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Love, Rosie

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  69,653 Ratings  ·  7,519 Reviews
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
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Paperback, 512 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Hachette Books (first published November 1st 2004)
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V. Sam fits the character Alex pretty good I guess.
Tessie He had loved her all along. He had loved her all his life, so I think that he may had have difficulty distinguishing loving her and being in love with…moreHe had loved her all along. He had loved her all his life, so I think that he may had have difficulty distinguishing loving her and being in love with her. Also not wanting to risk such a beautiful and lifelong friendship to be replaced with a awkward silence. He valued Rosie too much to risk something that he wasn't sure she had wanted. (less)
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Sasha Alsberg
Dec 30, 2015 Sasha Alsberg rated it it was ok
This book was...okay. It wasn't bad, it did make me laugh and giggle a bunch which saved this book for me! Although, there was a major downfall for me:
The first 100 pages were really good!
The next 100 pages were slowing down and getting draggy
The next 219 pages went at a frustrating snails pace until FINALLY the last page had what the whole book was leading up to.
I am disappointed by Love, Rosie because it could've been SO MUCH better if it wasn't so slow and draggy. At the end I didn't like Al
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valee
Jun 19, 2014 valee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cont-romance
OMG, how to rate this book?

How can we be able to love a book so much but at the same time completely hate it? It was just so frustrating... I know, I know, I'm a sucker for HEAs and it makes me insane when I don't get them or it takes too freaking long for the main characters to achieve it. And this is definitely the case here. Be sure you are in a very patient mood before starting this read because you'll get many and many impediments on that HEA's way.

Don't get me wrong, I really adored thi
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Zoë
Mar 06, 2015 Zoë rated it really liked it
Book 25/100 for 2015

This was such a cute book! Although this was a pretty long book for a contemporary, it covered the lives of Rosie and Alex from ages 5 to 50 and I remained interested in their story the whole time. I loved these two characters but at the same time I wanted to smack them over the head several times for being so stupid.
As for the writing style, it is written in the forms of letters, emails, chat rooms (hahaha who even uses those even more?) and instant messages. This took me a
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Clau R.
Jan 22, 2015 Clau R. rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
El libro me gustó muchísimo y el final me sacó lágrimas de felicidad, PEEEERO le quité una estrellita porque la mayor parte del tiempo me la pasé MUY frustrada con los personajes, ¡fue demasiado tiempo, DEMASIADO!
Patricia Carstairs
Desde hace tiempo que quería leer este libro porque supe que habría película y que los protagonistas serían Lily Collins & Sam Claflin pero lo pospuse mucho tiempo, en fin, hoy (técnicamente son las 2:00 am así que creo fue ayer...) lo empecé y bueno, horas después lo acabé y así estoy ahora mismo:
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Me devoré el libro porque esas cartas/emails/postales... eran tan enganchantes (a pesar que al principio me estresó por lo mismo) y más que nada porque me moría por saber cuándo demonios Rosie &am
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Liam
Jan 05, 2015 Liam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BOOK I AM SO EMOTIONAL RIGHT NOW

basically, this book was an absolute roller coaster ride filled with extreme frustration and a severe case of toying with my emotions, but I am very much pleased with the ending of this book.

The writing style and the way that this book was organised and made up completely of letters, emails, instant messages etc was brilliant. I must admit it took a while to get used to but when you do it works so well and makes the story so much more interesting
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Aria (My Infinite Reading List)
"Life is funny isn’t it? Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, just when you finally begin to plan something, get excited about something, and feel like you know what direction you’re heading in, the paths change, the signs change, the wind blows the other way, north is suddenly south, and east is west, and you’re lost. It is so easy to lose your way, to lose direction. And that’s with following all the signposts”


This book... gave me so many damn feellllssss... so many fucking
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

2.5 Stars

Once again it appears I’m the solo gal who didn’t absolutely fall in love with this book. Shaddup and let me ‘splain myself.

But first, let’s cover the synopsis for those who aren’t familiar with the story (which could easily be the case since this book has been published under THREE different titles).

