PS, I Love You by Cecelia AhernPS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

PS, I Love You

byCecelia Ahern

Paperback | September 11, 2012

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Meaningful and moving - the classic million-copy bestselling love story from Cecelia Ahern.Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry. Childhood sweethearts,no one could imagine them without each other.Until the unthinkable happens. Gerry's death devastates Holly. But Gerry has left her a bundle of notes, one for each of the months after his death, guiding Holly into her new life, each note signed 'PS, I Love You'.As the notes are gradually opened, the man who knows Holly better than anyone sets out to teach her that life goes on. With some help from her friends, and her noisy and loving family, Holly finds herself laughing, crying, singing, dancing - and being braver than ever before.Life is for living, she realises - but it always helps if there's an angel watching over you.
Before embarking on her writing career, Cecelia Ahern studied Journalism at university. Her first novel, PS, I Love You, became an instant international bestseller and was adapted into a major movie. Her subsequent novels have also all been bestsellers. When she's not busy writing novels, Cecelia also writes for TV and the stage. Her b...
Title:PS, I Love YouFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pagesPublished:September 11, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007258925

ISBN - 13:9780007258925


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read This is one of those instances where I saw the movie before I read the book and I'm glad that I did. The book was a good read and I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT Usually I love the book over the movie but this time I got more emotion from the movie over the book! Still a great book, great we got to know the insider's detail to each character and still a lovely story.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from VERY different from the movie To me, this book had a very different vibe compared to the movie - and in not a good way. It's usually that the book is better than the movie but not in this case. Holly's character didn't resonate with me at all throughout the story, there was no real emotion portrayed. I only read it in order to compare to the movie. I would not recommend
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful story If you liked the movie, you'll love the book even more.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I think I preferred the movie I am an avid believer in the phrase "the book was better" and maybe it's because I saw the movie first, but I think I like the movie better than the book. There are a lot of big differences so they are almost two separate ideas. Still a great read, and a lot more back story for Holly. For me I think I almost appreciate how they changed the book to fit the big screen.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DON'T see the movie The book has such charm and humour - it killed me to sit through the crap movie. Movie was VERY disappointing. Loved how the movie was set in Ireland. Ahearn has such a way with words and new, interesting ideas in storytelling. Every one of her books are worth it.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PS I love You Sad and romantic. A great romance.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PS I Love You A great romance. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and the book.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of my favorites A very great read. Prepare to cry!
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I don't usually like these kinds of books, but I enjoyed reading P. S. I love you a lot. It was a touching read and brought me to tears. The book is definitely better than the movie.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rarely cry but this time... Ahern writes a very emotional story. It is not my usual fare but Ahern does have a talent for romantic but believable love stories.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I cried the whole time. the book is way better than the movie
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fall in love best book out there. the story sticks to you & you can't stop reading. wow
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ps I still love this book.. I first read this book when I was 14. I've come back to it years later(24) and I still love the story. I recommend this book to all hopeless romantics out there :)
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bring the tissues Not usually my type of book and hadn't read anything by Cecelia Ahern before. I read the book mainly because there was going to be a movie with Gerard Butler. I loved the story and she'd many tears. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! The book is always better than the movie and this one is the same. Such a lovely story. Bring the tissues!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I cried my fricken eyes out! This is one of the few cases where I saw the movie first. They are so different, the book is extremely moving and makes everyone want to find a love like Holly and Gerry's.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grab the tissues This was the first book I ever cried at whilst reading. It was such an emotional read, but completely worth it.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I really enjoyed this book, was not sure at first but it did not take me long to get into the story. I found myself laughing out loud and of course cried a bit...not the ugly cry but still cried. Loved the book way more than the movie, would recommend you read the book before watching the movie.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Absolutely love this book! I cried throughout several parts of this novel. The book he had for his wife was just so uplifting and inspiring. I wish that kind of love for everyone
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! What a beautiful story. Had a hard time putting down the book. A great read!
