About the Book
It’s been seven years since Holly Kennedy’s husband died – six since she read his final letter, urging Holly to find the courage to forge a new life.
She’s proud of all the ways in which she has grown and evolved. But when a group inspired by Gerry’s letters, calling themselves the PS, I Love You Club, approaches Holly asking for help, she finds herself drawn back into a world that she worked so hard to leave behind.
Reluctantly, Holly begins a relationship with the club, even as their friendship threatens to destroy the peace she believes she has achieved. As each of these people calls upon Holly to help them leave something meaningful behind for their loved ones, Holly will embark on a remarkable journey – one that will challenge her to ask whether embracing the future means betraying the past, and what it means to love someone forever…
What I thought
First, I haven’t ever read P S I Love You which this book is the sequel to and neither have I seen the film. I appreciate it is a sequel, but after reading the blurb for the previous book and also for this book I didn’t feel that there was anything in the book that I couldn’t understand or appreciate as a result of not having read the first one.
Sadly and in all honesty I really didn’t enjoy this story very much. I think possibly all that needed to be said had been said in the previous book and this one seemed a bit superfluous. It did have its touching moments, especially towards the end I thought, but there was nothing heartbreaking in there as the reader doesn’t really have enough time and detail to become too invested in the lives of the various characters from the newly formed PS I Love You club.
The story is told, I assume as in the previous book from the point of view of Holly. I saw Holly as very introspective throughout the story and sometimes found myself getting bored and started to skim read some of her more reflective ruminating.
I think this is a book you will either completely identify with, especially if you have lost someone very close or like me you’ll get to the end and think, well there wasn’t really that much of a story to it.
It wasn’t for me, I didn’t enjoy it and was glad to get to the end, maybe I might have enjoyed it more had I read PS I Love You first.
With thanks to the publisher Harper Fiction via Netgalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The book was published in September and is available in e-book and hardback in bookshops and Amazon with the paperback due for release in April 2020.