A thirty-one, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At twenty-nine, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. The story of their lives in captured in a notebook and read everyday to one woman by a man named Duke in hopes that she will remember.
I haven’t enjoyed the last couple of Nicholas Sparks’ books I’ve read, so I wanted to return to the book that got me hooked on him to begin with — The Notebook. Truth be told, it’s pretty sappy, but it’s also unbelievably romantic and makes me cry every time I read it. I love how I can just slip into the story from the moment I crack open the cover, how there are those little things Sparks tells you that shows how truly and utterly in love they are with one another.
- Sparks, Nicholas. The Notebook. New York: Warner, 2004. Print. 240 pgs. ISBN: 9780446605236. Source: Purchased.