Sunday, February 3, 2013
Book review: Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
A tender story of hope and joy, of sacrifice and forgiveness -- a moving reminder that love is possible at any age, at any time, and often comes when we least expect it. — NIGHTS IN RODANTHE — At forty-five, Adrienne Willis must rethink her entire life when her husband abandons her for a younger woman. Reeling with heartache and in search of... more » a respite, she flees to the small coastal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina, to tend to a friend's inn for the weekend.
But when a major storm starts moving in, it appears that Adrienne's perfect getaway will be ruined -- until a guest named Paul Flanner arrives. At fifty-four, Paul has just sold his medical practice and come to Rodanthe to escape his own shattered past. Now, with the storm closing in, two wounded people will turn to each other for comfort -- and in one weekend set in motion feelings that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.
I was looking for a nice quick read. I haven't read Nicholas Sparks in awhile, so I picked this one up. It didn't grab me at first. I was just reading it to read it - waiting for the usual "Spark". It took awhile - I was probably 1/2 way into the book and then pow! I was intrigued with what will happen next with Adrienne and Paul.
Nicholas Sparks has a way with his writing that just captures the reader. The feelings the characters share - just blows me away.
And as with almost all teh Nicholas Sparks' books I have read - I shed a tear or two.
I realized while reading that this book was made into a movie. I might check it out. We will see.
Have you seen the movie and read the book?