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The Wedding (The Notebook #2)

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  116,098 Ratings  ·  5,018 Reviews
After thirty years of marriage, Wilson Lewis, son-in-law of Allie and Noah Calhoun (of The Notebook), is forced to admit that the romance has gone out of his marriage. Desperate to win back his wife, Jane's, heart, he must figure out how to make her fall in love with him... again. Despite the shining example of Allie and Noah's marriage, Wilson is himself a man unable to e ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Vision (first published 2003)
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Nov 23, 2008 Greg rated it did not like it
A friend of the family loaned me two Nicholas Sparks books. The friend is very nice. However, reading Nicholas Sparks, to quote Tommy Smothers, makes me realize why some animals eat their young.
Apr 15, 2008 Jen rated it did not like it
The Wedding almost seemed like it was specifically written for me to hate - and it's been a long time since I've disliked a book this much. There's no real art to it (people are "white as paper" and so forth), but it's written for people who don't exactly have alternative lifestyles or world views. The baby boomer housewife married her husband because he respected her desire to be a housewife at a time when "most people our age wanted to change the world," and she knew he'd be a good provider. A ...more
Jan 12, 2016 Beatrice rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Most Nicholas Sparks' books are tear jerkers and heartbreaking, I just didn't expect this one to make me cry a little. It's more of happy tears than sad ones. I'm just incredibly touched with the story.

Noah Calhoun's words helped Wilson Lewis to become a better man to his wife, Jane. Realizations of how much time he lost because he's too busy at work and doesn't pay much attention to his family. Wilson made a mistake of forgetting their wedding anniversary and hurts Jane's feelings. To make up
Jun 23, 2013 Margaret rated it did not like it
So this is basically part 2 of The Notebook, the book and movie which made grown men cry.

OK. So, Wilson forgets to bring a big bouquet of flowers and an expensive bottle of perfume through the door on their 29th anniversary. He has forgotten. Jane pouts until bedtime when she tells him what he has done now. That is the beginning of all the trouble.

Then, Jane runs off to spend time in her son's out-of-state flat. Apparently thinking about leaving Wilson, The Husband Who Has Forgotten Their Anni
Sep 26, 2007 Robin rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes love stories.
I read this book right after I read Twilight because I was on a romance kick (very rare, I promise) and I couldn't get my hands on New Moon. At first I was worried it was going to be lame because it makes it seem like it's going to be another story about what a jerk the main guy is and how he's neglecting his wife. However, I really liked the way the author made Wilson not a bad guy, but a good guy who just doesn't know any better. I usually don't like mushy books because it always seems like it ...more
Tabby Kat
May 15, 2008 Tabby Kat rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nicholas-sparks
Noah is now living at Creekside, where he and Allie had moved toward the end of her life. He spends his time feeding a lone female swan, distinguished by a dark patch of color on her chest. Noah feels that this is Allie come back to him, and his children feel that he's lost touch with the world. Noah, however, never gives up on his theory and insists that it is his dear beloved wife.

Noah and Allie's oldest daughter, Jane, is married to Wilson Lewis. They've been married for nearly 30 years and h
Kimmie Cocchiola
Jun 24, 2008 Kimmie Cocchiola rated it it was amazing
This was my very first Nicholas Sparks book. I never had time nor made time for reading, other than educational reads for health and career. I decided to choose a book in the airport before boarding the plane. I figured it may keep my mind off of flying- I never in my life thought I would spend the next 3 days unable to put the book down. From that day on I continue to read Nicholas Sparks books. For me I find his books to be captivating, always drawing me in and keeping me there as I continue t ...more
Nov 24, 2012 Buggy rated it really liked it
Shelves: shelf-09, contemp-rom
Opening Line: "Is it possible, I wonder, for a man to truely change?"

Although not the best book in Nicholas Sparks's collection this is an easy and sweet (sometimes sickly) read without the usual gut-wrenching heartbreak at the end. I found it amazing and a credit to Sparks as a writer that he was able to craft an entire book out of the simple premise of a wedding and a few flashbacks. This is almost like a Seinfeld episode in that it's about nothing but still intriguing to watch unfold. And eve
Tatiana Arutyunova
Sep 17, 2015 Tatiana Arutyunova rated it liked it
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Feb 16, 2016 reemo.books rated it it was amazing
This book was different in two ways. First, it was written in one person's point of view, the male character. Second, it is not a story about two people meeting and falling in love. No. These couple met and married each other. And the story starts off thirty years later. This book was so adorable. I thought it was realistic and it had zero percent cheesiness. I learned a lot about marriage from Wilson, the husband. I learned that marriage is a battle everyday where you have to fight to keep the ...more
Jul 17, 2008 Delores rated it liked it
Recommends it for: hopeless romantics who enjoy happy endings.
Shelves: fiction
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Oct 23, 2015 Mia Bakhthiar rated it really liked it
Most love stories happen before and end with marriage, and the story ends and they've supposedly lived happily ever after. This book, however, shows that even after the rocky path that follows marriage, there's still a loving ending.

