At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks

at-first-sightThere 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 Carlina, 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 marriage.

Sparks’ novel is chocked full of cliches and predictable plot lines. Clearly, because Lexie got pregnant by a man who supposedly couldn’t get a girl pregnant, she must have cheated on him with her male childhood friend. And then of course, their baby could die or be born with a deformity.

But, wait, none of that matters in the end, which is so disjointed that it reads like Sparks just threw everything tragic into his story in order get every woman who picks up At First Sight to cry floods of tears. The dialog was completely unrealistic, his characters were incredibility dense, and the whole things was just plain cheesy. {In his dedication, Spark says the character of Lexie reminds him of his wife. His poor wife!} I used to be a Nicholas Sparks fan, but this novel has definitely placed him on my blacklist for a while.

Book Mentioned:

  •  Sparks, Nicholas. At First Sight. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2006. Originally published 2004. Print. 288 pgs. ISBN: 9780446698467. Source: Library.
Book Cover © Grand Central Publishing. Retrieved: February 7, 2009.

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