Postscript by Cecelia Ahern

Book Review Nov 24, 2021

My review

4/5 stars

I read P.S. I Love You about 10 years ago, having watched the movie first, and really enjoyed the characters and the story, so I was looking forward to diving back into their world and finding out what the author had done with them.

The plot of Postscript felt very realistic for each of the characters that I had come to enjoy in P.S. I Love You. Everyone had experienced that most mundane, everyday life that is everywhere in real life but rarely written about in the types of books that I read (romance).

The introduction of very endearing new characters was lovely, but I'd be lying if I said the subject matter didn't trigger my anxiety. It wasn't enough to put me off reading, but it was enough that I had to work harder to enjoy the story.

It was a beautiful exploration of the lasting impact of grief on someone's life. Holly went through many different emotions and moods and, if I'm being honest, she was hard to read at times. I think this was intentional, as it helped to illustrate the different ways that grief can manifest and highlighted all the growth that Holly experienced throughout the book.

Ultimately, it was an uplifting read, but it did take some effort and perseverance to get there.

Book blurb

The PS, I Love You Club.

These are the six words written on a card handed to Holly Kennedy. They’re words that are engraved on her heart – because PS, I Love You is how her husband, Gerry, signed his last letters to her, letters that mark a year she will never forget.

Now, the mysterious club wants something from her. And if Holly can find the courage meet them, she’ll learn what it really means to live life to the full.

Because every love story has one last thing to say…

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You can buy the book here now. It was published by Harper Collins.

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