The concept of the book is so beautiful, but the way it was presented was very difficult to get into at first. I also found that after reading many of his books, they start to become very similar, and predictable.

The story was incredibly heartfelt, nonetheless, and
Jan 29, 2011 valee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cont-romance
What an amazing read, I enjoyed every page. Actually it will be really hard to rate this book as I feel I loved it but it wasn't as deep and tragically as most Spark's books usually are. I have been dying t read this book for years as I heard it was the only one with a HEA this author wrote. Well, I'm happy to tell you guys that's true. Not a single person dies in here which is usually how Spark's books go. This has pro's and con's. While I enjoyed everything being happy and nice, I missed those ...more
Okay so nobody died. Yay! Still, it was boring.It was basically this guy who was making calls the whole year to get things in order. I was waiting for a conflict but there was none whatsoever. That's a lot coming from someone who doesn't like conflict very much. It also got predictable halfway through the book. As in I knew, somehow, who the wedding was for. I think it was because she said her daughter would regret it if she didn't have a "proper wedding" ... but that's just me.

The book was well
Kristy Trauzzi
Mar 25, 2010 Kristy Trauzzi rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: romantics :)
Is this book a sequel to the Notebook? Because it makes references to the Notebook, but maybe he's just trying to get your interest piqued so that you want to go and find his other books and read.

I loved this book. It was so cute. I want to find rose petals all throughout the house and find a cute dress and high heels. I don't even need to be picked up in the limo. I think a great romantic night planned would be absolutely incredible! I swooned when I read it.

While I personally don't agree with
Book Concierge
Jan 01, 2014 Book Concierge rated it did not like it
Audio book read by Tom Wopat

This is a sequel to Sparks’s incredibly popular The Notebook. This book focuses on Noah and Allie’s oldest daughter, Jane, and her husband Wilson. After forgetting their anniversary, Wilson spends the next year trying to figure out how to make it up to Jane, with some sage advice from his father-in-law, Noah. But when their daughter announces she’s getting married on their anniversary, all Wilson’s plans are circumvented.

I’ve read a couple of books by Sparks. I actua
Miss Kim
Some of my friends here know how I feel about Mr. Sparks, and may wonder, "why the hell is she trying another of his books?" Well I ask myself the same question! However, I saw it on my shelf and the swans on the cover drew me. (Yes, sometimes I am easy). I blew off the dust (I've had it forever), and peeked at page one... 10 mins and 20 pages later I realized, "Well, I 'spose I'm giving Ole Sparks a chance again".

If you are a fan of The Notebook, you may enjoy this sequel. Having been married f
Hend Hussein
Well i have only now noticed who Nicholas Sparks is, I have read a lot of Quotes of him, and usually i liked them.
I bought this novel with out planning, i was in Alex, searching for a certain book, but i found this one, i began to read what was written on the cover. and I liked how it was written.
I read only one chapter when i was in Alex, but in two days in El ein el sokhna, i finished it, I guess this novel had helped me feel better as a way of escapism, or it helped me meditate ..yeah.
Nov 25, 2010 Devon rated it it was amazing
i have to admit that at first i didnt really want to read this book, for some reason a long time ago i bought it because i love nicholas sparks but the back description of the book bored me to death. Well, i'm glad I finally took the time to read it because i absolutely love it! and i mean LOVE it! It was better than the notebook. Definitely now in my tops of nicholas sparks and i've read them all.

The Wedding is a story about a couple that has fallen out of love because the Husband chooses work
May 27, 2009 Marianne rated it it was ok
2 stars is a bit harsh, I'd give it another half if I could. It's not that I didn't kind of enjoy this book, it's just that it seemed a little, okay a lot contrived. There is no way a man would ever behave this way...even a good and decent and worthwhile one. Even a romantic one. I just think books like this contribute to divorced women who sit at home reading sappy romances and wondering why they can't find a man like that. Give the guys a break. How does Nicholas Sparks come up with this stuff ...more
Apr 04, 2012 Pragya rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, library
First off, I like Nicholas Sparks books usually. I know many people scoff off at his name. But amongst the books of his that I have read, I have liked a few while others have been average. If you are into travel, you should read ‘Three weeks with my brother’, I really liked it.

