02 June 2009 ~ 1 Comment

(Book) PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

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This book was a big of a mixed bag for me. I think we’ve all had those thoughts of “what if”, I know I have. How would I manage if something happened to my husband? I know a couple of people that lose their spouse and I’m in awe of them. How do they manage it? I loved that Gerry helped Holly along – each month giving her something to accomplish even after he was gone. From the funny “buy a lamp so you stop bumping up your shins” to the serious “give away my clothes and things”, it was a wonderful story of grief and healing.

There were a few parts that the story dragged a bit. Some parts I could have done without. At times it was one big cliche, but overall, it was surprising. I didn’t see a few of them coming.

I laughed and cried while reading this book, it’s very touching. The writing was – well, she’s a new writer. It was good and solid, but lacked “something” – I’m not sure what. BUT don’t let the fact that this is her first novel sway you. I’d give this one three stars. Pick it up, it’s definitely read-worthy.

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Synopsis

A novel about holding on, letting go, and learning to love again.

Now in paperback, the endearing novel that captured readers’ hearts and introduced a fresh new voice in women’s fiction — Cecelia Ahern.

Holly couldn’t live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other’s sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But with the help of a series of letters her husband left her before he died and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, she learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover a world she never knew existed.

The kind of enchanting novel with cross-generational appeal that comes along once in a great while, PS, I Love You is a captivating love letter to the world!

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One Response to “(Book) PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern”

  1. Kel 2 June 2009 at 4:31 pm Permalink

    I enjoyed this one too (first one I read the Ahern as well), but I LOVED “If You Can See Me Now”.

    😀


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