thirty languages and have sold more than twenty-five million copies in over forty countries. Two of her books have been adapted as major films and she has created several TV series in the US and Germany.
She and her books have won numerous awards, including the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction for The Year I Met You in 2014. PS I Love You was awarded two Platinum Awards at the 2018 Specsavers Bestsellers Awards, for UK and Ireland.
Cecelia lives in Dublin with her family.
To find out more please visit www.cecelia-ahern.com
Cecelia is also on Twitter and is very nice. Go say hi: https://twitter.com/Cecelia_Ahern
Roar is due to be published by HarperCollins on 1st November 2018 and will be available in most UK book shops and online. Click to view on Amazon UK.
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