Nights in Rodanthe

Nights in RodantheNights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
on January 1st 1970
Pages: 212
ISBN: 0553813951
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three-half-stars

Nights in Rodanthe is about love and loss. It’s a small book really but heavy on emotion, tenderness, yearning, and love. In this book, Sparks takes us from the present, to the past and back to the present seamlessly. His story flows and tears that the heartstrings.

The book starts in the present day 8 months after Adrienne’s daughter’s husband has died from cancer and she (the daughter)is struggling after his death. Her grief is so much that at times she has trouble taking care of herself let alone her young children. After months of watching her daughter struggle with moving on, Adrienne makes the decision to tell her daughter something she has not shared with any of her children- her own personal story of love and loss.

Thus begins our tale. A little of the present, then Sparks takes us back in to the past. A past where Adrienne’s husband has left her for a younger woman. Adrienne is struggling to take care of their three children and her ailing father who is living in a home. She agrees to help her friend by watching her bed and breakfast for the weekend.

In walks the only guest, Paul. A medical doctor who is divorced and estranged from his adult son. He has come to town to talk to the husband of a deceased patient.

During their time at the inn, Adrienne and Paul learn it is never to late to fall in love and dream of a happy future. Knowing they will be apart due to Paul going to rebuild his relationship with his son, they agree to keep in touch and reconnect after Paul’s 1 year commitment is up.

three-half-stars

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