I listened to this book during the 12 hours it took me to drive from West Virginia to Georgia. I loved every moment of it and would spend more time in my car than necessary just to see what would happen. Many times I had to pull my car over just so I could wipe my tears away, as corny as it sounds. I laughed, I cried (a lot), and I loved it way more than the movie. A great read for anyone. The only book I have read from this author, but I definitely plan on adding some others to my growing to be read list.
Instead of bringing one down, upon the loss of a spouse, this book shows how a young woman can grow, with wit, charm and some sadness to learn to live again. I loved this book and it is a "must read" for getting over losses without being preachy. Wonderful reading.
I laughed, I cried, I reminised... this is a book of love, loss and readjustments. There are some unexpected twists and turns...just like real life deals to you. The ending was just right...leads you to the conclusion, but does not carry you thru...You are left to go with your imagination...and that makes it so satisfying.
A book worth the read....
For the most part, this was a highly enjoyable book. I had a few issues with it that would be spoilers so I won't write about them. It does have some hilarious moments and other incredibly touching moments. Altogether this was a very good first book from a very young writer.
Such a memorable book! You think you know the ending part way through, but NO! I love this book and highly recommend it to all Chick Lit fans.
A really great book about a woman who is dealing with the loss of her husband and how she still has to live each day without him. Very sad in some parts, but just a great book!
Fabulous book. Could not put it down. Read it in one day. You'll laugh and cry and then laugh some more.
Sad and Sweet. Be prepared to laugh and cry as this goes beyond chick lit adding some real life emotions, drama and problems. The best book I've read in a long time, better then all chick lit.
Such a heartwarming book dealing with the loss of a husband. I would recommend it to anyone!
Great read...a young woman learning to live after the death of her husband.
Cried! Cried and cried and cried! Great, great book!
Sweet, sad and funny. I am in the process of loosing my husband to a terrible illness. It took me a while to read this book, as I had to cry during each session. It is so accurate about the feelings you have during the different stages of loosing someone. I believe it really helped me to find that I am not alone in my feelings. This could be a very benificial book for widows, especially those who are still fairly young or young at heart.
Hurray to the author for a job well done. There are lots of funny parts to make the book enjoyable. The story line is about the husband leaving messages for his widow to guide her through the grief process. One chapter made me realize how selfish I am about what I am going through, and think about what my husband must be thinking now. I hope my husband wants me to be happy and continue to live after he is gone. I'm so glad I read the book.
This was a truly fantastic book. You felt the depth of her despair and hilarity of the funny moments. Both were present in the book. I "read" this via audio book in my car and had a hard time holding back the tears at the stoplights.
Loved this book! Sweet and sad all at the same time.
This was an endearing story of lost love at a young age. You could feel the heartwrenching emotions but also laugh through the tears at treasured memories. I am not big into vulgar language, etc which this book has some of, but the story line was fabulous.
Excellent book- the story of one woman's loss of her husband to cancer and the way that he helped her get through the first year on her own. Great book!
I loved this book...even if you have seen the movie READ this book. It made me more aware of my feelings for my husband. I realized half way through this book I was mourning HIM and he was sitting right beside me!!!
A sad, funny, and touching story of life after the loss of a spouse, and the enduring love after death.
Good read, kept me entertained, but it wasnt a "keeper".
Ihave never cried in the first 30 pages of a book before. I literally cried and laughed the whole way through the book. Only took me a couple of days to read. Wonderful!
Great easy read that will have you laughing and crying.
This book was very cute for chick-lit, and I cried while reading it. The writer's style is not my favorite, which is why I am getting rid of it. It's overall a very sweet story about never-ending love.
This was a great first novel for Ahern! I enjoyed it from the first page through to the end. I would definitely recommend it!
I loved this book! If you like Marian Keyes, you'll love this.
so touching. a great read. don't forget the tissues...
Absolutely fabulous story. I laughed out loud and cried buckets. Just the kind of summer reading I enjoy. The movie is going to be made with Gerard Butler and Hillary Swank!
