A Bend In The Road
From America's best-loved and bestselling author of stories of the heart comes a dramatic tale about a couple's newfound happiness together and the shocking secret that threatens to keep them apart.
Miles' life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident. He still rises each morning to take care of his young son, and carries out his duties as deputy sheriff of New Burn, North Carolina, but it's all in a numb and hopeless haze. Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews, his son's first grade teacher, who is rebuilding her own life after a shattering divorce. Slowly, their newfound love starts to soothe the pain of the past. But when a devastating secret is revealed, they discover they have much more than love in common. Now, they are questioning everything they ever believed in—and had just begun to hope for.
My sister bought this but since she's a slow reader (or easily distracted) I borrowed it and read it in a couple of days.
This, unlike any other Nicholas Sparks book, has an air of mystery and suspense to it. It is not just a love story but something else, too.
Told between third person POV and the point of view of Missy's killer, A Bend In The Road will keep the reader engaged and wanting more.
Miles reminded me of Noah in The Notebook, the one who suffers a loss and gets sort of grungy. I liked him and I loved his way of interacting with Jonah.
Jonah, I think, was my favorite character. He has the spunk of a young boy but the heart and mind of someone far beyond his years. He's funny and thoughtful and is sort of the star-in-the-making.
Sarah's story was fun, too. I liked how she too did suffer in the past and it was not simply a lost boy is saved by girl story. It was very mutual, the relationship with Miles.
Of course, A Bend In The Road is targeted to adult readers but any teen will appreciate this fast paced love story.
In one sentence:
"More than what you expect, deeply satisfying."
Overall Feeling: 5