A World Spanning Romance

Jamie Brown, Guest Contributor • jlbrown17@ehc.edu

In honor of the long awaited Alex and Rosie, friends since they were zygotes, are destined for one another. The only problem is, Alex and Rosie have no idea, but everyone else does. They grew up together, creating memories that only best friends are able to make. When Alex suddenly has to move away their senior year of high school, the two friends do their best to keep in touch.

Continents apart, Alex in the United States and Rosie in England, life has a way of constantly changing. Over the years, weddings happen, children are born, baptisms take place, and ultimately divorces and funerals occur. The one thing that remains the same, although sometimes a little rocky, is their desire to remain in contact via letters, emails, and cards. Destiny has a funny way of playing out for these two, as fate is not quite finished with them yet.

“Love, Rosie” is a unique story told as a series of letters, emails, and cards that have been sent back and forth between Rosie, Alex and those that are closest to them. Written by Cecelia Ahern, and published by HarperCollins in the United Kingdom in 2004, and it’s first United States release was in 2005. In the U.K., it was titled “Where Rainbows End.” This was the second novel written by Ahern, shortly following the release of “P.S. I Love You.” Both were international bestsellers. She has since written 14 novels, many short stories, and has created and produced the comedy, “Samantha Who?” that runs on the ABC Network.

As a picky reader, I read “P.S. I Love You” first, and anticipated the movie (only to be let down), so I thought I would give another of Ahern’s books a try. Ahern’s style of writing is magical, enchanting, fascinating, and fanciful, but there is such reality to the events that once I started reading, I did not want to escape from this amazing, imaginary world I was living in. I became so intertwined in the story, that the characters simply became a part of my life. If you are looking for an escape from reality, give Ahern a try, you will not be disappointed.

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