Sixteen Years After Cecelia Ahern S Bestselling Phenomenon PS, I Love You Captured The Hearts Of Millions, The Long Awaited Sequel Follows Holly As She Helps Strangers Leave Their Own Messages Behind For Loved Ones Seven Years After Her Husband S Death Six Since She Read His Final Letter Holly Kennedy Has Moved On With Her Life When Holly S Sister Asks Her To Tell The Story Of The PS, I Love You Letters On Her Podcast To Revisit The Messages Gerry Wrote Before His Death To Read After His Passing She Does So Reluctantly, Not Wanting To Reopen Old Wounds But After The Episode Airs, People Start Reaching Out To Holly, And They All Have One Thing In Common They Re Terminally Ill And Want To Leave Their Own Missives Behind For Loved Ones Suddenly, Holly Finds Herself Drawn Back Into A World She S Worked Tirelessly To Leave Behind But One That Leads Her On Another Incredible, Life Affirming Journey With Her Trademark Blend Of Romance, Humor, And Bittersweet Life Lessons, Postscript Is The Perfect Follow Up To Ahern S Beloved First Novel Cecilia Ahern writes a terrific sequel to PS I Love You, immersing us once again in the life of 37 year old Holly Kennedy seven years on since the loss of her beloved husband, Gerry, from cancer at the too young age of 30 She has established a new life with tree man, Gabriel, and is working at her sister, Ciara s second hand vintage shop, Magpie, and still close to her friends, Sharon and Denise Despite misgivings, she has agreed to support Ciara by taking part in her podcast on grief and loss, and talking about her experience of losing Gerry and the letters he left behind for her The huge response she gets makes her deeply uncomfortable When a new group sets itself up as the PS I Love You Club and asks for her help, Holly s instinct is to refuse, it has taken so much out of her to find the strength to survive Gerry s loss, and she is reluctant to revisit and let Gerry once again consume a big part of her life.However, she finds herself drawn into the club after meeting its members, a diverse group of characters led by Joy after the death of Angela, seeking her input into their very own versions of PS I love you letters Her family are there to support her, despite their reservations, although Gabriel s opposition to her involvement is intractable Gabriel s dream has always been to reconnect with his daughter, Ava, who lives her mother, Kate, and has shunned his efforts to have her in his life Holly has finally engaged in the process of selling her and Gerry s starter home and move in with Gabriel As Ava s life becomes troubled, and her relationship with her mother deteriorates, she at long last turns to Gabriel Gabriel is overjoyed but it poses some challenges to the life he and Holly had planned As Holly engages with the club, she finds herself getting closer to them, particularly the young Ginika, and her baby, Jewel, as she takes on the task of teaching Ginika to read and write.Holly finds she gets back from the club than she could ever have envisaged, not to mention the gift of the friendships that develop She finds revisiting her past with Gerry proves to be a rewarding experience than she expected as she becomes aware that she is now a different person from the one Gerry knew, because of his loss The stories of the challenges faced by the club members and Holly herself show that our most heartbreaking losses have the potential to shape stronger versions of ourselves and build a new and better sense of who we are Ahern writes with humanity and compassion on the poignant themes of grief and loss, the challenges of facing our own mortality, preparing for death, whilst providing glimpses of light and hope in the process This is a wonderful read that I think so many readers will enjoy, and a pleasure to get reacquainted with Holly in this new phase of her life Many thanks to HarperCollins for an ARC. We return to Holly Kennedy in this sequel to P.S I Love You it s been seven years since she lost her husband Gerry to cancer She has slowly started to rebuild her life again, dating and considering moving in with Gabriel.Holly s sister Ciara persuades her to take part in her podcast about coping with grief, where she talks about how her letters from Gerry helped her in the throes of grief Afterwards Angela Carberry tries to persuade her to write a book about her experiences, when she declines she sends her a business card with the words P.S I Love You Club printed on it She is furious she used Gerry s saying, that is very dear to her The P S I Love You Club members are a group of people who are dying , but want to leave their loved ones with their own form of P.S messages By helping these members, will it bring back all the pain and grief again of losing Gerry Sometimes when you read a sequel, you worry that it will never be as good as the original but I m pleased to say that this wasn t the case At times I could not see the words as tears streamed down my face then in the next second I would roar with laughter An emotional rollercoaster of a