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Critical Praise

Sparks, popular author of several romantically themed bestsellers including Message in a Bottle, (1998) is back at it with his latest mix of love story and pathos. He doesn't disappoint. . . in the story of two shattered people badly scarred by past experiences. . . Sparks has a very solid fan base, and they will be clamoring for his latest.


The intense yet short-lived romance in Nicholas Sparks's novel, Nights in Rodanthe. . . offers a story that is just as passionate and memorable. . . Sparks's smooth, sensitive writing and simple story line that doesn't end with every wish coming true make this a novel that can hold its own.

——Associated Press

Sparks (A Bend in the Road, etc.) logs more miles on the winding high road of romance with the story of two middle-aged people who meet by chance in the small North Carolina coastal town of Rodanthe. . . Sparks builds a taut, plausible relationship between his protagonists. . .

——Publisher's Weekly

Ladies and Gentleman, start your tear ducts. . . Sparks doesn't stray too far from his bittersweet, lost-love formula. . . but you'll cry in spite in yourself. (Page-turner of the week)

——People Magazine