The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks.
Book Summary: A man with a faded, well-worn notebook open in his lap. A woman experiencing a morning ritual she doesn't understand. Until he begins to read to her. The Notebook is an achingly tender story about the enduring power of love, a story of miracles that will stay with you forever. Set amid the austere beauty of coastal North Carolina in 1946, The Notebook begins with the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner returned home from World War II. Noah, thirty-one, is restoring a plantation home to its former glory, and he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met fourteen years earlier, a girl he loved like no other. Unable to find her, yet unwilling to forget the summer they spent together, Noah is content to live with only memories. . until she unexpectedly returns to his town to see him once again. Allie Nelson, twenty-nine, is now engaged to another man, but realizes that the original passion she felt for Noah has not dimmed with the passage of time. Still, the obstacles that once ended their previous relationship remain, and the gulf between their worlds is too vast to ignore. With her impending marriage only weeks away, Allie is forced to confront her hopes and dreams for the future, a future that only she can shape. Like a puzzle within a puzzle, the story of Noah and Allie is just beginning. As it unfolds, their tale miraculously becomes something different, with much higher stakes. The result is a deeply moving portrait of love itself, the tender moments, and fundamental changes that affect us all. Shining with a beauty that is rarely found in current literature, The Notebook establishes Nicholas Sparks as a classic storyteller with a unique insight into the only emotion that really matters.
Liana's Summary: Noah didn't expect a visit from Allie. But after so many years, she came back. Now, she's engaged. She came to tell him that one simple fact. Noah respects her decision, but he came to fall in love with her-- all over again. And what about Allie? She knows it's unfair to her fiance if anything happens between her and Noah. But how can she restrain her true feelings, when she knows it's real?
Regardless of what negative comments my friends said about this book, I actually enjoyed it very much.
I know it's Mr. Sparks's debut novel, and, to be honest, it wasn't as good as his other books, but I guess this was expected from a debut novel. I am not really biased in any way.. Okay, fine. I am.
This book reminded me a lot of Sebastian Cole's SAND DOLLAR. Well.. I should say that SAND DOLLAR reminds me a lot of this book. It seems that Mr. Cole got a lot of ideas from this book. I know because Nicholas Sparks was his inspiration. (;
It was a really nice love story, gentle and charming. Fabulous.
It's actually my 6th Nicholas Sparks book.. Like I said, Nicholas Sparks is one of the only Contemporary authors I can stand.
A quick and fast read-- greatly enjoyable! Now I need to watch the movie.
"...a morning person."
I'M A MORNING PERSON TOO AHAHA
"And, my darling, you will always be mine."
omg. Brb crying. Can I just die in a hole
"Go away! Stay away from me!"
UGH WHY THIS IS SO UNFAIR
"It's our anniversary."
So freaking.. sad.
I apologize for the lack of quotes. I was so caught up in reading it, LOL.
What did you guys think of this review? (;