Friday, 16 July 2010

Quick Book Review: The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks

I finished reading this book a few weeks ago and did not want it to end. I tend to be iffy about Nicholas Sparks books because they are often on the "do not cross" line between romantic and cheesy.

The Rescue, however, was a far from cheesy as it gets. The story felt so real and believeable I did not want to put the book down. If you like Nicholas Sparks, or are on the fence about him I think you should give this book a try. I  hadn't found a book of his I really liked enough to recommend since I read The Notebook a few years ago. Yes, the book is somewhat formuliac- but aren't most romances? Thats the reason many people read them.

But this book is far from dull and I couldn't guess what was going to happen next in the plot line. Its the story of  a woman whose son has speech problems and their interactions with the volunteer fireman who rescued him.

Two great love stories in one.

Want a copy? Have you read it? What did you think? What is your favorite Nicholas Sparks book?


  1. Hi there, I'm over from The Girl Creative, no I haven't read this book, but I do like romance novels. Very nice review. It's great to get so deep into a book that you do not want it to end. I've found several books like that, but more books where I couldn't wait for them to end. :D Enjoy the weekend!

  2. well you've confinced me to try him again. I liked the first novel I read from him then hated the second. I can always use another book to read. Thanks for the review.
    Visiting from friend fridays, following you now. :o)

  3. I LOVE the Rescue!! It is SUCH a good book. I agree with almost everything you said. Of course, I love Nicholas Sparks, just about every book I've read of his has been amazing (with the exception of Dear John which I hated). My favorite book of his is A Bend in the Road. The Rescue was my favorite until I read A Bend in the Road. :)

  4. I love Nicholas Sparks books! Haven't picked up The Rescue yet, but I do need a new book to read, so thanks for the recommendation!

  5. Hmmm... Thought I already left a comment! Hmph!

    Thanks for the recommendation - i need a new book to read and the only other Nicholas Sparks books I've read were The Notebook and The Wedding!

  6. OH yay! Looking for a new read. Thanks! New Friday follower in the house. Hope you'll come return the favor!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner


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