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Postscript

(P.S. I Love You #2)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  12,278 ratings  ·  1,822 reviews
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 w
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 19th 2019 by HarperCollins
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Lindsey The story will be the same, but it will release from a different publisher. The UK version is paperback, and the US version will come out in hardback …moreThe story will be the same, but it will release from a different publisher. The UK version is paperback, and the US version will come out in hardback first.

I bought a UK copy of The Flatshare because I didn't want to wait for US publication, and from it I learned that there are some big differences in punctuation. For example, they use apostrophes instead of quotation marks for dialogue. It was also a very stiff paperback, not a happy floppy trade paperback.

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Paromjit
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cecilia Ahern writes a terrific sequel to PS I Love You, immersing us once again in the life of 37 year old Holly Kennedy seven years on since the loss of her beloved husband, Gerry, from cancer at the too young age of 30. She has established a new life with tree man, Gabriel, and is working at her sister, Ciara's second hand vintage shop, Magpie, and still close to her friends, Sharon and Denise. Despite misgivings, she has agreed to support Ciara by taking part in her podcast on grief and loss ...more
Mischenko
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Postscript picks up after PS, I love you, but about 6 years after the final letter. Holly is in a new relationship with a man named Gabriel, and she’s planning a move. Now, at the request of her sister, Ciara, she’s agreed to share her story about Gerry’s letters via a radio podcast discussing grief. Once aired, people want to know more about the contents of every letter and how Holly coped. Why? They want to write their own letters to their loved ones before they leave this earth. This conjures ...more
Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Excuse me while I ugly cry 😢I knew this book would be emotional… although the first book was much more so for me! I was so pleasantly shocked to see a sequel to P.S. I Love You that I was over the moon excited when I got approved for this ARC. I admit I was a bit hesitant to start as I didn't know if I could take the emotions that it would bring out. Thankfully the first one was way more emotional for me. I did tear up a couple of times but it was not the anguish that I felt with the first book. ...more
Carlos
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
I think I’m in the minority here but this didn’t work out for me at all. I remember reading P.S. I Love You when it originally came out a gazillion years ago and enjoying it (although later on I despised the movie). But this book has to be one of the most unnecessary sequels ever written. The whole premise feels contrived and manipulative as hell, the plot is boring, repetitive and super predictable and I couldn’t connect with most of the characters. Though it has some touching moments, it tries ...more
Amanda
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We return to Holly Kennedy in this sequel to “P.S I Love You “ it’s been seven years since she lost her husband Gerry to cancer. She has slowly started to rebuild her life again, dating and considering moving in with Gabriel.

Holly’s sister Ciara persuades her to take part in her podcast about coping with grief, where she talks about how her letters from Gerry helped her in the throes of grief. Afterwards Angela Carberry tries to persuade her to write a book about her experiences, when she declin
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Zoe
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sensitive, pensive, and emotionally heart wrenching!

In this absorbing sequel in the P.S. I Love You series, Postscript, we head back into the life of Holly Kennedy seven years after the death of her husband Gerry when a guest spot on a podcast inadvertently upheaves her life and causes tears to be shed, lives to be remembered and celebrated, friendships old and new to be savoured, and love to be forged and shared.

The writing is skillful and seamless. The characters are well-drawn, genuine, and k
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Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings)
Cecelia Ahern’s “Postcript” is the follow up sequel to her moving, worldwide best selling novel “P.S. I Love You”. I haven’t read the the first book but I did watch the movie many years ago and remember it quite vividly. Even if you haven’t done either, there’s plenty within the story to get the drift of what the premise is about.
It’s seven years since Holly’s husband Gerry died from cancer and she’s finally moved on with her life; working in her sister Ciara’s second hand shop and planning on
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I am so glad I had the chance to read Postscript by Cecelia Ahern as part of the bookstagram readalong. Thank you to Cecelia Ahern, Harper Collins and Tandem Collective UK for the gifted copy and this amazing opportunity.

Synopsis:

When Holly lost her husband Gerry, he left letters for her to read after his death, all of them signed with PS, I Love You. These letters helped her go through the process of grief, get back on her feet and st
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Amanda
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We return to Holly Kennedy in this sequel to “P.S I Love You “ it’s been seven years since she lost her husband Gerry to cancer. She has slowly started to rebuild her life again, dating and considering moving in with Gabriel.