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PS this book is great I find chic-lit novels are often times too light and fluffy - that's why I don't read this genre much - Barely a plot, little action or character development, simple and soft writing. I'd go so far as saying I really don't enjoy chic-lit. I'm caught rolling my eyes and sighing... BUT this novel is really good! The author deals with many emotions throughout the novel, weaving them in flawlessly. Her characters were convincingly real to me, and I believed the story and journey Holly embarks upon. To be honest, I read this a long time ago, but still remember many aspects. Will reread soon.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PS this book is awesome I find chic-lit novels are often times too light and fluffy - that's why I don't read this genre much - Barely a plot, little action or character development, simple and soft writing. I'd go so far as saying I really don't enjoy chic-lit. I'm caught rolling my eyes and sighing... BUT this novel is really good! The author deals with many emotions throughout the novel, weaving them in flawlessly. Her characters were convincingly real to me, and I believed the story and journey Holly embarks upon. To be honest, I read this a long time ago, but still remember many aspects. Will reread soon.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ps, I love you Beautiful, heartwarming story. Tissues definatly needed though!
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Really loved this book x
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from touches the heart 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, everything was different. And for that reason, I think I probably did it the right way round watching the movie first and reading the book second. I'm giving it 4 stars for because Cecilia Ahern is just so easy to read. It requires no effort to get into a rhythm and it's the perfect little book to pick up when you're in between epics. She tackles grief without making you feel life is pointless. There is always hope. And I think that's what Gerry gives Holly in her first year without him - hope for a new life. I'd say this little story gave me a similar feel-good feeling to The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. It didn't matter that it was tragic, it still managed to really touch me. Really it was beautiful. Read this novel if: You're looking for something inbetween other books and don't want to have to work too hard to enjoy the characters. Don't read this novel if: You think you could feel disconcerted or upset by the intense, overwhelming grief Holly is struggling to come to terms with.
Date published: 2012-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money. This book was not at all like what I thought it would be. I heard rave reviews about it so I gave it a try. I thought it would be easy for me to read it and feel sympathy for the main character, but I just found her to be annoying beyond comprehension. Annoying and selfish. As for the writing style, I felt like it was written by a 15 year old. As mentioned in another review, I also have to agree that it dragged on.
Date published: 2010-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from inspiring The international bestseller, by Cecelia Ahern- PS,I Love You is by far the best book I have ever read. I am not a big reader, but this book, I couldn’t put down. It was just a wonderful book to read in the summer, and I have read it day in and day out. Ahern has a sure and sympathetic hand. She went into great detail with every character and painted a picture in minds thoroughly. After this novel I felt like I new a author, as she told this beautiful story. I almost wanted to e-mail her. This novel is a read for almost everyone, its funny and heart warming. If one doesn’t believe in love, this is a book to show how strong a connection could really be. But it does have a meaning on how to deal with death. Which makes it not for everyone. This novel makes one feel a heartache and at the same time happiness. Its bring to very different emotions together. This novel brought all emotions to my face. It is quite different from the movies, although all movies made based on a novel are quite different; I enjoyed both. There is a lot more in the novel then the movies to make it worth reading. This novel is well written. It’s a very touching story, and the authors lets you become very connected to all characters. This novel it taken place in Ireland, and bring you closer to a different culture. The words they use and places they go are different then in North America. Keep that in mind while reading the novel because some things may through you off. This novel goes back and forth in time. But its very easy to follow what the author writes. This books keeps the title “The international Bestseller”.
Date published: 2010-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it!!! I absoulty loved every second when reading this book, I almost cried when reading the letters gerry wrote to holly, it just made me appriecate what I have in front of me and not to have little things get in the way because life is too short to bemad at somebody.
Date published: 2009-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You just want to hug his ghost I read this book long before the movie came out so my bias lies therein. That story was so much more than what the movie showed. It's a journey of loss, letting go and moving on. A great read but be forewarned. You may be shedding some tears. So keep the tissue handy.
Date published: 2009-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PS I LOVED it!! This was a really nice change from the romances I normally read. It was sad, funny, romantic and everything else. It was so real that I was imagining the characters in my head and they were speaking in the Irish accent. I definitely will give this author a try and pick up another one of her books in the future!
Date published: 2008-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! I purchased this book way before any mention of a movie and have recommended it numerous times. Very Notebook-esque, story of an undying love and the courage to go on after the death of a loved one. Truly a great read! Don't just settle for the movie, truly is a great story.
