Book Reviews of A Bend in the Road

A Bend in the Road
A Bend in the Road
Author: Nicholas Sparks
ISBN-13: 9780446527781
ISBN-10: 0446527785
Publication Date: 9/18/2001
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 504 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Nicholas Sparks took a simple plot and turned it into a captivating novel. It is absolutely heartwrenching.
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Deputy Sheriff Miles Ryan is obsessed with finding his wife's hit and run killer. A big surprise ending! I enjoyed this tremendously.

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This is, without question, the most beautifully written book from Sparks since "Message in a Bottle."
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GREAT BOOK! I loved it. I didn't expect a mystery!
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This was one of my favorite books by Nicholas Sparks. You will need tissues for this book just like you need tissues for most of his other books.
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Good read as usual for Sparks.
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Simple story, complex characters. Wonderful book. One of my Sparks favorites
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This one is not my favorite. When you begin to notice how often an author uses one of his favorite words, or if you start to think, "I don't CARE about the details of how she brushed her hair," it's time to put the book down and read something different. Just my opinion!
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Fabulous!!!
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This book was very haunting. The characters were very raw and realistic. I love Nicholas Sparks and this novel was an awesome read.
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Great story.
Twists you don't expect and others you can see coming but still keep your interest anyways.
A good story of love and respect and secrets.
Will hook you and keep you there until the very end.
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Last week, I was on Spring Break (I am a teacher). I vowed to myself that I would read an entire book since lately all I have been reading are textbooks or my kids' work. This book was EXACTLY what I needed! Not only did it include "heart-wrenching" romance but it also had a mystery spin included. This is a must read for romance lovers!
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ANY BOOK SO FAR I READ BY SPARKS HAS BEEN EXCELLENT THIS IS NO EXCEPTION YOU MAY NEED TISSUES!!
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Just loved this book. Very sad in some places, but ends so well...
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Quick and Easy read. I haven't read any Nicholas Sparks books in quite a while because they are all the same and run together in my head until I can't keep them straight in my head anymore. Same story, different title.
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One of the first books I read of Nicholas Sparks. Fell in love with him as an author. Really awesome book. Could not put it down because so good.
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I love Nichols Sparks...great book...
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My favorite Nicholas Sparks book. Full of twists and pulls the heart strings.
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It is Sparks, so it is a sweet, lite read. It is not his best, but I definitely place it well above "Message in a Bottle".
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I could not put this book down. I kept trying to solve the mystery of the wife that was killed. It was nice that Miles(the husband) showed soooo much emotion as well.This was my 1st Nicholas Sparks read and now I've already read 'At first sight' and I just finished 'Message in a Bottle'. I'm one of those people that looks at the picture and tries to discern the storyline, this took me on dips and turns throughout the story, and had a surprising end.
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Nicholas Sparks is a great author and I think this is one of his better books. A great romance with an unexpected twist (maybe a little predictable) but well worth a read.
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I love this book. I only have gotten to chapter 9 and I already love it. Nicholas Sparks really knows how to write a great book. I want everyone to know if you have not read this book please read because its great so far........
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This was my first Nicholas Sparks book. I just had to see for myself after all of the rave reviews. I expected to be WOWed. I just did not get it. Don't get me wrong, it was OK, I read it through, but it wasn't one of those books that called to be read at 4am with droopy eyelids. It was predictable. I am sorry to say i just dont get what all the hype is about this author, maybe I need to try another of his books but I am in no hurry.
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Pleasant read
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This book was an enjoyable, easy read. Another good one from Nicholas Sparks. :)
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A good read by one of the best storytellers of our time.
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I loved this book. I usually do not read this type of book so I was surprised that I really enjoyed it. I will be reading more of his books.
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Another great book by N. Sparks.
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Not as tear-jerkingly emotional as some of his stories, but still a very good--and real--story about love and overcoming the roadblocks along the way.
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Great book that makes you keep reading to find out what is going to happen.
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What can I say? This author is truly gifted in matters of the heart, especially wtth an engaging story like this that reveals a few secrets. Love is in the hands of a master storyteller here.
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One of my favorite Nicholas Sparks books! It keeps you guessing till the very end. :) You'll love it.. by far the best one.
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The is a great book.
