A Delight to Read. Simply Perfect: A Review of Postscript by Cecelia Ahern

A Delight to Read. Simply Perfect:  A Review of Postscript by Cecelia Ahern

We met Holly Kennedy and her husband Gerry in PS. I Love You. Gerry, knowing his death was coming soon, wrote a series of letters to Holly to read after he passed. But now it has been seven years since Gerry died, and six years since Holly read his final letter. Holly has worked incredibly hard to move past that time and place in her life, forging a new life, a new Holly.

Through a series of circumstances Holly learns of a group of people who have been so inspired by Gerry’s letters that they call themselves the PS, I Love You Club. All members of this club are suffering from an illness that will either claim their life one day, or impact their quality of life. They want Holly’s help to leave something meaningful behind for their loved ones. But Holly doesn’t know if she can embrace that part of her life again, the part of her life that was so full of anguish and pain. She has worked so hard to move past that point in her life – can she afford to be drawn back into the world of sickness and hurt, just to help some perfect strangers?

Almost against her own wishes, Holly meets with the club and slowly but surely finds herself helping these people, even when helping them throws her back into the past, affecting her current relationships and what she has worked so hard to achieve. Holly is left to ponder some large life questions: does moving on and embracing the future mean you are betraying your past? What does it mean to love someone forever?

This was the sequel I didn’t know I needed until I read it. Having read (and sobbed through) PS. I Love You many years ago, I wasn’t sure that a sequel was necessary. But seeing where our beloved characters have ended up, and meeting new characters to fall in love with was simply perfect. We learn even more about Holly and Gerry. Our hearts are broken, and then broken once again as we get new insights into their time together.

Cecelia Ahern is, as always, a delight to read. She grabs your emotions and masterfully tugs at them. The book is full of poignant moments that will stay with you long after turning the final page, encouraging you to think about your own life and loved ones. Ahern has created a wonderful testament to the importance of love in all forms, the reality of loss, and the power of the future. You’ll also want to keep the tissues close while reading, and go hug a loved one a little closer after finishing this gorgeous book.

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About the Author

Cecelia Ahern is an international bestseller. She was catapulted into the spotlight with her hit debut novel, P.S. I Love You, which was adapted into a major movie.Her subsequent novels have captured the hearts of readers in 46 countries – her themes touch a chord with people in every continent, with over 15 million copies of her books sold.As well as writing novels, Cecelia has also created several TV series including the hit comedy series, Samantha Who?, in the USA.

 

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                      Publisher details

                      Postscript
                      Author
                      Cecelia Ahern
                      Publisher
                      HarperCollins
                      Genre
                      Fiction
                      Released
                      24 September, 2019

                      Synopsis

                      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…
                      Cecelia Ahern
                      About the author

                      Cecelia Ahern

                      Before embarking on her writing career, Cecelia Ahern completed a degree in Journalism and Media Communications. At twenty-one years old, she wrote her first novel, PS, I Love You which instantly became an international bestseller and was adapted into a major motion picture starring Hilary Swank. Her subsequent novels, Where Rainbows End , If You Could See Me Now , A Place Called Here, Thanks for the Memories , The Gift and The Book of Tomorrow were also bestsellers along with her collection of short stories, Girl in the Mirror. Cecelia co-created the ABC Emmy Award winning TV comedy Samantha Who?, Hallmark’s Three Wise Women, and adapted her own novella, Mrs Whippy, for the stage. Cecelia’s books are published in forty-six countries and have collectively sold over 13 million copies. She lives in Dublin with her family.

                      Books by Cecelia Ahern

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