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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  107,071 ratings  ·  3,391 reviews
Adrienne Willis is 45 and has been divorced for three years, abandoned by her husband for a younger woman. The trials of raising her teenage children and caring for her sick father have worn her down, but at the request of a friend and in hopes of respite, she's gone to the coastal village of Rodanthe in North Carolina to tend the local inn for the weekend. With a major st ...more
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Published August 5th 2008 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2002)
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King
First off, I'd like to offer myself as exhibit A in the case against the hypothesis that carriers of the XY gene are love story averse. Though I must admit that partly the reason for my reading this novel is Diane Lane. What can I say? Shes really pretty.

With that said, I was a little, well... disappointed with this one. I've never read a Spark's novel before but enjoyed the silver screen version of The Notebook so I was expecting something a lil more I suppose. If I could use one word to descri
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Laura
I am just a big Nicholas Sparks fan! I love the way he writes. This is just another great one of his that I loved as I was reading it and could not put it down. Can't wait for the movie!
Krista
Sep 21, 2008 Krista rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nicholas Sparks fans - romance novel fans
Recommended to Krista by: Donna Patterson
What I learned from this book is merely a confirmation of something I already know because I have children - most parents willingly and without hesitation make tremendous sacrifices for their children. They will put aside their own wants and needs and sometimes personal happiness so that their children's lives go on uninterrupted and relatively normal. Usually the children are unaware of what they have been given.

An older mother shares with her grieving daughter a yet untold story to help her d
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Kathrynn
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Mia Queen
Sekali lagi saya terpesona oleh gaya penceritaan Nicholas Sparks. Mendayu-dayu tapi tidak menye-menye. Romantis namun tidak bombastis. Ceritanya mudah ditebak, walaupun begitu tetap saja saya dibawa ikut dalam irama drama yang naik turun.

Hebatnya lagi begitu jelas dan detilnya Nic Sparks menceritakan bagaimana kisah cinta dua manusia di usia yang tak lagi muda, namun tetap sangat menarik. Saya ikut merasakan getar dan gelora asmara yang dialami kedua tokoh utama Nights in Rodanthe. Plus saat me
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Book'd
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Adrianne terbiasa hidup untuk keluarganya. Untuk suaminya, juga anak-anaknya. Saat sang suami meninggalkannya demi wanita lain, Adrianne bukan hanya kehilangan suaminya. Tapi Adrianne kehilangan semangat dan hidupnya. Tertinggalkan bersama anak-anak mereka yang tentunya juga kehilangan figur keluarga yang utuh.

Paul terbiasa hidup untuk pekerjaannya. Untuk keluarganya, melalui pasiennya. Saat ia banyak meninggalkan momen bersama keluarganya dan sang istri menyerah, barulah Paul sadar. Ditambah de
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Katherine
Oct 17, 2008 Katherine rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: An accessible read to everyone, but especially women between ages 18 - 99
This book is a quick read (easily read in one sitting) with a great message driven home clearly, poetically and effectively.

While I understand that Nicholas Sparks gets glowing reviews about how touching and beautiful his sensitivity to romance is, what I actually found more remarkable about this book were the characters themselves. There were two main characters: A man and a woman. It was my experience that the man was the stronger of the two characters and the woman served as a witness to this
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Michelle
Jun 10, 2009 Michelle rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Only to Sparks fan, and NO ONE ELSE!
Recommended to Michelle by: a fellow reader, who I will not drag into this
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Harun Harahap
Tak membutuhkan waktu yang cukup lama untuk membaca novel ini. Ceritanya mudah dan ringan untuk diikuti. Kisah ini berpusat pada tokoh Adrianne. Seorang ibu yang terlihat lemah tapi ternyata mempunyai jiwa yang kuat yang orang lain tak sangka. Adrianne mengajarkan anaknya dan kita semua bahwa jatuh dan menangis setelah kehilangan itu adalah normal. Namun, bangun dan kembali melanjutkan hidup membutuhkan perjuangan tersendiri.

Hanya butuh sekali kehilangan seseorang untuk membuat kita kehilangan p
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Weni
Ketika Robert Torrelson (yang istrinya meninggal dan menggugat Paul sang dokter) mendatangi Paul di penginapan Rodanthe untuk menceritakan tentang sang istri, saya menangis.
"Kaulah orang terakhir yang bicara dengannya, orang terakhir yang dilihatnya dalam hidupnya. Istriku perempuan terbaik di dunia, dan kau bahkan tidak tahu siapa dia".

