A Bend in the Road

by Nicholas Sparks | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0446611867 Global Overview for this book
Registered by lisabb2 of Grimes, Iowa USA on 4/3/2006
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by lisabb2 from Grimes, Iowa USA on Monday, April 03, 2006
From the back cover:

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.

Journal Entry 2 by efs300 from Hardeeville, South Carolina USA on Wednesday, April 05, 2006
lisabb2 has been kind enough to let her copy of this book continue my stalled bookray. Forum post announcing bookray.

  1. rainwolfe(Crofton, Maryland)
  2. TeenieBeanie (Toronto, Canada - Prefers ship Candada only, will ship USA)
  3. lisabb2 (Grimes, Iowa - Ship USA Only)
  4. heartsong2 (Kearney, Nebraska - Prefers ship US only)
  5. collectorkerri(Melrose Park, Illinois USA - Ship USA/Canada Only)
  6. erinf31 (Surrey, British Columbia Canada - Ship to Canada/USA only)
  7. summerbreeze(Surrey, British Columbia Canada - Ship International)
  8. NeedSun (Aurora, Ontario Canada - Prefers ship to US or Int., not Canada)
  9. hetku77 (Pirkkala, Finland - Ship Int)
  10. dinkie (South Shields, UK)<----- Being Read By
  11. Hellie (South Shields, UK)
  12. blakkat-BNE (London, UK - Ship UK only - Moving to the UK in March '07)
  13. Helly77 (Burnley, UK)
  14. hshah(Mumbai, Maharashtra India - Ship within Asia)
  15. amberC (wanguri, Australia - Ship Australia only)
  16. acountkel(Charlotte, North Carolina USA - Ship International Surface)

Bookray instructions ( Copied from catsalive):
1. SIGN UP for this bookray by sending me a Private Message. Order of participants will be juggled between geography, date of request and shipping limitations. Late additions may be added to the end of the list.
2. When the person before you on the list finishes reading the book, they will send you a Private Message for your postal address. If you no longer wish to read it, let them (and me!) know and I will move you down/off the list.
3. WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE BOOK please make a journal entry so everyone knows it has safely arrived. Bookrays should not be stressful, take your time and enjoy the book. Just make sure it gets mailed on to the next person.
4. WHEN YOU FINISH THE BOOK, make another journal entry telling us what you thought - did you like it? Did you think it was well-written?
5. CONTINUE THE BOOKRAY by sending a Private Message to the person after you on the bookring list and request their postal address. Please check back here for the latest distribution list. If the person doesn't respond within 7-10 days (use your judgement), please PM the next person, and then me, so I can update the bookray list.
6. END OF THE RAY, The last person on the ray could try and continue the ray or just give/mail the book to someone else who might like to read it, an RABCK perhaps, look at cliff1976.com wish list web site or release it into the wild.

The prior stalled book can be found here. Forum post announcing this bookray can be found here.

Journal Entry 3 by lisabb2 from Grimes, Iowa USA on Monday, April 10, 2006
Just finished this book and I got a good cry out of it!!! It took me awhile to figure out who was actually driving the car!!! This was a great story...sad and happy mixed together. I love Nicholas Sparks!!!

This book will be on it's way to heartsong2 shortly!!!

Journal Entry 4 by heartsong2 on Monday, April 17, 2006
Arrived today! I love the book plate. Haven't seen that particular one before. Thanks for sending the book along!

Journal Entry 5 by heartsong2 on Sunday, April 23, 2006
Finished reading today. A nice light read compared to the way life has been lately. Sparks always comes up with a good, sentimental story. Sometimes his use of "had" verbage makes me a little crazy, but it was a pleasant read none-the-less. Thank you for sharing.

Have collectorkerri's address and will post this coming Wednesday, 4/26.

Update: posted 4/26/06.

Journal Entry 6 by collectorkerri from Springfield, Illinois USA on Friday, April 28, 2006
Only took two days to arrive! By happy coincidence, I just finished a book yesterday, so I should be able to start this tomorrow.

Journal Entry 7 by collectorkerri from Springfield, Illinois USA on Friday, May 12, 2006
"Pleasant but Predictable" would be the headline if I was writing a book review. I enjoyed the story, but saw the ending coming, and I'm usually oblivious to those sorts of things. This is the first Nicholas Sparks that I've read, although I've seen two movies based on his books.

Sent on today to erinf31.

Journal Entry 8 by erinf31 from Chase, British Columbia Canada on Friday, May 26, 2006
Only took 2 weeks to arrive! I will start reading this book soon. I have to finish off the book I am currently reading then I will dive right into this one! I am hosting a book discussion for this book in June. Can't wait!

Journal Entry 9 by erinf31 at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, June 22, 2006

Released 14 yrs ago (6/21/2006 UTC) at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases



I mailed 'A Bend in the Road' to Summerbreeze. It should be there tomorrow or the next day. Enjoy! I enjoyed the book. There was a lot of romance at the start and then half way through the mystery starts to unfold.

Journal Entry 10 by bc-del-20080226 on Friday, June 23, 2006
I just got this in the mail today...I am one book behind schedule, but it is a fast read. I should be able to get this one done in the one month time frame. I can hardly wait to read it.

Journal Entry 11 by bc-del-20080226 on Saturday, July 08, 2006
I loved this story, I couldn't put it down in the past two days, I just had to find out who drove the car. I almost skipped ahead to find that out then go back to reading it...I resisted the urge. I love Spark's books, they are so good. I am also happy with the ending, I think I would have been depressed if it didn't end the way it did.

Time to send it off to the next person.

Journal Entry 12 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, August 08, 2006
This book arrived while I was on vacation. I will just say today is the day for tracking purposes.

Thank you for sending it to me. I am very much looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 13 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Monday, August 21, 2006
What a lovely story. Yes, it was predictable but the way the characters worked through their emotions was pretty gripping.

Thank you so much Summerbreeze for sending this book to me. I hope you are feeling better. And thanks to you both, efs300 and lisabb2, for giving me the opportunity to read my first book by Nicholas Sparks.

This book was sent by air to hetku77 on August 19.

Journal Entry 14 by winghetku77wing from Nokia, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, August 27, 2006
27.8. The book arrived by mail on Friday, thank you NeedSun! I have a few rings to read before this one, as I've moved twice in past 3 months...

1.12. I finished the book yesterday. It was typical story by Sparks; sweet and innocent in a way. Though I have to say I found the story a bit too predictive. It was obvious that the person who caused the death of Miles's wife had to be some one Sarah knew. Despite that the story was quite good and entertaining. The book will be sent to the next person once I have her address.

5.12. I wasn't able to reach Hellie either by pm or email, so the book was sent to Dinkie today.

Journal Entry 15 by Dinkie from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, December 08, 2006
Arrived in the post today, I'm really looking forward to reading this and will pass it on to Hellie when I've read it as I see her often. Thanks lisabb2 for giving me the chance to read it.

Journal Entry 16 by Dinkie from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Monday, January 22, 2007
I really enjoyed this book although I guessed who was driving the car quite early on, but still the book did not disappoint! This book is really easy to read with very likeable characters.

Will pass the book on to Hellie on Thursday.

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