Monday, November 23, 2009

True Believer By Nicholas Sparks

True Believer
By Nicholas Sparks
Published by May 31st 2005 by Time Warner Book Group
Paperback, 434 pages
3.5 on 5!

From GoodReads.com,

As a science journalist with a regular column in Scientific American, Jeremy Marsh specializes in debunking the supernatural. A born skeptic, he travels to the small town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, determined to find the real cause behind the ghostly apparitions that appear in the towns cemetery. What he doesn't plan on, however, is falling hopelessly in love with Lexie Darnell, granddaughter of the town psychic. Now, if the young lovers are to have any kind of future at all, Jeremy must make a difficult choice: return to the life he knows, or do something hes never done before, take a giant leap of faith.
Well, the story stem is very much what is described in the blurb above. I remember when I was reading this book, I was basically skeptical. I am not sure, what made me buy this one, but it has been there in my pile for a while. Well it is a cozy, easy read. Lot of romance, lot of skepticism and then lot of light moments in which I just smiled. I actually liked the conversations a lot.
Well, I don't see this one as remarkable but yet I liked it. If you are in for a light, romantic day; you might want to give this a try.
Between, if you have read more from Sparks, I would like to take suggestions before tottering off to buy another one.

CymLowell

9 comments:

Shona said...

I think u should have started with A Message In The Bottle. Complete tearjerker romance novel. :) A Walk To Remember is also kind of nice.

Stephanie said...

The cover of that book is gorgeous!

Suko said...

Veens, The Notebook is incredible (in book or movie form) and so is A Walk to Remember (also in book or movie form). :)

stacybuckeye said...

My Mom has given me several of his books, including this one, but I haven't read any of them yet. They just haven't struck me as something I'm going to love. But maybe my low expectations will help when I do finally pick one up:)

Allison said...

Nice review..I haven't read this one yet..but it's in my TBR pile!!

Priya Iyer said...

this one has been in my TBR list for longgggggggggg..never got around to reading it, somehow! now i will! :)

other books by sparks that I loved:

a walk to remember
the notebook
the rescue
the guardian

Crystal said...

I read Sparks' books because they are set in my locale - this one was in Beaufort and Morehead City I believe and I live in Beaufort. I enjoyed this one - read it in one sitting I remember and did some crying.

Diane said...

I use to read most of Sparks books but then suddenly stopped?? Three Weeks with My Brother (BF) was my favorite. I have not read this one; great review.

Cym Lowell said...

Thanks for your honest review and joining the link-up. I have not ever read his books, not sure if I ever will. I did read some of the comments. Maybe starting with A Message In a Bottle would be best??

Thanks again for joining the party!
-CYM

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