PS, I Love You

PS, I Love You

Book - 2004
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A wonderfully warm and heartfelt debut from a stunning new talent.

Everyone needs a guardian angel! Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry. Childhood sweethearts, they could finish each other's sentences and even when they fought, they laughed. No one could imagine Holly and Gerry without each other. Until the unthinkable happens.

Gerry's death devastates Holly. But as her 30th birthday looms, Gerry comes back to her. He's left her a bundle of notes, one for each of the months after his death, gently guiding Holly into her new life without him, each note signed 'PS, I Love You'. As the notes are gradually opened, and as the year unfolds, Holly is both cheered up and challenged. The man who knows her better than anyone sets out to teach her that life goes on. With some help from her friends, and her noisy and loving family, Holly finds herself laughing, crying, singing, dancing--and being braver than ever before. Life is for living, she realises--but it always helps if there's an angel watching over you.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2004.
ISBN: 9781401300906
Branch Call Number: AHERN
Characteristics: 375 p.
Alternative Title: P.S. I love you


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ArapahoeMeganS Sep 07, 2016

Read it and weep... Literally.

There was ugly crying involved, that how good this book was. You fall in love with the characters while feeling what they feel. The movie was also a fantastic adaptation of the book.

Apr 25, 2015

I can't believe I am saying this, but the movie was much better

FindingJane Oct 09, 2014

Touching and achingly perfect in its step-by-step delineation of a heartbroken widow, “PS, I Love You” shows the way love can completely rake us over the coals when it’s withdrawn, suddenly and seemingly forever. Even with the end clearly looming in sight from a loved one dying of disease or illness, grieving is a process that must be endured by the living who are forced to carry on—whether they like it or not. Ms. Ahearn’s writing leaves no emotional stone unturned as the protagonist Holly is put through the emotional wringer. Days of dull-eyed depression when she wants to do nothing more than sleep are interspersed with days when she is forced to maintain an aura of chipperness. Grief lifts for a moment only to descend in a cloud. In other words, she has good days and bad days and Ms. Ahearn takes us through them all. Rounding out the book are a supporting cast of family, friends, strangers, enemies, would-be love interests, sodden drunks, callous acquaintances, all penned with a sharp eye towards the complexities of human nature. This is a profound, moving tribute to love in all its phases and is both grand and humble in its dealings with the human heart.

Dec 05, 2013

I found that the topic was moving, but I was unimpressed at how it was executed. The prose was a mess - it almost sounded as if it hadn't been proof read. The story line wavered at times (to be blunt, it honestly skipped all over the place at times). If it had a little more continuity I would have loved the entire premise of this book.

If you liked this book, you would probably enjoy Firefly Lane. For the full review, head to my book blog at OboeChica Books (so long and thanks for all the fish).

wlamy Aug 25, 2012

loved the book! A chick flick book that didn't bore me. Sweet, humorous and heartfelt

Jul 25, 2012

good book so much better then the movie

May 17, 2011

the book is so much better than the movie. i would read it again & again

adeline22 Apr 03, 2011

I love the movie, but the book turned out to be much better. I thought 470 pages were crazy but this is a thrilling page turner. You will definitely laugh and wanna cry along with the book, if you like romantic stories this one is for you.
P.S. I Love You- Amazing story

Mar 23, 2011

Absolutely one of the most amazing books I have ever read....I have read it lots of times and I cry everytime I read it...Its a book that really makes you appreciate what you have

Jan 19, 2011

I love this book. Cecelia Ahern became one of my favorite authors after reading this book and I honestly could not put the book down once I started. It is filled with love, heart ache, comedy and drama. The Characters are so well written (if you have seen the movie you will know that it does not do the book justice) and the relationships are so well developed that you cannot help falling in love with this book. If you want to read an amazing love story that lasts even after death, then you should read this book.

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