Sparks, popular author of several romantically themed bestsellers including Message in a Bottle, (1998) is back at it with his latest mix of love story and pathos. He doesn't disappoint. . . in the story of two shattered people badly scarred by past experiences. . . Sparks has a very solid fan base, and they will be clamoring for his latest.
The intense yet short-lived romance in Nicholas Sparks's novel, Nights in Rodanthe. . . offers a story that is just as passionate and memorable. . . Sparks's smooth, sensitive writing and simple story line that doesn't end with every wish coming true make this a novel that can hold its own.
Sparks (A Bend in the Road, etc.) logs more miles on the winding high road of romance with the story of two middle-aged people who meet by chance in the small North Carolina coastal town of Rodanthe. . . Sparks builds a taut, plausible relationship between his protagonists. . .
Ladies and Gentleman, start your tear ducts. . . Sparks doesn't stray too far from his bittersweet, lost-love formula. . . but you'll cry in spite in yourself. (Page-turner of the week)