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by Cecelia Ahern

Books of the Month Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Family Drama Relationship Stories Sagas and Romance Star Books

LoveReading View on Postscript

Huge, in fact, huger than huge klaxon alert as Cecelia Ahern has written a sequel to her truly wonderful debut, P.S. I Love You. It’s been seven years since Gerry died, and after Holly talks about his letters in a podcast, a group approaches her asking for help. I adore Cecelia Ahern’s writing, it just speaks to, and connects with my entire being. Confession time, I didn’t write any notes as I read, I just read for the pure pleasure of it. Which in itself, really makes a statement doesn’t it? Holly is honest, and entirely human as she initially tries to distance herself from the group. This is an older Holly, an altered Holly, she has moved on while Gerry and the letters have remained anchored in time. The other characters are absolutely fascinating, I grew to care about the group members and fell completely in love with Ginika. After reaching the end I found myself reflecting, the writing not only entered my heart, it also still sits in my thoughts. Postscript is just as brilliant, just as emotional, just as gorgeous, as P.S., and while linking so effectively to the past, grows into a truly beautiful novel in its own unique right.

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Postscript 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 beings 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...

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Postscript Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

Such a beautiful and inspiring story, one that will stay with me forever. Full review

Hannah Symonds

A beautifully written journey of poignancy and hope. Full review

Marie Harris

This life affirming story is heartwarming, joyful and emotional. A great follow to a story so many of us fell in love with all those years ago. Full review

Rebecca Gilpin

The perfect conclusion to Holly and Gerry's story. Heartfelt, emotional and so well written. Read together with a large box of tissues! Full review

Julie Mann

This book is written with tenderness and understanding. It's a heart warming story. Anyone who has to say goodbye to someone who knows they are dying should read this book. It gives you hope and lots of love...... Full review

Diana Mason

A beautiful and memorable story that you will think of again and again. Full review

Edel Waugh Salisbury

A beautiful, moving story. Perfect book for a Summer read. Full review

Rachael Anderson

Not one easily read with a dry eye. Ahern’s latest story gently guides the reader into dark places but with one eye always on the light. Full review

Tiffany Chevis

Definitely a book from the heart. It explores the complex emotions of losing a loved one and how to cope and move forward. It has a genuine feel to the way it's written. Full review

Julie Watkin

Hopefully the many millions of other fans of P.S. I Love You will also be as happy with this sequel as I am. Full review

Karen Kingston

I rarely cry at books and so, to be moved to the point of tears is a testament to the emotional power this novel had on me. It has had a profound and lasting effect on me. Full review

Dana Captainino

I loved this book although a refresher on the previous one would be a good idea if it's been along since you read P.S. I Love You. Full review

Gill Burn

Postscript Press Reviews

Acclaim for Cecelia Ahern:

`This exceptional novel about bereavement, friendship and lost love is both heartbreaking and uplifting'

Daily Express

`Heartbreak, intrigue and love letters from beyond the grave - Ahern has a sure and sympathetic hand'

Irish Times

`A bittersweet storyline guaranteed to tug on your heartstrings'


`A moving, beautiful novel' Sunday Telegraph

`Bursting with narrative verve and ear for language...a writer hitting their prime'

`Cleverly constructed, full of flavour and moving' Daily Mail

`Beautiful and unexpected ... both thought-provoking and life-affirming' Sunday Express

`Intricate and emotional ... really completely lovely' Grazia

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780008194901
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780008194871
Publication date: 19/09/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Publication date: 19/09/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers UK
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008194871
Publication date: 19th September 2019
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Family Drama, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance, Star Books,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Adult & contemporary romance,

About Cecelia Ahern

Cecelia Ahern was our Guest Editor in October 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. Before embarking on her writing career, Cecelia Ahern completed a degree in journalism and media studies. PS, I Love You was one of the biggest-selling debuts of recent years and a number 1 bestseller. Her other bestselling novels are Where Rainbows End, If You Could See Me Now, A Place Called Here, Thanks for the Memories, The Gift, The Book of Tomorrow and The Time of My Life. PS, I Love You ...

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