P.S.I Love You

by Cecelia Ahren

4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


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!

Genre, Romance

About The Author

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.

Average Reader Rating

4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings

Reader Reviews

6 reviews for P.S.I Love You

  1. 5 out of 5

    “Excellent Reading”

  2. 5 out of 5

    A lot of reviewers on GoodReads seemed to dislike this novel because they saw the movie version first and were disappointed in the book. I in fact, saw the movie P.S. I Love You before I read this. But I watched it years ago and really didn’t remember that much of it. So I would probably recommend that readers either 1) read the book first then watch the movie or 2) watch the movie, wait a couple years so you barely remember what happened and then read the book.P.S. I Love You was incredibly depressing until a little over half way through. Holly was in deep grief, like ‘didn’t get out of the bed for days on end’ part of grief for her late husband. If you have a significant other you will (or I’ll be surprised if you don’t) start to think what if you were in Holly’s position. But, as I stated it gets better over time. Holly’s grief lessens as she lets happiness and opportunities into her life.Something that I found kind of interesting and I might be alone on this one, was that I found most of the men in the novel to be horrible. Gerry was the exception, Ahern (or perhaps Holly?) painted a picture of Gerry as the ideal man, the perfect man, a Godlike man… Other men we encountered had their flaws.

  3. 5 out of 5

    here are certain pages with unsaid feelings which made me cry. I cannot recall a single page where I couldn’t relate this book with myself. As if on every page, Cecelia Ahern has left something for me to discover. I know how it feels when you live alone, I know how much it hurts when someone doesn’t listen to you, I know how it tears you apart when you wish to be valued and cared for…and nobody stands beside you. This book is something which is beyond a book. It’s not just a love story, it’s a piece of someone’s heart and it’s been written for someone who has been deeply loved. Who was blessed and irreplaceable? Holly came into touch with different people, Daniel proposed her too but she didn’t accept his offer. She wasn’t in love and she knew she wasn’t a fool. She knew sometimes it takes a lifetime to forget someone. But to whom she would love to forget? Gerry? I knew it, she won’t. I feel glad for those who have Gerry in their lives. May you always be blessed with love throughout your life. Holly was such a woman who had been deeply loved, advised by someone she loved and learnt how to heal herself through the hardest times of her life.

  4. 4 out of 5

    I read this novel after watching the movie(who misses Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler together??) but that didn’t stop me from reading the novel and getting on to the emotional roller-coaster. The book is well written, the story is not too long or short, just apt for a great read and lots of tears. The book is about two lovers Gerry and Holly who are married and then Gerry dies and he leave a series of letters for Holly to help her cope with the tragedy and get back her life. The story is simple and sweet and not at all unpredictable. In fact you must have seen many movies on the same plot where one of them gives strength to the other through any means. The only reason why this book is different and special is because it makes you feel for Holly, you feel as if you are going through the same thing.The book is a treat for romantics like me. Try to read it even if you have watched the movie, the book has more emotions than the movie. The book feels more real and maybe you will also shed some tears. Beautifully written and now one of my favourites romantic novels.

  5. 5 out of 5

    PS, I Love You is Irish writer Cecelia Ahern’s first novel, published in 2004. The book reached No. 1 best-seller status in Ireland (for 19 weeks), Britain, the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands. Holly and Peter being the protagonists, this book reached the best-seller status quite early.Holly and Gerry are a married couple who live in Dublin. They are deeply in love, but they fight occasionally. By winter that year, Gerry suddenly dies of a brain tumor and Holly realizes how much he means to her as well as how insignificant their arguments were.Deeply distraught, Holly withdraws from her family and friends out of grief until her mother calls her informing her of a package addressed to her. Within the package are ten envelopes, one for each month after Gerry died, containing messages from him, all ending with “P.S. I Love You”. As the months pass, each new message fills her with encouragement and sends her on a new adventure. With Gerry’s words as her guide, Holly slowly embarks on a journey of rediscovery.

  6. 5 out of 5

    This book is about a woman, who is going through a hard time emotionally, after the death of her husband. it entails the story of how she survives through it with the help of 10 letters, which were left by her husband before he died. I personally loved the book It is really heart touching to see her read each letter, trying to preserve the memories of her husband, long after he is gone. the emotions which each of you will fell while reading the book can be only felt and truly understood when u actually read the book!.

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