12.10.08

Short Story Review 3 : Mallard and May by Cecelia Ahern



Cecelia Ahern's first novel PS, I Love You was one of the biggest-selling debut books of 2004 and a number one bestseller. Her successive novels are Where Rainbows EndIf You Could See Me Now and A Place Called Here. PS, I Love You, starring Hilary Swank, is now a major motion picture. 
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Mallard and May are impossibly in love with each other and have just got back to Ireland after a winter spent at their holiday home in South Africa. Things can't possibly get any better than this. They both decide to spend a day at a beach-resort before heading back home. It is here that they both meet-up some enthusiastic French lads from the flight, who Mallard is suscipicious about.  The French boys, come to Ireland every year for their holidays and end up telling them about what happened to them last summer, when they were here visiting. May and Mallard are very upset listening to it and plan to return to their home immediately. What happens to them after that is for you to read and know.

Ceclia has an amazing way to put forth 'love in words'. Yup! right! I mean it. The way the main characters love each other is so amazing. the pictorial details are amazing, but the story was kind of predictable. 

It has a sad ending. 

You can read the story at Women and home.

I would recommend it to all romance-story lovers for a light and fast read, especially with a cup of steaming sugary tea :-)


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6 Comments:

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Although I have read one of Cecelia Ahern's book, I have hear some great things about them. Thanks for the great review!

Veens said...

Thans J Kaye!

bethany said...

I saw the movie, yes it is sad and happy and sad and happy....you know. I enjoyed the movie I have never read anything by Cecelia Ahern.

Veens said...

Bethany, neither have I read anything by her. But I did enjoy the movie :-)

Dar said...

I really enjoy Cecelia Ahern's writing-I've read a few of her books and loved them. I've saved this short story to read-thanks for the link. I read PS I Love You and it was great. I have not seen the movie yet so I really should rent it one day.

Veens said...

Dar, I have seen the movie and I loved it ..but havenot read the book :)

Hoping that you like the story as much as I did :)

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