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Postscript

(P.S. I Love You #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  4,076 ratings  ·  793 reviews
Sixteen years after Cecelia Ahern's bestselling phenomenon PS, I Love You captured the hearts of millions, the long-awaited sequel follows Holly as she helps strangers leave their own messages behind for loved ones.

Seven years after her husband's death -- six since she read his final letter -- Holly Kennedy has moved on with her life. When Holly's sister asks her to tell
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published February 11th 2020 by Grand Central Publishing (first published September 19th 2019)
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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
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 ...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
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Zoe
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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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
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Jemima jamir aka Sentranced Jem
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.
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Melissa
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
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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Upasana Singh
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Literary Soirée
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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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
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Emma Garland
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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,
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Madeline Nixon
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Cynthia Vega
I don’t know how I feel about this but you’re damn right I’m going to read it.
Kaisha (The Writing Garnet)
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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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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
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
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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
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Karschtl
16 years after "P.S. I love you" I would have never expected a sequel to the book I liked very much so many years ago. But here it is! Wow!

I was not sure if it's wise for Cecilia Ahern to revisit this story and its characters, if she could match the quality of the first book. I still wasn't sure after reading the first 50 pages. But as soon as Holly hooks up with the club, I was lost in this beautiful story!

In the novel only 7 years have gone by since Gerald has died. Holly has moved on and
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Frenchorchidea
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars out of 5 for me for this book... This sequel to PS I love you is even better than the first book, it's even more powerful and beautiful. I absolutely loved this book! I really liked being back in Holly's life 7 years after her husband died and 6 years after the opening of the last letter. I didn't expect this book to be so good. The storyline is very well thought and very well written. Cecelia Ahern is a genius! Excellent book! Just a little warning, to understand what's going on in this ...more
Michelle
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seven years have passed since Gerry’s death. Holly is now in a better place and is moving on with her life. She agrees to do a podcast for her sister Ciara in the vintage and second-hand shop that she has been working in with her sister for the last three years. The Podcast will be recorded in front of a live audience and the proceeds will go to charity. It’s one of a series of Magpie podcasts, this one called How to talk about death. Holly regrets that she is doing it. But brings back memories ...more
Michelle
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you NetGalley and Harper Collins for a sampler of Postscript. I can’t wait for this to be released.
Seven years have passed since Gerry’s death. Holly is now in a better place and is moving on with her life. She agrees to do a podcast for her sister Ciara in the vintage and second-hand shop that she has been working in with her sister for the last three years. The Podcast will be recorded in front of a live audience and the proceeds will go to charity. It’s one of a series of Magpie
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Kate Wyver
Feels slightly more laboured than its predecessor, but at its core it's just really generous, which I loved.
Sharon May
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Many thanks to NetGalley, Grand Central Publishing, and especially Cecelia Ahern for letting us back into Holly Kennedy's life after Ahern's wonderful first novel, P.S. I Love You.

It's been 7 years since Gerry died and Holly found the 10 letters that Gerry left for Holly to find after his death. She is now in a relationship with Gabriel, working in her sister's shop, and happy. When her sister, Ciara, convinces Holly to do a podcast from their store about Gerry's letters, the story hits people
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Mom_Loves_Reading
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read "P.S. I Love You" years ago in 2004 & I absolutely LOVED it! I was pregnant with my twins so I was all kinds of emotional reading that book. It needs to come with a free box of tissues. (And the 2007 movie didn't do the book justice. I just couldn't accept Hilary Swank as Holly.)
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Imagine my surprise 16 years later when I got the pleasure of receiving an arc copy of the follow-up book, "Postscript." I couldn't get to it fast enough so I could start the tear-fest all over again with the
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Bridget
Although this was only a preview, I was instantly grasped by the story and the terrifically good plot. The part I read was a five-star read for me. Very excited and looking forward to reading more that's for sure! I think this will be equally as good as P. S. I Love You and also be one of my favourite reads of the year.
 Natasa
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was really interested to know what happened to Holly after the P.S. I love you letters, and reading this sample made me want to read some more... To be honest, first few pages weren't so interesting and then, when it became more interesting - it ended.. I must say, I am very interested to read it all the way to the end. I hope I won't be disappointed in the end.
Jane Hunt
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Postscript draws you back into Holly's world as if you never left. It is now seven years after Gerry's death and Holly is feeling more confident that life can go on as Holly, and maybe even Holly and Gabriel. It is in this mindset that she agrees to her sister's request, to take part in a podcast sharing her grief experience, and particularly Gerry's letters, and what they meant for her.

Facing her grief again, even seven years on is difficult and you feel her pain and the real fear that she may
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Arjun Randhawa
Postscript by Cecelia Ahern is a book written as a sequel to the story of Holly Kennedy, who is still figuring out life, 7 years after the death of her husband Gerry who wrote letters to her to help her move on.

The writing style was pretty average with less than 5 quotable paragraphs from the book. Honestly, I felt like this was one of the most useless sequels ever written. We had the closure that we needed from PS, I Love You. I adored that book so much but this makes me regret why I ever
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Sarah
Abandoned after only 15%. Meh and more meh Just not my cup of tea at all. ...more
Scarlett
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m kind of torn between 3 and 4 stars on this one. I loved PS, I Love You when I read it a few years ago. Plus, although they are actually very different, it’s also one of my favorite movies. I don’t think this sequel lived up. That being said, I did enjoy this book, and there were some parts that really touched my emotions. I liked some of the new characters, especially Ginika. And I read it really quickly, I didn’t want to put it down. So that’s definitely some positive things about it.

I
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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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