Thursday 1 November 2018

Roar by Cecelia Ahern @Cecelia_Ahern @FictionPubTeam @LizDawsonPR #ROAR #Review #Giveaway #Win #HearUsRoar

I am woman. Hear me roar.

A story for every woman: original, honest and thought-provoking, ROAR is Cecelia Ahern’s unforgettable story collection.

‘These stories sing and cry and shout and whisper from the page. They're sharp, clever, witty, and full of love, a joy to read’ – Donal Ryan

‘These provocative and witty stories prove it’s time to recognise Cecelia Ahern as one of our finest writers’ – John Boyne

With her trademark honesty, Cecelia Ahern gives us 30 stories about 30 women, all titled ‘The Woman Who…’, that capture the different facets of women’s lives.

Humorous, moving, surreal and poignant, the stories capture the moments the characters are overwhelmed by guilt, confusion, frustration, intimidation, exhaustion – private moments when they feel the need to roar.

From The Woman Who Slowly Disappeared to The Woman Who Returned and Exchanged Her Husband, discover an extraordinary collection that will resonate with women everywhere.

Each story showcases the originality of Ahern’s talent and the versatility of her voice.

Roar by Cecelia Ahern is published today; 1 November 2018, in hardback by Harper Collins. My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review and also for inviting me to take part in this Blog Tour.

I have one hardback copy of Roar to give away - entry is simple, just fill out the competition widget at the end of this post.  UK Entries only please. Good Luck! 

Roar is a collection of thirty short stories from this incredibly talented author. I had no idea what to expect when I started to read these, and have been totally blown away by the originality of this writing.

Each of the stories feature 'a woman'; no names, just 'the woman', and this is such an enlightening thing to do. Whilst each of the women in each of the stories are unique, they all have that common bond; they are female and they are all dealing with issues that are unique to women, whoever they may be.

Cecelia Ahern has taken some well-used and well-known phrases and turned them into stories that will resonate with every woman who reads them. Each and every one of these are expertly written, with characters and situations that are so very clever.

As with any collection of short stories, I have my favourites, but I can honestly say that there isn't one story that I didn't enjoy reading.

The Woman Who Found Bite Marks on Her Skin is a particular favourite. The author depicts how women allow others to take pieces of them for their own gain, and how we can be eaten up by guilt. It's quite shocking, but eloquently written.

The Woman Who Walked in Her Husband's Shoes is a very moving story, yet anger inducing too. Ahern looks at how a woman would be perceived differently if she was a man. The Woman goes out in her husband's shoes and instantly, her experiences change. This is so enlightening; something that most of us are aware of at all times.

Clever, tender, witty; this is a fabulous collection of stories and every woman will recognise themselves, or someone they know in all of them.   Wonderful and highly recommended from me.

One Hardback copy of Roar by Cecelia Ahern

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
Twitter : @Cecelia_Ahern 

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