Ketika Adrienne sendirian di penginapan setelah Paul pergi, mengenang kebersamaan mereka, saya menangis.

Ketika Adrienne mengunjungi sang ayah yang terserang stro
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Buggy
Opening line: "Three years earlier, on a warm November morning Adrienne Willis had returned to the Inn and at first glance had thought it unchanged, as if the small inn were impervious to the sun and sand and salted mist."

Even in a book that's only 222 pages long Nicholas Sparks manages to weave his magic. Building a level of suspense as we await breathless to learn of Paul's fate. Reminisent of The Bridges of Madison County this is a quick, easy read but a great story nontheless.

The story begi
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Mary Sue
Jan 20, 2009 Mary Sue rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
What a waste of time. Read chapter one and you don't need to continue. This is so predictable and such an overworked concept. How did this guy get to be a best selling author?
Holly Boehmke
I don't know why I attempted another Sparks novel. I think my friend told me to read it and I had previously trusted her knowledge of literature...until she recommended Twilight...but I digress. One question: why are all of Nicholas Sparks' characters out of the ordinary and incredible people in one way or the other? They're flawless, perfect, super-beings from another realm. In other words, they're unrelatable. Seriously, the protagonist in this novel had this back story: grew up on a farm with ...more
Janette
Aug 02, 2007 Janette rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like happy romance books
This book sucked. Sorry all you Sparks fans! Don't mean to offend, but I can't believe a retired high school English teacher recommended it to me. Maybe they thought I wanted something "light". It was very True Romance in my view and his characters were sappy and overly sentimental and sweet. Nicholas Sparks has a great following, maybe I'm just too old to like romance books anymore! After I finished it, not sure why I did, I felt guilty that I could have been cleaning my bathroom with the time ...more
Debbie
Glad to finish.

I am so sorry to those who have read and loved this book but I did not because it is flat. I really wanted to like this book but I just don't feel I was brought into any serious connection with these characters at all. The only picture I have of them is from the movie and that in my opinion is not good. Having read several books that have been adapted for movies I just believe the book should have more detail after all it's words but no, not with this one. Don't get me wrong, the
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Mona
Just finished reading and I bawled my eyes out for an hour .. I'm depressed and I have an awful headache ... I absolutely refuse this end ...
This is really amazing book .. I loved it so much even if it made me cry so hard ...

A lot of life lessons you can learn from only 222 pages ..

* It learns you that it is never too late to find happiness even after 54 years ...

* Love always gives you the strange and changes you to be a better person ...

* Few days of love and happiness with the person tha
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Krystal
You know, I read The Notebook and didn't like it, but I thought I'd give Nicholas Sparks another try. I always hear people raving about his books. So, I am planning on watching Nights in Rodanthe with my mom, and I wanted to read the book first. Let me tell you: it is terrible. Sparks' writing is so damn cheesy. I guess I shouldn't say the book wasn't entertaining because it had me laughing out loud several times. I even read certain passages to my girlfriends so we could get a good laugh. Plus, ...more
Megan
Jun 05, 2008 Megan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women
Shelves: book-club
Nicholas Sparks is such a wonderful story teller. I started this book last night at 3 AM when I couldn't sleep, and less than 24 hours later I was finished. I couldn't put it down!

The sweet, secret romance that took place between Adrienne and Paul was so romantic. Just about every woman dreams of the whirlwind romance that is portrayed in the novel.

That said, I felt this was more like a short-story than a novel. It was over too quickly, and I felt that there could have been more to the romance
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Georgia Bell
*audiobook review*

So, if you like Nicholas Sparks novels, this review may not be for you. I'd never actually read any of his novels, though I've enjoyed a few of the movies well enough (A Walk to Remember and of course, the Notebook, particularly). And I'm good with a little romance. A whole lot of romance even. But this story was just too heavy handed for me to really enjoy. There was insta-love, great personal change, and redemption over the course of a weekend. The plot felt manipulative, as
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Branwen *Blaidd Drwg*
"She had fallen in love with a stranger over the course of a weekend. And she had come to believe that she'd learned more in those five days than she had in all the years before and after. Love was the essence of a full and wonderful life."

