P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

P.S. I Love You

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 u...


Details P.S. I Love You

TitleP.S. I Love You
ISBN9780786890750
Author
Release DateJan 5th, 2005
PublisherHachette Books
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages470 pages
GenreRomance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction, Contemporary, Adult, Contemporary Romance, Love, Drama, Adult Fiction, Cultural, Ireland
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Reviews P.S. I Love You

  • Candice
    2008-01-30
    I made the mistake of seeing the movie before reading the book, thinking that the book is always better than the movie. And the movie changed so much of the book that it made it difficult to settle into the book as an independent, standalone work. I have mixed feelings about both the book and the movie (which is irrelevant, except that it influenced my experience of the book). I'm impressed that Cecilia Ahern was able to imagine the scenario, flu...
  • Frances Donovan-lyons
    2008-04-23
    I seem to be one of very few who didn't like this book. First of all I must point out that I love girlie books and cry at anything even the slightest bit sad. With that said, I didn't enjoy it at all and couldn't wait for it to end. I WANTED to like it. I hoped something would happen to make me change my opinion but it didn't. The whole book felt like a rambling and dull conversation with a repetitive yet inconsistent story-line. I would normally...
  • Maddie
    2016-05-31
    Cecelia Ahern →EXCELLENT book - Which was so good a movie was done just for said book - High five Cecelia *YOU ARE MY HERO* without you said movie will not have been created my all time favorite love story *kiss-kiss*! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF6e1...P.S. I Love you - Hope Fortress AND I did read the book - sorry I should have added in the review but was so excited about the movie that I forgot to add that in my review - sorry babes!htt...
  • Tea Jovanović
    2013-01-26
    Read it still in manuscript and fell in love... I knew it would be bestseller... One of my favorites among the books and authors I discovered as editor and bought rights for Serbia
  • Kate
    2008-11-06
    So badly written that it detracted from the touching and interesting premise. I read this solely because I saw that a film was being made of it with Gerard Butler (of 300 fame) and wanted to have read the film prior to seeing the film which I am bound to do because it has Gerard Butler (of 300 fame) in it. The book is written by the daughter of the Irish Prime Minister which is the most interesting thing I can think to say about it. I like myself...
  • Tara
    2007-12-12
    I was really expecting a lot more from this book, being that it has been made into a movie but I was fairly disappointed. I understand that Ahern is a young writer but she really does have a LOT of work to do with her writing skills. And maybe she could pick up a thesaurus to find a substitute word for "sarcastically" as she uses it to death in this book - there's no need to state the obvious in my opinion. I suppose that I'm drawn to strong, pro...
  • asdewi
    2012-11-15
    "I believe that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them." I've read and liked those words since long time ago but never really took time to think about it until an incident 8 years ago.That day, I was talking on the phone with Dad. It was just a casual conversation. Dad was planning to come to Bandung at weekend so he asked me did I want him to bring something for me and such. Things were usual u...
  • Annie
    2008-10-10
    After being obsessed with the movie for months, I decided to take the plunge and read the book. Finally. And I can tell you that the book was equally as satisfying but completely different to the Gerard Butler perv-fest that I so dearly love.There were so many changes made to translate this book to film. I won't go into them all here now because I wouldn't want to ruin it but let's just say they were significant. From love interests to careers, e...
  • Gillian R.
    2007-12-07
    I loved this book. Beautiful story and very well written. It made me cry a few times and also appreciate things in my life....especially my loving and thoughtful husband. He works away from home and at times I am so lonely without him. So I could feel Holly's pain and lonliness. This year is our first Christmas apart and I've been rather blue lately. A few chapters in the book were hard to read and I had to put it down for a while and watch TV in...
  • Leigh
    2008-09-02
    I tried reading this once before, a few years ago now. I put it down about a quarter of the way in because, frankly, I was bored. I saw the movie several months ago and actually found it a lovely mix of sweet and sad. I thought maybe I'd missed something in the book and not only that, but I've become well acquainted with this kind of loss in the time that has passed. Thinking that my new perspective might change my mind, I decided that at some po...
  • Astrid Adityawarman
    2007-10-19
    Cecelia Ahern's debut novel, PS, I Love You, follows the engaging, witty, and occasionally sappy reawakening of Holly, a young Irish widow who must put her life back together after she loses her husband Gerry to a brain tumor. Ahern, the twentysomething daughter of Ireland's prime minister, has discovered a clever and original twist to the Moving On After Death concept made famous by novelists and screenwriters alike--Gerry has left Holly a serie...
  • Erika
    2015-05-23
    Ho iniziato questo libro con delle aspettative molto alte che non sono state per niente deluse! -- Mi ha emozionato tantissimo, ho pianto a più riprese, ho riso e sono rimasta completamente rapita da questa magnifica storia.Holly e Gerry sono anime gemelle, praticamente inseparabili. Holly non può vivere senza di lui, finché non è costretta a farlo. Gerry, infatti, muore a causa di un cancro terminale al cervello ed Holly, vedova a soli 29 an...
  • Anuradha
    2016-03-05
    The world and its mother loved this book. I didn't. I couldn't. I don't think there was anything wrong with the book per se, except that it was too long, but somehow, nothing about the book stuck with me. Oh, and by too long I mean it was too long for the story, not as a book in general. Everything was too forced, too predictable; I mean, the blurb screams "I'm different", yet the story remains the same. Then again, this is probably just another ...
