Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks


Thrown to the waves, and to fate, the bottle could have ended up anywhere. Instead, it is found just three weeks after it begins its journey. Theresa Osborne, divorced and the mother of a twelve-year-old son, discovers it during a seaside vacation from her job as a Boston newspaper columnist. Inside is a letter that opens with, “My Dearest Catherine, I miss you my darling, as I always do, but today is particularly hard because the ocean has been singing to me, and the song is that of our life together.” For Garrett, the message is the only way he knows to express his undying love for a woman he has lost. For Theresa, wary of romance since her husband shattered her trust, the message raises questions that intrigue her. Challenged by the mystery, and driven to find Garrett by emotions she does not fully understand, Theresa begins a search that takes her to a sunlit coastal town and an unexpected confrontation. Brought together either by chance or something more powerful, Theresa and Garrett’s lives come together in a tale that resonates with our deepest hopes for finding everlasting love. Shimmering with suspense and emotional intensity.

Source:  borrowed from library

Character Highlights:

Garrett- He is a really sweet guy and to me seems like he could be well trusted. He is going through a rough time (not giving any spoilers), but he is pushing through it.  Of course we all stumble through rough times, but he still pulls through it.
Theresa- She is also going through a rough time, but she has become tougher from this. She however has a hard time trusting but that all changes. She is a single parent and I give her a lot of credit for how good she is doing.
Denna– She is not only a co-worker to Theresa, but also a good friend.  Finding this bottle and searching for this mystery man, Denna helps Theresa through it all. She is a great friend and really nice.

I have read many Nicholas Sparks books and  truly loved them, but this one I didn’t like as much. I loved the whole story except the ending. I know he has sad stories, but this one was not just sad it was also aggravating. The story has a great body, but not a good closing. This book is a book that stays on your mind no matter what.



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