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The Rescue

by Nicholas Sparks
As told by Nicholas Sparks

Grand Central Publishing | August 1, 2001 | Trade Paperback

The Rescue is rated 4.6207 out of 5 by 29.
One of America''s bestselling authors delivers a story about the greatest commitment of all: loving someone forever.

When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can''t bring himself to make: he can''t fall in love. For all his adult years, Taylor has sought out women who need to be rescued, women he leaves as soon as their crisis is over and the relationship starts to become truly intimate. When a raging storm hits his small Southern town, single mother Denise Holton''s car skids off the road. The young mom is with her four-year-old son Kyle, a boy with severe learning disabilities and for whom she has sacrificed everything. Taylor McAden finds her unconscious and bleeding, but does not find Kyle. When Denise wakes, the chilling truth becomes clear to both of them: Kyle is gone. During the search for Kyle, the connection between Taylor and Denise takes root. Taylor doesn''t know that this rescue will be different from all the others.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 7 × 4.25 × 1.5 in

Published: August 1, 2001

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446610399

ISBN - 13: 9780446610391

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from emotional I felt the character's anger, happiness and sadness when reading this book. It makes you open your eyes and realize there is so much more out there we cannot control but our love for one another. It was a great quick and easy read.
Date published: 2012-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic!!! i bought this book because it came up in my search for books involving autism. Even though it doesn't involve much about autism the story line is fantastic, i love the characters! It was really hard to put the book down and stop reading, and when I reached the end i was SO pleased with the way the book ended off. It is for sure a MUST READ. :)
Date published: 2012-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!!! This book was one of the best books i have ever read! Nicholas Sparks does an amazing job describing everything including each of the characters feelings. Denise and Taylors relationship was so romantic, and very intriging. this is a book the i recommend to everyone.
Date published: 2011-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book!! Nicholas Sparks makes you feel for the characters in the book, good or bad. Sign of a great writer!!!
Date published: 2011-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Sparks Novel Yet! I just started reading Sparks novels about 3 months ago. This is by far his best that I have read yet. Everything from love to loss! Loved it!
Date published: 2010-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A really nice read really enjoyed it and thought it was an easy read.
Date published: 2010-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Tear Jerker Nicholas Sparks has done it to me again, I swear everytime I buy a Nicholas Sparks book, I'll have to buy a box of Kleenex to go with it. This book had me hooked from the very first page. The emotions this book has definitely tugs on the heart strings. I would recommed this book to anyone. If your a Nicholas Sparks fan, you'll love this one, and if your new to Nicholas Sparks, this will be a great starter to pull you in. Enjoy!
Date published: 2010-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great story by Mr. Sparks I decided to get this book because of the little blurb written on the back, it sounded like a good book. I wasn't disappointed. This is a great story and shows how much a mother is willing to do for the love of her child. This also shows how you can be proven wrong about what you think about love and life. It had it's sad moments that is for sure but ultimately it will make you happy in the end. Great story for a hopeless romantic to read.
Date published: 2009-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORTH RE-READING The other day I purchased two brand new book shelves to help accommodate all the books I keep buying with the intention of one day reading. As I was putting away my new and recently rediscovered old books I came across THE RESCUE. According to the date inside I first read this in 2002 yet I had no real memory of it. Anyways, I opened to the first page and damn if that Nicholas Sparks didn’t suck me right back into one of the best love stories I’ve ever read. Again. Due to a horrific childhood trauma volunteer firefighter Taylor McAden is driven to take disturbing heroic risks while on the job, trying to somehow put his world right. He has few friends and all of his past relationships have resulted from rescuing troubled women in one way or another. All of whom he inevitably leaves as soon as they want more from him then he can give. It seems that there’s just one leap Taylor can’t make; that of allowing himself to fall in love. Denise Holden is a single mother of a handicapped child. Due to a lack of finances she has been forced to move back to her mother’s hometown and live in the inherited home. At the moment she’s barely scraping by, her son Kyle taking up most of her time, energy and resources. Love is the last thing on Denise’s mind as she drives home from her job at the local diner. As fate would have it though a terrible storm hit’s the small southern town that night, contriving to bring our couple together. As the storm rages Denise crashes her car and upon regaining consciousness finds herself staring into the handsome face of risk taker extraordinaire Taylor. Before she can acknowledge him as her potential life partner though panic takes over as she realizes that her son is no longer in the car and is feared to be lost in the nearby swamp. I won’t be giving anything away by telling you that Taylor rescues both Denise and her son and together they forge into a relationship. But as wonderful as the relationship seems in the beginning it doesn’t take long for the cracks to begin to show and the harder Denise tries to help Taylor the more he pulls away. Shutting down emotionally and taking greater and greater risks with the fire department. As with every Nicholas Sparks’ novel we are never guaranteed a HEA which aids in a degree of tension throughout this story. For me the relationship and its sudden decline is so well written that it seemed a page from my own past, tugging at my heart with its familiarity. Taylor is a mystery throughout and the whys of this aren’t revealed until the very end. THE RESCUE contains some fabulous secondary characters and you will fall in love with every one of them. It’s also full of action, suspense and melodrama. There were a couple of moments when I actually gasped out loud, unbelieving as to what I’d just read. Have some Kleenex handy, this is a great but as always bittersweet love story.
Date published: 2009-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good I love Nicholas Sparks's books! You start off by thinking you know how the story is going to end, but then Nicholas always has a way to add twists to his stories. This story is just like that! Another sweet romance story of his, that I would recommend.
Date published: 2009-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awsome!!! I really enjoyed this book... Sparks always throws a random twist which i love about his books...
Date published: 2009-01-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was OK It was a good beach read.
