I was just exploring e book folder in my flash drive and I came across an e book – “A walk to Remember – by Nicolas Spark”. As always I crave for romantic novels. I couldn’t abide myself from reading this book. I would say this is a book with the promise first you will smile then you will cry. Needless to say, a book that keeps you engaged with till the last page. By the time it was scrolling down, my intriguing level was increasing to know what happen next. This book which will enforce you to drown into the feeling of the lovers and you will feel like you are actually into the character. The words, phrases are used so perfectly to describe the characters so that readers can identify feeling in their hearts.
“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.”
A walk to remember story is about a young man and woman in 1958 on the coast in Morehead City in Beaufort, North Carolina. Basically, this is the story of their first love. Morehead City is the type of town where the kids walk around barefoot from April through October and the town’s people wave hello from their cars whether they know the person or not. Landon Carter is a seventeen-year-old high school senior whose father is a United States congressman. He and his father are strangers — his father is on the road quite a bit of the time and he spends the majority of time being raised by his mother. His father insists that he needs to run for student body president to increase his chances of getting into a good college. His father believes that “We Carters always win” and he wants to mold Landon into a miniature version of himself.
Landon wins the election and one of his responsibilities is attending the homecoming dance. Due to the fact he has just broken up with his girlfriend, he doesn’t have a date and in a panic, he pulls out his yearbook and scans the pages for someone available. He finally decides on Jamie Sullivan, a junior, who is the minister’s daughter, knowing that nobody else will ask her to the dance. Jamie was shy, sweet, mysterious sensual and very religious. Jamie wears old sweaters, plaid skirts and her hair up in a bun. She carries the Bible wherever she goes and believes that whatever happens in life is according to the Lord’s plan. She is obviously not his typical high school student and not someone in whom Landon or his friends would be interested. She wasn’t scared of people thought’s about her.
Both Landon and Jamie star in the school Christmas play that Jamie’s father has written. The play details the personal story of his life after his wife’s death and his search for love and the meaning of life within his daughter. Jamie plays the angel and Landon, the lead male role. Over time, in rehearsals and occasional talks together on her front porch, Landon starts liking Jamie. As a result, he becomes a better person, helping her do good deeds and accompanying her to the orphanage. The opening night of the play, he is amazed when he first sees her walk on the stage dressed as an angel, with her hair loose and flowing down her back. Landon kisses Jamie on stage. She glitters onstage and he falls for her true beauty.
After that plot twists and turns and an untold secret (which I think it should also keep as a secret as there will no fun in reading that) that change their lives forever, Landon and Jamie fall in love. Pain and sorrow lie ahead but the story lets you believe in the power of love and that dreams do come true. Their story is unforgettable and as you wipe your tears away, you come to an unbelievable end.
This book deeply captivates the romance, sensitivity which we all have inside. And will stab at your heart if you really got into it.
“Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Loves is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in others people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.” – Nicolas Spark.
At the end I deeply recommend this book, in case you haven’t read.