P.S. I Love You

For the past several years sometime in late January or early February I will cozy up under a blanket with a hot cup of tea, turn out the lights, and watch P.S. I Love You. The movie is such a wonderful story that I find myself enjoying it every year, without getting bored with it. It is not like other movies that have become a favorite where I have it memorized, in fact, I know the basic plot, the main character, and her deceased husband’s name (and who plays them) but until I start watching it I couldn’t tell you who else is in the movie, what all the events are, or any of that. That is probably why I can watch it every year, because I haven’t watched it enough to know every little detail of it. For a long time I didn’t know that the movie was based on the novel by Cecelia Ahern. Then when I did find out that it was I did not rush out to purchase it, afraid that if I read the novel I would find that I would be disappointed in the movie afterward. Finally, I decided to read the novel and I’m glad I did!

In the movie Holly lives in America and ends up travelling to her deceased husband’s home in Ireland after she receives letters from him. In the book Holly lives in Dublin. When her husband, Gerry dies from a brain tumor Holly withdraws from the world. She loses herself in her grief. Then one day her mother tells her that she received a package for Holly. When Holly opens the package she finds ten envelopes all from Gerry. One envelope was to be opened every month. Each letter contains a little message for Holly from Gerry and each letter was signed P.S. I love you. These letters help Holly to come out of the shell that she had withdrawn into. They help her to start to live her life again. I enjoyed the book much more than I did the movie. I feel like the book is more about Holly’s healing while the movie seemed to heavily lean toward a new romance. The book has a lovely ending. I am getting ready to order the sequel, Postscript and am sure that I will look for more books from this talented author.


About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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9 Responses to P.S. I Love You

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    I haven’t seen that film or read the book it was based on.
    Sounds like an interesting premise.
    If a departed loved one had left me those envelopes there’s no way I’d have been willing to save them for an opening each month. I’d sit down with a cup of coffee and read them all right now.

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  2. Grant at Tame Your Book! says:

    I haven’t seen P.S. I Love You, but your post encouraged me to put it on my TBV list. One of my all-time favorite movies is the dark comedy from 1985, Clue. I love the diverse characters and dialogue. I use the script from this film to show it takes more than traits and behaviors to create unique character descriptions and distinct voices.

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  3. I LOVE many of Cecelia Ahern’s works, mostly Rosie Dunne, If You Could See Me Now, and There’s No Place Like Here.To be honest, my niece put me onto her books, but I stopped at the beginning of P.S.I Love You, because I was going through a great deal in my life, and I felt VERY alone. The fact that the protagonist had so many people caring for her, bending over backwards for her, well, I could not bear it. (BOY, do I need a psychologist!). I may revisit it.
    I can tell you that I have kept a copy of Rosie Dunne when I gave away some of the others, if only for the end of it, but the movie sickened me after just a few minutes….they should be shot.

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    • I’ll have to grab a copy of Rosie Dunne.
      I’m sorry that you were in a rough/lonely spot at that point in your life. I can understand why reading a book with such great support being shown could make you want to put it down. I imagine it would make you feel even more alone.

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      • I felt bitter, so I stopped reading. It was not a way that I wanted to be. I have seen people who we terrible and realized that they used bad times in their lives to become bitter, jealous and hateful toward others. I would not let that happen to me.


  4. Elaine Cantrell says:

    Both the movie and the book sound heartwarming. Thanks for telling us about it.

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  5. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I’m not familiar with either the movie or the book. Maybe someday I’ll be able to read it.

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