Book Cover First Impressions:
What caught my eye was the picture of the couple and what stopped me to pick-up the book was the author’s name.
About this book:
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 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.
I rarely read known authors, so I wanted to try one of Nicholas Sparks novels and because I enjoy his movies, The NoteBook and Safe Haven, I thought this book would have lots of emotional bursts and really like Safe Haven I was hoping for some unexpected moment that would last in my mind forever. With this novel, Message in a Bottle, the emotional bursts are less frequent however the unexpected moment did come and I was completely shocked. I won’t give it a way but my goodness, shocked, shocked, shocked. I like how Sparks went against the grain and did something in the story that really could have been a downfall for a great story, if written without thought. However, he delivered it well. You will understand what I mean when you read it. Will I read more of his books? Absolutely. I just hope to read them before the movie and then watch the book come to life on film!
Overall, with the reality of the world going through so much right now, it was lovely reading a novel, where there wasn’t up and down drama, it was romance, a build up of romance without too many couple fights in-between. Thank you Sparks, I appreciate the non-drama from this book.
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