Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry.

Childhood sweethearts, they could finish each other’s sentences and even when they fought, they laughed. No one could imagine Holly and Gerry without each other.

Until the unthinkable happens. Gerry’s death devastates Holly. But as her 30th birthday looms, Gerry comes back to her. He’s left her a bundle of notes, one for each of the months after his death, gently guiding Holly into her new life without him, each note signed ‘PS, I Love You’.

As the notes are gradually opened, the man who knows Holly better than anyone sets out to teach her that life goes on. With some help from her friends, and her noisy and loving family, Holly finds herself laughing, crying, singing, dancing – and being braver than ever before.

Life is for living, she realizes – but it always helps if there’s an angel watching over you.

Author: Cecelia Ahern
Amazon rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars
Published in 2001

“Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we’re gone”

“Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you’ll land among the stars”

“Don’t be afraid to fall in love again. Open your heart and follow where it leads you…and remember, shoot for the moon”

“She had been given a wonderful gift: life. Sometimes it was cruelly taken away too soon, but it’s what you did with it that counted, not how long it lasted”

“What a luxury it was for people to hold their loved ones whenever they wanted”

“Sometimes there is only one thing left to say, P. S. I Love You….”

“Their plan had been very simple: to stay together for the rest of their lives”