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What to expect

The gripping and emotional Sunday Times top ten bestseller from million-copy bestselling author Cecelia Ahern.

Shortlisted for the 2021 An Post Irish Book Awards

Sometimes the people who have the power to change your life are the ones who have been there all along…

Like stars in the dark skies above tiny island where she grew up, freckles scatter Allegra Bird’s arms, a link to her beloved father. She’s never known her mother.

In a quest to find the one thing she’s missing she’s begun a new life in Dublin. But she’s left a lot behind.

So when a stranger tells her she’s the sum of five people – the five people she spends the most time with – she’s suddenly no longer seeking one person. She’s looking for five.

And the truth lies in unexpected places…

Life-affirming, beautiful and thought-provoking, Freckles is an unforgettable novel of five people, five chances and one woman’s search for happiness.

‘A heart-warming story about loneliness and connectionDaily Mail

‘An endearing story of human frailty, connection and growth’
Irish Independent

‘A warm and bittersweet tale about finding yourself through family and friendship’
Sunday Telegraph

‘A moving story’

Irish Times

Cecelia Ahern’s previous novel Postscript was a Sunday Times bestseller w/c 16th September 2019.

Critics Review

  • ‘Funny, thought-provoking and original’

    ‘Everything a greedy reader wants: a moving story, absorbing characters, engaging writing and as much of a page-turner as you’d expect’
    Irish Times

    ‘Ahern was born to write and her books to be read by all’
    My Weekly

    ‘Fresh and timely… asking bolding what and who make us who we are, Freckles manages to team wit and wisdom harmoniously’

    ‘A beautiful, hopeful book when the world needs hope most… inspiring, life-affirming and full of insight’ Cathy Kelly

    ‘Freckles is a joyful read about taking a chance on yourself and those around you.’

    ‘A life-affirming story about the importance of relationships and of having real-life connections…the story of one young woman’s search to discover her true self and the type of person she wants to be’ writing.ie

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