Postscript by Cecelia Ahern

About this book…

The long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller PS, I Love You!

It’s been seven years since Holly Kennedy’s husband died – six since she read his final letter, urging Holly to find the courage to forge a new life.
 
She’s proud of all the ways in which she has grown and evolved. But when a group inspired by Gerry’s letters, calling themselves the PS, I Love You Club, approaches Holly asking for help, she finds herself drawn back into a world that she worked so hard to leave behind.
 
Reluctantly, Holly begins a relationship with the club, even as their friendship threatens to destroy the peace she believes she has achieved. As each of these people calls upon Holly to help them leave something meaningful behind for their loved ones, Holly will embark on a remarkable journey – one that will challenge her to ask whether embracing the future means betraying the past, and what it means to love someone forever…

My review…

PS I Love You is an amazing book and one of my favourites (I don’t even mind the film version which makes a change for me!) so i was in two minds when I heard that Cecelia Ahern had written a sequel. How would it compare to its predecessor? And would it live up to the book that is much loved by so many? Well I’m pleased to say that it really worked for me with a storyline that felt a natural progression for Holly with a new project for her that will once again bring back her feelings about Gerry and his death seven years ago.

Holly has moved on as much as she can do after Gerrys death but when she’s approached by a group calling themselves the PS I Love You club after they hear Holly talking about her letters on a podcast. She really doesn’t want to go backwards in her life but she finds it impossible to ignore their pleas for help. So she becomes involved with the group but she has no idea how much it is going to take out of her or how it will affect the life she has worked hard to slip back into.

Cecelia Ahern has such a way with words that I was often struggling to read the narrative here through my tears. She just gets it-our relationship with death and how it affects OUR relationships with each other. So this is a very emotionally involving read that can evoke some very strong and powerful feelings and it certainly did for me. Some of the individuals that asked Holly for help affected me more than others but all were very unique and personally tailored to their situation. At one point I read one of the letters that Holly helped one of the characters to write and I had to stop-it was too raw, too intimate and I felt almost as though I were intruding into someone’s life in a way that was too personal…and also because I could no longer read the words through the flow of my tears.

I adored Postscript. It was pitched perfectly for a sequel and I’m so glad that Cecelia Ahern decides to show her readers how Holly was coping with her life post Gerry. I often say I hate not knowing how characters that I’ve come to love are doing now in “their world” so this was a gift for me.

A highly recommended book.

Meet the author…

Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. Her novels have been translated into thirty-five languages and have sold more than twenty-five million copies in over fifty countries. Two of her books have been adapted as films and she has created several TV series.
She and her books have won numerous awards, including the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction for The Year I Met You.
She lives in Dublin with her family.

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