The Rescue

by Nicholas Sparks | Romance |
ISBN: 0446525502 Global Overview for this book
Registered by amyem of Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on 1/9/2017
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by amyem from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Monday, January 09, 2017
Retrieved from books to be thrown away and planned for release somewhere.

Journal Entry 2 by amyem at CfA Book Sharing Shelf in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (1/10/2017 UTC) at CfA Book Sharing Shelf in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA


Bound for a stay on the work book sharing shelf

Journal Entry 3 by amyem at Panera Bread - Porter Sq in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, May 18, 2019

Released 6 mos ago (5/18/2019 UTC) at Panera Bread - Porter Sq in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA


Planned for release at May 2019 Boston Bookcrossers MeetUp

Journal Entry 4 by wingedithdollwing at Winthrop, Massachusetts USA on Monday, July 29, 2019
This was a fast summer read. Nicholas Sparks does what he does and he does it well. Spoilers follow.

The book centers on a single mom Denise and her son Kyle -- who has been misdiagnosed several times. Denise left teaching and instead is trying to be Kyle's speech therapist and piece together a correct diagnosis. Kyle has issues with language both speaking and comprehending -- it seems like a strange type of aphasia. She relocates from Atlanta to a small town in North Carolina b/c she has/inherited a house there -- and since she is no longer working, money is tight relocates to keep roof over their heads. To make end meets she gets a job in a local diner/truck stop working night shift and kindly owner lets the kid sleep in the back room. During a drive back home to Duke for medical apt., they get caught in a bad storm and Denise runs off the road. Somehow her son gets out of his seat belt/car seat and runs away. Volunteer fireman Taylor rescues Denise and then helps the search party find Kyle using good combo of logic and tracking, etc. A romance soon blooms post crisis.

Taylor is an interesting lead male character he carries with him the guilt/the death of his father which somehow factors in/accounts for: 1) still being single not and not wanting to start a family, 2) taking some dangerous chances as a volunteer fireman. Taylor previously bailed on two/2 long term relationships so when he is smitten with Denise -- his mom and his best buddy Mitch & Mitch's wife -- go all in on him. Which has the opposite effect of intention -- Taylor freaks and duly starts pushing Denise away -- she tries to regain ground and regroup but when he stands up her son/for a baseball game date she sends him packing. Dude has blown it by disappointing the kid, etc.

Unlike most of his books Sparks doesn't go too much into the atmospheric descriptions here of North Carolina -- there is a little descriptions as the characters go to the beach and travel around a bit.

Sparks's unravels his endings differently usually sometimes someone dies -- it varies between a lead and a minor character and usually there is some impact and resolution. Suffice it to say someone dies and this loss -- and is the wake up call for Taylor to get himself in gear to reconcile and commit to Denise and Kyle and start a family. Again, a fast summer read.

Journal Entry 5 by wingedithdollwing at Winthrop, Massachusetts USA on Monday, July 29, 2019
7/29/19 Released community/book case cafeteria One Ashburton Place (McCormack Building) Boston, MA 02108

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