At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks

There are a few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he’d never do: he’d never leave New York City; never give his heart away after barely surviving one failed marriage; and never become a parent. Now Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, engaged to Lexie Darnell, the love of his life, and anticipating the start of their family. But just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, a mysterious and disturbing e-mail sets off a chain of events that will change the course of this young couple’s relationship. How well do we really know the ones we love? How do we handle the inevitable doubts, fears concerning parenthood, and stumbling blocks that are sometimes placed in our way? Continuing the story of the young couple introduced in Sparks’s bestselling True Believer, this novel captures all the heartbreak, tension, romance and surprises of those who are newly wed. An astonishing tale about the love between a man and a woman and between a parent and a child, At First Sight is about endings that bring new beginnings . . . tragedies that lead to unexpected joy . . . and, most of all, the magic of everlasting love.

Rating: ★★

Cover ArtNothing too special about it – typically Nicholas Sparks~

Review:

I had only read Sparks’ Message in a Bottle and picked this up on a whim from the library. I only found out after reading a couple of the reviews here on Goodreads… some indication that the story was continuing from True Believerwould have been nice~! [Most likely will not read that book now that I’ve essentially read the ending]

The title of the book suggests that the characters fall in love at first sight. And though the story indicates that they did, there were hardly any “lovey-dovey” scenes that are to be expected when a couple first gets together. The story begins with the plan that the characters get married. The planning process is supposed to be a happy, exciting event, but all I felt that was conveyed through the characters was stress and regret. The story has its ups – like those random short sweet moments that actually happen in life. But all in all, there were more sad and angry moments than I expected. Unfortunately this was a book I could put down before finishing.

As for Sparks’ books in general, all I can say is “Next!”

PS: Am I starting to see a pattern to the endings in Nicholas Sparks’ books?

~C

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      • C
      • March 19th, 2012

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