I enjoyed this book a lot. A light read!
This book has it all. Great characters. Laughs. Tears. I really liked it. I can't wait to read another Cecilia Ahern book.
Great book...you will laugh and cry!
I cried like a baby! A really sweet and surprisingly good book.
Very good, easy, enjoyable read.
I couldn't finish this book. I was looking forward to reading it after seeing the movie, but I thought the writing was really...young. The author was 23, and it reads like it was written by a teenager.
A beautiful story about a women trying to find love again. I cried and laughed along with the character.
I laughed, I cried, what a heartbreaking and at the same time heartwarming book. I can't believe the author was only 21 at the time she wrote this.
Took me a little while to get hooked on this book, but once I did, I couldn't put it down, and cried my way through the ending. Was honest and real, and so glad I read the book before I rent the movie!
Holly, the thirty year old heroine, lives in Dublin and loves her life. Then fate delivers a brutal blow: her beloved husband dies and leaves her a very young widow.
The book recounts Holly's first year after her husband's death. His final gift to her is a series of notes to be opened at the beginning of each month. Each note contains one suggestion to help Holly move on with her life. And each note is signed "PS, I love you."
The book is quite moving as it depicts Holly's struggle to follow her husband's suggestions-give away his clothes, take a trip with her friends-and continue living. She realizes that her life had centered almost completely on her husband--not necessarily a good thing-and now, for the first time, she has to create a life for herself.
My only complaint with the book is that I found the writing amateurish at times. The plot, the characters and the ending were all satisfying and fully developed. However, I winced at some of the writing.
Still I would recommend this book to chick lit lovers everywhere.
From Back cover:
Holly and Gerry are the kind of perfectly happy married couple that others envy. Then, at the age of thirty, Gerry is diagnosed with a terrible illness. Months after Gerry's death, Holly receives a package of letters that he's left for her, instructing her to perform a series of 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 bobbles, weaves, and jokes her way toward a new life, even larger than the one that she's been forced to leave behind.
Cecelia Ahern, author of ROSIE DUNNE, is the twenty-three-year-old daughter of Ireland's prime minister. PS, I LOVE YOU, her first novel, was an immediate international bestseller. Foreign rights have been sold to over forty countries and film rights have been bought by Warner Bros.
Grab a box of kleenix when reading, but great rich story.
This is the first book I read that made me bawl like a baby. And I loved that. I loved the setting, characters, and the lovely way Ahern writes. I collect all her books whenever I have the chance. I refuse to watch the movie based on the book. I do not want to taint the wonderful imagery in my mind. Love! Love! Love!
One of the few books that has driven me to tears. I enjoyed it totally, but I heard the movie was not as good. (Are they ever??)
I liked her other book - Rosie Dunne - better. This was enjoyable, but it was more obvious after reading both books that this is her first book. Her character development is stronger (I thought) in Rosie Dunne.
Irish author. Intersting chic book. Relationships, etc. Fun.
One of the best books i have read in a long time. VERY SAD BUT VERY GOOD!
Loved this book as well. Made me weep at times. For all those who have ever known true love or hoping for it!
so sweet! i couldn't put this down and read this book in a day!
A quick read, enjoyable and fun.
This book is one of the most amazing I have ever read. It really changed the way I appreciate those I love.
Absolutely fabulous book!
Cried all the time reading this book!
One of my favorite books of all time!
Terrific book!! Four or should it be five stars or whatever is the highest is bookdom!
I found this boring. I couldn't get into the book or movie.
Or maybe the movie was better because i saw it first. The book to be started off better and explained things that went on better but then it just kept going. It was too drawn out, and not as lovable as she is in the movie
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 up the pieces. But with the help of a series of letters her husband left her before he died and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, she learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover a world she never knew existed.
The kind of enchanting novel with cross-generational appeal that comes along once in a great while, PS, I Love You is a captivating love letter to the world!