The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks

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In this book I really felt like I was only reading and enjoying the story/plot but missing the people connection…..I only can really remember Wilson’s acts/gestures but not him.
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With The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and his other beloved novels, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks has given voice to our deepest beliefs about the power of love. Now he brings us the long-awaited follow-up to The Notebook-a story of an ordinary man who goes to extraordinary lengths to win back the love of his life... After thirty years, Wilson Lewis is forced to face a painful truth: the romance has gone out of his marriage. His wife, Jane, has fallen out of love with him, and it is entirely his fault. Despite the shining example of his in-laws, Noah and Allie Calhoun, and their fifty-year love affair (originally recounted in The Notebook), Wilson himself is a man unable to express his true feelings. He has spent too little time at home and too much at the office, leaving the responsibility of raising their children to Jane. Now his daughter is about to marry, and his wife is thinking about leaving him. But if Wilson is sure of anything, it is this: His love for Jane has only grown over the years, and he will do everything he can to save their marriage. With the memories of Noah and Allie's inspiring life together as his guide, he vows to find a way to make his wife fall in love with him...all over again. In this powerfully moving tale of love lost, rediscovered, and renewed, Nicholas Sparks once again brings readers his unique insight into the only emotion that ultimately really matters.

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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 September 9, 2003 by Grand Central Publishing. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Apr 10 2016
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Publishers Weekly

on May 14 2016

Satisfied female readers will close the covers with a sigh and a wish that a little of the earnest, too-good-to-be-true Wilson might rub off on their own bedmates.

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Reviewed by Judy Gigstad on Jan 24 2011

...THE WEDDING is a story of renewed efforts to make a man's personal life better. Sparks has the ability to tell a simple story with rich emotion and give his readers a sense of fulfillment.

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Reviewed by Leeann L. on May 10 2016

Nicholas Sparks is my favorite author because he uses so much detail in his writing and I love how the end of his stories are so unpredictable. I enjoyed reading The Wedding very much, and I will continue to read more books by Nicholas Sparks in the future.

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Curled Up

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Reviewed by Lori West on May 10 2016

The Wedding is a simple and warm tale sure to please devoted fans of Nicholas Sparks’ sappy love stories and destined to pull some new readers into his web.

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The Lit B***h

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on May 10 2016

In this book I really felt like I was only reading and enjoying the story/plot but missing the people connection…..I only can really remember Wilson’s acts/gestures but not him.

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It's Time to Read

Reviewed by Katie on Jun 11 2010

This is a lovely romance novel. It is not a long book and worth reading if you like a heart warming, satisfying story. Nicholas Sparks is a great writer and I will be reading more of his novels.

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Reviewed by Harriet Klausner on Aug 12 2015

Though seeing Noah as a senior citizen and Allie dead is a shock, readers will appreciate THE WEDDING as Nicholas Sparks is at his romantic best with this charming story.

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