Nights in Rodanthe

Nights in RodantheFrom The 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 Did You Know The Main Characters Names Were Christmas Presents To Nicholas S In Laws Paul And Adrienne This Was Nicholas S First Book To Debut At First off, I d like to offer myself as exhibit A in the case against the hypothesis that carriers of the XY gene are love story averse Though I must admit that partly the reason for my reading this novel is Diane Lane What can I say Shes really pretty.With that said, I was a little, well disappointed with this one I ve never read a Spark s novel before but enjoyed the silver screen version of The Notebook so I was expecting something a lilI suppose If I could use one word to descri First off, I d like to offer myself as exhibit A in the case against the hypothesis that carriers of the XY gene are love story averse Though I must admit that partly the reason for my reading this novel is Diane Lane What can I say Shes really pretty.With that said, I was a little, well disappointed with this one I ve never read a Spark s novel before but enjoyed the silver screen version of The Notebook so I was expecting something a lilI suppose If I could use one word to describe this book it would be juvenile Paul and Adrienne were a couple of molly sues and from the very beginning they were superfluously fawning Too many moments of furtive glances and declarations of admiration The pages were fraught with Paul and Adrienne thinking how beautiful the other was too the point were it just seemed silly But I suppose, silliness is one of the many faces of love, most prominent when a third person is observing it.Personally, I prefer love stories with a moderate amount of subtleties I don t like it when authors spoon feed their readers the personality of their characters I think it s much better when their personalities manifest themselves through action, through cause and effect and so on Though there were moments, particularly nearing the end, where I was mildly choked up with emotion, I wouldn t not suggest this to read but I wouldn t say its a must read either I watched every movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks novels but I never cared to actually read his novels which made me feel like I was cheating on this author I thought it was kind of unfair that I benefit so much from his stories by merely watching the movie adaptations So, when I saw my chance at retribution through a book sale, I automatically laid my eyes and hands on this book and yes I braced myself for the tears and the death common in Sparks books which I indeed encountered in this b I watched every movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks novels but I never cared to actually read his novels which made me feel like I was cheating on this author I thought it was kind of unfair that I benefit so much from his stories by merely watching the movie adaptations So, when I saw my chance at retribution through a book sale, I automatically laid my eyes and hands on this book and yes I braced myself for the tears and the death common in Sparks books which I indeed encountered in this book but after reading this book, the empty corners of my heart and mind were once again satiated with rich and beautiful life lessons Of all the books I ve read of Nicholas Sparks, I ve realized they all have twists Twists you wouldn t think would happen in this story line All of his books seem like they have all the same story line but like I said its a twist You think you know what will happen but you re wrong Keeps you on your toes And never want to put them down. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Just a bare bones list of what I SHOULD COULD have done with the 2 hours it took me read this sorry excuse for a book 1 Cleaned my bathroom2 Painted my daughter s bedroom BEFOREpaint gets spilled3 Cooked AND ate a romantic dinner with my husband, which would be much better for my marriage anyway4 Gave myself a MUCH needed mani and pedi5 Weeded my garden6 Caught up on laundry7 On and on and on8 And last, but not least, read ANY OTHER BOOK, I mean, besides another one by Sparks.I Just a bare bones list of what I SHOULD COULD have done with the 2 hours it took me read this sorry excuse for a book 1 Cleaned my bathroom2 Painted my daughter s bedroom BEFOREpaint gets spilled3 Cooked AND ate a romantic dinner with my husband, which would be much better for my marriage anyway4 Gave myself a MUCH needed mani and pedi5 Weeded my garden6 Caught up on laundry7 On and on and on8 And last, but not least, read ANY OTHER BOOK, I mean, besides another one by Sparks.I have to state, the reason I read this was because I saw the movie preview and I like Richard Gere The preview didn t seem that bad and the book was getting high marks Everyone talks about how Sparks is such a great author, but I just don t get it Yeah, his books are supposed to MOVE you, to make you feel, cry, whatever But not only are his characters COMPLETELY unrelatable, i.e super perfect humans who have been poorly treated by something for absolutely NO reason whatsoever , but Sparks exploits his readers feelings by using universally tear jerking situations Of course you re going to cry if someone you love dies Of course you re going to cry if your husband wife cheats on you and leaves you for a better younger model Of course you re going to cry if you have a miscarriage lose a child anything bad happens to do with your children It doesn t take special talent to insert your bad situation and then add as much melodrama as possible I especially like his uber Christian pornthey looked at each other, they had overwhelming feelings, so much couldn t be said, she led him to the bedroom