“Reeling with heartache after her husband abandons her for a younger woman, Adrienne Willis flees to the small coastal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina, to tend a friend’s inn. Here she hopes to find the tranquility she so desperately needs to rethink her life. But almost as soon as she gets there, a major storm is forecast and a guest named Dr. Paul Flanner arrives. At fifty-four, Paul has just sold his medical practice and is trying to escape his own shattered past. Now, with a fierce nor’easter closing in, two wounded people will turn to each other for comfort – and in one weekend set in motion feelings that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.”
I’m not sure were to begin with this novel. I saw the movie a few years ago and discovered that it was my least favorite out of all of the Nicholas Sparks’ movies. I wasn’t a huge fan of the actors that were chosen and that was partially why I didn’t like it as much as his other movies. When I got this book I had mixed feelings as to if I really wanted to read it or just leave it. But I’m not a quitter so once I read the first few pages I had to finish the rest of the book, even though I knew how it was going to end. In my opinion the novel was a great deal better than the movie. It didn’t feel as awkward as some of the scenes in the movie did and it was nice to be able to know what the lead characters were thinking. The fact that we got to know their past and who they were helped us to understand them better. I didn’t really get that same aspect in the movie as I did with the book. As usual the movie was different than the book and I would highly recommend reading the novel before watching the movie. You’ll understand it better and get more out of it. I hope you enjoy this novel!