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Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
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Jul 21, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: nicholas-sparks
Read from February 08 to 17, 2012

Nights In Rodanthe is a calming story of acceptance, hope, pain and love. The story begins in 2002. Adrienne Willis has held her secret from her children for too long. But now, for helping her daughter cope up with her loss, she must tell her about hers. In 1988, back at the time when her children were sill teenagers, three years after her husband had walked out on her for another woman, she was still struggling to forgive and forget him. As a respite from the stress she was going through, Adrienne decided to spend a few days looking after a friend's Inn in Rodanthe while her friend was away. And in this small town in North Carolina, forty five year old Adrienne fell in love.
Paul Flanner, a surgeon who had recently been divorced, sells his home and medical practice and starts on a journey to assemble his shattered life together, starting from Rodanthe. And that's where the fifty four year old Paul falls in love too.
In the few days that they spend with each other, Paul and Adrienne make a promise. A promise of togetherness even when both of them are miles apart from each other. The one year that they had to live apart (while Paul tries to fix things with his son), they write to each other and hold it all together despite their desire to be with each other again. But fate had something else in store. And it wasn't fair. Not fair to Adrienne, not fair to the promise they'd made, not fair to their love.
And now after all these years, Paul is not with her but her heart is still full of love for him.
Love is too great a feeling to die with one wrong flick of fate. Not when people leave. Not when promises are broken. Not even when death do them part.

Nights In Rodanthe happened to me just when I needed it. Nice one, but one star less 'cause I wanted Paul to stay with her. For them to have a life that they promised each other.

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Quotes Mansi Liked

Nicholas Sparks
“People want pretty much the same things: They wanted to be happy. Most young people seemed to think that those things lay somewhere in the future, while most older people believed they lay in the past.”
Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe

Nicholas Sparks
“As hard as it was, as terrible and unfair as the way things turned out, i wouldn't have traded the few days i spent with him for anything”
Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe

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