Holly’s sister Ciara persuades her to take part in her podcast about coping with grief, where she talks about how her letters from Gerry helped her in the throes of grief. Afterwards Angela Carberry tries to persuade her to write a book about her experiences, when she declin
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Alice (Married To Books)
4.5 stars!

I was on the promotional blog tour for Postscript. Thanks to the publishers HarperCollins for letting me be a part of the tour.

A massive thank you to HarperCollins for letting me be a part of Holly’s story. To first experience the raw emotions that PS I Love You gave and then Postscript was a beautiful journey. Holly losing her husband wasn’t easy to read, but the fact that a collection of letters can bring so many loved ones together is heartwarming. I really enjoyed the writing style
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Melissa
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When I first became a Cecelia Ahern fan, I was hesitant to read P.S. I Love You because of the subject matter. However, something pushed me to check it out and then I loved it! (I didn't feel like the movie did it justice though). When I first heard about Postscript being published, I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy! Was it worth the sixteen (seven for Holly) year wait? I can attest that it was!

The story was a good follow-up to P.S. I Love You. It was nice to revisit Holly's story and se
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Bookphenomena (Micky)
POSTSCRIPT was the sequel I never thought I needed. Let’s face it, PS I Love You finished in a good place and so it has existed for over a decade. I was worried that book two would sully the good memories I have of book one, I was worried it would disappoint, it did none of these things.

Holly was seven years down the line from Gerry’s death, living her life, happy, in a relationship and officially in a different phase of her life from when she recceived the original letters. I wondered where Cec
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Sentranced Jem
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
What an epic sampler!

I love PS: I Love you and now reading even the sampler is making my heart sing with joy and sadness.
The sampler was just 😍 I am dying the read the rest of the book.
Bookread2day
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Postscript is one of those hats off to with a boldly different setting. It's quite a heartbreaking time reading this one, so one thing I would suggest is make sure you some tissues near by as its hard not to feel tears in your eyes.

Holly Kennedy is braverly, giving a talk about How To a Talk About Death, which not an easy subject to talk about. it's the one subject that any family member don't like discussing with their family or other people.

Holly Kennedy at a very young age, very sadly lost
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Nursebookie
This sequel of PS I Love You that was sixteen years in the making by Cecelia Ahern certainly grabbed at my heart strings. Some advice when reading this, keep some tissues handy because I am certain that your tear ducts will overflow. This novel was heartwarming and touching.

Reading this book made me reflect about the love we have in ourselves and that love we give to someone else. Are there limits? How far can that love reach others?

Ahern's brilliance is her ability to understand the human exi
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Literary Redhead
Loved the movie “PS, I Love You” with Gerard Butler as the perfect husband ... swoon! So swept up this enticing preview for the sequel, which focuses on Holly Kennedy’s life seven years after her husband’s death. Highly recommended.

Pub Date 23 Sep 2019.

Thanks to the author, HarperCollins Publishers Australia, and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine.

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alterego_bookaholic  (Upasana Singh)
Big fan of PS I LOVE YOU and dont remember the number of times i have read the book then came this much awaited Sequel and it was just the way i expected it.... The PS Club shows so much one can do in real life for their loved ones and still be around them through fond memories and not the deterioration they are going through towards the end of their life. Living life to fullest and making the most memorable memory for their loved one even though not being around them physically.... Cecelia Aher ...more
Sarah
Dec 13, 2019 rated it did not like it
Abandoned after only 15%. Meh and more meh 😒 Just not my cup of tea at all.
Emma Garland
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
He’s in the wall. But he’s not there, he’s not here. He’s gone. Energy elsewhere. Dissolved, besprinkled particles of matter around me.

Having a serious chick lit/romance addiction in my teens, naturally ps. I love you was a firm favourite. The film even more so, because let’s face it, you can’t see Gerald butler or hear his accent in the book right? When I saw the advertisement for postscript i knew I had to read it and I was not disappointed.

