Four Letters of Love

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Picador, 1998 - Ireland - 342 pages
72 Reviews

"'When I was twelve years old God spoke to my father for the first time. God didn't say much. He told my father to be a painter and left it at that . . . '" So begins Niall Williams' magical tale about love and destiny.

Nicholas Coughlan and Isabel Gore were made for each other -- but fate doesn't always take the easiest or the most obvious route to true love. For a start, Nicholas and Isabel have never met and nor are they likely to, without some kind of divine intervention. But as God, ghosts, a series of coincidences and seemingly chance events and encounters conspire to bring the couple together, other -- often more human -- forces attempt to keep them apart. 'What will be, will be, ' of course, but that doesn't guarantee a happy-ever-after ending, nor answer the question 'Will they, won't they?'

Written in a lyrical, lilting tone, "Four Letters of Love" is a glorious, uplifting story about faith, about seizing the moment, believing in your instincts and acting on impulse -- and about following your heart, no matter where it may lead.

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An unusual love story... - Goodreads
a good twisting yarn odd ending - Goodreads
beautiful portrayal and depictions of true love! - Goodreads
A beautiful love story which takes place in Ireland. - Goodreads
The plot is excellent and the writng poetic. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Anne Maljers - Goodreads

By far the most beautiful and moving love story I ever read, although 'love story' does not cover all this book offers on things that matter most in life. Just read and enjoy! Read full review

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User Review  - Erika - Goodreads

Beautifully written. Not the most sensational story in the world, but the quality of the writing makes you want to keep reading. The final chapters bring everything together in a very strange way...... Read full review

About the author (1998)

Niall Williams was born in 1958 and lives in Kiltumper, Ireland, with his wife Christine and their two children. He is the author of three other novels, including, most recently, Only Say the Word.

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