The Rescue Author:Nicholas Sparks Taylor McAden is a volunteer fireman who is always the first to plunge into danger. But there is one risk he can't seem to take: falling in love. Then he meets Denise Holden, a single mother who has moved to the small town of Edenton, North Carolina, to build a new life. A near fatal car crash will bring these two together; but before that c... more »an happen, Taylor must first look into his past and see if it's not too late to take a chance on the future.« less
Nice and sappy. A good light read. Although I didn't care for the kidspeak (there's a nearly autistic kid character and Sparks writes what the kid says and then again HOW he says it... like in the kids' language... that was annoying).
First off, I generally don't read romantic books. I usally like to read thrillers, or horror books, But I found out that Nicholas Sparks was a fantastic writer. This book, the Rescue, was a wonderful story, filled with a lot of emotion. And I did cry at the end.
I was pulled into this book right away with the idea of a lost child, but the story slows down within the first few chapters. At least it did for me. Once I got almost halfway, I was bored with the story and lost interest soon after. I never did finish this one. It probably ends the way I think it did, but I never will find out because I don't want to finish reading it.
Even though the concepts of his novels may be a bit similar, this one is still an interesting page-turner you can't put down. I've always enjoyed reading his works, and this one's no disappointment even though parts are quite generic/predictable.
Four out of five.
This was a typical Nicholas Sparks novel. The author takes one ordinary guy and pairs him with an exceptionally beautiful woman. I thought the main characters were charming although they didn't always make the best decisions. The book, despite having a Sparks-typical plotline, became intriguing and finally caught my interest halfway through (I almost put the book down to read something fun). Don't be surprised if Sparks' story brings a tear to your eye.
I'll start off by saying I am a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks. That being said this book has become my personal favorite (it's a tie between this book and "The Notebook"). Not only was this a profound story of love and loss, but the author drew on his own life experience to write this extraordinary story. Which makes it all the more touching and beautiful. I would recomend this book to any fan of Nicholas Sparks, all mothers, and anyone who has ever experienced the joys and tragedies of life.
When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks--risks no one else in the department would ever take--to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can't bring himself to make: He can't fall in love.