A first novel by Cecilia Ahern. Setting Ireland. Holly and Gerry were sweethearts in school and later married. They were happy and in love until one day Gerry had an awful headache and at Holly's insistence went to the doctor. He had a tumour and it was terminal. Sick as he was, he secretly went about arranging things that he knew would help Holly through her grieving.
After his death Holly received a call from her mother to let her know she had a package for her. Though she did not want to go out and preferred to spend her days in bed, in mourning, Holly gathered the strength to do just that. That decision changed the course her life was taking.
In the package were instructions from Gerry. One envelope for each of ten months. As Holly opened each one, she took upon herself new projects, a vacation, karaoke night, and more because she knew by doing so she was keeping a bit of Gerry with her. Each instruction ended: PS I Love You.
Incredible it was, for Gerry to do something so selfless for Holly. Knowing that in doing so he would help her to live again. The sacrifice he made for her to accomplish these tasks speaks of pure love. A love so selfless it brings one to tears!
PS I Love You is a good read when armed with a box of tissues. Love does live on and in allowing it to, it helps those left behind to continue on, savouring the memories, embracing the present and the future of tomorrow.