OMG, this is another extraordinary love story! Is Love at First Sight possible? I had the same teary eyes and lingering Goosebumps that I also had when I first saw “The Notebook” movie the first time, as I finished this masterpiece.
Some reviews that I read on this work seemed to indicate this Nicholas Spark’s novel was simply mediocre, and not up to his superior standards. I could not disagree more; the “True Believer” is among his best. I liked this book very much, found it very believable, and the characters well-defined and realistic. Keep in mind I have only read three of his works before this work (“Message in a Bottle”, “The Notebook”, and “Dear John”).
From when Lexie Darnell, the Boone Creek, North Carolina head librarian met Jeremy Marsh, a successful 37-year-old Manhattan science journalist from New York to the very, very end of the book, it was among the most tender love stories I have read. Both Lexie and Jeremy had had other loves in their lives, but they did not work out. Therefore, as the story began, both were looking for their soul mate, although they were very content with their respective current lives. I will not give the end away, considering some Sparks novels do not turn out the way the reader is hoping.
This beautiful romance keeps you turning the pages, curious to see what will happen next. I strongly recommend this fabulous book to anybody who enjoys a great love story inside a mystery wrapper. I would also recommend reading the sequel, At First Sight, as I am beginning today.
Like three of his other novels, I think that this would also make a great movie.