book, but one that is so beautifully written I don t think I ve ever read a book that has affected me so much Well not since P.S I Love You it made me think about my own mortality and of the people I have loved and lost A must read book that will steal you re heart and stay with you long after reading it Have the tissues handy Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review. We return to Holly Kennedy in this sequel to P.S I Love You it s been seven years since she lost her husband Gerry to cancer She has slowly started to rebuild her life again, dating and considering moving in with Gabriel.Holly s sister Ciara persuades her to take part in her podcast about coping with grief, where she talks about how her letters from Gerry helped her in the throes of grief Afterwards Angela Carberry tries to persuade her to write a book about her experiences, when she declines she sends her a business card with the words P.S I Love You Club printed on it She is furious she used Gerry s saying, that is very dear to her I was so engrossed with this book I did not realise I only received the sample. What I read has intrigued me to purchase the full title Full review to come.Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review. What an epic sampler I love PS I Love you and now reading even the sampler is making my heart sing with joy and sadness.The sampler was just I am dying the read the rest of the book. Sensitive, pensive, and emotionally heart wrenching Full review to follow shortly. 4.5 stars I was on the promotional blog tour for Postscript Thanks to the publishers HarperCollins for letting me be a part of the tour.A massive thank you to HarperCollins for letting me be a part of Holly s story To first experience the raw emotions that PS I Love You gave and then Postscript was a beautiful journey Holly losing her husband wasn t easy to read, but the fact that a collection of letters can bring so many loved ones together is heartwarming I really enjoyed the writing style as well as meeting the characters that really benefited from the PS I Love You club Lots of topics are included in both books Grief, Friendship, Love, Travel and the importance of living life A reality check that we only live once and Postscript really makes the message clear Make the most of every opportunity that comes your way Highly recommended Loved the movie PS, I Love You with Gerard Butler as the perfect husband swoon So swept up this enticing preview for the sequel, which focuses on Holly Kennedy s life seven years after her husband s death Highly recommended Pub Date 23 Sep 2019 Thanks to the author, HarperCollins Publishers Australia, and NetGalley for the review copy Opinions are mine PostscriptNetGalley NetGalley He s in the wall But he s not there, he s not here He s gone Energy elsewhere Dissolved, besprinkled particles of matter around me Having a serious chick lit romance addiction in my teens, naturally ps I love you was a firm favourite The film even so, because let s face it, you can t see Gerald butler or hear his accent in the book right When I saw the advertisement for postscript i knew I had to read it and I was not disappointed Seven years after the death of her husband Gerry, Holly Kennedy is no longer surviving, she is living Working with her sister Ciara at her second hand vintage shop, she manages to pursuade Holly to be interviewed for her podcast The topic is death and the letters left for her by Gerry, signed p.s I love you The podcast however attracts an audience and afterwards holly is approached by a select few who have started a club called p.s I love you They are asking for her help to leave something behind for their loved ones Holly finally feels like she s moved forward, her friends and family worry that this will drag her backwards After meeting the club to initially refuse, Holly finds herself swept away with their stories Can Holly delve into her past without letting it affect her future I found the beginning a little slow but persevere my friend and you shall be rewarded Cecelia ahern writes with raw emotion and a dose of magic It made me well up in parts and once finished left me with a renewed appreciation of life and the pure injustice of it all A kaleidoscope of emotions from beginning to end, this is a certified tear jerker 4 stars from me. I have to start by saying that I did not like PS I Love You I found a lot of things about it very frustrating, but I absolutely adored this sequel I loved this mature version of Holly and the matured writing of Cecelia Ahern She has come a long way from her debut novel This story was layered in emotion, spirituality, and love And though I was crying for the last 20 or so pages of the book, I was left feeling uplifted and thankful This was such a brilliant sequel and continuation of the PS I Love You story I was gifted an ARC of this book by HarperCollins, all opinions are my own I don t know how I feel about this but you re damn right I m going to read it.
- 304 pages
- Cecelia Ahern
- 13 September 2017 Cecelia Ahern