Book Reviews

Postscript: A Book Review

Happy February!

I cannot believe it is the end of February already! Sticking with my theme for February I thought it was only right I put up a review of a book that I have fallen in love with time and time again. In fact, it is the sequel to one of my all-time favourite books turned movies. Ps, I Love You is written by the immensely talented Cecelia Ahern and therefore it is only right that during the month of Love, I publish a review of the Sequel Postscript. This book is one that I have read on multiple occasions and still get the same feelings every time.

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…

Postscript sees us checking in again with Holly again, around about seven years after the death of her husband Gerry. (yes, I still cry). In this novel we see Holly come to terms with the idea of having to learn how to be herself again rather than being a part of a couple. It seems that life is going well for Holly until she was asked to relive the heartbreak of losing her husband again when she is asked to participate in an interview for her sister’s podcast entitled ‘ Let’s Talk About Death.’ During this, she discusses just how important the letters from Gerry were to her being able to move on. (If you have not read or seen Ps. I Love You this will not make sense.)

As always Cecelia Ahern has a way of getting you caught up in Holly’s world and her thoughts and feelings. I find it so easy to get caught up in her books and full lose myself in someone else’s world. Cecelia Ahern has all the emotions spot on as usual and knows grief can come at any time and there are so many different things that give people a sense of hope.

During the novel we are introduced to some wonderful characters mostly through the Ps I Love You Club. 

I cannot stress this enough if you get the opportunity to please read this novel and if you are gonna take anything away from it, remember the importance of telling/ showing people that you love them.

Have you read this book? What did you think?

Love Always, 

Gee xo

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