Two fragile people. One desperate second chance. Reeling and desolate, Adrienne Willis needs space to rethink her life after her husband leaves her for a younger woman. Fleeing everything, she jumps at the chance to look after her friend's guesthouse in the coastal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina. But there is a storm heading for Adrienne, in ...
Two fragile people. One desperate second chance. Reeling and desolate, Adrienne Willis needs space to rethink her life after her husband leaves her for a younger woman. Fleeing everything, she jumps at the chance to look after her friend's guesthouse in the coastal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina. But there is a storm heading for Adrienne, in more ways than she can imagine. Stranded and isolated as the weather closes in, Adrienne has only one guest: Paul Flanner, a man running from his own shattered past. Taking refuge, Paul and Adrienne have only each other to turn to. Against all the odds, their one weekend sets in motion feelings that will resonate through the rest of their lives.
The book is very good, as all of the Nicholas
Sparks series. I read it in two evenings, and
was sorry when it ended.
Sep 27, 2009
I absolutely LOVE this book. I read it 3 years before the movie came out and I was enthralled. I read it in one day. The movie is good but do not judge the story by it. The book has sooo much more meat to it.
Sep 7, 2009
THIS WAS A VERY WELL WRITTEN NOVEL AND ONE OF SPARKS' FINEST. I COULD NOT STOP READING ONCE I STARTED AND THROUGH THIS BOOK JUST LIKE EVERY NOVEL OF HIS I FELT LIKE I WAS THERE. THE ENDING IS VERY SAD SO HAVE SOME TISSUES ON HAND.
Mar 19, 2009
Night in Rodanthe
I loved this book - it was a Bridges of Madison
County type- love and romance and also sadness. A book you will enjoy. You won't want to put the book down.
Nov 14, 2008
I have read other Nicholas Sparks books and this was the one of the best. The setting is close to our home and the location the movie was filmed at is our back yard. Sparks always make you believe you are there or know the characters. I look forward to his next book.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-08-26 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. The impassioned but doomed romance seems to owe much to Robert James Waller's The Bridges of Madison County. Once again, a housewife who has focused on everyone but herself indulges in a brief, intense, secret affair with a stranger who changes her life forever. As the story begins, Adrienne Willis is 60, the divorced mother of three grown children. To help her troubled daughter cope with the untimely recent death of her husband, Adrienne tells her the tale of her love affair, which took place 15 years before. At the time, Adrienne was an uptight matron whose ex-husband had just left her for a younger woman. This rejection colors her entire life, and Sparks realistically portrays a vulnerable and isolated woman who throws herself into raising her children to escape her despair. Paul Flanner, her paramour, is a surgeon and an obsessive workaholic with no genuine connection to his wife or son, whose world completely falls apart when one of his patients inexplicably dies. Sparks builds a taut, plausible relationship between his protagonists, but even fans may be irked by the obviousness of their story and the inevitability of their fate. Agent, Theresa Park. (Sept. 18) Forecast: The obvious echoes of The Bridges of Madison County are more likely to hurt this title than help it, but Sparks has a proven track record, and major television and print advertising and a 25-city author tour should inflate sales. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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