Nights in Rodanthe is a typical sad story from Nicholas Sparks, but don't let the saddness stop you from reading it. The level of romance and the strength of the love between the two main characters makes any gal wish she had that type of romane in her life. Even a short lived love is worth every moment and that it what this story teaches us. It teaches us to love with all we have because you don't know how long you have to show that person your true feelings.
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