103. At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks (2005)
The Jeremy Marsh Series Book 2
Length: 277 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 24 October 2014
Finished: 25 October 2014
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 21 November 2013
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and I have read and enjoyed Nights in Rodanthe by the same author in the past.
There are several things Jeremy Marsh was absolutely sure that he would never do: he’d never leave New York City; never give his heart away again after barely surviving one failed marriage; and never become a parent. Well, Jeremy is now living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, engaged to the love of his life, Lexie Darnell, and anticipating the start of their family. Jeremy Marsh’s life had certainly taken quite an unexpected turn.
However, just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, a mysterious and disturbing email sends him into a tailspin. It also sets into motion a chain of events that will irrevocably change the course of this young couple’s relationship. It raises several questions in Jeremy’s mind: just how well do we really know the ones we love? How do we handle the inevitable doubts and fears concerning impending parenthood, and the various stumbling blocks that are sometimes placed in our way?
Continuing the story of Jeremy Marsh and Lexie Darnell – the young couple introduced in Nicholas Sparks’ bestselling True Believer – At First Sight manages to capture all the heartbreak, tension, romance and surprises of couples who are newly married. This is 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.
This is second book by Nicholas Sparks that I’ve read, and I haven’t actually read True Believer. In my opinion, though, I didn’t really need to – this worked very well for me as a standalone story. I really enjoyed this book; granted that the story wasn’t necessarily about anything earth-shattering; but it was a poignant and heart-warming story nevertheless. This author certainly knows how to develop an unexpected story; the plot was slightly mysterious and was an engagingly quick read for me. I give At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks an A+!
A+! – (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight