Nights in Rodanthe
I really enjoyed it. I am a SAP for romance so NIGHTS IN RODANTHE was just my cup of tea. Better, break out the Kleenex because this one’s a tear-jerker. I can’t wait for the soon to be released movie.
Adrienne Willis takes care of a friend’s inn in Rodanthe, North Carolina just after her touch with heartache. Her husband has just left her for a younger woman and she leaves for a short time to recollect herself and do her friend Jean, who is gone to attend a wedding, a favor. Once at the inn she breaks down and then meets Dr. Paul Flanner, who is the only guest this time of year at the inn, and the two become instantly attracted to each other. Paul is a 54 year old surgeon, divorced, with one son who detests him. Just recently retired after selling his established practice, he is now planning to move to Ecuador to serve as a missionary doctor along side of his son.
This is the story Adrienne’s tells to her daughter Amanda, who recently lost her husband Brent from testicular cancer. Amanda is caring for her two sons AND having great difficulty trying to get over her husband’s death at the same time, and it is very hard to accept the fact that he was really dead.
Adrienne tries to help Amanda through this situation by telling her a story about when she was forty-five of her and Paul’s days in Rodanthe and it all comes back- her youth, feeling desirable, worthy of being loved, delayed happiness and the feeling that is captured in the air when love is felt within the heart.
Adrienne and Paul both realize that they have been searching for each other for all of their lives and were finally drawn together in Rodanthe by fate. They part with great pain as friends and lovers, vowing to correspond since she is unable to leave her children and move to Ecuador. They decide to stay in touch my mail until he would return in a year.
Then tragedy strikes… NIGHTS IN RODANTHE will certainly touch your heart and warm your soul. This is a story that I will ALWAYS remember. It gave me the chills and then mad me cry for all the bitter sweet moments where love was there AND then gone. A tender story of love, family and the way fate plays a huge part in the entire scheme of life and our own expectations.