The Notebook⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Author: Nicholas Sparks


7/1/20231 min read

Book Blurb: Set amid the austere beauty of the North Carolina coast begins the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner who recently returned from the Second World War. Noah is restoring a plantation home to its former glory, and he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met fourteen years earlier, a girl he loved like no other. Unable to find her, yet unwilling to forget the summer they spent together, Noah is content to live with only memories...until she unexpectedly returns to his town to see him once again. Like a puzzle within a puzzle, the story of Noah and Allie is just the beginning. As it unfolds, their tale miraculously becomes something different, with much higher stakes. The result is a deeply moving portrait of love itself, the tender moments and the fundamental changes that affect us all. It is a story of miracles and emotions that will stay with you forever.

Review: What a page-turner!! From the beginning to the end, you just want to know what will happen. I love romantic novels, so I don't care if it's sappy, but it has to be your thing. The struggle of Noah losing his beloved Ally to Alzheimer's disease is written very well. I think we all can relate to the fear that it could happen to us or our loved ones, and maybe you experience it in your circle. The characters are lovable and easy to relate to. There is enough tension and conflict to keep the story interesting and we're all hoping for that happy ending. The only negative is that the book doesn't leave a lot of room for your imagination, but the book isn't written for that, so I was fine with it. If you are a hopeless romantic you do want to read this book, if you're not, you probably need a bucket.