Date published: 2008-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Sparks never disappoints me. Even when I think his story will be too predictable or sappy, it isn't. He took a simple plot and added a depth of emotion that took me by surprise. It was a good thing I wasn't still on the bus when I got to the end of this one; my tears would've embarassed me. You wouldn't think a story about a guy afraid of commitment could be so good. In all of his books you learn something new; in this case, about speech problems. He makes life in a small town appealing, and he uses humour to make his characters likeable. The only thing I've noticed is that in all his books, there are no characters with different skin colour or even many ethnic people of any kind, but then maybe that's what Sparks' own life is like. He needs to get out more.
Date published: 2008-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book I could not put this book down. I read it in 2 nights. Suspensful beginning, and a heart warming end.
Date published: 2008-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from must read This of all mr.sparks books, i think is one of my favs. The relationship bw the 3 main characters is so heart warming and how they feel about each other. Because i have read all of his books, i havent been able to get into another author s books, like his. so whenever im looking for a good story to read and dont have anything i go and pick up the rescue, and each time i read it it makes me feel like same, happy, sad and sometimes i laugh... Really is a wonderful book..You will love
Date published: 2006-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love and Lust IS possible Nicholas Sparks is without a doubt the best romance author I have read to date. He shows that even when you least expect it, you may stumble across someone that you could fall in love with. Would you ever think it to be possible to fall in love with the person who comes across you in a car accident? Through trials and sufferings, happy and excting times, two people can fall in love and quite possibly never fall out of it. I definitely recommend this book to any and all that have and enjoyed previous Nicholas Sparks novels.
Date published: 2006-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from READ THIS BOOK!! Of all of the Nicholas Sparks' books I've read, this one is my favourite. I cried so much at the end because it was so sad. Then I read it again and cried even more. The way it was written made me really feel what the characters were experiencing. I recommend this book to everyone!!!
Date published: 2005-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! this book is amazing! i'm only 13, but i love it! i loved the ending. this is the first of mr.sparks' books i've read, but i intend to read the rest of them. there was a part in the book that hit me with a shocking truth (im not saying what though) which almost made me cry - i was never one to cry. nicholas sparks is a fantastic authour who i hope will write many more books. you just have to read this book!!!
Date published: 2005-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So amazing! I finished this book in less than a day, and for someone who hates reading, that's pretty good. The Rescue gave me goosebumps, and made me cry. A great read for anyone!
Date published: 2004-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST READ This was my first ever book that i read and i have read all of his books except 2 of them and i have every intention to and i was hooked from the start it was really a very excellent read and i would recommend it to anybody, even guys, the way it words flowed and the ending i could not have it any other way
Date published: 2003-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ~Tear Jerker~ I loved this book!!! It is a great story and I love how everything comes together! It touched me so much that I cried through the last two chapters! This was my second Nicholas Sparks book and there will definitely be a third!
Date published: 2003-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book I have in a long time I absolutley loved this book! It was lent to me by a friend for a book report and it only took me 3 days to read it because I was so hooked on it! It was my first Nicholas Sparks novel and I am going to read all of them now. It had a mixture of suspense and romance in it. I even cried at a few spots! It is a wonderful book to read on a cold winters day with a cup of hot cocoa! I recomend it to anyone who loves reading!
Date published: 2002-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Rescue-the most heart filled book of its times The book The Rescue is by far one of the most romantic books ever. Nicholas Sparks shows great feelings in this book. A definite page turner. When Denise moves into a small town she is found in a car rescue by a local volunteer firefighter Taylor. but a sudden storm causes her little boy caught in it. When Taylor finds him, the boy Kyle and Denise fall in love with him. But Taylor can't seem to stay in a committed realtionship. Can Denise get him to understand the meaning of love. Read to find out. A well thought out book of true love. A story that will keep you in tears.
Date published: 2002-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent read! This is my first book by Sparks and I absolutely loved it! This book was easy flowing, had emotion, a litte suspense and romance. I was hooked from the start. I love how he tidied up the ending so i didn't feel left hanging and disappointed like i do in so many other author's books.I intend to read all of Sparke's novels.
Date published: 2002-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All time favorite This was the first book I read by Sparks and I could not put it down. I finished it in less than 48 hours!!! Then read it again! I went on to read the rest of his novels, but the Resuce is my favourite!
Date published: 2002-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book you won't want to put down. The book *The rescue* is such a wonderful read. It will make you smile, cry, and laugh out loud. I could not put it down and was saddened to have it finished. I have recommend it to all my friends.
Date published: 2001-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Potential but Failed to Deliver The start of this book was great...kept me reading well into the night. But then it turned into a very predictable I-know-what's-coming-next ending. The women went from strong, independent characters, to weepy, clingy, chicks. And the men were just annoying. It's a shame that something that started out to be an excellent read turned into what can best be described as Daniel Steele meets John Grisham. Not a book I'd read again soon.
Date published: 2001-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Rescue This book is another one of Sparks best efforts yet. His characters are real and the reader can relate so well. I paid full price for this book only because the only place I could find it did not have it on sale. I waited for awhile since his last book "A Walk to Remember" and I wasn't sorry for the price I paid. A wonderful book that I read front to back in one night. I could not stop once I picked it up. This is definitely one author I will follow for many years to come. If you like his previous books you will be equally satisfied with this one.
Date published: 2000-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Rescue This book is another one of Sparks best efforts yet. His characters are real and the reader can relate so well. I paid full price for this book only because the only place I could find it did not have it on sale. I waited for awhile since his last book "A Walk to Remember" and I wasn't sorry for the price I paid. A wonderful book that I read front to back in one night. I could not stop once I picked it up. This is definitely one author I will follow for many years to come. If you like his previous books you will be equally satisfied with this one.
Date published: 2000-10-24

