Monday, January 24, 2011

Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks

About the book: At 45, Adrienne Willis must rethink her entire life when her husband abandons her for a younger woman. Reeling with heartache and in search of 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 naed Paul Flanner arrives. At 54, 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.

First line: Three years earlier, on a warm November morning in 1999, Adrienne Willis had returned to the Inn and at first glance had thought it unchanged, as if the small Inn were impervious to sun and sand and salted mist.

My Thoughts: This is a short, simple story simply told. My heart ached for the characters and the different kinds of pain they endured for love. The characters seemed real. The plot was predictable, but the author's words, the way he described what the main character was feeling, were wonderful. Nights in Rodanthe is a typical Nicholas Sparks romance novel: an emotional romance with a bittersweet end. I liked that the characters were middle aged, I could relate to them. I liked this book and I think Sparks fans and fans of love stories will like it. Have a tissue ready.

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Genre: Contempory Fiction, romance
Pages: 353
Publisher: Warner Books; 1ST edition (September 17, 2002)
Source: TBR pile (used book store)

Why this book?: It has been in my TBR pile for a long time and I just haven't gotten to it. Since I joined the Nicholas Sparks Challenge I had to get it out!

Links:
Wikipedia
The movie
Nicholas Sparks

Quote:When I sleep, I dream of you and when I wake, I long to hold you in my arms. If anything, our time apart has only made me more certain that I want to spend my nights by your side, and my days with your heart.

4 comments:

Teacher/Learner said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it, but whatever you do, don't see the movie. It's just terrible!

carolsnotebook said...

I think I'm just going to keep with my avoid Nicholas Sparks habit. I avoid books where I'm going to cry if at all possible.

Teddyree said...

I do want to read this one but I must admit I keep putting it off to avoid a 'tear-fest'. Glad you liked it. Have you seen the movie?

Sharon said...

I haven't seen the movie, Teddyree. I've wondered if it was any good.