About this book, it was good to begin with, and then it slowed down considerably in the middle. It’s been quite some time since I picked up a Nicholas Sparks so I forgot how it read like. I have got so used to fast-paced
I'm so surprised that I loved The Wedding. I have read many negative reviews about it so I wasn't expecting much. this is the 8th book I read by NS and he never disappointed me. or maybe it is just me loving anything with Mr. Sparks's name on its cover.
anyway this book is so beautiful maybe unrealistic but I loved it.
Adela Cacovean
Apr 17, 2012 Adela Cacovean rated it it was amazing
Nunta este o continuare a cărții Jurnalul unei iubiri, în care ginerele lui Noah, Wilson Lewis încearcă să recâștige dragostea soției lui, după 30 de ani de căsnicie în care s-a ocupat în mare parte de carieră. Așa că după ce uită de aniversarea lor de 29 de ani, timp de un an întreg pune la cale o surpriză pentru Jane, sperând că aceasta îl va ierta și că dragostea lor va renaște. În paralele cu asta, Wilson își reamintește cum s-au cunoscut și multe momente importante de la începutul relației ...more
Jun 09, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
The novel was super slow compared to the pace of The Notebook, it's companion novel. I did enjoy the story up until about half way through when it really began to drag even slower than it had before. Normally, I am able to fly through his books within a couple days but, this book took me a little over a week to complete. I never DNF his books but, this one had me contemplating it. The characters were super well rounded and the story was written very well.
Maria Eleynita
i enjoyed this one! i love how he did all of the surprises in the end to her wife who does not know anything at all, thinking that this is for their daughter. this is also a story about a couple's struggle to save them and the love for each other really did save their marriage.

this is so sweet. loving the story and the twist and turns towards the end of the book.
Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli
Sep 12, 2011 Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: romantic fiction lovers!!
Awesome!! I loved the book!! its one of the best romantic books i have ever read!! Though its a sequel to "The Notebook" , there is no compulsion that one shud that before reading this!! Frankly, i liked the sequel more than the prequel!! I am sure that people in their mid 40s wud def feel connected!!
Judie Dooley
Sep 05, 2013 Judie Dooley rated it really liked it
another great read from Nicholas Sparks. The story of a man who forgot his anniversary and used the whole next year to make up for it. I thought I knew the secret he was planning, and would have been disapointed if I was wrong. great love story all around.
Benedita Santos
Sep 03, 2015 Benedita Santos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mais uma linda história tão ao estilo de Nicholas Sparks! E claro que terminei com uma lágrima ao canto do olho...
May 05, 2015 Knjigomanijak rated it really liked it

Što da napravi čovjek od 56 godina koji je oženjen ženom koju voli, ali je zaboravio njihovu 29-godišnjicu braka? I zbog toga mu se žena naljutila. I ne samo zbog toga.
Roman „ Vjenčanje“ je nastavak romana „ Zima za dvoje.“ Glavni protagonist romana je Wilson Lewis koji je oženjen sa Jane, kćerkom Noaha i Allie iz prve knjige.Dakle, samo tu se veže knjiga i ništa drugo.Wilson je oženjen sa Jane, kćerkom Noaha i Allie iz prve knjige.Wilson je čovjek koji je sve, samo nije romantičan, dakle,prakti
May 23, 2012 Rachel added it
This book seems to be a continue of The Notebook. Noah is older and sadly Allie passed away, But there children seem to be the main characters, especially Jane whose husband (Wilson) Is doing whatever he can to prove his love for her. He makes her dinner almost every night, Bring up the old memories of them, Like for there first date they went to this fansy restaurant and while they were on this way they passed an alley and heard something, when they went to go get a better look they found out t ...more
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As a child, Nicholas Sparks lived in Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Grand Island, Nebraska, finally settling in Fair Oaks, California at the age of eight. His father was a professor, his mother a homemaker, then optometrist's assistant. He lived in Fair Oaks through high school, graduated valedictorian in 1984, and received a full track scholarship to the University of Notre Dame.

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“Yes, I decided, a man can truly change. The events of the past year have taught me much about myself, and a few universal truths. I learned, for instance, that while wounds can be inflicted easily upon those we love, it's often much more difficult to heal them. Yet the process of healing those wounds provided the richest experience of my life, leading me to believe that while I've often overestimated what I could accomplish in a day, I had underestimated what I could do in a year. But most of all, I learned that it's possible for two people to fall in love all over again, even when there's been a lifetime of disappointment between them.” 956 likes
“I guess what I'm trying to say is that you are there, in everything I am, in everything I've ever done, and looking back, I know that I should have told you know much you've always meant to me. ” 845 likes
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