After reading “P.S. I Love You“, I wanted to try something lighter by Cecilia Ahern and totally enjoyed this book!
“Where Rainbows End” (or “Love, Rosie“) is about two childhood friends, Rosie and Alex, who grow up in Ireland. The book starts out with these two naughty children who grow up into cheeky teens and then young adults on the brink of the biggest decision of their lives: continuing their education after high school.
Just when everything seems perfect, Rosie’s world comes crashing down all around her – what’s more, her best friend, Alex moves away to Boston while Rosie is stuck in Ireland. I can’t give away any more than this!
Anyway, Rosie and Alex keep in touch with each other through letters, emails and chats as they move on with their own lives. Of course, this platonic friendshihp has strong hints of love between them and ‘it’ pops up again and again
But as luck or fate would have it, Rosie and Alex ALWAYS seem to have something or someone in between them. I think I was stuck to the book simply to find out if NOW is the time they’ll be together. Or not. Now? Not yet. And so on and so forth. Haha…
Like all things Irish, you’ll love the earthy sense of humour Rosie (or Cecilia Ahern) injects throughout the book. Alex doesn’t really say much but when he does, it’s bound to be funny too.
I also enjoyed the book for the strength Rosie shows from the time she finds out about ‘it’, how she handles ‘it’ and all the while focused on chasing her personal dream.
A great read for you if you like:
- childhood friendships,
- long distance relationships,
- long emails or long online chats (which seemed a bit far-fetched to me. Wouldn’t the co-workers or bosses have caught them already???),
- strong women who show strength and humour in the face of adversity
Now that I’ve read 2 of Cecilia Ahern’s books, I may just start on her third, “The Gift“. I’m a serial author type of reader
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