In a moment of desolation on a windswept beach, Garrett bottles his words of undying love for a lost woman, and throws them to the sea. My dearest Catherine, I miss you my darling, as I always do, but today is particularly hard because the ocean has been singing to me, and the song is that of our life together ...But the bottle is picked up by ...Read MoreIn a moment of desolation on a windswept beach, Garrett bottles his words of undying love for a lost woman, and throws them to the sea. My dearest Catherine, I miss you my darling, as I always do, but today is particularly hard because the ocean has been singing to me, and the song is that of our life together ...But the bottle is picked up by Theresa, a mother with a shattered past, who feels unaccountably drawn to this lonely man. Who are this couple? What is their story? Beginning a search that will take her to a sunlit coastal town and an unexpected confrontation, it is a tale that resonates with everlasting love and the enduring promise of redemption.Read Less
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From beginning to end 'Message in a Bottle' will draw you in and keep you so connected to the story you can't put the book down. It's that good.
Feb 26, 2009
An excellent read - better even than the movie and it's my all time favorite! A definite keeper!
May 29, 2007
i got inspired to read the book when i saw the movie adaptation...much to my surprise, i even liked the book better! the book really contains a lot of emotion and realism that only nicholas sparks can capture.
better have your tissues ready!! :-)
May 11, 2007
A film has been made of this romance by Nicholas Sparks (who clearly follows a recipe when he writes his books). A beautiful letter in a bottle leads a curious journalist to a beach town where she discovers and gets to know the author of the letter. The consequences of this are far-reaching. Sparks has the ability to take the simple, move it into the complicated and from there touch the emotions. When I read this book I eventually sat with a box of tissues next to me, tears pouring down my cheeks for the love lost that is depicted. The movie had the same effect on me.
Apr 5, 2007
Another Great One
Relationships are wonderfully written by Nicholas Sparks. Be prepared to feel a whole range of emotions with this book.
Publishers Weekly, 1998-02-16 Avoiding a sophomore slump, Sparks follows The Notebook with another sentimental candidate for the bestseller lists. Boston parenting columnist Theresa Osborne has lost faith in the dream of everlasting love. Three years after divorcing her cheating husband, the single mother is vacationing on Cape Cod when she finds a bottle washed up on the shore. Inside, a message begins: "My Dearest Catherine, I miss you." Subsequent publication of the poignant missive in her column turns up two more letters, found by others, from the same mysterious writer, Garrett Blake. Piqued by his epistolary constancy, Theresa follows the trail to North Carolina, where she discovers that Garrett has been mourning his late wife for three years; writing the sea-borne messages is his only solace. Theresa also finds that Garrett just might be ready to love again... and that she might be the woman for him. There are few surprises here as we watch the couple learn to love in Catherine's slowly waning shadow. By the time they do, Sparks has proved that a man who romantically (and manually) pens missives to his lost lady love in the era of e-mail is a welcome hero in this fin-de-millennium fax-happy world. (Knowing that Kevin Costner has been slated to play Garrett on screen doesn't hurt, either.) Film rights to Warner Bros.; simultaneous Time Warner audio; Literary Guild main selection and Reader's Digest select edition; author tour. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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