Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks

After 29 years with Jane, Wilson Lewis realizes that his marriage is failing, especially after he forgets their wedding anniversary. Determined to win Jane and his marriage back, Wilson seeks the advice of her father, Noah, a man who understands the importance of romance in a relationship. With the exception of Wilson, Noah's doctors and family members think he is suffering from dementia, as Noah believes that the spirit of his deceased wife and one true love, Allie, lives in a swan that frequents the pond at his home.

Meanwhile, their eldest child, Anna, has announced her engagement to Keith. Anna wants to get married immediately since she knows Noah is ill and doesn't have much time left. As Jane and Wilson get caught up in the whirlwind of Anna's wedding planning, Wilson must find a way to win back Jane's heart on the day that matters most in the world - their 30th wedding anniversary.

Although not billed as a sequel, the characters of Noah and Allie appeared as protagonists in Sparks's earlier novel, The Notebook, which was later made into a feature film starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.

The Wedding progresses much like many of Spark's novels do, building slowly yet beautifully to the finish. However, he saves a final twist to the end that made this novel worth reading and consequently proves that you will never be disappointed in a Nicholas Sparks story.

1 comment:

Marisa-Information said...

As a fan of the movie, The Notebook, this book sounds like a great follow up with Noah. I haven't read any Nicholas Sparks because the seem like such tearjerkers but The Wedding I might have to try.