Seven years after the death of her husband Gerry, H
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Madeline Nixon
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have to start by saying that I did not like PS I Love You. I found a lot of things about it very frustrating, but I absolutely adored this sequel. I loved this more mature version of Holly and the more matured writing of Cecelia Ahern. She has come a long way from her debut novel. This story was layered in emotion, spirituality, and love. And though I was crying for the last 20 or so pages of the book, I was left feeling uplifted and thankful. This was such a brilliant sequel and continuation ...more
Claire
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I read P.S. I Love You about 10 years ago, and I remember being quite emotionally involved and moved by the story. It meant that when I got the chance to read this sampler of the sequel, I was actually quite excited. Unfortunately I think there is a difference in maturity between 20 year old me and 30 year old me. I found this contrived, and the whole thing a bit tedious. The highlight was Sharon and her buggy. That did make me laugh so I will give 2 stars rather than 1! I won't be reading the f ...more
Cynthia Vega
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I don’t know how I feel about this but you’re damn right I’m going to read it.
Kaisha (The Writing Garnet)
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Oh my goodness me. It’s been fifteen years since ‘PS.I Love You’ was originally published. Never in a million years did I think that fifteen years down the line, Cecelia Ahern would write a sequel to the book that became a number one bestseller in multiple countries, AND end up being made into a major film starring Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick JR, and Kathy Bates…to name a few. I cannot even remember when
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Kate
Jun 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Feels slightly more laboured than its predecessor, but at its core it's just really generous, which I loved. ...more
Mairead Hearne (swirlandthread.com)
‘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…’

There was a seismic shift, the planets moved, there was a collective roar when it was announced that the very much longed for sequel to the international and New York Times bestselling PS I Love You was on it’s way…..

AND NOW THE TIME HAS COME….

What did Holly do next? Time to find out.

Postscript by Cecelia Ahern will be published on September 1
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Anne
Feb 14, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars

And she did it again! Ahern wrote a beautiful follow-up story about Holly Kennedy.

The P.S. I love you, sequel, Postscript, shows us how Holly is living her life after Gerry's letters stopped coming. She has a new boyfriend, Gabriel. Holly meets a group of people, who are called the P.S. I love you club, which was established after a podcast about Gerry's letters to Holly. Holly is scared that the groups' intentions will bring Gerry back into her life and will distract her from her loveable life
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Shannon Rochester
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to see this book available at the library one day...it was very much an impulse grab as I already had too many books but it went right to the top of my list of which book to read first. :) And I am happy to say that I was not disappointed in any way. Lately, it seems like four and five stars are becoming harder to find for me. I don't know if my tastes are changing or if my desire to read is becoming smaller but it seems like I just don't like most books as much as I used to. Bu ...more
Fiona
Dec 19, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

In the first book we got to know Holly, Gerry and their family and friends. We saw holly’s grieving process after the loss of Gerry.
Now, seven years later, a club has been founded. The P.S. I love you Club. Inspired by Holly’s and Gerry’s story, other terminal ill people wish to write letters to their loved ones, to remember them by. When they ask Holly for help, her life is turned upside down again.

I really liked this book, although I liked the first one better. This story started qu
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Gabri
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
Postscript is so different from PS I Love You, the latter being a chick-lit with a lot of silliness, while also providing some serious depth, hopeful messages and amazingly supportive friends and family.
Postscript felt like quite the opposite. It tried hard to be a deep, meaningful read – too hard in my opinion, I can appreciate metaphors, but not when literally everything has to be metaphorical – there wasn’t much humour and gosh what happened to all the support? (view spoiler)
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Karen Whittard
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been in love with Holly and Gerry’s story ever since I read it back in 2004. Wow 15 years ago!! And I have longed for a follow up to see how Holly has been getting on.

The book has moved on 7 years. Holly is working in her sisters Ciara’s second hand shop. Holly has a new boyfriend called Gabriel who she is thinking of moving in with. Holly still sees her family every weekend for Sunday roast dinner. Which everyone gathered around the table.

Denise and Tom are having struggles of their ow
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Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. She is now published in nearly fifty countries, and has sold over twenty-five million copies of her novels worldwide. Two of her books have been adapted as films and she has created several TV series.

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