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Nights in Rodanthe Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 2004
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Thus, the attraction of this story is its simplicity and spareness as the author gives us enough details to fulfill our curiosity but makes no attempt to embellish it beyond the necessary minimum. In a flashback to fifteen years ago, Adrienne agees to watch a coastal inn for a friend who has to attend a wedding. Because it is past the tourist season and a hurricane is forecast, Paul Flanner (a very successful surgeon who has just sold his practice to go to Ecuador to be with his son) is the only guest. They are both attempting to recover from failed marriages, and their few brief nights together become a life changing experience for each of them. This is the eternal story of our search to instill meaning into our lives, and the question of what constitutes real love.
I have read none of Nicholas Sparks' other books or THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, but did see the movie MEASSAGE IN A BOTTLE.Read more ›
Adrienne begins this narrative at the age of 60, a divorced woman for 17 years and the mother of three grown children. In order to help her daughter, a recent widow at only 29, to cope with the future, Adrienne relates the following event in her life. We move back in time and meet Adrienne who is 45 and has recently been divorced. We also meet Paul, a newly divorced doctor, who has just left his practice in North Carolina and is estranged from his only child who is a doctor working in Ecuador. On his way to try and reconcile with his son, Paul stops off at a bed and breakfast in Rodanthe, North Carolina to meet with a former patient's family. And Adrienne, trying to make some extra money, is at this bed and breakfast helping out the owner. The stage is set and over a weekend when North Carolina is hit by a violent Nor'easter.................... I think you get the message.Read more ›
I give him credit for attempting to write a passionate middle-aged love story, but must he rely on such hackneyed stereotypes as the lonely, desserted wife and the workaholic man who never stopped to smell the roses? And while it is true that people can change at any age, the transformation of Paul Flanner just doesn't ring true.
Sparks has not forgotten how to write a tear-jerker, however, and this one will leave you at least misty or most likely crying a bucketful of tears. But this is Nicholas Sparks, so you didn't really expect "happily ever after," did you?
However, the most insulting thing about this book to me was the premise that two nights of good talk and good sex can change your life forever and make you wiser, happier, and more together than you could possibly imagine no matter what else happens to you. Whatever happened to building a relationship on trust, friendship, respect, and passion?
Readers have gotten much better from Nicholas Sparks in the past and will, hopefully, do so in the future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Nicholas Sparks' writing. While this wasn't one of my favorite books by him, it was good!Published 1 day ago by J. Colombo
Nights in Rodanthe is about love and loss. It's a small book really but heavy on emotion, tenderness, yearning, and love. Read more
I love all Nicholas Sparks books. Very touching story about finding love in the middle years.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great read! Book better than movie even though I adore the characters.Published 17 days ago by A. Friend
Nights In Rodanthe is the story of two people coming together and falling in love when they lest expect it. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Country Girl Bookaholic
Nicholas Sparks gets it right yet again. As a huge fan of all of his books, this book did not disappoint.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Adrienne and Paul blossom as they help each other weather a storm on the North Carolina coast. The long weekend brings out the best of their character as they share their past and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer