Tuesday, September 13, 2016

At First Sight

There are a few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he'd never do: he'd never leave New York City; never give his heart away again after barely surviving one failed marriage; and, most of all, never become a parent. Now, Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie Darnell, the love of his life, and anticipating the birth of their daughter. But just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, an unsettling and mysterious message re-opens old wounds and sets off a chain of events that will forever change the course of this young couple's marriage.

Dramatic, heartbreaking and surprising, this is a story about the love between a man and a woman and between a parent and a child. More than that, it is a story that beautifully portrays how the same emotion that can break your heart is also the one that will ultimately heal it.

While the novel picks up the tale of Lexie Darnell and Jeremy Marsh that started in True Believer and will delight fans of that novel, it stands on its own as one of Nicholas Sparks's most deeply moving love stories.


My Review

I have not read a lot of books by Mr. Sparks. Yet, I have probably watched more movies from books. What I was expecting from this book was to really form a close bond with the characters in this book. I mean, other then this, you usually know what to expect from a Mr. Sparks novel...two characters who have turmoil, fall in love, and have a happy ending. Which I did get all of this from this book; however, what I wanted was the connection. It was lukewarm for me. What I mean is that I felt for Jeremy and Lexie and what they were going through but kind of like an outsider looking in. Although, I must say that I was on Jeremy's side the whole time. Except towards the ending, I was ok with Lexie. Speaking of the ending, I was happy with how the story ended. In fact, I actually had a bit of a smile on my face. This may not have been one of Mr. Spark's best showing but a nice read still the same.

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