Holly’s life has been turned upside down when her husband Gerry dies. She quit her job to look after him and now has no meaning to her life. Her best friends Sharon and Denise are doing what they can but Holly has days when she doesn’t even get out of bed. However, this all changes when she discovers Gerry left her a list. A series of envelopes to open each month with instructions of things to do.
The instructions vary in seriousness from get a job to singing on karaoke when Holly is a horrific singer. He knew her best and knows exactly how to support her to move on with her life.
But Holly ends up so desperate for her next letter to feel close to Gerry again and rely on him. Can she ever actually get back on her own two feet and discover who she is if she is no longer Gerry’s wife??
I do enjoy a Cecelia Ahern book; and I have read a lot of them, I first read PS I Love you many years ago before the film was even released in 2007. But, I was recently gifted a copy of the new sequel Postscript so decided to take advantage of The Works 3 for £5 deal (which is deadly) and re-read the original first.
It is such an easy read despite it being quite a chunky book. I definitely go through a rollercoaster of emotions with Holly wanting her to get a grip and move on then remembering in real life we would be a lot more compassionate and patient. I could also empathise with her when her friends announce their pregnancy and engagement because my goodness I have also definitely felt left behind in the past.
It’s one of those books where I feel like everybody must’ve read it by now. But if my some chance you haven’t you definitely should pick up a copy!