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The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks

The Rescue (2000)

by Nicholas Sparks

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Rescue is one kind of book which I cherish reading when I wish to take a break after reading a long one.The book is like a breather and feels at home.The characters and the episodes in the book are elucidated perfectly.The books allows one to ease off from a continuously reading thriller/suspense/killer ones. ( )
  Ranjani_Krishnan | Mar 2, 2015 |
Have read all Nicholas Sparks books - He never disappoints! Taylor doesn’t know that this rescue will be different from all the others, demanding far more than raw physical courage. It will lead him to the possibility of his own rescue from a life lived without love and will require him to open doors to his past that were slammed shut by pain. This rescue will dare him to live life to the fullest by daring to love.
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  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
The rescue was a good and romantic book about a volunteer fireman Taylor M. is driving to a heroic risk on finding a single mothers son named Kyle that somehow ran away when a braking storm hits his small southern town. The mother named Denise Holton meets Taylor and falls in love but seen to dare him to make the greatest commitment. Iliked when Taylor and Denise fall in love w'll trying to find Denise's son.
  br14evdi | May 31, 2014 |
I almost gave up reading this book 10 pages before the end-it was that monotonous. However,I kept reading, and am glad that I did because those last 10 pages were EASILY the best part. Cried like nobody's business. Not my favourite Sparks creation, but it definitely hit a soft spot (it is also based on very personal events from the author's real life, if that's a selling point at all for you). ( )
  rmboland | Jul 13, 2012 |
Well, Nicholas Sparks always makes me cry—in a good way.
This is a great tale. The human nature of people shows through in his writing. Nicholas Sparks has certain trademarks that always keep his readers coming back for his next creation: love, tragedy, a heart-tugging middle and an ending that leaves you satisfied.
Denise, the main character, has a young son, Kyle. I instantly fell in love with this speaking impaired child, and loved the way Denise communicated with him. She is a single mom, who is in a car accident. When Taylor, a handsome firefighter happens by the accident site, the story really takes off. Taylor searches for Denise’s missing son, and refuses to give up until he is found. You think this is the ”rescue” the title implies, and it is—but then later you discover who is really the one who needs rescuing.
A romance develops between Denise and Taylor, however, both are fighting demons of their pasts and struggle to make their relationship work.
This story was one of those hard to put down books. When you think things are going to calm down...something unexpected happens—which is why I spent the wee hours of the morning reading it. It was well worth the lost sleep.
I highly recommend this book.
If I could give it 10 stars I would ( )
  JMPowers | Nov 30, 2011 |
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This book is dedicated with love to Pat and Billy Mills. My life is better because of both. Thank you for everything.
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It would later be called one of the most violent storms in North Carolina history.
“You are going to come across people in your life who say all the right words at all the right time. But in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by. It’s actions, not words, that matter.”
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When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can't bring himself to make: he can't fall in love. For all his adult years, Taylor has sought out women who need to be rescued, women he leaves as soon as their crisis is over and the relationship starts to become truly intimate. When a raging storm hits his small Southern town, single mother Denise Holton’s car skids off the road. The young mom is with her four-year-old son Kyle, a boy with severe learning disabilities and for whom she has sacrificed everything. Taylor McAden finds her unconscious and bleeding, but does not find Kyle. When Denise wakes, the chilling truth becomes clear to both of them: Kyle is gone. During the search for Kyle, the connection between Taylor and Denise takes root. Taylor doesn't know that this rescue will be different from all the others, demanding far more than raw physical courage. It will lead him to the possibility of his own rescue from a life lived without love and will require him to open doors to his past that were slammed shut by pain. This rescue will dare him to live life to the fullest by daring to love.
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Denise Holden's life is a fragile mix of luck and hard work. A single mom of a speech-delayed son, Denise makes ends meet by moving to the small town of Edenton, North Carolina, and working the late shift as a waitress. When Denise crashes her car and her son Kyle flees the accident and disappears into the storm, her only stroke of luck is the quick arrival of Taylor McAden, a volunteer fireman. Taylor's got a knack for fixing people, and he can't help wanting to be involved with Denise beyond the initial rescue of Kyle.

As Taylor helps Denise recover from the accident and get to know the town, they discover a sweet bond and a magical chemistry that pulls them closer and closer. Though Taylor fits perfectly into Denise's family, he's unable to open his heart to being loved by her. As Taylor struggles to understand his conflicting desires, Denise questions the wisdom of gambling with Kyle's and her own emotions.

Author Nicholas Sparks has found a loyal audience for his stories about the internal battles that accompany the arrival of love. His heroes may be truck-driving manly men and his heroines emotional swamis, but it's easy to overlook the traditional roles when the complexities of human relationships are so beautifully described. Sparks has found his forte, and this novel is sure to be as popular as his earlier works. --Nancy R.E. O'Brien

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Reluctant to take chances in the world of romance, volunteer firefighter Taylor McAden experiences a dramatic change of heart after a near-fatal automobile accident leads to a fateful encounter with Denise Holden.

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