Two By Two
At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his ma ...more
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Similar to See Me, this has an entirely different feel than his greats. I think he deserves some credit for branching out and trying something new - telling the story of a couple falling apart, rather than falling in love. But, it didn’t work for me. What I couldn’t ignore was my inability to c ...more
“Two by two,”
“they came in pairs, from all over the world.”
It took me a few hours to digest the story after I finished reading it.
It was a novel full of heartbreak, at times bittersweet but also with a great amount of love and healing power.
“It’s about someone who walks into your life, says I’m here for you, and then proves it.”
The tale begins with a recently married young couple, Russell and Vivian Green, who are expecting a baby. When London is born Russell couldn't be happier to have ...more
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I hesitated reading this book due to the many one star reviews, but I am a loyal fan and have read everything Nicholas Sparks has ever published and didn't want to stop now. Yes, in agreement with many reviews, this book is a total departure from his usual guy meets girl and falls in love premise. So it was a difficult one for me to rate, waffling between two and three stars, because darn it, I expect romance from Sparks! In ...more
Two by Two, the latest release from international bestselling author Nicholas Sparks, was an auto buy for me. I always rush out to buy each new book Sparks releases, as his familiar love lost – love found formula, with a few dips in the road thrown in for good measure, gets me every time. Two by Two does contain the classic ingredients that we have come to love about a Nicholas Sparks novel but Two by Two delivers the final product in a slightly di ...more
Please note this book will make you cry! And though there is a romance embedded in this story, this book should really be classified as fiction (like women's fiction but without any humor). Perhaps what struck me the most is that: although it's told from a man's perspective, it could equally apply to a woman.
To get the full benefit of this story, however, you must will yourself through what will inevitably feel like a very difficu ...more
It is narrated by Russell - husband to Vivian and father of London. He is a wonderful father, but somehow his relationship with Vivian has been in a bit of free fall, without his awareness. He is a romantic, a people pleaser - he is always trying to give her what she wants and has started to fail miserably. It seems he is ...more
Sadly, I had to DNF it. I've enjoyed all the other Sparks books I've read so far, but this one isn't for me. Honestly it's dull. I can't get into it and I hate the characters. Russell is an annoying people pleaser and his wife Vivian is a...well...rhymes with witch. The plot drags and I just had to give up on it. I'm sad because I really wanted to like this one, but it's just not for me.
In “Two by Two”, we are introduced to Russell Green, an advertising executive who has a happy and seemingly perfect life with his gorgeous wife and young daughter. Soon though, Russell’s life is turned upside down when he loses his job and his wife files for divorce. Russell is soon the sole caregiver of his young daughter, and as he tries to bal ...more
I wouldn't exactly say that it's not worth reading, because it does have a lot of good marital and family building advice; I just thought the story took a turn.
All of Sparks' characters usually have personality to them to give fervor for further reading; yet, Russel gave me a slump in the book by pag ...more
It's his longest book, and yet the book that didn't need to be even half as long. While I ended up liking Russ and London in the end, the entire first ha ...more
There is SO much I could/would/want to say about this book.
I'm trying to keep it short...ish. ☺
First of all we have to remember that this is the 2nd NS books post divorce. And just like the last one See Me, this one, too, is very different from his older books.
You usually could depend on a NS book to be moving, sad, romantic, adorable and people were always dying. And a lot of that we have in this new book too. But it's still completely different.
I read a few low-star ratings before going in and ...more
Já há algum tempo que não pegava num livro de Nicholas Sparks, mas depois de lida a sinopse e as primeiras páginas de Só Nós Dois fiquei completamente rendida à história de London, Vivian e Russel.
Mais do que um romance lamechas a que Sparks já nos habituou, este seu novo livro é realmente tocante porque aborda vários temas como amor, traição, dedicação a um filho, doença... chorei em algumas partes (felizmente estava sozinha), irritei-me outras tantas (a Vivian consegue ser exaspe ...more
OK, now that I've got that out of the way, I feel a tiny bit better. This book is so good! Really! It's fiction but it's not. It's incredibly realistic and very believable. It's NOT a romance book though. If you are looking for a love story, this book is not for you. But if you're looking for a great book about a fat ...more
Now, I don't want to pick on his personal life - but I feel like it's so relevant to where the writing is at right now. Sorry ...more
Russ suddenly finds himself in the role of “Mr. Mom” (reme ...more
I'm bored. To be exact, I am really bored. The first few chapters were okay, getting to know Russell, getting into th ...more
I was hooked from the start, Russ Green spoke to me, and I found myself feeling the same way of our past and regrets. He spoke to me honestly and I could connect. As the story went on I found myself getting mad at him for letting people walk of him. I know what it's like to be too nice, to want to avoid conflict to the extreme of letting others win. I found my shoulders we ...more
I am currently on page 203 of this book and find it very depressing. In the first 125 pages we watched Russell Green's life fall apart - nothing positive happened! He is now beginning to rebuild his life, but the ultimate blow which we can all see coming hasn't happened yet.
When I read the acknowledgements, I noticed that Mr. Sparks thanks all 5 of his children b ...more
Before discussing Two by Two, wanted to take the opportunity to send a huge "shout out" congratulations to Nicholas Sparks, marking 20 years of sentimental award-winning love stories!
He continues to "awe inspire" ...more
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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