Thursday, May 3, 2012

Book Review: The Wedding

I just finished my 4th Nicholas Sparks book on my flight home from New Orleans yesterday. {Picture and description via}

Plot: After thirty years of marriage, Wilson Lewis, son-in-law of Allie and Noah Calhoun (of The Notebook), is forced to admit that the romance has gone out of his marriage. Desperate to win back his wife, Jane’s, heart, he must figure out how to make her fall in love with him… again. Despite the shining example of Allie and Noah’s marriage, Wilson is himself a man unable to easily express his emotions. A successful estate attorney, he has provided well for his family, but now, with his daughter’s upcoming wedding, he is forced to face the fact that he and Jane have grown apart and he wonders if she even loves him anymore. Wilson is sure of one thing—his love for his wife has only deepened and intensified over the years. Now, with the memories of his in-laws’ magnificent fifty-year love affair as his guide, Wilson struggles to find his way back into the heart of the woman he adores.

Review:  This might be my favorite Nicholas Sparks book to-date.  Yes, all of his books are a little cheesy and usually a little predictable, but this story was so sweet without being too sappy that I loved it instantly.  Wilson is a guy who has definitely made mistakes in his marriage, but, if after 30 years of marriage, Brent loves me half as much as this, we'll be a-okay.  It was a refreshing read with no major drama - just a real old fashioned love story.


Jeff Rivera said...

His books might be cheesy, but they all have some good messages. This is also one of my favorite books, not just from Nicholas Sparks, but from all the books I've ever read. The world is lacking good old love stories with true love and emotions. Keep on writing reviews, they are great and inspiring.