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A Bend in the Road (edition 2005)

by Nicholas Sparks

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Title:A Bend in the Road
Authors:Nicholas Sparks
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2005), Paperback, 352 pages
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A story of a man and a woman and a devastating secret that threatens to keep them separated...
  MerrittGibsonLibrary | Jul 13, 2016 |
The writing or characters aren't really bad, I just never got interested in the story and have no interest in continuing. To me it's predictable enough and even if there are some surprises, I don't want to read over 300 pages to find out. Going to try another one of his stories instead.
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
The trees fly by so fast they're a blur. It's an old dirt road with one house around. There are big bushes at the end of the driveway and you soon notice a hole in the bush. Suddenly you turn the corner and don't see her until the last minute. You get out to find her lying on the ground and soon find yourself driving away, for what reason you don't know. In "A Bend In The Road" by Nicholas Sparks this is exactly the kind of tragedy that takes place and no one knows why in the shocking realistic fiction novel.
The main character Miles Ryan is a rugged and skeptical man that strives to find the answer to the mystery that has darkened his entire life. Sarah is a fun-loving and cautious teacher that meets Miles and it drastically changes her life in more ways than she can ever imagine. In the middle of all of this is Jonah the son of Miles who struggles to understand the reason that all of this is happening. The setting is a small town in North Carolina where news spreads quickly and you always have to watch your back.
When tragedy strikes Miles Ryan longs to not only fulfill his duty of Deputy Sheriff but to find the person who has ruined his life. When he meets Sarah Andrews he instinctively thinks he has found his soulmate again until another life changing moment is revealed. My opinion of the book is that there can always be forgiveness even in the darkest of moments. This is shown in the book, "She couldn't believe what she saw. She closed her eyes, then opened them slowly, hoping and praying it was true. It was. And Miles and Jonah were waiting inside for her." The quote explains how even after the shocking secret of how Miles' wife died and who killed her was revealed Jonah and Miles forgive Sarah because they know that the accident wasn't her fault and there was nothing she could do. The author creates tension by Mile arresting someone else for killing his wife and believing it is him before finding out who it really was. This book is for anyone that loves mysterious novels and love stories. ( )
  Tato14 | Mar 17, 2015 |
Loved it...as have read all Sparks books....never disappoints! In A Bend in the Road, Sparks writes with a luminous intensity about life’s bitter turns and incomparable sweetness. His affirming message carries a powerful lesson about the imperfections of being human, the mistakes we all make, and the joy that comes when we give ourselves to love.
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  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
a love story that is different. letting go of a old love story and find new love! it was good!!
  audreys2019 | Oct 3, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446611867, Mass Market Paperback)

Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. As deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina, he not only grieves for her and worries about their young son Jonah but longs to bring the unknown driver to justice. Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews, Jonah's second-grade teacher. A young woman recovering from a difficult divorce, Sarah moved to New Bern hoping to start over. Tentatively, Miles and Sarah reach out to each other...soon they are falling in love. But what neither realizes is that they are also bound together by a shocking secret, one that will force them to reexamine everything they believe in-including their love.

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Devastated by the death of his wife in a hit-and-run accident, Miles, deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina, discovers new meaning in his life when he meets Sarah Andrews, a woman struggling to rebuild her own life.

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