At twenty-one, Irish writer Cecelia wrote her first novel PS, I Love You, more recently recognised as an iconic romance film featuring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. PS, I Love You was one of the biggest-selling debut novels of 2004, reaching number 1 in Ireland and in the UK Sunday Times bestseller list. It was also a bestseller throughout Europe and the USA, staying on the best-seller list in Germany for 52 weeks.
In 2004 Cecelia also wrote Where Rainbows End which reached no.1 in Ireland and the UK, remaining at the top of the Irish bestsellers list for 12 weeks and again was a bestseller internationally. It was later adapted for film titled Love, Rosie.
Cecelia has published in fifty countries and has sold over twenty-five million copies of her novels worldwide, more recently entering the young adult market with bestsellers such as Flawed, Perfect and Lyrebird.
Deep in the woods in the mountains of West Cork, a young woman lives alone, forever secluded from the world, her life a well-kept secret. At least this is until a documentary crew discover the mysterious young women living alone.
The crew, fascinated by a mysterious gift the young woman has and the life she leads, make her the subject of her story, and bestow the nickname upon her 'Lyrebird'. When a man, Solomon, stumbles into Laura's solitary existence, her life is turned on its head, but will this be for the better or the worse? Pulled from her peaceful landscape to the cacophony of Dublin, she is confronted by a world desperate to understand her. Although they are accepting about who she is, will they trap her in a gilded cage?
“Ahern cleverly and thoughtfully turns the tables, providing thought-provoking life lessons.” - Sunday Express