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Miles life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident. He still rises each morning to take care of his young son and carries out his duties as deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina, but its all in a numb and hopeless haze. Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews, who is rebuilding her own life. Slowly, their newfound love starts to soothe the pain of the past. But when a devastating secret is revealed, they start questioning everything they ever believed in. Sparks previous hardcover, The Rescue (Warner Books, 9/00), was a #1 New York Times bestseller and remained on the list for 14 weeks. It has 912,000 hardcover copies in print. A New York Times hardcover bestseller for 56 weeks and paperback bestseller for 58, Nicholas Sparks debut novel, The Notebook (Warner, 1996), has over three million copies in hardcover and paperback print combined. The film rights have been optioned by New Line. Message in a Bottle has more than 2.5 million copies in hardcover and paperback print combined, and was a New York Times bestseller for a total of 33 weeks in all. The 1999 film starred Robin Wright Penn and Kevin Costner. A Walk to Remember (Warner, 10/99), which has more than 2.5 million copies in combined print, was an instant New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. Denise DiNovi (Message in a Bottle, Heathers, Practical Magic) of Warner Bros. will produce the film, which is currently in development.
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This was first Nicholas Sparks novel, and after reading it I was hooked. Great book!
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oh my soooo sad
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It is what it is. Sweet, predictable, easy fiction for women
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Another fabulous Nicholas Sparks book. A tear jerker. Will bring up all kinds of emotion. Loved it.
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loved the book, I couldnt put it down. read in 2 days
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Nicholas Sparks keeps the reader guessing as the story unfolds. Just when you think you've got it all figured out - another twist and you're back to can't put it down until you find out the ending. A great read, wonderful story of love and heartache.
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Sweet, accessible, uplifting and predictable, the latest love story from Sparks (The Notebook) leaves the reader with just one burning question: Why is this consummate beach book being published in the fall? The nearly thwarted but eventually triumphant romance of deputy sheriff Miles Ryan and second-grade teacher Sarah Andrews goes down as easily as marshmallow fluff and offers about as much real nourishment. Miles's high school sweetheart, Missy, was killed in an unsolved hit and run accident, leaving him to raise their son, Jonah, in New Bern, N.C. Sarah's politically ambitious husband, Michael, dumped her when her ovaries proved inactive, and she fled to New Bern to teach, and love, other people's kids. Miles and Sarah meet at a parent-teacher conference, and the sparks fly. But there's a fly in the ointment as well; an italicized voice threaded among the happy chapters alerts us that Missy's death was caused by someone whose identity, if revealed, could destroy Miles and Sarah's newfound joy. In Sparks's heaven, clouds exist to make silver linings look the brighter. As tough truth shadows their landscape, Miles and Sarah find depths within themselves, and their rekindled light illumines all. New Bern becomes a city of the reborn. Charlie Curtis, Miles's stickler boss, learns to bend; Missy's aimless killer morphs into a healer; and Jonah once again knows a mother's love. The opposite of edgy, with simple sentences and soft-pedaled sex, Sparks's plain vanilla morality will doubtless sell like ice cream on a steamy day.
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Another good read from Nicholas Sparks. Good mix of characters.
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Love this book. Very well written. Can't go wrong with a good Nicholas Sparks book!
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This was an amazing book! Its one of those books you literally cannot put down and you dont want to. Its a must read!
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Suspenseful book. Read it awhile back but remember it being enjoyable.
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This was an excellent book. My only advice would be to NOT read the jacket cover inside that tells you about the book because I think it gives the story away.
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Another great read by Nicholas Sparks!
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Excellent read. Surprise ending. Very enjoyable.
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Wonderful! As are all his books!
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One of his very best
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All his books are wonderful to read.
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a good book
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Excellent book !
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Classic Nicholas Sparks.
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Coming from a big fan of his: A GREAT BOOK!!
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Great read!
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This is the first Nicholas Sparks book I've read. I really enjoyed it! Very emotional read! Would highly recommend it!
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Very good and intriguing.
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Love everything by Nicholas Sparks!
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I just love Sparks books. This one had me guessing certain things were going to happen, then it changed....doesnt make sense, loved it!!!!!!
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This is a good book. It has a good suspense part to it, but it seems very similar to another book that he has written. I enjoyed it, but not my favorite.
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GREAT BOOK - THIS IS MY FAVORITE AUTHOR.
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From the publisher:
Nicholas Sparks spins a tale about a woman and a man and the devastating secret that threatens to keep them apart.

A quick read.
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This is a story about a man whose wife is killed in an automobile accident.
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