At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks

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There are a few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he'd never do: he'd never leave New York City; never give his heart away again after barely surviving one failed marriage; and, most of all, never become a parent. Now, Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie Darnell, the love of his life, and anticipating the birth of their daughter. But just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, an unsettling and mysterious message re-opens old wounds and sets off a chain of events that will forever change the course of this young couple's marriage.

Dramatic, heartbreaking and surprising, this is a story about the love between a man and a woman and between a parent and a child. More than that, it is a story that beautifully portrays how the same emotion that can break your heart is also the one that will ultimately heal it.

While the novel picks up the tale of Lexie Darnell and Jeremy Marsh that started in True Believer and will delight fans of that novel, it stands on its own as one of Nicholas Sparks's most deeply moving love stories.
 

About Nicholas Sparks

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Nicholas Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on New Year's Eve, 1965. As a child, he lived in Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Grand Island, Nebraska, finally settling in Fair Oaks, California when he was eight. In 1984, he received a full scholarship to run track and field for the University of Notre Dame. Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 and spent 56 weeks on the New York Times hardcover best-seller list followed by another 54 weeks on the paperback list. Sparks has had a string of New York Times bestsellers including: A Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle, The Rescue, A Bend in the Road, Nights in Rodanthe, The Guardian, The Wedding, True Believer and its sequel, At First Sight, Dear John, The Last Song, Safe Haven and The Best of Me. Safe Haven became his eighth film adaptation. Sparks is involved in many local and national charities, and is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Program (MFA) at the University of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually. Along with his wife, he founded The Epiphany School in New Bern, North Carolina and the Nicholas Sparks Foundation.
 
Published October 1, 2005 by Grand Central Publishing. 288 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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She and Laura bonded as “the young widows.” It is less clear why Geoffrey has avoided emotional commitment, although he and his gay psychiatrist brother Alex certainly discuss their avoidance enough—at least until Alex meets and falls immediately in love with Laura’s wayward brother Simon, whom L...

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... Ali: 'I would recommend this book to anyone who likes love novels or anyone that fancies a bit of what I have written above!'

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When we last left 37-year-old Jeremy Marsh (a scant six months ago, in Sparks's April pub True Believer ), the science columnist had traveled from his New Yor

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she lives in a comfort zone in familiar territory with family and friends, while Jeremy finds that adapting to a total change of circumstances is the challenge of his life.

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... Do you believe in love at first sight? If you read romance novels, chances are the answer is an unequivocal yes! But just because sparks fly ...

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Teen Ink

Set in Boone Creek, North Carolina, At First Sight tells the story of two adults struggling to overc.

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Yahoo! Voices

... Although At First Sight is the sequel to the book True Believer it is not necessary to read the first book to totally get this book. Sparks starts by ...

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About.com

Dressed in jeans, a polo shirt, and black weejuns, this Minnesota-born Californian fits right in with his audience and the people of his new hometown of New Bern, NC.

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... The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is one of the most adorable books I've ever read. It's short and sweet, only 250 pages with a ...

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... And does love at first sight happens because of collective circumstances that lead to it? The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is a book ...

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Content Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith ... Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about ...

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... At First Sight. By Nicholas Sparks. This is a sequel of Sparks' earlier book – True Believer, which introduced to us the lovely pair – Lexie Darnell ...

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