I’m back once again with yet another book review. At some point there will be more real life posts, but since I am sort of behind on my reading goal this year I thought that I would try and use the month of March to catch up. It also doesn’t hurt that the Creating & Co book club is also having a readathon month where we attempt to clear books of our book shelves.
I’m pretty sure that I hadn’t read The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks before though I will admit that I have read quite a bit of his books in the past. I do know that I have read the follow-up to this called The Wedding several years back. I’m glad that the Paper & Glam bookclub made both books their February read and that I got to read both in succession. After reading the book and then watching the movie, which is currently on Netflix. I think that I honestly like the book better.
In case you haven’t heard of this book or the movie, here’s a quick synopsis Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson have a summer romance in the North Carolina town where Noah was raised. Then circumstances beyond their control tear them apart for several years until in 1945 Allie comes unexpectedly back into Noah’s life. Flash forward years later and Noah as an old man is reading their love story to Allie hoping for a miracle that she’ll remember since she has been living with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
I loved the story to pieces, I think what really did it was the way that Noah never gave up on Allie even though her disease affected her memory in such a tremendous way. It takes great patience and perseverance to keep doing something so simple like reading and being with someone like that everyday. This is the love story that people hope for and this is a classic Nicholas Sparks book that has made him the romance author of this time.