"A strong relationship drama"
With her daughter unable to move on from the sudden death
of her husband, sixty-year-old Adrienne Willis decides to
tell her a true story about how she rebounded from losing
her spouse. Fifteen years ago, Adrienne felt her world
ended when her husband and father of their three children
deserted her for a younger woman. Adrienne knew life was
over for a washed up old maid with nothing to offer like
she was and wondered what she would do with no one to care
for as she always had too much responsibility for nurturing
others at the cost of herself.
Adrienne explains that in Rodanthe, North Carolina she met
Dr. Paul Flanner, a surgeon with no time for his wife and
son as work was everything to him. His world collapsed
when a patient died. Paul and Adrienne found solace with
one another. Though their love affair healed both of them,
they realized that it must be a beautiful memory once they
leave this coastal North Carolina town and go back to join
NIGHTS IN RODANTHE is a strong relationship drama starring
two likable protagonists who could have been cast as the
lead characters in several other Nicholas Sparks' novels.
The story line is fun for new fans, but will lose some
spark for long time readers, as everything seems
inevitable. Why Mr. Sparks used the "flashback" technique
to tell his story is never explained, but he still provides
a warm tale that readers will appreciate.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 9, 2002