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, Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie Darnell, the love of his life, and anticipating the birth of their daughter. But just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, an unsettling and mysterious message re-opens old wounds and sets off a chain of events that will forever change the course of this young couple's marriage.
©2005 Nicholas Sparks; (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks
"It's majorly manipulative and totally effective. Have plenty of tissues on hand." (Publishers Weekly)
I read many of the reviews and I took all into consideration before I downloaded this book. I read the first one and thought it was just OK, but Nicholas Sparks has such a good rep that I thought this would defy the odds ... I was wrong. This is one of his worst by far. Like another review said, it really seemed like he was rushing to get another book out ... cross your fingers that this is the last of his "bad" books and the he starts picking it up ... where is the great Nicholas Sparks we know and love?
This started out a little slow but gained momentum. It was an extremely good listen, well narrated and as with all Sparks books very involving.
The jolt in the story leaves you in shock! Your have to wonder if miracles require payback.
It completely finishes True Believer....too completely to be sure!
Worth listening to, a story that lingers......
Book was good until near the end-VERY depressing!!!! Sparks is obviously setting up for a trilogy where no doubt love will be "found" again (sigh)
Wow. This is by far the worst story I've ever heard. The characters are unconvincing and lack intelligence. The narrator's accents are embarassing to listen to. This book is sappy, sentimental drivel of the worst kind. Don't waste your time or money.
I have read every book Nicholas Sparks has written and loved them. I felt with this one that he wanted to publish a book to meet a deadline and took the easiest way out. I didn't have that same feeling when I read "The Wedding" as a followup to "The Notebook". In this one he picked up where his last book, "True Believer" left off and spoiled the fondness the reader developed for his characters. Their behavior seemed contrived and annoying at times. Some of the language was also too sugary and sometimes seemed to go on a tangent. Although the ending is realistic, it was very disappointing too.
A plot. Characters I care about. Nicholas Sparks has always been my go-to author for a feel good, up-lifting read. I found this book to be an incredibly dull portrayal of marriage, to the point of being depressing.
As always, a great read from Nicholas Sparks! If you've enjoyed his previous books, you'll love this one too. This is a sequel to "True Believer" and I found it to be even better than the first, with more twists and turns in the plot. As with his other books, keep the tissues handy!
Like his other books of love and life it goes through the whole spectrum of emotions. Mr. Sparks makes all of his characters memorable and alive. Mr. Baker does an excellent job of making them real. You forget it is a book, it is the story of friends.
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