Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Hachette Books
Pages: 443 pages
Genres: Women's fiction, Contemporary Romance, ChickLit
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.97
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.
From the gifted author of PS, I Love You comes this charming, romantic, addictively page-turning novel that will keep readers laughing and guessing until the very last page. ~Excerpt from Goodreads~~
If there’s a book that can give you multiple emotions all at the same time, it would be this book. I mean, how could you laugh out loud so suddenly and become teary-eyed in a second? How could you possibly be frustrated over wanting to do something wrong but still doing the right thing? How could you possibly feel being selfish but still become selfless at the same time? It’s all in this book. I found another author to love. Ahern completely made me stay up Christmas night until 1 in the morning and made me forget lunch the following day.
|YES! THIS IS DEFINITELY THE ONE!!|
Love, Rosie is a 443 page fast pace story of family, achieving dreams, mistakes, marriage, long-lasting friendships, and how true love and timing can be really frustrating sometimes. It follows the life of Rosie Dunne and Alex Stewart, best friends since 5. The book was a ride their lives, their comic childhood days, their families, crazy teenage years, separation, hardships(I’m not going to be specific on this one. I don’t want to spill the beans!), failed marriages, secrecy and finally ending up together after such a ridiculously long time.
The character development was perfect. The humor and drama was perfectly mixed and I can’t help but feel awful for all the “what could have beens”, “what could have becomes” and “if onlys”. For how many times, I have to dry my tears while reading it. Until now, I can’t believe I finished it in just a short time and have witnessed about half century of Alex and Rosie’s lives. I know that 443 pages and the fast pace description is not a usual pair but it is true. How in the world could you ever fit fifty years in just 443 pages, right??
Well, maybe because it was all in a clever style Ahern did. I so much love it. Can I ever move on from it? I can’t wait to watch the movie. Here's the trailer.
5 love letters for Cecelia Ahern.
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