From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks comes 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. 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 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.
Nicholas Sparks books are my guilty pleasure. They’re complete tear jerkers and falsely romantic, but they get me every time. Even though the stories are usually very similar to each other, the always tell of a love that people aspire to. It’s remarkable that Nicholas Sparks has the ability to pull you into his books the way he does. I’m not a crier, but I have cried during every book of his I’ve ever read.
There were things about this book I didn’t relate to like I did for The Notebook or A Walk to Remember. Adrienne and Paul fell in love so quickly, even with all of Paul’s flaws he was just too perfect of a male romantic lead, and Adrienne never managed to move on after what happened.
However, this was an easy, quick read and it plays to Nicholas Sparks’ strengths perfectly.
- Nights in Rodanthe – Nicholas Sparks (readbythefireplace.wordpress.com)