This book is badly written and wholly unbelievable. I read it after watching the movie by the same name, as you usually find that the book is better than the movie, but not in this case. There was irrelevant chatter throughout, it droned on and on in other places and the descriptive passages were utterly boring. I was really disappointed and after the first couple of chapters, I skimmed the rest. The movie people took enough of the premise of the book (which admittedly was a charming idea) to make it watchable. Don't bother with this one. It was a drag.
If you've seen the movie, this book is nothing like it.. Its so much BETTER. The book lets you see holly in a more personal setting. I cried throughout the whole book I stayed up all night to finish this one. Anyone who loves stories of love, friendship, and courage this is a must read.
Very touching, good book. It took me a little bit to get used to the setting - Ireland. I'm not sure they mentioned anywhere you just had to kind of figure it out. Anyway, it was a great expression of love. I was a little surprised by the ending. The characters are good and realistic. I definitely enjoyed it.
Every once in a while I'll read a "chick lit" novel and I'm glad I picked this one up. I had seen the movie, which I really enjoyed but it was very different from the book. Really the only similarities were the names of the characters and the premise of the story, and a few of the letters. I thought the book was quite enjoyable and look forward to reading Ahern's other books. Well worth the time if you want to read something that doesn't require a lot of thought...just really, really good stories.
I really enjoyed this book. I haven't seen the movie yet so I cannot compare. Its your typical chicklit, but helps you get an insight of what the character is feeling with the loss of her husband, and her journey of healing. Its not a quick read, and her friends are great!
I sincerely never thought I would say this... but the movie was a lot better. The names, and some parts of the book, were the same as the movie, but overall, the screenwriter mainly just took the basic concept and ran with it. Normally, this bugs me. However, I think the screen writers story was much better. If you really enjoyed the movie, you might wanna pick this up...but I'd much rather you watch the movie!
I LOVED this book! Such a sweet story! Quick and fast read about getting on with life after the loss of a loved one. Who wouldn't want the love of their life to leave them notes to read after their untimely death? I just got around to watching the movie this weekend. YUCK! Just read the book, the movie did not do it justice!
I never, ever ,Ever, EVER thought I would say this! The movie was BETTER!
I did enjoy this book but I so loved the movie, I thought this book would be incredible! NOT. I hope I like the authors other books sine I have a couple on the way!