Original Title: Where Rainbows End
Genre: Contemporary. Romance.
Sometimes you have to look at life in a whole new way…
From the bestselling author of PS, I Love You comes a delightfully enchanting novel about what happens when two people who are meant to be together just can’t seem to get it right.
Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, their relationship gets closer by the day, until Alex gets the news that his family is leaving Dublin and moving to Boston. At 17, Rosie and Alex have just started to see each other in a more romantic light. Devastated, the two make plans for Rosie to apply to colleges in the U.S.
She gets into Boston University, Alex gets into Harvard, and everything is falling into place, when on the eve of her departure, Rosie gets news that will change their lives forever: She’s pregnant by a boy she’d gone out with while on the rebound from Alex.
Her dreams for college, Alex, and a glamorous career dashed, Rosie stays in Dublin to become a single mother, while Alex pursues a medical career and a new love in Boston. But destiny is a funny thing, and in this novel, structured as a series of clever e-mails, letters, notes, and a trail of missed opportunities, Alex and Rosie find out that fate isn’t done with them yet.
This is the first novel by Cecelia Ahern that I’ve read. And I know, without a doubt, that it will not be my last. I just could not put Love, Rosie down. I downloaded an eBook version from Amazon, just so that I could read it on my way to and from work every day.
I will admit that I found the start to be a little slow but, as I worked my way further into this 500+ page book, I found myself slowly falling more and more in love with all of the characters. I started to notice myself silently screaming at the characters to hurry up and get their acts together more and more as the story progressed.
I loved watching how the lives of Katie and Toby became more parallel to the lives of Rosie and Alex, growing up as best friends and then falling in love with each other.