Blurb: 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.
Review: It’s been such a long time since I’ve read a Nicholas Sparks novel. Nights in Rodanthe is one of the earlier novels that has somehow passed me by. I haven’t watched the film starring Richard Gere as yet but I will do now I’m familiar with the story. I’ve listened to this one via Libby supporting my library from the comfort of my garden. I really did enjoy the story I always do with a Nicholas Sparks novel but I must say the narration was much to be desired, I mean I persisted but I must say I listened to the opening twice. Although it must have grown on me like a song that you’re unsure of. As I finished listening in a number of days.
Since lockdown I’ve turned to audio again – having had trouble with my left ear I had cancelled my audible subscription as with only one headphone in I was struggling reading out and about. At home listening in my room whilst getting dressed, doing chores or before bed has been a welcome way to read more.
A gorgeous tale of lost souls who find a connection in that of a weekend in a guesthouse. Nicholas Sparks is quite simply the king of writing about lost souls with grace and integrity. His descriptions are always like a film reel so you can see it in your mind as you’re reading or listening, in saying that I can’t wait to watch this and see if the film lives up to that truly gorgeous description. There’s just something about a guesthouse in the United States. Like any Nicholas Sparks novel theres a strong story of sadness and tragedy which brings these two lost souls together.
I loved seeing Adrienne and Paul get to know each other their love story is brief yet all encompassing. I really enjoyed how the story was told through letters and memories as Adrienne recounted her love story to that of her daughter Amanda over a glass or two of wine. Before the story concluded I had worked out a few technicalities to the plot but it didn’t take away any of the enjoyment of it at all.
I’ve always been so in awe of the way Nicholas Sparks writes about love and this love story is so beautiful. I honestly cannot wait to see how this one looks on the screen.