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At First Sight
At First Sight
Author: Nicholas Sparks
There are a few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he'd never do: he'd never leave New York City; never give his heart away again after barely surviving one failed marriage; and, most of all, never become a parent. Now, Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie Darnell, the love of his life, and anticip...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446401265
ISBN-10: 0446401269
Publication Date: 9/1/2007
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 402 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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scrapbooklady avatar reviewed At First Sight on + 472 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Many of you will remember that Jeremy Marsh and Lexie Darnell fell in love in "True Believer." This was a totally unexpected happening in Marsh's life. He's a divorced man in his mid thirties, a columnist, used to life in the big city. But he has moved to the small rural town of Boone Creek, N.C. to start a new life and marry Lexie, a librarian, who is expecting their child.

Fatherhood, home owner, small town dweller - all at once it's a bit much for Marsh to accommodate. To top it off he develops a bad case of writer's block, and begins to receive email saying Lexie isn't all she pretends to be.

Will the two be able to overcome these obstacles for the sake of love? It's a teary trail to the answer, but Sparks fans will relish the trip.
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Helpful Score: 6
I love Nicholas Sparks and I must say that this is one of his finest. I laughed, cried and was completely absorbed in the story. Amazing writer, who consistently produces page turners and characters that are so realistic you feel their story in your soul.
Anda21 avatar reviewed At First Sight on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I usually love Nicholas Sparks' books but this books was hard for me to really like because it was very sad! The story was wonderful but I really wish it could have ended different.
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Helpful Score: 4
Decent book...horrible ending. I was disappointed overall.
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Helpful Score: 3
Deffinetly a tear jerker.. :(
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This was a wonderful book. It is a sequel to True Believer, but it also gives a great review of that book in case you haven't read it. It is a love story with a mystery to the characters lives.
skywriter319 avatar reviewed At First Sight on + 962 more book reviews
This is the continuation of the love story of small-town librarian Lexie Darnell and big-city science writer, the skeptical Jeremy Marsh. In the course of a whirlwind six weeks, Jeremy Marsh has done the impossible: he's found someone he wants to spend the rest of his life with, and he is going to be a father. All her life Lexie has wanted to raise a family in her hometown, the dying Boone Creek, North Carolina, and Jeremy is willing to sacrifice New York for her.

But as the weeks pass, Jeremy loses his writing touch, the money spent on buying and renovating their house seems more than they can spare, and Jeremy can't help but feel like Lexie is keeping things from him. His good friend Alvin keeps warning him that he's gone into this too fast, he barely even knows Lexie, he shouldn't throw his life away for her.

But doubtful friends are the least of their worries, it turns out. As their child's expected date of birth nears, complications arrive which could threaten their small family's happiness forever. Tragedy, acceptance, and joy combine in this sweet tearjerker.

I wasn't a huge fan of TRUE BELIEVER, the prequel, and AT FIRST SIGHT didn't leave a much better impression on me either, except for the ending.
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Another great Nicholas Sparks book with a surprise ending that made me cry...he does that a lot.
birdiemakers avatar reviewed At First Sight on + 17 more book reviews
Another great Nicholas Sparks book with an ending I did not see coming! Very good read that I would recommend reading.
shelleybelley avatar reviewed At First Sight on + 8 more book reviews
Nicholas Sparks has a way of writing a book that will definitely make you feel emotions. Laughing, crying..mainly crying haha! I love reading his books because they are stories about everyday real life things. This book in specific was one that was a real tear jerker. It was very good and I would recommend reading it! Definitely! :D
emeraldfire avatar reviewed At First Sight on
There are several things Jeremy Marsh was absolutely sure that he would never do: he'd never leave New York City; never give his heart away again after barely surviving one failed marriage; and never become a parent. Well, Jeremy is now living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, engaged to the love of his life, Lexie Darnell, and anticipating the start of their family. Jeremy Marsh's life had certainly taken quite an unexpected turn.

However, just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, a mysterious and disturbing email sends him into a tailspin. It also sets into motion a chain of events that will irrevocably change the course of this young couple's relationship. It raises several questions in Jeremy's mind: just how well do we really know the ones we love? How do we handle the inevitable doubts and fears concerning impending parenthood, and the various stumbling blocks that are sometimes placed in our way?

Continuing the story of Jeremy Marsh and Lexie Darnell - the young couple introduced in Nicholas Sparks' bestselling True Believer - At First Sight manages to capture all the heartbreak, tension, romance and surprises of couples who are newly married. This is an astonishing tale about the love between a man and a woman and between a parent and a child, At First Sight is about endings that bring new beginnings . . .tragedies that lead to unexpected joy. . . and, most of all, the magic of everlasting love.

This is second book by Nicholas Sparks that I've read, and I haven't actually read True Believer. In my opinion, though, I didn't really need to - this worked very well for me as a standalone story. I really enjoyed this book; granted that the story wasn't necessarily about anything earth-shattering; but it was a poignant and heart-warming story nevertheless. This author certainly knows how to develop an unexpected story; the plot was slightly mysterious and was an engagingly quick read for me. I give At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks an A+!
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I was a bit disappointed in this book. I usually get into his books rather quickly,but this one took me half way through. As always in his books, someone dies. The ending took me by surprise but still had me in tears.
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True Believer & At First Sight.. WOW! What a touching set of books. I can't believe this story was never made in to a movie like some of Nicholas Sparks' other books.
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Make sure you have plenty of kleenex when you read this one! I couldn't put it down.
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WOW- I was sorry this book had an ending. I loved it.
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GREAT READING.... REALLY ENJOYED !!
crz4books avatar reviewed At First Sight on + 12 more book reviews
Never expect the expected when you pick up a Nicholas sparks novel. You have no idea of the journey your are about to experience...Prepare to laugh, cry and fall in love all over again!
dkfrum avatar reviewed At First Sight on + 14 more book reviews
Another Nicholas Sparks book that lived up to expectations. Thoroughly enjoyed it. If you like this book, you need to read True Believer too. It's the first book featuring Jeremy Marsh as the main character.

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