(10)Postscript by Cecelia Ahern

Friday, February 14, 2020

It has been seven years since Holly Kennedy's husband, Gerry, passed away.  For Holly, the first year after his death was about surviving with grief, and then it became about living with grief.  Now, Holly is well on her way to moving on.  She has a great boyfriend, Gabriel, and Holly is close to selling the house that she and Gerry bought right after their wedding.  Her progress is derailed, though, when Holly goes on her sister's podcast to talk about the PS, I Love You letters that Gerry left Holly for a year after his death.  The podcast has inspired a group of terminal patients to form a club of sorts to leave notes for their loved ones.  And they want Holly to help.  And just like that, Holly's grief that has been kept at bay for several years is back in overwhelming waves.  Will Holly be able to help this group of people without sinking into grief?  And will her family, friends, and her boyfriend understand her decisions to help these strangers write their own PS, I Love You letters?

I admit it; I approached Postscript with trepidation. PS, I Love You was such a beloved book and then movie that I was afraid to see what a sequel could bring to readers. I was so relieved to find a delightful, heartwarming, heartbreaking novel. It was so good to have Holly Kennedy back to life, but she is not the Holly that we remember.  Holly is happy and loves her bicycle as much as she loves her television, but that is a major part of this book.  How Holly comes to grip with the fact that she has changed and grown since Gerry's death.  And Gerry doesn't know the person she is today. I kind of got angry with Gabriel when he was such a jerk about Holly's desire to help the club. I think Holly was right to break up with him, but even then, she experienced such growth. - CLICK HERE FOR SPOILERS Postscript ended up wrapping up nicely, but not before I found myself sobbing with a broken heart. 

Bottom Line - Cecelia Ahern should be commended for handling the sequel of a beloved fan favorite with such grace. I absolutely loved what she did with Holly's story and even though I was a sobbing mess that it is the best book I have read yet in 2020.  It simply cannot be missed

  • Postscript by Cecelia Ahern
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  • Pages: 304
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2/11/2020
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  • Thank you to NetGalley for the book in exchange for a review. 

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