It is time to relive those memories of Holly and Gerry once again as Cecilia Ahern brings back the wave of nostalgia that we felt at the end of the story.
Irish author Cecelia Ahern, who rose to superstardom with her international bestseller P.S. I Love You, has got some pretty exciting news that will make you want to start stocking up on tissues. Taking to Twitter, the acclaimed writer confirmed that she is back with a sequel to the beloved romantic drama P.S I Love You, and it is going to release a lot sooner than you'd expect, reports Cosmopolitan.
Ahern shared the book's title as well as a release date which is later this year. "I have BIG NEWS!" Ahern shared with her fans on March 11. "I've written the sequel to PS I LOVE YOU - titled POSTSCRIPT. POSTSCRIPT will be published September 19th in the UK & Ireland. I hope you’ll welcome back Holly... & Gerry...& that reading it will be as emotional for you as it was for me".
🚨 I have BIG NEWS! 🚨— Cecelia Ahern (@Cecelia_Ahern) March 11, 2019
I’ve written the sequel to PS I LOVE YOU - titled POSTSCRIPT.
POSTSCRIPT will be published September 19th in the UK & Ireland. I hope you’ll welcome back Holly... & Gerry...& that reading it will be as emotional for you as it was for me. 💙#Postscript pic.twitter.com/ldAqLfFpmv
Albeit Ahern remains tight-lipped on not giving out too many details about the sequel but we can surely hope that Holly And Gerry (played in the film by Hilary Swank and Butler, respectively) might have a big role in it. The book titled 'POSTSCRIPT' will hit the book stores on September 19 this year in the United Kingdom & Ireland.
The fairy tale journey of Ahern started when she released the first novel back in 2004 about a married couple Holly and Gerry. However, as fate would have it, Gerry discovers that he has a brain tumor following which he passes away, leaving Holly shattered.
But, as a devoted husband, he gives some sort of respite to grieving Holly when she finds out that Gerry had left her a surprise to help cope with the loss. Signed, "P.S. I love you", he sends her around 10 letters that contain beautiful and heartfelt messages expressing his love for her.
The synopsis of the movie reads: "When Gerry (Gerard Butler), the husband of Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank), dies from an illness, she loses the love of her life. Knowing how hard Holly will take his death, Gerry plans ahead. Beginning on her 30th birthday, she receives the first in a series of letters written by him, designed to ease her grief and encourage her to move forward to a new life."
Meanwhile, the book became an international bestseller as it propelled Ahern to great heights following which she penned 15 more novels. She has sold over 25 million copies internationally and has published in over 40 countries, in 30 languages.
Her last book 'Roar' was published in 2018 that was a collection of 30 inspiring short-stories on what it means to be a woman today. Although we are not sure what the upcoming sequel will be all about, we do have a few theories in mind.
Will it be about Holly seeking a new love following the death of her husband? Or will it follow the life of Gerry as he wrote those heart-wrenching letters in the cusp of death? Are there more letters in store for Holly?
So many questions and we are honestly getting way too impatient here. However, fret not, as Ahern says in her tweet, even though the book is available only in the UK and Ireland, you can surely bank of us for more updates as it rolls.
The real game changer was when Richard LaGravenese decided to bring life to Ahern's creation with a feature film starring Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank. The supporting cast included Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon, James Marsters, Harry Connick Jr., and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
The tear-jerker of a film was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and Momentum Pictures and although the film received negative reviews from the critics, 'P.S I Love You' sort of became a huge deal among teenagers in the genre of romantic drama.
In an exclusive interview with Girlie Gossip, Ahern discussed what went through her mind when she decided to pen 'P.S. I Love You'. She said: "The main concept of the book is Holly’s husband dying and leaving a package of letters for her, is not due to personal experience but there are many things in the book which are, such as all the emotions Holly experiences."
"My books are emotion-driven and so in order to write about situations I haven’t experienced, I go to all those feelings that are similar It was mainly driven by my own fear of losing my loved ones. That fear drove me to imagine a more positive way of saying goodbye, and that came in the form of PS I Love You," she added.
So while we wait for the book to hit the stores, maybe it is time to relive those memories of Holly and Gerry once again to bring back the wave of nostalgia that we felt at the end of the story. Until then, you can catch up on the other books written by Cecilia Ahern.