When summer comes along there seems to be a need to read a romance novel. I read The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks before and had seen the movie but I decided to re-read it. It is a very quick read, and it leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy.
The book begins with the narrator giving a brief introduction of himself. He is an eighty year old man who lives in a nursing home. He enters a room to read to a woman who is crying, then the love story begins.
Noah Calhoun met the girl of his dreams in Allison (Allie) Nelson one summer in North Carolina. They came from different worlds, he was a working class man and she was a socialite. They fell in love and at summer's end she returned to her home in Raleigh. Noah wrote to her for years only to be heartbroken at the lack of a response from her. The story progresses through their tale and eventually leads to their reuniting years later. As we follow the story we come to find out that the narrator is Noah and the woman he reads to is Allie. Their love story comes full circle in the end and we learn the lesson of enduring love.
Nicholas Sparks does a great job in creating the character of Noah. He is such a sexy character, smart, romantic, strong and hardworking. He is honest, straightforward and when he loves a woman, he loves her forever.
This was the second time I read the book and it still managed to give me that warm fuzzy feeling.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for feel good summer romance.
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