P.S. I Love You

P.S. I Love You

PS I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

Holly has lost Gerry. The story follows her life after he has died through love letters he has prepared for her before his demise.  Gerry dates a letter for each month after for Holly to open, which encourages her to change her life in stages in order to help her move on. All with the help of her close friends and family and the extent of Gerry’s knowledge about Holly she begins to piece her life back together as a widow.

Ahern is spectacular in getting the reader to feel the emotion that Holly experiences throughout and touches upon realistic issues that follow death. It demonstrates how we can become selfish in our grief and neglect everything that is happening around us, often being afraid to be positive about anything again.

It resonated with me because in imagining losing someone, having a coping mechanism such as the one devised by Ahern I think would help me. I am sure I am not alone in thinking this.

The book shows how families can be brought back together in hard times and how friendships can be stretched. The characters felt so real that I was carried along on the rollercoaster of feelings that Holly was having, often bringing me to tears. This is testament to how effective Ahern is at evoking emotion thorough her writing.

Well-crafted, beautifully written and deliciously romantic. If you need a good cry, a good laugh and an insightful look at family dynamics, then this is the book for you. For everyone who has lost someone or who fears losing someone, you need to read this!

I am just sorry it had taken me so long to discover this book.

Female First Lucy Walton  

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