The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks

Title: The Wedding
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Warner Vision
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Love, Romance, Family
Details: Paperback, 276 Pages
Source: Library

The Story
After thirty years, Wilson Lewis is forced to face a painful truth. His wife, Jane, has fallen out of love with him, and it is entirely his fault. Despite of shining example of his in-laws, Noah and Allie Calhoun (originally recounted in "The Notebook"), and their fifty-year love affair, Wilson is unable to express his true feelings. He has spent to little time at home and to much at the office. Now his daughter is about to marry, and his wife is thinking about leaving him. But if Wilson is sure of anything, it's this: His love for Jane have grown over the years, and he will do anything he can to save their marriage. With the memories of Noah and Allie's inspiring life together as his guide, he vows to find a way to make his wife fall in love with him all over again.

My Thought
A fascinating love story that make me drift. As an estate lawyer, Wilson has always being so practical in everything he did including the intimate relationship with his wife. He was to much occupied with his job. He forgot his children birthdays, spent less time for family vacations, and even worse he forgot the anniversary. Knowing that her husband did all these to provide the family, Jane try to understand but deep inside she's hurt. The wall between them become thicker and their days are filled with nothing but silence. Before it is too late, Wilson realizes his mistakes and makes a plan to win his wife's heart back and to save their marriage. But, Anna, their daughter,suddenly declares that she's getting married and to make thing more complicated, it'll be on the day Wilson wanted to give a big surprise for Jane, their 30th anniversary. It's actually a part of his plan.

Told from Wilson point of view, The Wedding is indeed an enjoyable romance that will make you smile all along and sometimes get you all teary. The idea is pretty simple and straightforward but the way Nicholas Sparks delivers the story is really engaging. What will you do when you feel that your wife is fallen out of love with you? Wilson did everything he could to make his wife fall for him all over again. Starting with simple, simple change such as spending less time for work and more with family, starting to loose weight, prepare dinner, Wilson has prepare surprise after surprise, that will make his wife's (and no doubt the female readers) heart melting. As a guy, I really admired Wilson because he realizes all his mistakes and even though he can't change what was happen in the past, he makes a great effort for a brighter future for himself and his beloved wife. No doubt he's a great husband or rather he tries to be one. Jane in the other hand is a bit difficult to describe. She is not demanding but she is expecting that Wilson could be a husband more like his father, Noah. (Remember Noah and Allie in The Notebook?. Well Jane's their daughter.) I think it's not fair for Wilson, but who can blame her? Noah and Allie were a sweet couple after all and Jane grown up dreaming that she'll have the same relationship as her parents.

All in all, The Wedding is a very satisfying and enjoyable romance novel which is very hard to put down until the last page. The twist at the end of the novel was so brilliant and I just couldn't imagine that such a situation did occur in the real life. This is one of the the books that that left me saying "I'm glad that I pick up this book".

Favorite Quotes
"It's funny, but have you ever notice that the more special something is, the more people seem to take it for granted? It's like they think it won't ever change." ~ Harvey Wellington, pg. 197

I wish I could undo the past, but we both know that's impossible. ~ Wilson, pg. 232

CoffeeNCrackers' Meter
5 Cups of Coffee: Beautifully crafted romance novel. A simple plot delivered in a very fascinating style. Highly recommended. Enjoy!!


Sharon said...

I loved The Notebook. This one sounds like it would be just as good! I love a twist in a story! thanks for letting me know about this one, I didn't know about it. Happy reading!

-ROCKprincess- said...

I've read other reviews about this one...
I didn't know this one was some sort of a sequel to The Notebook...
thks for your review...
I always love Nicholas Sparks...

Gigi Ann said...

Now that I read your wonderful review, I remembered i read it a few years ago. However, I forgot what the twist was at the end. I'll have to borrow it from the library and read it again, just to see how it ended. Thanks for sharing your views about the book.

The Book Vixen said...

Very nice review! I'm excited to read this :)

The Book Vixen said...

Are there any NS novels that you haven't read yet?

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