Can the mysteries of the human heart ever be unravelled?
Pursuing a scientific explanation for a disturbing and unexplained phenomenon, Jeremy's sceptical nature is thrown off course when he meets Lexie, the town librarian.
As they work together, ghostly occurrences and passionate moments converge, forcing Jeremy to realise that there are some truths science cannot explain,...more
Jeremy Marsh is thirty seven years old and is an investigative journalist. He is known for his scientific debunking abilities, such as outing a psychic as a fraud who claims to be able to speak to the dead. Jeremy lives in New York and is divorced. He was badly hurt in the process. It’s been several years. He is very good looking and has no problem with women, just hasn’t allowed himself to go ...more
I must admit that the firs half of the book was really slow, I was wondering the whole time why was I reading it. That's the reason why I'm giving just 3 stars, and I almost gave 4, because then things got really good between the two characters and the ending was great.
An important fact is that this book does have a HEA! I must clarify this because Spark is known for his tragic endings, but this is ...more
De todas maneras, es una muy buena novela.
True Believer is a 2005 romance novel written by American author Nicholas Sparks. Pursuing a scientific explanation for a disturbing phenomenon, Jeremy's skeptical nature is thrown off course when he meets Lexie,the town librarian. As they work together, ghostly occurrences and passionate moments converge, forcing Jeremy to realize that there are some truths science cannot explain, as he finally appreciates the pleasure of expl ...more
This one, however, was a letdown. True Believer has to be his weakest book. It didn't draw me in like his other work. I didn't care much about the characters, and the story, I thought, was quite dull. It's been a while since I read it, so I can't remember specifics, but my general feeling was that it was poorly writte ...more
The story was 100% predictable from the beginning so reading it wasn't the least bit exciting. I know it's supposed to be a romantic book but the so-called "tension" did not come across well in the book. It just fe ...more
Never start reading a book with high expectations. Actually never do anything with expectations. Your imagination sets the bar too high to be achieved.
I do enjoy a good ghost story, and I liked the storyline surrounding Jeremy Marsh trying to debunk the town's belief that there are "real" ghosts in their cemetery. But, I found that the storyline surrounding the impending romance between Jeremy and Lexie extremely annoying. Their conversations consisted mainly of irritating banter which I found difficult to believe. I didn't find either of those characters endearing, at least during those segments of the book. I did finish it - I had to find ou ...more
This was okay. Sparks has a talent for creating interesting and substantial characters (at least when they're not being annoyingly silly), and the writing is fine.
The story here isn't bad, either...or at least not all bad. Unfortunately, certain elements border on sappy-you-got-to-be-kidding-me. ***News Flash*** Intelligent women don't find ...more
Jeremy Marsh is a science journalist who gets his kicks expos ...more
I think my problem is that I don't appreciate love stories where the woman gets to act like a raging b*tch because she's been hurt in the past, but the man is supposed to chase after her, even after she pushes him away multiple times. Lexie, our female lead, irritated me because that was all she did. She'd been hurt in the pas ...more
لكن في ما عدا ذلك، ليس في الرواية شيء غير عادي، إنها مجرد رواية رومانسية مكتوبة بجهد، ولا تحمل في طياتها أكثر مما يدور في فلكه هذا النمط، ربما يُحسب لها أنها تطر ...more
Creio que este livro terá sido o que menos gostei do Nicholas Sparks.
O resumo promete, mistério, fenómenos estranhos com uma pitada de sobrenatural (quiçá!?) mas quanto a mim foi explorado de forma insípida. A desilusão é ainda maior quando afinal a causa dos supostos fantasmas é do conhecimento de todos menos por parte de quem investiga. A previsibilidade quando confirmada de forma tão evidente torna-se no mínimo, aborrecido.
Em comparação com outros que li do mesmo autor, est ...more
I'm not giving it a five because I feel some parts of the book dragged on a bit especially the beginning. I wasn't drawn in as much as I usually am from his books. I didn't feel a strong connection with the characters and parts of it was slow.
But I still thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading the second book.
I enjoyed seeing Jeremy and Lexie fall in love and finally ...more
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Só tenho uma coisa a dizer, quase nada me surpreendeu neste livro. Se pensava eu que finalmente tinha conseguido ultrapassar a minha crise com Nicholas Sparks este livro mostrou-me que estou completamente enganada. Parece que apenas gosto dos livros mais antigos do escritor, não sei que se passa mas este livro não foi nada o que eu esperava, no mau sentido.
O enredo é deveras interessante, tenho de admitir ...more
Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.
Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 and he followed with the n...more