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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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........
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.
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.
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.
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.