I love romance novels. So trying to narrow it down to just one that I love is just near impossible. But, I managed it! I picked ‘Where Rainbows End’ by Cecelia Ahern. You’ll probably know it better as ‘Love, Rosie’.
The whole novel, except the epilogue, is written in the form of letters, emails and instant messages. I love stories written in this format, it makes you feel like you’re looking in on someone’s life without knowing everything. It’s almost as if we shouldn’t really be reading the messages, but we are anyway. Another story I adore equally as much that is also written with the same structure is ‘Life on the Refrigerator Door’ by Alice Kuipers.
The book has a lot more detail in it compared to the film. I think that they’re really quite different. They both have their similarities, obviously, but there’s just something about the book that makes me enjoy it on a different level.
Rosie and Alex are best friends, always have been. But they’re secretly in love with each other, always have been. They just keep missing the opportunities to be together. Rosie has a daughter with another man, Alex moves from Dublin to Boston and gets married twice, Alex has a son with each of his wives. All of these issues and situations that just keep Alex and Rosie apart. The letters they share are beautiful but heartbreaking all at the same time because we know they love each other, but they don’t.
It’s just such a lovely but also frustrating story, and I’m a sucker for a good romance novel. If you want more depth to the story, then I suggest reading the book.
Thanks for reading!