Nights in Rodanthe lacks the punch and power of some of Sparks earlier novels. It's a short novel, but it would probably have worked better as short story or novella. There are some powerful, well-written scenes throughout, but they get lost a little in the telling. The end is especially powerful. Overall a thumbs up for this story of love and loss by Sparks.
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS): 1. Two emotionally-impaired people connect at a Bed & Breakfast on a beach in Rodanthe 2. That's about it Not even the ever-gorgeous Richard Gere or the reliable Diane Lane can make this sappy romance story a winner. Add Academy Award nominee Viola Davis and Emmy nominee Christopher Meloni, and you still don't have anything to write home about. Too bad. Gere plays Dr. Paul … more