Nights in Rodanthe (Unabridged)
by Nicholas Sparks
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At 45, Adrienne Willis must rethink her entire life when her husband abandons her for a younger woman. Reeling with heartache, and in search of a respite, she flees to the small coastal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina, to tend to a friend's inn for the weekend. But when a major storm starts moving in, it appears that Adrienne's perfect getaway will be ruined - until a guest named Paul Flanner arrives. At 54, Paul has just sold his medical practice and come to Rodanthe to escape his own shattered past. Now, with the storm 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.
To Love AND to be Loved
Nights in Rodanthe I really enjoyed it. I am a SAP for romance so NIGHTS IN RODANTHE was just my cup of tea. Better, break out the Kleenex because this one’s a tear-jerker. I can’t wait for the soon to be released movie. Adrienne Willis takes care of a friend’s inn in Rodanthe, North Carolina just after her touch with heartache. Her husband has just left her for a younger woman and she leaves for a short time to recollect herself and do her friend Jean, who is gone to attend a wedding, a favor. Once at the inn she breaks down and then meets Dr. Paul Flanner, who is the only guest this time of year at the inn, and the two become instantly attracted to each other. Paul is a 54 year old surgeon, divorced, with one son who detests him. Just recently retired after selling his established practice, he is now planning to move to Ecuador to serve as a missionary doctor along side of his son. This is the story Adrienne’s tells to her daughter Amanda, who recently lost her husband Brent from testicular cancer. Amanda is caring for her two sons AND having great difficulty trying to get over her husband’s death at the same time, and it is very hard to accept the fact that he was really dead. Adrienne tries to help Amanda through this situation by telling her a story about when she was forty-five of her and Paul’s days in Rodanthe and it all comes back- her youth, feeling desirable, worthy of being loved, delayed happiness and the feeling that is captured in the air when love is felt within the heart. Adrienne and Paul both realize that they have been searching for each other for all of their lives and were finally drawn together in Rodanthe by fate. They part with great pain as friends and lovers, vowing to correspond since she is unable to leave her children and move to Ecuador. They decide to stay in touch my mail until he would return in a year. Then tragedy strikes… NIGHTS IN RODANTHE will certainly touch your heart and warm your soul. This is a story that I will ALWAYS remember. It gave me the chills and then mad me cry for all the bitter sweet moments where love was there AND then gone. A tender story of love, family and the way fate plays a huge part in the entire scheme of life and our own expectations.
Sparks is amazing
I first got into Sparks on my way down to S.C. and we listened to A Walk to Remember on audio tape. I fell in love with the story and started reading all of his books. Nights in Rodanthe is an excelent book to read. If you love Sparks you will love this book
I had heard that people were bauling their eyes out at the theater watching the movie based on this book so I had to get it. I listen to audiobooks while I am at work....I seem to get more done that way. I turned this story on and didn't want to stop it. I listened to it on my drive home also, which has never happened before. The narrator is good and easy to listen to and the story is absolutely awesome.