12 February 2010

The Most Romantic Book Ever--First Feature Friday of 2010

****We interrupt this post for an announcement: it's snowing in Ga! HOORRRRAAAYYYY!!! This is the first time I've seen snow all winter. Celebrate with me, please!***

Hey, Friends! It's Feature Friday!

We haven't had one in a while simply because I wanted to discuss other things. But the time has come for me to reveal my most favorite romantic book. Are you ready? It's a great one!



Nicolas Sparks' The Wedding!

I love love love this story! It's the sequel to The Notebook, and you have to read that book before you read this one. The movie doesn't count. And the reason why is because Hollywood changed the ending to The Notebook, therefore making it impossible to produce The Wedding. Seriously, I'm almost as bitter about that as how they ruined Eragon. But I digress...and I'm not saying The Notebook as a movie stunk, because it didn't. Just that this book would make an even better movie. :0)

So, I can't say much about the plot because it's one of those books. What I can say is that it's set in the South, it involves certain beloved characters and locations from Notebook (I won't ruin the book for you if you haven't read it), and a beautiful, incredible story about a love between a husband and wife (versus a dating couple). The next time you're in a bookstore or library, look this one up. It's worth the read--and that's coming from a "nonromantic"! :0)

Happy Valentine's Day! See y'all Monday!

35 comments:

  1. My favorite romance is Jane Eyre. Love, love, love it.

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  2. I haven't read this one, but it sounds like a good pick for Valentine's Day! Thanks.

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  3. Oh cool. I did not know there was a sequel to The Notebook. Now I will have to read them both :)

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  4. I only saw the movie of The Notebook. You mean in the book, she doesn't die?

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  5. I like non-fiction and mystery but....b/c you think it's worth the read....I'm gonna get it. Have a great weekend. Sarah

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  6. Agreed, Kristen! I loved this one, though not quite as much at The Notebook (in book form). Sparks really tells stories like no other.

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  7. I wrote it down to check out from the library. Thanks for the recommendation. :O)

    www.dianeestrella.com

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  8. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the suggestion!

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  9. I didn't know there was a sequel. Thanks for letting me know.
    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  10. This is a great book! Nicholas Sparks is really setting the bar high for husbands and boyfriends, isn't he? :) My favorite romance of all time is "Pride and Prejudice."

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  11. I haven't read it, but it sounds like I should.

    Happy Valentine's Day! :-)

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  12. I've read this one...it's a goodie.

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  13. Oooh, will look for this one! How does that man do it? LOL
    Happy V-day!

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  14. Most romantic...hmmmm. Would have to say Pride and Prejudice!

    Happy Valentine's, dear one!
    Patti

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  15. How funny, I read the Notebook eons ago and I bought the notebook movie to watch on V-day! I don't even remember the ending of the notebook novel Please help!

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  16. I'm not a huge Nicholas Sparks fan, which you wouldn't know by the number of books of his that I've read. But anyway, I've read this one and it was sweet. It definitely touched my heart. I've been trying to get my hubby to read it for awhile :)

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  17. I'm not a huge fan either, Cindy, but I do love this book!

    Hey, T.Anne and Laura! In the book Noah doesn't die. He's a primary character for The Wedding.

    I've never seen nor read that, Patti! Can you believe that? I made it through school without reading Austen!

    So great, Jennifer and Tess!

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  18. Do it, Shannon! I think you'll like it!

    He definitely did, Julie!

    You're welcome, Karen, Diane, and Jody!

    This one is really great, Janna! I agree!

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  19. Aw, that means a lot, Sarah! I hope you like it!

    Do it, Tabitha and Elizabeth! Have a great Valentine's Day!

    I've never read it, Rebecca! Can you believe that?

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  20. Happy Valentine's Day to you, as well. I hope you're enjoying the snow!

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  21. I'm glad you got the snow and not us. We've got enough to last for several years. The weather people said we've broken the all-time high record for snowfall.

    I'll have to add these to my Wish List. Thanks for the tip.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  22. I've read this - I liked it too, but it's been awhile so I can't think of the details.

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  23. He is one of my favorite writers! I want so badly to go see his movie that is out!

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  24. I'm embarrassed to say that I love the movie The Notebook but have never read the book. I must fix that ASAP.

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  25. Oh, I want to read this. I enjoyed The Notebook immensely.

    PS: Enjoy the snow!

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  26. Ha! I should've guessed it would be a Nicholas Sparks book. *grin*
    Not sure I have a fave romance book, but Last of Mohicans is my fave movie.

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  27. I've been curious if I'd like a Sparks book and now I have a reccomendation to try. Thanks!

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  28. Nicholas Sparks is great. I like his books because there not cookie cutter romances - there aren't always happy endings. "Dear John" is my favorite of his, and they totally changed the story of that for the movie, too. LAME!

    I left you something over at my blog! :)

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  29. Hi Kristin! I found your blog from KM's site. You have a wonderful space here; I love the flowers!! You must not be too far from me, because I saw snow for the first time yesterday too. I'm in GA.

    I love Nicholas Sparks's work. No one writes a romantic novel like him! I haven't picked this one up yet, but I'm putting it on my to-read list.

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  30. Oh, I loved this one, too!! Interesting enough, Sparks considers himself a Love Story novelist, not a romance writer. Guess on account of a lot of his stories not having the HEA. I cry more than not through his novels, that's for sure!

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  31. Oh, and I'm celebrating the snow with you, Kristen! I love it too!

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  32. HA! I didn't know that, Eileen! Thanks for letting me know!

    Nicole, it's so great to meet you! Thanks for coming by! I look forward to getting to know you!

    I'm not sure I'm going to see that movie, KM. I haven't read the book either. I actually haven't read a new Sparks' book in the past five years... just his ones from before that. Thanks so much for your praise and the award! It means a lot!

    I hope you love it, Jackee! Btw, it's great to meet you too! I look forward to getting to know you!

    That's a great movie, Jessica!

    Thanks, Terresa!

    Do it, Lila! I hope you love it!

    Thanks, Deb! I did!

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  33. I'm with you Rebecca, Jane Eyre. What a great read, great movies, great everything, but Nicholas Sparks truly has his hand on the pulse of every woman out there. Great author who sees into our hearts!

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  34. Okay, you've got me intrigued. I've seen the movie, which I absolutely loved.

    I wasn't aware there was a sequel. I'll add this to my books to read in 2010. Of course, I'll also add The Notebook, since I haven't read the book.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  35. That sounds great. There aren't too many books that have a husband and wife love story. I'll have to check that out. NS books are always a great read. Perfect timing! Jane Eyre is good, too, but so so much more going on.

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