This is Goudge's first book I read. It was good, in the main theme it dealt with - the relationship between mother and daughter. The extend to which aThis is Goudge's first book I read. It was good, in the main theme it dealt with - the relationship between mother and daughter. The extend to which a mother would go for love of her child... The romance scenes were good. There was a special type of suspense in this book, too. I loved the character of Charlie anyway. And yes, I have one more of her works with me, Trail of Secrets. I enjoyed reading it anyway. ...more
This is one of the most beautiful books I read... I have a LOT to say about it... Poignant and funny, makes you cry in one line and laugh in the next.This is one of the most beautiful books I read... I have a LOT to say about it... Poignant and funny, makes you cry in one line and laugh in the next... And the characters are so human with their imperfections and dreams and fears... :) Such a lovely book... P.S. I Love It... :)...more
I am a writer though a new one, and I would definitely say this story is good for a debut book. It's Sparks' first book and so I am ready to adjust wiI am a writer though a new one, and I would definitely say this story is good for a debut book. It's Sparks' first book and so I am ready to adjust with its writing quality. Because I have absolutely seen him better in his subsequent books like A Walk To Remember and A Bend in The Road. The story was predictable of course, and the story dragged in some places - the narration wasn't the best, b'coz I have read better first time books. But I owe it to this storyline - I loved it. Because I wrote one of my best poems ever, based on this story. And I must give it to his credit that there are some beautiful thoughts of love in this, and I realized how much poetry is linked to our lives, as a poet, I had to realize it before, but I didn't until reading this book. (Romantic Poets will like it okay.) So I have a suggestion to the people who reviewed it as the worst story and soppy and like that. Why not let's look into its deeper part? As readers, we are supposed to find more to a writing than the writer himself knows when he writes it. And that implies the various parts of a novel, instead of just its language quality and predictability. So here's my review on its brighter side and the poem written on it.
It's such a beautiful bittersweet story that warms our heart and eyes alike...and make you love your love more...and make you want to be loved more... It's a poetically woven love story that teaches, only love remains to give you memories when you are grey and old and alone... ♥
When you begin writing a poem, you never know how it'll end... It can be most surprising and I just wrote one that surprised me totally. When I finished it and read it, I knew, it was inspired by the book 'The Notebook' by Nick Sparks. :) What might be going through Allie's thoughts as she spends her time with Noah, not able to remember who he is...?
After 49 years of love and marriage, Noah and Allie succumb to angst of old age. But their love is in tact... And at 78, Allie is an Alzheimer's Patient, not even able to remember her one and only true love, Noah Calhoun, who even at 80 keeps his love and passion for Allie in the same way he had it at 17 when he met her.
Every day at the care center, he reads The Notebook to his beloved Allie, the story of their love from beginning to end, craving for a miracle, craving for her voice calling him "Noah" again... And it happens, for a fleeting but precious moment... :) And the way the book ends is sweet though a miracle in itself. LOL... Allie's hands go to his shirt's buttons... ;)
I see the silver creek with our canoe, And dewdrops where the sun shines, And the stars from the diamond mines, And a million smiles despite the lines, All in your eyes that have remained so...
I hear the waters when you row in chime, And the songs of the bloom of lovely spring, And the melodies that our memories bring, And the tunes of love in every blessed thing, And a fine love story from a bygone time...
I feel the breeze bring my lover's touch, And a petal's gentleness in your kiss, And a raindrop's caress in my bliss, And dreams coming, too good to miss, All in your closeness, I crave so much...
I remember the times you held me close, And moments that senility can't steal, And tender whispers that I still can feel, And promises that were always real, Even as I try fighting memory loss...
-September 6th, 2011 By Sana Rose. All Rights Reserved.
Now, which is better - the book or my poem? :) ...more
I read only 'Lawless' and I guess it is not Nora's best. May be I will read the 2nd novel in it some other day. The plot was predictable, so very predI read only 'Lawless' and I guess it is not Nora's best. May be I will read the 2nd novel in it some other day. The plot was predictable, so very predictable. I just read it because the romance was great. After all, that's what Nora does best. :)...more
A typical romance thriller but not without some flaws. The beginning didn't move well, was kinda slow... The setting of a horseracing is great but tooA typical romance thriller but not without some flaws. The beginning didn't move well, was kinda slow... The setting of a horseracing is great but too much horse gnawed at me. But the story and plot is good, and the ending was kinda obvious, the usual NR stuff....more