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 beings 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…
I loved P.S. I Love You and Postscript is a pitch perfect follow up, immersing us once again into Holly’s life seven years after the death of her husband.
If P.S. I Love You was about the immediate aftermath of grief, Postscript centres on further acceptance and retrospective emotion as Holly reluctantly gets drawn back to that time by helping others whilst also making adjustments to her new life with Gabriel. Cecilia Ahern once more presents us with an eclectic mix of characters all on their own personal journeys, with Holly at the centre.
I loved this. It is a beautifully written, emotionally charged story that is about moving on and love in all its forms, a very human tale that invokes many levels of feeling as you read. The author has such an insightful eye and such a descriptive sense that you live it, not just read it.
Wonderful. Life affirming, melancholy yet uplifting, Postscript will touch your heart in personal ways.
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