2016 was a rubbish year for me; I was unable to complete a single book. So, after taking a mental rest, I decided to start 2017 out right – with a cup of tea and a good novel.
For my first book back after my hiatus, I chose to read P.S. I Love You by Irish author, Cecilia Ahern.
Here is my review.
After I finished the book. I was not disappointed.
P.S. I Love You follows widow, Holly as she learns how to live after the premature death of her husband, Gerry.
What a treat! I absolutely loved this book. Ahern has crafted a story that is enjoyable and easy to read. I was drawn into Holly’s world from page one. Obviously, the book differed than the movie.
Obviously, the book was different than the film version. However, I preferred the characters and the plot in the book; it felt more complete somehow.
As for the characters, I felt that they were well-rounded and incredibly well developed; they all seemed realistic. I particularly enjoyed watching Richard’s transformation from a boring, soulless human into a man who isn’t perfect and experiences emotions.
Overall, I believe that Cecilia Ahern did a great job on this novel. P.S. I Love You was the perfect book to start off the new year. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a light read to relax with.
“She never seemed to be truly happy; she just seemed to be passing time till she waited for something else. She was tired of just existing; she wanted to live.” – Pg. 134
“But Holly needed to stop living her life in her head, remembering old memories and dreaming of impossible dreams. It would never get her anywhere.” – Pg. 201
“Even in the company of friends she felt alone, in a room of a thousand people she would feel alone.” – Pg. 283
“what a luxury it was for people to be able to hold their loved ones whenever they wanted” – Pg. 402
“That feeling of excitement, of hope, of pure happiness and pride, a feeling of not knowing what the future held but being so ready to face it all.” – Pg. 486
“Sure, it would be difficult; she had learned that nothing was ever easy. But it didn’t feel as difficult as it had been a few months ago, and in another few months it would be even less difficult.” – Pg. 486
“life. Sometimes it was cruelly taken away too soon, but it’s what you did with it that counted, not how long it lasted.” – Pg. 486
“Whatever lay ahead, she knew she would open her heart and follow where it led her. In the meantime, she would just live.” – Pg. 492