PS I Love You by Cecilia Ahern Harper, HK$107 Cecilia Ahern wept as she wrote PS I Love You, which probably means that romance-novel enthusiasts will do the same if they read the book or watch the movie it inspired, starring Hilary Swank. Cynics, however, may shed tears of incredulity because she almost hands over the tissues she knows will be needed for a story in which childhood sweethearts become husband and wife, only for one of them to fall ill and die. It isn't giving away too much to reveal that the Swank character, Holly, is left behind to cope with life after her best friend and soul mate, Gerry, succumbs to a brain tumour. He doesn't really leave her though. Soon after his death, she receives from him (via her mother) a bundle of notes in envelopes, one to be opened every month until the end of the year. Each card within contains an instruction (for example, 'Buy a bedside lamp!') and ends with 'PS I love you ...' From his grave, Gerry is helping Holly to adapt to a life without him, so the last note should come as no surprise, especially when a new love interest looms. Twenty-something Ahern struck gold with her debut novel. It will be interesting to see how she capitalises on such easy fame.