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Alex and Rosie have been besties since Kindergarten. They’ve managed to remain friends despite of the best efforts of Ms. Bi
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Maru
I'm not crying.
I am not crying. Not at all.
I've never ever been so frustrated in my life. I hated this book so much it has become one of my favourites.

You can hear it in the silence, silence
You can feel it on the way home, way home
You can see it with the lights out, lights out
You're in love, true love

Pauses, then says, you're my best friend
And you knew what it was, he is in love

(Taylor Swift - You are in love)

Siempre quise hacerle una reseña apropiada a este libro (o aunque sea un comentario de
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alexandra
3.5/5

LOVE, ROSIE made me feel nostalgic about the future.

i generally don't read books that follow the characters into their adult life, but this novel really changed my perspective on that. for the majority of the book, rosie is in her twenties and thirties and raising a child. because the pacing is fast, it made me realize how time moves so quickly. before you know it, years have gone by and everything has changed, but at the same time, nothing's changed. i dunno, it made me feel thoughtful abo
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Sarah
Feb 02, 2016 Sarah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Update 2/2/16 FILM IS WAY BETTER!
DNF @ 55%.

Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.

This book started out really promising. I liked the letters and emails thing, it was something I have never read before. But my God, does Cecelia Ahern know how to drag a story out. And then things kept separating Alex and Rosie and it just got really tedious. I don't care. I don't fricking care anymore!!! They were both unlikeable in my opinion. I didn't ship them together once they got to about 23.

The writing was actually ok
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Annie
Oct 20, 2008 Annie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Chick-Lit Readers
Recommended to Annie by: Rebecca White
Shelves: read-in-2008
Cecelia Ahern has this great easy to read style but all her books are quite different. I don't think I could really compare this one to 'PS I Love You' because it really is an intentionally different story to her smash-hit debut novel. The common thread is definitely Ahern's flair for fleshing out believable relationships and depicting what I would say are very normal yet endearing characters.

The thing I found most interesting about this book is that it is told completely through emails, text me
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Colleen
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Samantha Umbdenstock
A book that you start with a smile and end with a smile. You hang upon every word and wait with impatience for the end. Until its the end and you wish it'll continue because you don't want to let go of the characters you've come to know and understand, most of all to love. Rosie Dunne is a wonderful woman, she has dreams even though she keeps facing the treacherous twists and turns of life. And Alex Stewart who succeeds to follow his dreams but keeps making the stupidest mistakes when it comes t ...more
April
Dec 11, 2015 April rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
*AKA LOVE, ROSIE IN THE UNITED STATES* I have REALLY mixed feelings about this one. I loved the writing style and the way it was written (in letters, emails and IM's), but it was so FRUSTRATING and it literally took (view spoiler) for them to finally USE THEIR BRAINS AND JUST TELL EACH OTHER HOW THEY FEEL! It was SO ANNOYING. And then at the end, (view spoiler) ...more
*MystGrrl*
I loved PS I Love You, so I thought I'd give another Ahern book a go. I wasn't to fazed by the fact the story of Where Rainbows End is completely written as a correspondence, mostly between the two main characters, family and friends. I had read The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot which was written in a similar style and stilled loved the story.

The gist of Where Rainbows End is have you ever had someone, a boy or girl, who you had been friends with for long period of time and even though it seemed th
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 Mary


No había leído antes nada de Cecila Ahern y decidí empezar con este cuando ví que este libro va aser llevado al cine.

Que historia tan hermosa!!!!!!! Me encantó y debo admitir que sufrí como una condenada con los desencuentros de Rosie y Alex, en serio estos dos no podían estar más desincronizados!!!! La historia es básicamente la vida de Rosie y Alex desde los 5 años hasta los 50 y mi corazón romántico espera que sigan así durante muchos años más. La forma de narrar la historia mediante cartas,
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Fenia
Oh my. I'm crying rivers!! This was such an heartbreaking book!! I love love love it!! The relationship between Rosie and Alex was so beautiful and it just wrecked me!! I love the fact that this book was really letters and cards,post-cards,emails,invitations. It was so interesting reading it!! And omg dont even get me started on the 'silence'!!! I can't imagine a better description for love. the silence..when you don't have to say anything.you only have to feel!! I really like all the other char ...more
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** 3,5-4 "honestly, truly, completely" STARS **



That was so cute!

