This the companion book -- the 'answering voice', if you will -- to 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry', also by Rachel Joyce. In the former, Harold Fry embarks on a walking journey from the south to the north of England, upon learning that Queenie is dying from a terminal illness. In it, he sends postcards from different locations on his journey. Queenie, upon being told that he is on his way to see her, and to "hold on," proceeds to write her own storied reply. While I found 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry' to be a little slow, I enjoyed Queenie's account, and my take is that both books have to be read (preferably, right on the tail of the other), in order to get a complete account of events.