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Subject: Unknown? book by Nicholas Sparks
Date Posted: 4/23/2009 8:41 AM ET
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The Rescue

I hadnt heard of this book by Mr. Sparks but it is equally as good a read as his others!!  Found out when I read his book Three Weeks with my Brother that he'd written this one, inspired by one of his son's condition..........Don't miss it.

One of America's bestselling authors returns with a tale about the greatest commitment of all...loving someone forever.

Taylor McAden is a volunteer fireman who is always the first to plunge into danger. But there is one risk he can't seem to take: falling in love. Until he meets Denise Holden, a single mother who has moved to the small town of Edenton, North Carolina, to build a new life. A near fatal car crash will bring these two together, but before that can happen, Taylor must first look into his past and see if it's not too late to take a chance on the future.

 

Date Posted: 4/23/2009 1:19 PM ET
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From the front flap:

When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks--risks no one else in the department would ever take--to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can't bring himself to make: He can't fall in love. For all his adult years, Taylor has sought out women who needed to be rescued, women he leaves as soon as their crisis is over, as soon as the relationship starts to become truly intimate.

Then, one day, a raging, record-breaking storm his his small Southern town. Denise Holton, a young single mother, is driving through it when her car skids off the road. With her is her four-year-old son, Kyle, a boy with severe learning disabilities and for whom she has sacrificed evertying. unconscious and bleeding, she--but not Kyle--will be found by Taylor McAden. And when she wakes, the chilling truth becomes clear to both of them: Kyle is gone.

During the search for Kyle, the connection, the lifeline, between Taylor and Denise takes root. Taylor doesn't know that this rescue will be different from all the others, demanding far more than raw physical courage. That it will lead him to the possibility of his own rescue from a life lived without love. That it will require him to open doors to his past that were slammed shut by pain. That it will dare him to live life to the fullest by daring to love.

 

 

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 10:34 PM ET
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I read The Rescue a few years ago and I loved it.  It was one of my favorite Nicholas Sparks' books.

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 2:09 PM ET
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I really enjoy his books as well, but haven't read that one.  I actually just finished The Wedding last night!

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 4:08 PM ET
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The Rescue is on my bookshelf if you're interested..............