Just what I'd needed! I guess sometimes you need to squeeze in a light read inbetween all the dark and tense ones! ;)

** ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review **
Aj the Ravenous Reader
Proper review may or may not come. ^^

This is one of those romantic novels that is not at all cheesy and this is why I liked this book. It teaches you so many things about love such as it should not be rushed and that two people can stay in love with each other despite distance and living different lives.
•Anna•
Jun 23, 2015 •Anna• rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
[I HAVE TO write this book review but it's gonna be so hard! I have billions of notes on my e-reader I think I'll end up not writing it at all. OH MY GOD, THIS IS MUCH MORE FRUSTRATING THAN THE WHOLE BOOK WAS.]
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-- SPOILERS --


E-book copy kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

"Mistake are the portals of discovery."
James Joyce

I love that quote - I really do. But seriously, how many years of mistakes did it take them to even realize they were perfect together??
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Alexander Ayala
Un libro increíble, que me ha dejado con muchas cosas que decir...
Noor ♾
Apr 29, 2016 Noor ♾ rated it liked it
This book is a cupcake that showers you with rainbows and glitter from the very first bite/chapter. ...more
Amanda
Aug 31, 2007 Amanda rated it really liked it
OK, this book was such a quick read, and funny, funny, FUNNY! It’s not your typical book…it is like a large scrap book of letters, emails and instant messages… between two best friends (boy and girl). The whole book you are laughing and crying and angry because they are silly, and just destined to be together… and they have a hard time realizing that... and well, it’s just great. The only reason It’s not a 5 star… is because of some language choices the author made… not cool.
Jennifer
Love, Rosie is a standalone, chick-lit/women’s fiction novel written by author Cecelia Ahern. I LOVED this book! The writing style is delightful as every character and event in this story is brought to the reader through a chronological compilation of text messages, message board posts, emails, letters, instant messaging, etc. An entire book told through correspondence??? I questioned it too, but believe me, it works!!! I fell in love with Love, Rosie pretty much immediately and devoured every a ...more
Macarena
Massive no no. La palabra perfecta para describir a este libro es: exasperante.
Reseña completa en Gracias a los Libros.
 ᴍɪᴄs ✖shut me up already✖
Para todos aquellos que no lo leyeron ni se gasten y vean la pelicula es de esos casos raros donde en realidad la pelicula es mucho mejor que el libro. Las actuaciones son geniales, el soundtrack, la ambientaciòn, todo ES GENIAL. Ademàs es muy divertida y optimista, los personajes se toman todo con humor en cambio en el libro parecía una telenovela mexicana.
Faith
Jan 12, 2009 Faith rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2006
[Why is the American title Love Rosie, when the original more poetic one is Where Rainbows End?:]

Rosie and Alex have been best friends ever since they were 5 years old. It takes them a million years to admit that they love each other. This is "My Best Friend's Wedding" dragged out on 450 pages. Very much a romantic comedy. A bad and boring romantic comedy. Does Cecilia Ahern not understand that everything does not have to happen in one book? After 50 pages I was already bored and started feeling
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Patricia Bejarano
¿Cómo se supone que debo hablar de un libro que ha calado tan hondo en mí?
No quería acabarlo, ha sido una historia muy especial y que me ha hecho sentir muchísimas cosas. Solo podría decir que le deis una oportunidad, este libro tiene algo que el resto no. No sabría explicarlo, es demasiado especial. Los personajes son especiales, los conocemos desde niños hasta que son adultos, está narrado a través de cartas, emails, mensajes instantáneos... y no sé, conocer la historia así me ha encantado. Qu
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Cecelia Ahern was born on September 30, 1981 in Dublin, Ireland. She is the daughter of the former Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. On 14th December 2009 it was announced that Cecelia had given birth to her first child with partner David Keoghan, a girl named Robin. She was secretly married on 11 June 2010 in County Kildare, Ireland. Her older sister, Georgina Ahern is married to Nicky Byrne of Irish ...more
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“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.” 1726 likes
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