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The Wedding (The Notebook #2)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  105,907 ratings  ·  4,647 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 ea ...more
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Published August 1st 2005 by Grand Central Publishing (first published January 1st 2003)
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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.
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
Sep 26, 2007 Robin rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
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
Kimmie Cocchiola
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
Jul 17, 2008 Delores rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: hopeless romantics who enjoy happy endings.
Shelves: fiction
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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
Reem N 240511
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
Kristy Trauzzi
Mar 25, 2010 Kristy Trauzzi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
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
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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
Adela C.
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
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
Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli
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
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.
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
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
ενα απο τα πιο γλυκα ρεαλιστικα ρομαντικα βιβλια
μπορει οι χαραχτηρες να ειναι σε μεση ηλικια
κατι που σε κανει να νομιζεις οτι δεν θα ταυτιστεις
αλλά περα απο τα φλασμπακ που κανει το πως γνωριστηκαν κτλ
ειναι τοσο ρεαλιστικα κ αληθινα αυτα που γραφει για μια σχεση περι γαμου κ παιδιων
κ η συνειδητοποιηση οτι πρεπει να κανεις συνεχεια πραγματα για να κρατησεις μια σχεση
το απολαυσα για την αληθεια του
αλλα κ για την ελπιδα που στο τελος σου δινει οτι ΠΟΤΕ ΔΕΝ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΑΡΓΑ ΝΑ ΖΗΣΕΙΣ ΑΥΤΟ ΠΠΟΥ ΟΝΕΙΡΕΥΕΣ
Daniela Medina
Leí este libro por recomendación de una amiga que prácticamente me lo encajó en la cartera. La verdad que no se equivocó al pensar que la historia podía gustarme. Al principio me costó engancharme con el hilo de la historia, pero después de algunas páginas me compenetré profundamente con la historia y la devoré en cuestión de días.

Es uno de los libros más dulces, tiernos, románticos y llenos de significado que leí. Creo que me gustó todavía más que 'The Notebook', tal vez porque 'The Notebook'
Sowmya's book world
Just like all other Nicholas Sparks books it was sweet , tender and as lovely as ever. I always cherished his books. The way he put such smoothness in his books are really wonderful:)

Wedding was a story of a husband who ignored his wife all along the way and suddenly caught into the realization of his mistake. He is No longer funny, romantic like he used to be once upon a time. He could see the disappointment in his wife and the way he is going to lose her if he didn’t work on it. Hence He Start
Well, I didn't expect this book to be any good, so I can't say that I'm dissapointed. As Nicholas Sparks said to me a few years back at a Barnes Noble book signing in Cary, North Carolina (when I enjoyed his books a lot more), this novel is "incredibly, sickeningly, sugary sweet - like a Cinnabon." I see now what he meant, given that there is hardly any real conflict in the story itself. The book is about a married man who wants to "court" his wife again because he hasn't been the most romantic ...more
Mary Rose
Sparks es un autor que nunca me falla cuando se trata de leer un libro romantico (y especialmente en pleno verano) y con La boda no fue la excepción.
Una historia que me encantó de principio a fin, pese en algunas partes que se me hicieron tediosas a la hora de leer (como los preparativos de la boda), y que me ha despertado una fuerte nostalgia con Diario de una pasión (los que leyeron el libro sabrán perfectamente a lo que me refiero). En fin, me gustaron los personajes, el desarrollo, la hist
Shannon Lahey
After a strong 30 years of marriage, it seems like Wilson Lewis is losing a romantic relationship with his wife. He's had to follow in the footsteps of his beloved wife Jane's parents, Allie and Noah. Wilson has never been one to express his emotions, and he has managed to forget an important anniversary date that really took a big blow to the marriage. With his daughter's wedding coming up, he has decided that this is the perfect opportunity to renew his love with his wife, but will he be able ...more
SUMMARY: With The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and his other beloved novels, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks has given voice to our deepest beliefs about the power of love. Now he brings us the long-awaited follow-up to The Notebook-a story of an ordinary man who goes to extraordinary lengths to win back the love of his life... After thirty years, Wilson Lewis is forced to face a painful truth: the romance has gone out of his marriage. His wife, Jane, has fallen out of love ...more
Hmmm. This was a nice little story. A realistic tale of an older couple who have lost their love spark, but they are trying to bounce back. After the husband forgets their anniversary, he vows to himself the next year he will get it right. He sets out on a journey to make his wife love him again. Through planning their daughters last minute wedding eyes and hearts are opened.

Sweet book. I loved having Noah from the notebook as the grandfather!

3.5 stars
Louise Hill
I've never read one of Nicholas Sparks' books because so many are out as a film, I tend to watch them instead. However, my friend read this book and she absolutely loved it, as did I. It was so romantic, with a massive twist (for the better), and almost made me cry at the end - and that doesn't happen to me very often!
I definitely want to read more of Nicholas Sparks' books, as I'm sure they'll all equally as amazing, and romantic.
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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.” 917 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. ” 824 likes
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