The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks

200009-the-rescue-680x1020Since I have been reading a lot of crime-thriller novels for quite a long while already, after the last book I’ve read it then hit me. I thought it was time to take a break from the detective world and things about murder and serial killings and try something new to read, genre wise I mean. I noticed that the thing that I looked forward to from the last book I’ve read was some cheesy, corny lines and a lot of giggles and feels. So I thought, it was time for some romance novel and when you say romance the author that automatically comes to mind is the ever so great Nicholas Sparks or at least for me.

The Rescue started out when Denise got into a car accident and her four year-old son, Kyle, got out of the car and was lost in the woods. A volunteer firefighter, Taylor McAden, came in the picture as the one who saw Denise’s car and helped out to search for Kyle. And that was the beginning of it all.

I am a fan of a story set in a small town – it’s easier for me to imagine the place – and  of course, mysterious guys with mysterious past, who wouldn’t get curious with that. Add in a simple, yet beautiful and courageous woman which I found so admirable. Someone who was ready to do anything and sacrifice everything just for the betterment of her son. I also liked that the fact that the leading man wasn’t the typical millionaire living in a grand world with perfect looks. I liked it that he was just a simple man, working here, volunteering there and basically just wanted to live a simple, uncomplicated life. Two thumbs up for that.

Though it has a slow start, it was still a fun and smooth read. I did not find it hard to read at all, in fact, I’ve read this only for two nights. At some point, I was concerned if all of my questions will be answered in the end and I was so glad that it all did. If you want to read something light and pass your time then you can give this a try, I have even shed tears in one or two parts. Would I recommend this? Of course, I will. I have enjoyed reading this one. ^^

Let me end this post by sharing some of my favorite quotes I found in the book:

You’re going to come across people in your life who say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by. It’s actions, not words, that matter.” – I just couldn’t agree more with this. So true. Actions speaks louder than words, indeed.

People come, people go – they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book.  When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start  up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past.” – I find myself guilty of this, in the literal sense about the characters.

Even now, not a day goes by when I don;t wish I could turn back the clock and change what happened.” – Who wouldn’t agree with this. This is me, everyday.

Hope you enjoyed. If you have read this book, feel free to share what you thought about it. 🙂

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