Where Rainbows End

Paperback | July 18, 2005

byCecelia Ahern

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True love, friendship and luck - a warm-hearted novel about where fate can lead youFrom naughty children to rebellious teenagers, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But just as they're discovering the joys of teenage nights on the town and dating disasters, they're separated. Alex's family moves from Dublin to America - and Alex goes with them. For good.Rosie's lost without her best friend. But on the eve of her departure to join Alex in Boston, Rosie gets news that will change her life forever - and keep her at home in Ireland.Their magical connection sees them through the ups and downs of each other's lives but neither of them knows whether their friendship can really survive the years and miles - as well as new relationships. And at the back of Rosie's mind is whether they were meant to be more than just good friends all along. Misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck have kept them out of each others' arms, but when presented with the ultimate opportunity, will they gamble everything - including their friendship - for true love?Destiny, Alex and Rosie discover, is a funny thing and fate isn't quite done with them yet.

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True love, friendship and luck - a warm-hearted novel about where fate can lead youFrom naughty children to rebellious teenagers, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But just as they're discovering the joys of teenage nights on the town and dating disasters, they're separated. Alex's family moves from Dublin...

Before embarking on her writing career, Cecelia Ahern completed a degree in journalism and media studies. Her first novel, PS, I Love You was one of the biggest-selling debut novels of 2004 and a number one bestseller. Her successive bestselling novels are Where Rainbows End, If You Could See Me Now, A Place Called Here,Thanks for the ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pagesPublished:July 18, 2005Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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Customer Reviews of Where Rainbows End


Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must read for the hopeless romantic I loved this book it was light-hearted and adorable. I fell in love with Rosie and Alex immediately. although it was predictable the writing and plot were intriguing.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it predictable ending but everything else was amazing
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Where Rainbows End This was a very cute story. It was predictable but still a nice light read.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really good amazing story
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unrealistic and Uninteresting Though the way the novel was written was a fresh perspective (letters, emails, text, etc), the plot was absolutely terrible. it stretched way too much
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book The story is predictable yet super sweet and heartwarming. I read this before the movie came out and loveed it so much.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute Really enjoyed!
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I actually saw the film before I read this novel. As an avid book reader, I never see the film before reading the book but in this case I am happy I did since now I can still enjoy the changes made in the film and the original story of the book. Rose Dunne has not had the easiest life, no matter if some of that was due to poor decision making. Regardless, she is a smart, brave, resilient women. This novel depicts the life and love of a young women who makes mistakes and learns from them, or not. It explains the difficulty of romance and possibly more importantly, friendship. The writing style of this novel in addition is very interesting.I have never read a book before or after this one, whose story was written entirely in letters, emails and texts. You get to see the characters interpret and misinterpret the written word. I would suggest giving this book a chance. It really is amazing!
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one word: LOVE I LOVED this book! I litteraly felt the story and coudn't get enough of it! When i finished the book, I wanted to forget the story just so that I could read it for the first time again! Rosie and Alex are very specials and their story is very touching and funny at the same time. Would I recommend this book? YAS
Date published: 2015-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic This is an absolutely magical book. All the characters, the whole plot, was just amazing. It gave me so many chills. Just amazing.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Way better than the movie i loved this booked. Raved about it to my friends. The concept seemed so clever. So read it and don't go by the movie. The movie fell flat.
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible First book i have evdr read like it really funny would definetly recomend it to those who like a rom com
Date published: 2015-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read I loved this book , felt I went on the characters journey. It made me laugh and cry would definitely recommend
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love Rosie (Where rainbows end) I enjoyed the plot but found it frustrating going backwards and forwards deciding who said- did what to who. Bit out of touch I guess! My name is Rosie! Had to be read.
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unlikeable To begin with this book is only written in a series of emails which by half way through gets confusing and tiresome.I started out really rooting for this couple and by the end I found I disliked everyone. I do honestly believe this book would be better if written in a different style. Because its just emails we never see anyone acting together one on one. The characters never seem to grow and I find myself feeling left out to what's happening when their not writing emails. I'm exceptionally happy I got this book cheap but I do feel I wasted my time on this story.
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Amazing! Honestly I found this book quite hard to get into but I am so damn glad I decided to stick it out! This book is unbelievable, you honestly get sucked into it, in the best way possible! You really bond with the characters and you love her relationships between them. You feel all of their ups and downs, good times and bad. Easily one of my favourite books now. Will be recommending this to everyone I know and I cannot wait for the film! :)
Date published: 2014-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Rosie I love this love story of two people who are very close and very honest but yet not close enough to tell each other that they love the other person more than just a friend. I could not stop reading this book because nowadays there are not many romantic books which keep it funny and sweet but yet very interesting to read. I am really big fan of letter writing and note passing, which made me feel at points that I was back at school again myself. I scried with Rosie when her father died as the book made this whole story and his death sound so real. I just loved the story.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ah-ma-zinggg! unputdownable...read it in a day...
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Book Were rainbows end was a lovely read hart warming story would recommend
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where Rainbows End Brilliant as always from Cecelia Ahern. Couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where rainbows end Awesome, heartwarming and completely absorbing book
Date published: 2014-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Where rainbows end This book is a stunning tale of friendship, love, fate, and terrible timing! The relationship between Rosie Dunne and Alex Stewart captures what so many of us experience, even if just a little bit, at some point in our lives; the "what if" of a friendship that could be more. The character of Rosie is so relatable, that it feels almost as if you have discovered a new friend, even if just among the pages. This is a fantastic read that will have you unable to put the book down!
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Where rainbows end ?NWhereHere I hated this book r u sure ms ahern wrote it .
Date published: 2013-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my Favourite Books I read this book a few years ago and it remains one of my favourite books of all time. It made me laugh out loud many times. I loved the format of the book. It is the only book I have read more than once. :-)
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On a Whim It was 2006 when I bought this book on a whim. I picked it up and turned it around and read the back. I was satisfied with what i was about to read. At the time I prefered James Patterson, Stephen King, etc. I purchased the book and read it on the bus ride home. I peered over the top of the book every 5 minutes or so to see if we were approaching my bus stop. I read the book as I walked home from the bus stop and continued inside. I read the book from the time I picked it up to about 2am. I had not put the book down for more than a couple of minutes here and there to eat and for bathroom breaks. I cried a couple of times, it was a very touching tale about true love. To be honest I prefer this one over PS. I love you. Buying this book on a whim changed my entire preference on the books I read and gave me a (wonderful) new author to follow. Cecelia's writing is truly amazing. I do wish that instead of one book going over everything from start to finish with Rosie's relationship it would have been a series; spread out between 3-5 books. Read the book PS I love you before seeing the movie if you haven't already, its better than the movie!
