Needless to say, I loved it.
Adrienne Willis, a part-time librarian and divorced mother of three, is helping her daughter, Amanda, cope with depression. Amanda is having problems coping with the loss of her husband and is having difficulties raising her three children. In an effort to show that life goes on despite trying times, Adrienne tells her daughter the story of her relationship with Paul Flanner, whom she met in Adrienne was abandoned for a younger woman by her husband.
She parented their children alone and took care of her sick father. This had worn her down. So when an opportunity comes along to tend an inn in the small coastal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina for a friend, Adrienne decides to do it. As soon as she arrives, a major storm is forecast.
Meanwhile, Paul, a fifty-four-year-old father, arrives in Rodanthe. He has sold his home and practice, and now wishes to travel to an isolated place where he can seek relief from his shattered life.
A successful surgeon, he has recently divorced from his wife, and has had a patient die. While the storm looms, the two characters, the only people at the inn, find compassion in one another and fall in love.
After a few days, Adrienne and Paul slowly realize that once they leave, they must return to their separate lives. Paul explains a promise to join his estranged son in a medical clinic in Ecuador ; eventually, he and Adrienne part.
Adrienne returns to Rocky Mount. Paul heads for Ecuador. They communicate through letters, further fortifying their love. Paul, however, dies in Ecuador. Writing[ edit ] Sparks developed the rudiments of Nights in Rodanthe while he was writing his fourth novel, The Rescue.
He said that he contemplated writing "another short love story So Sparks worked on a story that his in-laws would "not only enjoy, but not offend them as well". He comments, "If I don't have the 'conflict', I don't have the story, and for the life of me, I couldn't come up with something new to keep the characters apart.
I also wanted to write a story using older characters, again because it's something I haven't done with the exception of The Notebook, in which they're elderly, not middle-aged.
However, The Guardian imposed a "tremendous challenge" to Sparks, and he reckoned it would require a "great deal of re-writing". He was tired of writing the novel and needed a break from it.
Within days, I suddenly knew exactly how to tell the story. I knew the characters, the setting, and especially and most importantly, the 'conflict' that would keep the characters apart. He finished the draft in Februaryand editing continued until April of the same year. Find another area of coastline in the U.
According to Sparks, there are a number of bed and breakfasts in other Outer Banks towns that are similar to his description of the inn in the novel, but he chose to create it for the story.
These events were given twists to "make the story as interesting as possible". In his speech in for the Friends of the Library in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Sparks cited several similarities of the story with his own life. Sparks and his wife, in their senior years, met in a small coastal town where they traveled to in hopes of respite.
He recalls, "I sensed something kind and wonderful about Cathy almost immediately, though Cathy like Adrienne was a little bit more hesitant in her feelings for me. Sparks incorporated the themes of sacrifice and existential dread into the story.
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Sparks grew up mainly in north-central California, where his family moved when he was eight. Since then, Nicholas Sparks has written nearly 20 books, including "A Walk to Remember" (), "Dear John" (), and "The Choice" (), all of which have been adapted for the big screen. Read on to learn more about each of Nicholas Sparks' novels.
In , Sparks graduated with honors and also met his future wife, Catherine Cote, a New Hampshire girl, while on spring break. A year later, the two were married. Six weeks later, however, tragedy struck the Sparks family when Nicholas' mother was killed in a horseback riding accident.
She was only Sparks' first book, published in , was a nonfiction book co-written with Billy Mills called "Wokini: A Lakota Journey to Happiness and Self-Understanding." But sales were modest, and Sparks continued to support himself by working as a pharmaceutical salesman in the early '90s.
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