Date published: 2008-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful love story If you need a book to read over Valentine's Day - this is the book! The love story is touching.
Date published: 2008-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it!!! One of the best books i have read.The story is about a widow, left too soon by a husband who died of cancer too young, and survives first year of widowhood and with the help of monthly letters and surprises left behind by her husband. Its an excellent story about love and coping with the death of a loved one.
Date published: 2008-01-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Disordered Script Childhood sweethearts, best friends, and soul mates, Holly and Gerry didn’t expect to ever be without one another. So when a brain tumour kills Gerry seven years into their marriage, Holly finds herself unable to function. That is, until she discovers a series of notes Gerry left to ease her into life without him. If there is one thing that makes “PS, I Love You” unique within its genre, it is that it doesn’t concern itself with finding love, but with love that transcends life and death. Authour Cecelia Ahern has wrought this beautiful idea into a simple paperback, filled with the usual clichés and characters of chick lit. “PS, I Love You” is formulaic until the very, very end, when its unpredictable ending is no less satisfying than what you had expected. Adapted for the screen by Richard LaGravenese and Steven Rogers.
Date published: 2008-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such A Good Book Oh my I cried through out the whole book. It was so good and the moral of the story was great. I recommend this to anyone that likes a good book. Simply was great.
Date published: 2007-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tearfully Delightful! I couldn't put this book down. From the first page until the last, it was a joy to read. It was a real tear jerker and tugs at the heart strings. This book about love and hope really gives you a new perspective about the importance of loving in your life. The book was well written, and I can't wait to read other book's from Ahern ( this one was my first, and what a perfect choice it was). I recommended this book to anyone who is looking for some tears of happiness and sadness and moments that just make your heart melt and sick both at the same time.
Date published: 2006-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely wounderful this book is one of the best books i have read in a long time. This book will make you laugh will make you cry and will make you think. just a wounderful read!!
Date published: 2006-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This was a great book. I loved how the protagonist evolved, and grew into an independent and strong woman out of grief and love. In a sense it was a love story. It was just so moving. I found myself crying almost the whole way through, and not just out of sadness and loss but for the sense of hope for the character. I recommend this book, just make sure you have tissues.
Date published: 2006-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A wonderful book This is a wonderful book about a woman who loses her husband and learns how to cope with the loss and how she pieces her life back together. I don't know what I would do in similiar circumstances. I loved the way Gerry communicated with Holly.
Date published: 2006-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Moving! As a reader of mostly true crime novels, it isn't often that I stray from that genre. However, something about Cecelia Ahern's "Ps, I Love You" caused me to pick it from the shelf. After losing a loved one, the book helped me realize that even though they are physically gone, they are forever in everything we do and forever etched in our hearts. Ahern's main character, Holly, the grieving widow was extremely real and anyone could relate to her. Anyone who has lost a loved one, knows the guilt of moving on. I experienced everything Holly experienced and from reading this novel made me realize that there is no guilt in living life. The novel also confirms that just because you move on to a new chapter in life, doesnt mean that the loved ones that have passed are forgotten about. Even thought the novel was fiction and most people would not recieve letters from deceased loved ones, the letters and the things that Holly did on a day to day basis made her realize that even though it is diifficult for her to move on, Gerry, he deceased husband will be with her forever. The book provided therapy to me that I dont think any grief counsellor could. It was an awesome read, moved me to tears at times, made me laugh out loud.....and all at the same time......provided me with the confidence and the courage to continue on with my life and to know that somewhere out there.....there is someone special looking out for me... I reccommend this book to anyone that has lost someone close to will help you relaize that even though they are gone...they dont have to be forgotten!
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not As Good As It Could Have Been By the second chapter, I knew I was reading a book I really did not want to read, but I forged ahead, hoping for something better. It never happened. It could have been a much better book, based on the concept.
Date published: 2006-03-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from If I was 14 I might have loved this book Is this supposed to be a book for adults about adults? It read like the Sweet Valley High books I read as a kid. It was probably one of the worst books I've ever read. The dialogue was cheesy and I felt no connection with any of the characters. I wanted to like it because I thought the premise was interesting, but unfortunately that was the only thing interesting about this book. I kept reading thinking it was going to get better, but it just got more annoying. Although it didn't have a predictalbe ending, it was still pretty lame. I was very disappointed.
