Tuesday, April 19, 2011

P.S I love you By Cecilia Ahern

"Holly and Gerry are the kind of married couple that others envy. Then, at the age of 30, Gerry is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Holly doesn't know how she'll go on without him, and in truth, she doesn't want to. But Gerry has other plans for Holly. Months after Gerry's death, Holly receives a package of letters that he's left for her, instructing her to perform unexpected tasks. With the help of the letters - and her fun, quick-witted girlfriends and a raucously endearing family that smothers, loves and drives her crazy - Holly wobbles, weaves and jokes her way toward a new life, even larger than the one that she'd been forced to leave behind. PS, I Love You is a tender, funny, unexpectedly romantic novel that readers will treasure in their hearts and minds long after closing the pages."
I didn't want to read it at first because I thought, "I dont need another happily ever after story to add to my frustrations," but for want of a new book to read, I splurged and read it anyway. After losing her prince charming of a husband, Holly is devastated and is as much of a wreck as any heartbroken girl would be in her situation. The book is about how Holly survives day by day with the help of a list left by her husband, Gerry, which are to be opened monthly. The list contains tasks for her to do in order for Holly to help herself and to find the new her that would have to exist without Gerry. It's a surprisingly funny novel of rebirth and getting all your broken pieces back together.

I highly recommend this book for all those heartbroken wrecks out there looking for a new life and finding the strength to accept things just live your life. It's a feel-good book for anyone feeling depressed. I loved it. It's witty and clever and a splendid blend of funny and sad which is what is life itself. Definitely a must-read!

Info Regarding the Author:

Cecilia Ahern is a 22-year old daughter of Ireland's prime minister. She holds a degree in Journalism and Media Communications and was studying for a Master's degree in Film when she decided to leave school and write her first novel. She resides in Dublin.

Info Regarding the Book:

Published By: Hyperion
Published in: 77 West 66th Street, New York, New York 10023-6298
Published On: 2004
Number of Pages: 470
Cover Illustration By: Mary Lynn Blasutta

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