From Our Editors
Volunteer fireman Taylor McAden never shrinks
from danger, yet there is one risk he refuses to take: falling in
love. Then he meets Denise Holden, a single mother who's moved to
the small town of Edenton, North Carolina, to start a new life. A
close brush with death in a car accident bring Taylor and Denise
together. First, Taylor must delve into his past to learn whether
it's too late to gamble on the future in Nicholas Sparks'
stirring The Rescue.
From the Publisher
Taylor McAden is a volunteer fireman who is always the first to plunge into danger. But there is one risk he cant seem to take: falling in love. Until he meets Denise Holden, a single mother who has moved to the small town of Edenton, North Carolina, to build a new life. A near fatal car crash will bring these two together, but before that can happen, Taylor must first look into his past and see if its not too late to take a chance on the future. A New York Times bestseller for 17 weeks, A Walk to Remember (Warner, 10/99) has over 900,000 copies in print. Film rights to A Walk to Remember were sold to producer Denise DiNovi (Message in a Bottle, Practical Magic) at Warner Bros. A New York Times bestseller for 29 weeks, Message in a Bottle (Warner, 1998) has nearly 700,000 copies in print and was a major motion picture starring Kevin Costner, Robin Wright Penn, and Paul Newman. The Notebook (Warner, 1996), a New York Times hardcover bestseller for 56 weeks and a paperback bestseller for 52 weeks, has nearly three million copies in combined print. The soon-to-be-released movie is directed by Jim Sheridan (In the Name of the Father) and stars Ashley Judd (Double Jeopardy).
About the Author
Nicholas Sparks is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Rescue and Nights in Rodanthe, as well as The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, A Bend in the Road, The Guardian, The Wedding, and his moving memoir, Three Weeks with My Brother, written with his brother, Micah. All his books were New York Times and international bestsellers translated into more than thirty languages, and Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, and The Notebook were adapted into major motion pictures. Nicholas Sparks lives in North Carolina with his wife and family.
For his fourth book, Sparks seems to have gone back to the formula that worked so well with The Notebook. Taylor is dedicated to saving lives, but cannot let himself get close enough to anyone to have one of his own. Denise is a single Mom who is devoted to her son to the exclusion of living her own life. The two meet in tragic circumstances, and end up battling each others demons with mixed results. A good story with likable characters, although I didn't feel as swept up in the story as I did with The Notebook.