Happy Pub Day and Book Review: POSTSCRIPT, (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) by @official_ceceliaahern
Postscript, the much anticipated sequel to P.S. I Love You, picks up 7 years after Gerry’s death. Holly has been dating Gabriel for two years, and they are even thinking about moving in together. After mourning Gerry for the last 6 years, Holly seems to be healing pretty well until her sister, Ciara, asks her to do a podcast about Gerry’s letters. Will sharing her story reopen old wounds? Will she ever be ready to let Gerry go? “Death rips people apart, but it also has a way of stitching those left behind together.” This book evoked so many emotions from me. I laughed. I cried. And, just like life, it was bittersweet in so many ways and gave me a lot to digest and consider. I was so excited to revisit these characters and find out what they’ve been doing. It’s been almost 18 years since the author (at just 21 years old) wrote P.S. I Love You, and it’s obvious that she poured much thought and life experience into the sequel. It grabbed me from the very first page and still hasn’t let go. Those who have lost a loved one will really connect with Holly’s thought process. “Because ultimately, it’s all anyone wants… To be remembered.” Now, I am left in a funk, craving even more about these characters. In fact, as soon as I finished reading Postscript, I thought about re-reading it right away which hardly ever happens. Instead, I re-watched the P.S. I Love You movie starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler (and Harry Connick Jr and Lisa Kudrow). It’s such a great movie and makes me cry every time. I’ve also ordered the P.S. I Love You book and plan to re-read it as soon as it arrives, especially since it differs from the movie. In conclusion, if you loved P.S. I Love You, then you won’t want to miss this amazing, thought-provoking sequel!
Location: Dublin, Ireland
I received an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.