  • Maria Espadinha
    2016-06-08
    A Chama Que Nunca Se ApagaOs alvos do Amor são efémeros, mas o Sentimento neles criado dura e perdura como Chama que Nunca se Apaga. E há todo um Mundo de Possibilidades onde novamente se descobrir e encontrar.Ao Abraçar a Vida rumando em Frente, veremos os Impossíveis de Hoje tornarem-se os Possíveis de Amanhã.Nada supera a sensação de Renascer das Cinzas!É a Vitória da Vida sobre a Morte Potencial que sucumbe. Um Momento de Ressurrei...
  • Ros
    2007-09-08
    P.S. I Love You is an unusual choice for me since it starts off with the protagonist dealing with the death of her husband. Those who have seen my book collection would note that I go for high drama and sweeping romances, stuff for romantics who are in love with love. I always get the ones that start with the heroine being taken by the hero not realizing that they have been falling in love in the process. I couldn't say what drew me to the book b...
  • Inge
    2011-09-12
    A very beautiful story that makes sad and makes you smile, though it was a little long-winded and cheesy at times. Holly's friendship with Daniel and her family members was very sweet. Could do with a lot more Gerry, too. Especially now that I see him as Gerard Butler.
  • Kimberly
    2008-06-02
    I had bought P.S. I Love You with a collection of other chick lit novels on Ebay before the movie had come out yet. So I figured I would just read the book first for once and see what I thought of the movie after. Now that I've done that, I have to say I really enjoyed the book so much more. The two were vastly different and many things were left out of the movie, but I guess with 512 pages, there's a lot of story you have to cut. I just didn't e...
  • Booky
    2015-12-21
    I'm not a big fan of PS I love you. Gerry is romantic and makes some wonderful gestures that make his wife realize she's not alone in dealing with life after Jerry. But thanks to these sweeping romantic gestures, they're out of money (nothing left even to pay utility bills) and Holly has to beg her Mom for money. PS: Take a splurgy vacation with your friends, then come back and make the most of the remaining $10 in our joint account! PPS I love y...
  • Jessica
    2014-04-18
    This was MUCH different than the movie, but I really liked it, I think even more than the movie. It's a honest, raw look at the long road of healing and finding yourself again after losing a part of your heart.
  • Vasia
    2013-03-13
    Again I liked the movie more than the book. I feel like a mean person saying it for a newly widowed woman, but Holly is an insufferable little shit and I hate her.
  • Willa
    2007-10-29
    I chose this book one day when I was in the mood for something different than my usual fare of high fantasy, smart science fiction or classic literature. I spent a long time perusing the chick-lit shelves (not being a fan of the genre, normally) before settling on this book, and I was not disappointed with my choice.Holly is a widow who watched her husband die from a lengthy illness and is having a hard time dealing with it... But her husband has...
  • Kaya
    2017-02-01
    I had such high expectations for this book. What I wanted was a poignant and heart-breaking portrayal of a widow's emotional state, and all I got was a lot of a small talk and boring everyday family time. Like, A LOT. Yes, Garry’s notes were touching, but way too short to be a significant part of the novel. It starts off with the protagonist dealing with the death of her husband. Holly keeps to herself a few months after Gerry had lost a battle...
  • Keri
    2008-01-01
    With the movie coming out, I finally decided to read the book (however, I don't intend to see the movie as it looks really bad). I wasn't sure what to expect from the book. I didn't know a whole lot about the book before reading it, other than the basic premise. In keeping in line with my love of all things Irish, I enjoyed that this book was set in Dublin. I'm surprised that that author was as young as she was when she wrote the book. I also can...
  • Mon Maryum
    2016-12-25
    This novel is about Holly dealing with the death of her husband, Gerry. She later discovers that Gerry left a series of letters for every month for a year. One for Jan, Feb, March, etc. The story was heartwarming. Liked the little twist in the end although I wanted the ending to go a bit more slower. In the end, it seemed like she became a lot more (view spoiler)[ okay with Gerry's death than she was before, it felt like the author did that to fi...
  • Sarah
    2010-12-21
    Excerpt: “But Holly, nobody’s life is filled with perfect little moments. And if it were, they wouldn’t be perfect little moments. They would just be normal. How would you ever know happiness if you never experienced downs?”Devoured the book as well as the movie. Highly recommended.
  • Diana
    2015-11-08
    Una dintre cele mai frumoase povești despre dragoste pe care le-am citit. Subiectul este dulce-acrișor și ne prezintă o dragoste care depășește orice bariere, inclusiv cel existențial. Gerry, soțul lui Holly, îi lasă înainte să moară 10 scrisori pentru fiecare lună următoare a anului respectiv pentru a o ajută să se obișnuiască cu această pierdere și să meargă mai departe. Astfel, pe parcursul cărții o urmărim pe Holly ...
  • Heba
    2007-10-24
    This book will make laugh and cry with the character. It describe the feeling of a women who lost her beloved one, her soul mate. The main story is that her husband before he died he wrote 12 notes for her to support her and help her to start a new life without him. 12 notes for 12 months. You will see what she will do and live her life without him and try her best to continue.I enjoyed every moment readying this book.. Enjoy it :)P.s. sorry for ...
  • Lili
    2010-07-10
    Oh my Gosh!!I am sooo in love with this story!First I watched the movie and it became one of my very favorite of all times.And now, after reading the book I can’t decide which one I like better… it doesn’t matter though… I loved Gerry and I cried with Holly every time.I think this story is so dear to me because, for me, it’s not just about losing a husband but someone you love, really really love, and how hard it’s lo keep going after...
  • Ana
    2017-01-28
    Gostei bastante, foi uma fantástica história de superação, que me mostrou a verdadeira força do amor, até sobre a morte.