Learning to Fly | Lyrebird | A Review

If you don’t know, I’m a huge fan of Ceceila Ahern’s books, see here, and was so so excited when I received a proof copy for her latest book, Lyrebird.


She will change your life forever…

In the south-west of Ireland, rugged mountains meet bright blue lakes and thick forests. Deep in the woods, a young woman lives alone, forever secluded from the world, her life a well-kept secret. She possesses an extraordinary talent, the likes of which no-one has seen before: a gift that will earn her the nickname Lyrebird.

When Solomon stumbles into Laura’s solitary existence, her life is turned on its head. Pulled from her peaceful landscape to the cacophony of Dublin, she is confronted by a world desperate to understand her.

But while Solomon knows the world will embrace Laura, will it free her to spread her wings or will it trap her in a gilded cage? Like all wild birds, she needs to fly free

Lyrebird is a thoughtful, deeply moving love story; a story of the wild heart in us all and the quiet that lies underneath the world’s noise.

What I love about Cecelia’s writing is that most of her books (correct me if I’m wrong!) are either based or set in Ireland. I’d love to visit Ireland, and so reading her books take me there; the descriptions, sounds, sights, it’s all there on the page, ready to transport you.

If you’ve read my blog post here, you will release that I’m a lover of pretty covers and as you can see from the image above, the hardback cover for Lyrebird is AMAZING! It took my breath away.

I loved the character of Laura in the book. She starts as a timid and shy girl, and grows into a all-star (celeb?) and confident women. It’s a wonderfully moving story and the use of sounds as the main description is the book is a really great idea! We see the book from all characters point of views; from annoyance, to wonder and awe, excitement and anxiousness, all is written so wonderfully for us to live through the book too!

Highly recommend the book to long-term lovers of Cecilia’s work and new found readers.

Let me know in the comments below what you think of the story, and as always, if you haven’t read the book, will you give this heartthrob book a go?


One comment

  1. I haven’t read a Ceceila Ahern book yet – might pick this one up! 🙂


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