Nights In Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
From Amazon.com: From #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.
Swoosh! That’s the sound Adrienne and Paul heard as they look deeply into each others eyes during the eyebrow raising storm in the small costal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina. This novel turns a simple love story into an eye popping thriller. We think divorce would be horrible but, two middle age people turned a bad situation into a quiet good one until something tragic happens! In this “want to read” novel I respectively enjoyed the characters, the narration, and the setting.
I enjoyed the characters in this book, and kept wanting to read more! Adrienne Willis middle aged women was portrayed very well. They detailed her out to be a conservative , emotionally hurt woman with a very rough past. I believe Nicholas Sparks done a terrific job at letting us not only envision her with details but, feel her emotions also. Not only did he portray Adrienne’s character he done a fantastic job at including Paul’s character and her daughters. Nicholas done an amazing job!
I also enjoyed how the narration was sought out to be in Adrienne’s character mostly through out the book. I believe that if this novel was narrated in the mind set of Paul all through this book it wouldn’t as been as interesting. Since it was wrote mainly in the mind set of Adrienne’s point of view we ended up getting most of the “mushy” detail of a woman and not so much of the so called “heartless” side of a man. I think Nicholas sparks done a phenomenal job with the narration in this book.
I mostly enjoyed the setting in this novel. Everything from Adrienne watching the Inn for her friend to her and Paul’s moonlight walk on the beach, everything fell into place. If this book was set in any other setting I believe this book wouldn’t be as interesting. The setting set the romantic feel to the novel. I think placing this novel at the beach was a lovely idea.
Overall this book was great. If I was rating this book I would give it 5 stars out of 5. I wouldn’t recommend this book for a class read because of the grave detail that this story does include. Nicholas Sparks done an amazing job at portraying the characters, the setting , and the narrations!