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from young love Rosie and Alex are childhood friends who grow up together till Alex has to move away due to his father getting a better job offer in US. However, Rosie's and Alex's friendship does not grow weaker, instead they seem to develop feelings for each other which does not reach a fruitful conclusion till the very end of the novel by which time Alex and Rosie are in their 50's and a whole lifetime has passed without them being together. Rosie survives a teenage pregnancy, brings her daughter up all by herself, gets married and gets cheated on by her husband who cheats her out of the chance of finding out that Alex too did have feelings for her. Alex too survives two marriages and two kids before they both find each other. Notes scribbled in class, SMS text messages, emails, letters and postcards make up this whole novel. I would recommend this for all true romance lovers out there!
Date published: 2012-06-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little disappointed After reading Ceceila Ahern's P.S. I love You and loving it, I decided to give another one of her books a try. A friend recommended this book to me and said she loved it. I was a bit put off at first because of the way it is written. It is all done in emails or letters back and forth between characters. After getting used to this style of writing, I started to enjoy the book. As it went on though, it started to drag and got boring. I found that I couldn't give up on it though; I wanted to finish it since I had already started it. The same thing kept happening over and over, only in different situations and the ending was very disappointing. If you are expecting a love story like P.S. I Love You, I wouldn't recommend this book. I will give it to Ahern though, I couldn't give up on the characters.
Date published: 2011-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good book. I really anjoyed this book. At first I found it rather annoying because of how it was written, then I had gotten used to it. It turned out to be such s good book. As with all of Cecelia's novels you experience all kinds of emotions from happiness to sadness. However, P.S. I love you will always be number one on my list.
Date published: 2008-12-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cute and fun, but at 566 pages, far too long.... When I first picked up this book, I was completely hooked - Couldn't put it down. Unfortunately, by about page 300, I was starting to get bored. For the umpteenth time, something had come in between our hero, heroine, and true love... And there was still much more to go. In the end, I skipped most of Part 4 to get to the ending, which promised to be incredible and wonderful and everything a happy (if cliche) romance ending should be - After all, theirs is a love ## years in the making (I won't spoil it for you), so its sure to be amazing. I was somewhat disappointed... The last few pages leading up to the very end were great, and the /concept/ of the conclusion was good, but the end result left something to be desired. Overall, if you're in it for drama, suspense, heartbreak, love, a happy ending, and a very long haul, its definitely worth a read. If you're just in it for love and a happy ending, may want to save yourself some time and look elsewhere.
Date published: 2008-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I absolutely adored this book! I even cried at the end it was such an amazing book and i recommend it to anyone!!
Date published: 2008-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved every bit of it! Best book I've read in a while. I couldn't put it down for a second, you just fall in love with the main characters & can't wait to find out how it ends. A cute love story type book.
Date published: 2006-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enchanting I loved this book! It was so cute and heartwarming, yet so sad and unfair, the author definetely plays with the emotions. It seems like a thick novel but it is fast paced, and will keep you wanting more and more!
Date published: 2006-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Loved it, loved it, loved it! Cannot wait for her next one!
Date published: 2005-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A roller coaster of emotions I loved this book! It was an easy relaxing read but I was so gripped by it because of all the emotions that Ahern brought to the table. I think one of the best aspects is that it is a novel that anyone can relate to because everyone feels the unattainable love at some point in their lives, whether it be romantic or not. Defintely worth reading!
Date published: 2005-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I never usually read books that are all letters/emails etc.. but this one was awesome. I finished it in one day! Parts made me laugh out loud and other parts just make you want to reach out and contact someone special to you. A must read for sure, I'm giving it to two friends to read. Can't wait to read something else by the author!!
Date published: 2005-09-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Kind of Disappointed After reading P.S. I Love You I couldn't wait for this book, picked it up right away and was totally disappointed that the ENTIRE book was written in the form of letters/e-mails and instant messages between the two main characters. FYI, if this writing formart bothers you don't pick this one up.
Date published: 2005-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Winner This book is amazing.I cannot think of anyway else to put it. I could not put it down. (I k'no'w, everyone say's this, but you have to read this book to really believe it) It is not the typical type book I read, and I have actaully avoided this type of book before, but because of all the correspondence between everyone, it really added to the character of the book. There were many laugh out loud parts. Makes you want to contact a long lost friend,
Date published: 2005-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing book this book where rainbows end is amazing. cecilia ahern work her magic again. this is a must read book and i want to make it to a movie. everyone who love lurlene mcdaniel's book will absolutely love this book. it's about 2 bestfriends rosie and alex who stick together through the years no matter what happen. destiny can't help toying thi s2 people. this book is really and absolutely mazing. i recommend it to everyone. you wont regret buying this. i promise.
Date published: 2005-08-03

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Praise for Where Rainbows End'A heart-warming tale. a surefire hit with chick-lit fans.' Belfast Telegraph'A leading light-romantic talent.' Daily Express'Cecelia Ahern has emerged as a leading light-romantic writing talent.' Express'Brilliantly written, you'll laugh and cry.' Heat