and they made love At least if you re going to read romance, a little sex would be nice, describe how these perfect people show their perfect love that has begun in less than 24 hours, and isn t premarital sex wrong, or is that only for the young Haha Meh Sappy, unrealistic and unenjoyable Like I said, I m glad that I only wasted 2 hours of my life, because I really can t find anything to appreciate about this book, other than its over I would have given it ZERO stars, but its like having terrible service at a restaurantif you leave nothing behind, people might think you just forgot It really WAS that God awful I am just a big Nicholas Sparks fan I love the way he writes This is just another great one of his that I loved as I was reading it and could not put it down Can t wait for the movie What I learned from this book is merely a confirmation of something I already know because I have children most parents willingly and without hesitation make tremendous sacrifices for their children They will put aside their own wants and needs and sometimes personal happiness so that their children s lives go on uninterrupted and relatively normal Usually the children are unaware of what they have been given An older mother shares with her grieving daughter a yet untold story to help her d What I learned from this book is merely a confirmation of something I already know because I have children most parents willingly and without hesitation make tremendous sacrifices for their children They will put aside their own wants and needs and sometimes personal happiness so that their children s lives go on uninterrupted and relatively normal Usually the children are unaware of what they have been given An older mother shares with her grieving daughter a yet untold story to help her daughter move on with her life and to be a good mother to her own children after the loss of her husband and their father.Adrienne shares the story of how as a middle aged divorcee she meets a man the only guest conveniently while keeping a seaside inn for her good friend He is recovering from a divorce and a life lived selfishly and is on his way to make amends with his adult son They are instantly attracted to one another and a romance begins in the midst of an approaching hurricane I just love stormy night stories It is a typial Nicholas Sparks story who is terrific at writing a story that women enjoy It is also typical in that you may need a tissue near the end of the book All in all a quick read, a good even if predictable story and a good message all wrapped up in the end Can t wait to see Diane Lane and Richard Gere in the upcoming movie Thanks to Donna for recommending and loaning the book This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The story captivated me from beginning to end and I thought it was very well written in a smooth, easy and fast to read format But, I wantneedexpect my romance books to have happily every afters HEAs and this one did not It bothered me that Adrienne did not go on with her life, that she made decisions for herself based on the lives of her kids that were not young and she paid for those decisions in later years when she was left alone Everyone is entitled to have a life of their ow The story captivated me from beginning to end and I thought it was very well written in a smooth, easy and fast to read format But, I wantneedexpect my romance books to have happily every afters HEAs and this one did not It bothered me that Adrienne did not go on with her life, that she made decisions for herself based on the lives of her kids that were not young and she paid for those decisions in later years when she was left alone Everyone is entitled to have a life of their own She would expect that of her kids and did and her father certainly expected that of her What other options did she have She was committed to her father s care however, Paul s plans could have shifted and they could have both gone to Ecuador or waited until Mark found himself and returned or a slew of other alternatives besides what ensued Depressing Sad face from This Reader Well shit, this book broke me I cried so much while reading Nights in Rodanthe it isn t even funny I don t even have any wine to help me cope with this book. and I need to fix that situation ASAP.I feel like I need to stop forgetting what Nicholas Sparks can do to my heart Please stop torturing my heart sir Okay, so Nights in Rodanthe definitely made me cry and fall in love with Adrienne and Paul God, their love was so real and unique It was hard not falling in love with them From the mom Well shit, this book broke me I cried so much while reading Nights in Rodanthe it isn t even funny I don t even have any wine to help me cope with this book. and I need to fix that situation ASAP.I feel like I need to stop forgetting what Nicholas Sparks can do to my heart Please stop torturing my heart sir Okay, so Nights in Rodanthe definitely made me cry and fall in love with Adrienne and Paul God, their love was so real and unique It was hard not falling in love with them From the moment they first met at the Inn, I starting shipping the hell out of them Then when they finally acknowledge their feelings for each other I was giddy AF people HOWEVER, the ending shook me Broke me I cried over the letters he wrote CRIED PEOPLE Other than that I loved how Adrienne told her story to Amanda, because in some way it reconnected their love and relationship as mother and daughter While also helping Amanda cope with her own loss I really enjoyed Adrienne and her kids even if they are all grown up because her relationship with them is really special.Overall, I cried a lot while reading this book It was so freaking sweet and heartbreaking