Cecelia Ahern's debut novel, PS, I Love You, follows the engaging, witty, and occasionally sappy reawakening of Holly, a young Irish widow who must put her life back together after she loses her husband Gerry to a brain tumor. Ahern, the twentysomething daughter of Ireland's prime minister, has discovered a clever and original twist to the Moving On After Death concept made famous by novelists and screenwriters alike--Gerry has left Holly a series of letters designed to help her face the year ahead and carry on with her life. As the novel takes readers through the seasons (and through Gerry's monthly directives), we watch as Holly finds a new job, takes a holiday to Spain with her girlfriends, and sorts through her beloved husband's belongings. Accompanying Holly throughout the healing process is a cast of friends and family members who add as much to the novel's success as Holly's own tale of survival. In fact, it is these supporting character's mini-dramas that make PS, I Love You more than just another superficial tearjerker with the obligatory episode at a karaoke bar. Ahern shows real talent for capturing the essence of an interaction between friends and foes alike; even if Holly's circle of friends does resemble the gang from Bridget Jones a bit too neatly to ignore (her best friend is even called Sharon).While her style can be at times repetitive and her delivery is occasionally amateurish, Ahern deserves credit for a spirited first effort. If PS, I Love You is any indication of this author's talent, readers have much to look forward to as Ahern matures as a novelist and a storyteller. --Gisele Toueg
Published on January 16, 2014 by HARPERCOLLINS @ PUBLISHERS
ISBN-10: 0007538413
ISBN-13: 9780007538416
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  • laurak
    laurakThursday, February 25, 2016 at 4:42 am55 stars
    This is a very touching book, if you are an emotional person, then you will end up with tears! This book is basically about a woman named Holly and her husband Gerry, they were perfect for each other, they thought they would never leave each other alone, until one day, Gerry was diagnosed a disease that can not be healed and soon died. Holly couldn't be able to pick her broken heart, because it all came so sudden, so unexpectedly. But one day, she found a few letters that her husband left before he died, those letters helped her to get out of grief, and learn to love herself, discover a whole new world without him and after those letters, Gerry would leave "P.S. I love you". I love this book because it's so sweet, and I hope I would meet a guy that would love me so much even after he died, I feel very touched after reading it, I recommend this book to everyone, enjoy!