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The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook (1996)

by Nicholas Sparks

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    Norabee: This is a truly beautiful love story that any fan of romance would love, but if you liked elements of The Notebook, you will definitely love this one - highly recommended
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Well into the book I thought I was reading a romance, shallow but enjoyable--- a fun quick read. Then there was a little drama, a difficult choice had to be made. And the writer was clever about suspending outcomes. But the last third or so of the book was embedded in the consciousness of an 80 year-old caring for some deep into Alzheimers, and with plenty of his own problems. It became a very slow moving life of the mind, sometimes with whole page descriptions of a physically painful few seconds. Suddenly I was admiring the courage and skill of the writer. I did read this book straight through! ( )
  jkennedybalto | May 16, 2019 |
Incredible romance novel set after WWII! Spans generations of a love affair certain to leave you with many empty boxes of tissues!
  mcmlsbookbutler | May 7, 2019 |
The Notebook novel is so much better than the movie. This is a book everyone should read to understand the timelessness of love. ( )
  ChristinaGoebel | Mar 30, 2019 |
A fun romance book. Short and easy to read because of the writer's skill. The characters were almost too perfect. A good attempt at describing true love between two people. It was engaging and warm. ( )
  DonaldPowell | Feb 5, 2019 |
A heart wrenching love story - they meet as teens and then are separated. The girls' mother feels they are of a higher class and live in another town), and when the boy goes into the military he writes, but she doesn't know, because the mother keeps them.
She later gives them to her and the girl, a young woman by now, engaged to marry a man of her class, goes to find him. She chooses Noah over the wealthy man. They marry, have children, a great life, but then she gets Alzheimer's.
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  VhartPowers | Dec 27, 2018 |
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This book is dedicated with love to Cathy, my wife and my friend.
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Who am I? And how, I wonder, will this story end?
I am nothing special; of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
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An elderly lady with Alzheimer's disease listens to her old diaries that speak of the young love she has long forgotten.

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