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At First Sight
At First Sight
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks brings back two characters from his beloved bestseller, True Believer, in this continuing saga of extraordinary love. There are 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, Je...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446532426
ISBN-10: 0446532428
Publication Date: 10/18/2005
Pages: 277
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 497 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, 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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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.
colormeglam avatar reviewed At First Sight on
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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