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True Believer by Nicholas Sparks

The Book:

Source for ‘The Book’ section : From Goodreads

Jeremy Marsh is the ultimate New Yorker: handsome, almost always dressed in black, and part of the media elite. An expert on debunking the supernatural with a regular column in “Scientific American,” he’s just made his first appearance on national TV. When he receives a letter from the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, about ghostly lights that appear in a legend-shrouded cemetery, he can’t resist driving down to investigate. Here, in this tightly knit community, Lexie Darnell runs the town’s library, just as her mother did before the accident that left Lexie an orphan. Disappointed by past relationships, including one that lured her away from home, she is sure of one thing: her future is in Boone Creek, close to her grandmother and all the other people she loves. Jeremy expects to spend a quick week in “the sticks” before speeding back to the city. But from the moment he sets eyes on Lexie, he is intrigued and attracted to this beautiful woman who speaks with a soft drawl and confounding honesty. And Lexie, while hesitating to trust this outsider, finds herself thinking of Jeremy more than she cares to admit. Now, if they are to be together, Jeremy Marsh must make a difficult choice: return to the life he knows, or do something he’s never done before–take a giant leap of faith. A story about taking chances and following your heart, True Believer will make you, too, believe in the miracle of love.

The View:

I think the very first book I read by Nicholas Sparks was Message in a Bottle. A friend raved about it and loaned it to me almost by compulsion … I was in one of those phases where I had put reading on hold and was focussing on other things. But ‘Message in a Bottle’ quickly reminded me what my priorities should be. Since then Nicholas Sparks has had a special place in my heart and of course bookshelf.

True Believer is based in a small town and the story revolves around a mystery in a cemetery. Jeremy Marsh arrives in the town to resolve the mystery and soon meets the local librarian Lexie. A love blossoms and it remains if either of them will make a sacrifice in order to make the relationship work.

True Believer is a change from the usual Sparks style. The story is not a wholly romantic one and the main story is the ghost mystery. The romance is just a add-on. The characters were also not as developed as they normally are as they failed to make a connection with the readers. I liked both Jeremy and Lexie and thought they made a nice couple but the spark was missing from the relationship.

This is not my favorite Nicholas Sparks book but I enjoyed reading it nevertheless. I was not hung on to the book every waking hour as I normally do so this gets a 3 on 5.



One Response

  1. I’ve read this book once and it looks like it is time to give it another read. I really do enjoy Nicholas Sparks’ writing.

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