Cecelia Ahern confirms sequel to PS, I Love You: 'It's taken 7 years for Holly to reinvent herself'

PS, I Love You sequel

Author Cecelia Ahern has just announced some very exciting news about her next, upcoming novel.

On her social media, she confirmed to eager fans that she has in fact written a sequel to her best-selling novel PS, I Love You, which many fans will also recognise as the hit film starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler.

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And most excitingly, Cecelia also revealed that the book already has a release date - and it's sooner than you might think!

She wrote, 'I have BIG NEWS! 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'.

So what will the the sequel to PS, I Love You, Postscript, be about?

The Bookseller confirms that Postscript will see us catch up with Holly seven years after her husband Gerry's death.

Holly is approached by a group of people who have called themselves the PS, I Love You Club, formed after being inspired after hearing about the letters Gerry left his wife.

They want Holly to help them with similar letters to give to their loves ones after they are gone - but it seems she isn't keen initially.

The synopsis says, “Holly is sure of one thing – no way is she being dragged back to the grief she has left behind.

"It’s taken seven years to reinvent herself, and she’s ready to move on with her life. But Holly comes to realise that when you love someone, there’s always one more thing to say…”

Cecelia also shared a copy of the book next to its prequel in a message on Twitter.

Fans of the author were clearly delighted with the news, taking to Twitter to admit they can't wait for the release of the book.

One wrote, 'I literally have no words.... excited is an understatement!!!!', while another reader said, 'Omg!!!! Best thing I've heard all day.'

And a third commented, 'WHAT?! Oh my god this is the best day ever! Thank you!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️'.

We've already got our box of tissues ready!

Amy Hunt

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