Author : Cecelia Ahern
Genres : contemporary, chick lit
Publication : first published in November 2014 by Hachette Books.
The original title was Where Rainbows End.
Goodreads’ synopsis : 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.
You deserve someone who loves you with every single beat of his heart, someone who thinks about you constantly, someone who spends every minute of every day just wondering what you’re doing, where you are, who you’re with, and if you’re OK. You need someone who can help you reach your dreams and protect you from your fears. You need someone who will treat you with respect, love every part of you, especially your flaws. You should be with someone who could make you happy, really happy, dancing on air happy.
I really really enjoyed this book !
Alex and Rosie are best friends since forever. But Alex has to move to the US during their high school years. Since then, they only see each others once in a while but they still talk a lot.
And that’s the particularity of this book : most of it are letters, mails or instant messages. That’s so original and I really liked it. It’s still personal so you can “feel” the story like any first person novel.
their lives are really different. He has a really successful career while Rosie is struggling with her life.
Rosie is a stubborn, lost woman. She married a jerk and then decided not to date anymore. Her dream career is postponed when she got pregnant. But Katie is her precious daughter and she wouldn’t change it.
Alex is a brilliant surgeon. He got married twice. But not for the right reasons.
Katie is Rosie’s daughter. Their relationship reminded of Rory & Lorelei from Gilmore Girls.
I’ve learned that home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling.
I read this one in French because Cecelia Ahern is one of my mother’s favorites authors.
And to be honest, her books are always so easy to read !
For me, Katie and Toby are a symbol for hope. Hope that you can learn from your mistakes.
4 thoughts on “| BOOK REVIEW | LOVE, ROSIE BY CECELIA AHERN”
I’m so happy you loved this Flo! One of my favs. The journey of the characters was heartbreaking but amazing. Can you imagine that they only got together when they were already old? :(( Have you seen the movie?? I loved Sam & Lily but it didn’t really do justice to the book!
That is so cool you can speak French! I’m currently learning it actually and it’s a very hard language! Love your blog, btw. Very simple but pretty ❤
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Yes exactly ! so many missed opportunities ! I haven’t seen the movie yet but I do want to! And French is my native language ! I bought this book to my mom so it was in French ! And I know it’s difficult to learn it, it can be so tricky sometimes ! If you ever need help I’m here !
My blog is simple because I still need to improve it, to be honest. but thanks a lot ❤
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You should watch it cause it’s pretty cute! ❤ How did you learn to be fluent in English though? Thank you so much. That means a lot! French is giving me a huge headache 😦 and the accent is soooooo hard to get.