– More About This Product –

The Rescue

by Nicholas Sparks
As told by Nicholas Sparks

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 7 × 4.25 × 1.5 in

Published: August 1, 2001

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446610399

ISBN - 13: 9780446610391

From the Publisher

One of America''s bestselling authors delivers a story about the greatest commitment of all: loving someone forever.

When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can''t bring himself to make: he can''t fall in love. For all his adult years, Taylor has sought out women who need to be rescued, women he leaves as soon as their crisis is over and the relationship starts to become truly intimate. When a raging storm hits his small Southern town, single mother Denise Holton''s car skids off the road. The young mom is with her four-year-old son Kyle, a boy with severe learning disabilities and for whom she has sacrificed everything. Taylor McAden finds her unconscious and bleeding, but does not find Kyle. When Denise wakes, the chilling truth becomes clear to both of them: Kyle is gone. During the search for Kyle, the connection between Taylor and Denise takes root. Taylor doesn''t know that this rescue will be different from all the others.

About the Author

With over 95 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world''s most beloved storytellers. His novels include twelve #1 New York Times bestsellers, and all his books, including Three Weeks with My Brother, the memoir he wrote with his brother, Micah, have been New York Times and international bestsellers, and were translated into more than fifty languages. Nine of Nicholas Sparks''s novels-The Best of Me, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Message in a Bottle-were also adapted into major motion pictures with The Longest Ride coming in Spring 2015. In 2011, he established the Nicholas Sparks Foundation to inspire and transform students'' lives through education, curriculum development, and life-changing international experiences. To learn more, go to www.NicholasSparksFoundation.org. The author lives in North Carolina with his wife and family. You can visit him at www.NicholasSparks.com.

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