I am not a huge fan of Nicolas Sparks, but when I heard about this book I was really interested in reading it because it takes place in Rodanthe, North Carolina. I absolutely love the Outer Banks. I went there a few months ago and it was the most wild, beautif
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Ria
Selesai saat terjebak macet di busway Pulo Gadung - Senayan ;p #review lengkap menyusul karena udah telat masuk kerja nih, hiks hiks...#

yang pasti, berterima kasih pada cerita ini, bahwa mungkin bahagia bukan hanya sebuah kebersamaan. Tapi juga pertemuan dan kehilangan yang saling mendewasakan ;) #jiahh...bahasanya#

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Pertama kali saya membaca buku Nicholas Sparks kira-kira sekitar 10 tahun yang lalu. A Bend in the Road dan Message in a Bottle. Yah bisa ditebak, saya yang kala itu (sampai sekar
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Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli
As usual Nicholar Sparks' style!! A blend of sentiment romance emotion and tragedy!!

The plot begins slowly, gains its pace and maintains it!! The way the romance narrated is to be appreciated!! A regular sparks' reader can easily guess what would happen!! The touch of emotion to the plot is the TM of Mr. Sparks!! The emotional bondage between the two leads and the repercussions were dealt amazingly!!

But once if u understand the writing style of Mr. Sparks', then the plot can be easily predictabl
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Heather
your parents may not always know what you are going though but they probably have been there so ask for advice and shut up and listen
Katherine
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“The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it's over.”

Setting:Rocky Mount and Rodanthe, North Carolina; and Ecuador: 1988, 1999, and 2002

Coverly Love?:Well, this isn't one of his "white people kissing" covers, but this is rather plain, to be honest.

Plot:Adrienne Willis feels helpless. Trying to get her daughter to heal after the death of her husband, she doesn't know how else to comfort her daughter since Amanda withdrew from everyone, even her children. So Adrienne decides to tell her
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J.C.
I'll be honest here, I'm not the one for love stories. I dont think I qualify as the writer's target audience, either. But as a writer I wanted to look into it, I was curious what all the attention on Sparks was all about. About three of my ex girlfriends read at least five books by him, maybe more, and their girlfriends have read or owned even more than that number. So what was it? The romance? I found this book for cheap one day at my local bookstore, and decided to check it out.

It may not ha
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Stefanie
Another incredible work by Nicholas Sparks that has successfully impressed me. In this novel, Nicholas Sparks managed to make me curious about what's happening until the last minute. He reveal things little by little, making me so curious and anticipating what's coming next.

The story is about Adrienne -a woman with 3 children, left by her husband because of another woman - and Paul Flanner - a 54-year-old-man, left by his wife and son for being a workaholic. They both met in Rodanthe, where Pau
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María
Noches de Tormenta, versión en español de la obra de Nicholas Sparks "Nights in Rodanthe"

Una obra de lectura fácil y bastante amena, a más de encontrar el eje principal de la trama sumido totalmente en tips que pueden catalogar a esta obra en un típico "drama romántico" quiero resaltar que al final, a más de haber resultado ser una conmovedora historia de amor que (aunque suene cursi decirlo) dejó un toque de esperanza y ese amor que puede llegar a dar la familia, se llevó todos los aplausos.

Bie
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Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)
Sep 05, 2013 Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff) rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone..A touching and beautiful story.. :)
Recommended to Nikita by: Book'd
"Love is the essence of a full and wonderful life."

This is the crux of the moving and poignant tale of Adrienne and Paul in "Nights in Rodanthe" who find love late in their lives during a long weekend in Rodanthe.

'She had fallen in love with a stranger in the course of a weekend..'

Adrienne is forty five and mother of three. Her husband left her for a younger woman and ever since life has not been the same for her. Though she smiles and diligently looks after her children, she is not happy and ha
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Eda ♥
“Nights in Rodanthe” by Nicholas Sparks is based on the sacrifices people have to make in life for love and the forgiveness that comes with it. This story is about a woman named Adrienne Willis who has to face life’s obstacles alone right after her husband abandons her for a younger woman. She flees to the small coastal town of Rodanthe to look after friend's inn for the weekend and to get away from her heartache. Problem is, a huge storm hits, and Adrienne finds herself spending the weekend at ...more
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