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At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
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At First Sight

by Nicholas Sparks

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One of those books that stays with you and makes you ponder and think. ( )
  soosthemoose | Feb 14, 2016 |
I was excited to read this book, because I was wondering what happend with the characters from his previous book, True Believer.
Even though I don't think this is one of Spark's better books, it is good in the aspect that it's one of the most realistic book he has written. Stuff like this happens to people all over the world and it was a nice change to see it from start to finish to the story of these to characters and how it all came to a full circle. ( )
  AlexisLovesBooks | Feb 9, 2016 |
This is a poignant love story that is the sequel to a book I haven't read. Jeremy Marsh is engaged to Lexie Darnell, a woman he has only known for a very short period of time. Against his friend's advice, he moves from NYC to North Carolina during their engagement. A writer, Jeremy finds himself with a serious case of writer's block as he and his pregnant fiancée plan their wedding, buy and renovate a house and deal with learning about each other. This includes some surprising revelations that test Jeremy's ability to trust the woman he loves. To top all of this off, he finds it hard to adjust to the slow life in a Southern small town after years in the big city.

The point of view shifts to Lexie at times, and we see how her emotions, heightened by pregnancy, are touched as she deals with challenges from her past and the conflicts that arise. Jeremy has his own past as he was married before. She is also concerned when her old friend Rachel disappears one weekend.

Romance novels are not my cup of tea, but it was a bit different to read one by a man. Of course, Sparks consciously chose a niche no one else was filling by choosing to be a man writing romance novels (eta that he was the first to publish them under his own name rather than a woman's pseudonym). I do tend to get tired of the repetitiveness found in romance genre novels in regard to pondering feelings and what's going on with the romantic interest. This novel wasn't as bad for that, and did have some interest for me, so I gave it a 3. I don't plan to read any more books by Sparks at this point. ( )
  Karin7 | Jan 20, 2016 |
second in series about the first child of a couple that got married in the True Believer book ( )
  nancynova | Sep 12, 2015 |
Being from NC, loved this book as well as all his books as have read them all! Continuing the story of the young couple introduced in Sparks’s bestselling True Believer, this novel captures all the heartbreak, tension, romance and surprises of those who are newly wed. An astonishing tale about the love between a man and a woman and between a parent and a child, At First Sight is about endings that bring new beginnings . . . tragedies that lead to unexpected joy . . . and, most of all, the magic of everlasting love.
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  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446401269, Mass Market Paperback)

There are a few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he'd never do: he'd never leave New York City; never give his heart away again after barely surviving one failed marriage; and, most of all, never become a parent. Now, Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie Darnell, the love of his life, and anticipating the birth of their daughter. But just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, an unsettling and mysterious message re-opens old wounds and sets off a chain of events that will forever change the course of this young couple's marriage.


Dramatic, heartbreaking and surprising, this is a story about the love between a man and a woman and between a parent and a child. More than that, it is a story that beautifully portrays how the same emotion that can break your heart is also the one that will ultimately heal it.

While the novel picks up the tale of Lexie Darnell and Jeremy Marsh that started in True Believer and will delight fans of that novel, it stands on its own as one of Nicholas Sparks's most deeply moving love stories.

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Jeremy Marsh is now living in Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie Darnell, and awaiting the birth of their daughter, but, just when things are looking good, an unsettling and mysterious message brings trouble from the past.

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