Date published: 2006-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Do you like love, romance, drama, comedy, and friendship mixed together. Then this book is for you. From its spine turing events to is sadness from begining to end, this book is positively amazing. A must buy for your collection. No other love story comes remotely close to this magical adventure.
Date published: 2005-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tears & Laughter... This book is extremely sad yet inspirational. Loved It !!! A+
Date published: 2005-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Read Ever I can honeslty say that I actually cried when I was reading this book, which is a new thing for me. I would recommend this book to anyone who love's emotional stories, its a chick lit with the perfect balance of comedy and drama.Your truly missing out if you don't pick this one up!
Date published: 2005-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! The minute I started reading this book I was hooked; I couldn't put it down. It really makes you think that someone you love is watching over you and they want you to be happy. After reading it, it made me think that if someone I love died, maybe they're just getting me ready for the person I'm meant to be with..who knows?? For an ammature author Cecilia Ahern is amazing.
Date published: 2005-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book I've Ever Read This book is amazing! I read it in one night and i could not put it down. I laughed and cried and cried and laughed and put it down feeling happy and content. I recommend this to everyone! My new favourite book!
Date published: 2005-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book ever! This book is so sweet. It's a very touching story.
Date published: 2005-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning! Prepare to bawl, but in a good way. This story is touching, funny, deals with real issues in regards to moving on after the passing of a loved one. Can't wait to read another Ahern novel, thoroughly impressed and would highly reccomend!
Date published: 2005-06-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh i just finished reading this book and i have to say, keep a box of kleenex close at hand as you read this. however, despite its power to make me cry, i find the book lacking any substance or depth. this is a heart-tugging story, but i believe with better characterizations, choice of words/descriptions, the story can be even more compelling.
Date published: 2005-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well worth the read! Definitely worth reading. I couldn't put the book down. It had you on such an emotional rollercoaster, laughing, crying, happy and sad but there was always that constant smile on your face while reading. It wasn't one of those predictable stories either, there were elements of surprise scattered throughout. All in all it was a realy good book to read and I will definitely be reading it again!
Date published: 2005-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent book I thought this book was very well written. It really makes you think about what you would do if you were in the same situation as Holly. I can't wait to read more books by the author.
Date published: 2005-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You'll be wondering what you missed I bought this book based on the two reviews that were on this website. After reading the first chapter, I was hooked. Never have I felt the characters emotions like this before. It is a book I will read again, (after I get it back from my friends) just to experience the warmth and heartfelt emotions that the character goes through. I already have my girlfriends lining up to read this book. Eventhough the book is based on a tragic life experience, as the plot develops you realize that something are worth holding on to and material things are just that.
Date published: 2005-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS. I love you I loved this book, it kept me reading all the way. I loved the way she wrote about something so hard to get over and to move on. It was great reading.
Date published: 2005-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Gift When I bought this book I bought it based on who the author was not what the book was about. Before I even could read it myself I gave a copy to my friend who also knew who the author was and she read it right away and couldn't stop talking about it. I finally read it and now I cannot wait to read more from this author. This book tugs at your heart and makes you smile and cry all at the same time.
Date published: 2005-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from P.S. I Love You For a first book, I think Cecelia did an alright job. The concept of the story is great, there are parts that it gets pretty bland, but all in all I think it's got a great story to it... Great story, writing wise, could get better....and i think she did in her 2nd book.
Date published: 2004-12-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I Returned This One I only read into the 5th chapter before deciding to return this book. I love chick lit and this sounded like a great story, but unfortunately it fell short. Poorly written; bland and boring. If you'd like to read a great book about a young widow I would recommend Good Grief by Lolly Winston.
Date published: 2004-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching and Heart Warming, A real treat! I am happy to say that this book is one of the best I have read. This touching heart warming tale of love from beyond the grave will tug at your heart strings and bring tears of happiness and joy to your eyes. If you only read one book this year, I would say read this one. It will lift your spirit and bring a clamness to your heart. Holly is a wonderful character and the love she has for her belated husband Gerry is powerful to say the least.
Date published: 2004-10-29

Editorial Reviews

'A sensational debut novel that proves true love never dies' Cosmopolitan'This exceptional novel about bereavement, friendship and lost love is both heartbreaking and uplifting' Express