True Believer by Nicholas Sparks

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6 Critic Reviews

Sparks is an able writer. Plot and character of place are notable strengths. ...But, like watching a movie romance, you can overlook this, in hopes of getting something in return. But you don't.
-Savannah Now

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As a science journalist with a regular column in "Scientific American," Jeremy Marsh specializes in debunking the supernatural--until he falls in love with the granddaughter of the town psychic.
 

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 April 1, 2005 by Grand Central Publishing. 480 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Fiction
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All: 6 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 3

Publishers Weekly

Above average
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Mar 21 2008

Can love bridge the gap? Sparks (The Wedding ) delivers another shrink-wrapped, reliably uncomplicated romantic confection that's light as air, smooth as silk and gloriously sweet.

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Book Reporter

Above average
on Apr 12 2005

For this reader, the characters were the highlight of the novel, and the process of getting to know some of the more prominent ones was a delight.

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RT Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Sheri Melnick on Apr 11 2008

Sparks once again wows readers with a love story that requires self-sacrifice. It is moving and memorable.

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Nights and Weekends

Above average

I generally like Nicholas Sparks’ work, and I generally liked this book. It’s not a cry-fest like some of his other novels have been, and it probably won’t be one of his best-remembered books, but it’s a sweet story.

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Savannah Now

Above average

Sparks is an able writer. Plot and character of place are notable strengths. ...But, like watching a movie romance, you can overlook this, in hopes of getting something in return. But you don't.

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Teen Ink

Above average
Reviewed by Brook_Dlin on Mar 10 2013

The writing seems rushed and forced and, given that Sparks wrote these in a single year, that doesn't surprise me. The characters are weak and clichéd, the plots are slow-paced and choppy, and the overall message of both is identical.

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