>> Friday, November 14
This is an overdue review of Nights in Rodanthe. I started making this one earlier this week, however, I never got the hang of finishing it due to this nasty cold, with cough, then eventually grown into a fever. Shesh.. this was just not my week…
Anyway, Nights in Rodanthe is another successful novel by Nicholas Sparks, author of the bestsellers Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, and The Notebook. I really love his books. He writes them simply and not so complicated, but still takes your away breath away and makes you want to find love more. I just love tearjerkers, don’t you?
Nights in Rodanthe is a dramatic story of a mother trying to connect with her recently widowed daughter, as she tells her daughter her true story of a hope and sacrifice and how she rebounded from losing her heart.
While dealing with the heartache of divorce, Adrienne Willis heads to Rodanthe to tend an inn owned by a close friend, and also needing time to clear her head and her heart. After settling herself in, she learns that she has one guest arriving and a storm is coming.
Paul Flanner in hopes of making things right with his life and his relationship with his son, sold his practice and goes to Rodanthe to settle things with a family of his patient who died after surgery, then plans to follow his son to Ecuador.
Preparing for the storm to come, they realized that both of them are trying to find fresh starts. As the lightening, wind, and rain crash against the inn, Paul and Adrienne found solace in each other’s arms. Though their time together healed both of them, the two must part in order to make amends with themselves and their families; while planning to meet again, never really knowing when it will happen.
Nights in Rodanthe, like all the other of Nicholas Spark’s works, is another romantic drama determined to bring its readers to tears. This is a tender story about hope and sacrifice, reminding us that lost love can be found again at any age, at any time, and often comes when we least expect it.
Here are my favorite excerpts from Paul’s letters to Adrienne:
“When I sleep, I dream of you, and when I wake, I long to hold you in my arms. If anything, our time apart has only made me more certain that I want to spend my nights by your side, and my days with your heart.”
“You are a treasure, a gift, and when we’re together again, I intend to hold you until my arms are weak and I can do it no longer. My thoughts of you are sometimes the only things that keep me going.”