I will probably never get over the ending and will always see it has a happy one view spoiler where paul lives and him and Adrienne live happily ever after hide spoiler Loved the book Hate that it made me cry I need wine This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here She had fallen in love with a stranger in the course of a weekend, and she would never fall in love again The desire to love again had ended on a mountain pass in Ecuador Paul had died for his son, and in that moment, part of her had died as well.Apart from this world full of deceit, anguish and hatred, there exists a world full of love, sincerity and longing and I want to live there Sparks, hats off to you, you made me think this.I had rarely come across the books in my life that brings tear She had fallen in love with a stranger in the course of a weekend, and she would never fall in love again The desire to love again had ended on a mountain pass in Ecuador Paul had died for his son, and in that moment, part of her had died as well.Apart from this world full of deceit, anguish and hatred, there exists a world full of love, sincerity and longing and I want to live there Sparks, hats off to you, you made me think this.I had rarely come across the books in my life that brings tears in the eyes and you still don t want to put it aside, I loved to go on with this little book full of love while I walked home after alighting from office vehicle, in the elevator and while having a breakfast and when not I am awestruck, I am dazed, I am aggrieved,I cannot write much about the storyline, one word summarizes it HypnoticI don t want to write about the Adrienne and Paul one sentence for them A duet of loveI don t want to write about the Author one word summarizes him The MasterLastly, my favourite line from the book itself that summarises my feelings for this book,In the few days I spent with you, You became my dream This book left me feeling conflicted A few years ago I probably would have loved this book and given it 5 stars I used to be such a sap for anything which explained my love of twilight but now I msensible I ll start with the positive things about this book First of all, I liked the books message Adrienne wanted her daughter to understand that even though she was grieving the loss of her husband, she had responsibilities to look after her children My dad died when I was 15 and my mo This book left me feeling conflicted A few years ago I probably would have loved this book and given it 5 stars I used to be such a sap for anything which explained my love of twilight but now I msensible I ll start with the positive things about this book First of all, I liked the books message Adrienne wanted her daughter to understand that even though she was grieving the loss of her husband, she had responsibilities to look after her children My dad died when I was 15 and my mother was a lot like Amanda in respect to how she dealt with it I really felt for Amanda and I was happy that Adrienne s story really got through to her I also liked Adrienne and I liked how she was conveyed Everyone thought she was ordinary and it s only after her story that her daughter acknowledged how strong and extraordinary she was I liked that The writing also left me feeling conflicted I can t decide whether Nicholas Sparks is a brilliant writer or a mediocre one Maybe he is both The writing in this novel is very descriptive but the book is so short that it shouldn t have needed it, I thought a lot of it was unnecessary waffle Sparks would sometimes go off explaining something and I got annoyed because I just wanted him to get to the point He always seems to conjure up a story about two people who are missing something from their lives and then when they meet, their lives magically become complete I don t believe that someone can make your life complete but I suppose if you re missing a person then it s a littlebelievable I think a lot of thought goes into how Spark s characters will meet, fit together too perfectly for it to be entirely believable , fall in love too quickly in my opinion and then either live happily ever after or not his books seem to go both ways Saying this though, I m not sure if that s good It feels too forced and that gives his stories an insta love vibe most of the time There was definitely insta love in this novel Like major insta love For one they both spent a lot of time describing how beautiful the other one was We get it, they re perfect I won t deny the fact they had a connection but again it felt forced The romantic part of me will ignore that for a minute but I just don t know why Sparks made them love each other like 36 hours into meeting I think he should have played the strong connection card and then built up the love with the letters and calls but then I suppose they couldn t have made love Which brings me to the next thing that annoyed me Adrienne was talking about how people shouldn t have one night stands or sleep with lots of people nothing like a bit of slut shaming but then like a page later she was bringing him upstairs to bang him, oh no wait sorry to make love You can t justify that with the excuse of love when it just doesn t seem like love I think they were both yearning for companionship and those few days in the Inn made them think that what they had was love All that said, I enjoyed how it was light and quick You didn t really need to give this book much thought I would recommend it to romance readers This isn t my first Nicholas Sparks book and it probably won t be my last

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  • Paperback
  • 212 pages
  • Nights in Rodanthe
  • Nicholas Sparks
  • English
  • 05 December 2017
  • 0446691798