A heartwarming read for Valentine’s Day: “PS, I Love You” and its sequel “Postscript”

“Sometimes there is only one thing left to say…..PS, I Love You”

– Cecilia Ahern 

The quote is (surprise, surprise) from the novel PS, I Love You. A perfect gift and read for Valentine’s Day.

What is it about?

Well, about letters from one lover to another to start with.

Writing letters is often done at the beginning of a romance. Not so in this novel. The letters, that all end with PS, I Love Youare not written at the beginning, but at the end of a romance. The romance does not end because one of the two falls out of love though. The romance ends because one of the two falls ill. Terminally ill.

Holly and Gerry are childhood sweethearts, they marry and the whole picture just looks like a fairy tale, but without the “and they lived happily ever after”. Gerry gets a brain tumor and just before Holly turns 30 she is a widow. She does not know how to get on with life after this tragedy, something Gerry had anticipated. That’s why he has written 10 notes to her, all with some kind of assignment for Holly, helping her to get on with life and to be happy again.

Prepare yourself with a handkerchief when you start reading the novel, but rest assured: it’s a heartwarming one, a loving one, an uplifting one and one that shows the power of love in many ways.

Read on for more details and for discussion questions you may like to use in your book club or for yourself, simply to get more out of your read.

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