Wednesday, June 12, 2013

True Believer [Book Talk]

It took me a bit of searching on my library’s e-book catalog to find a book that was available right away after I finished The Rescue.  I put my name in line to request a couple of other books I was interested in before finally finding True Believer by Nicholas Sparks that was ready to be downloaded to my Kindle right away.
The reviews on Good Reads were not that good.  A lot of readers did not like it.  Despite the negative reviews I figured I would read it anyways, maybe I would like it.
Here’s the description from goodreads.com.
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 send 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 reviews were right, this wasn’t very good.  Of all the Nicholas Sparks books I’ve read I would put this one at the very bottom of the list.  The story did nothing for me.
I don’t really know what else to say about this one.  I rated it 2/5 stars, it was ok.  I wouldn’t recommend this book to someone to read unless they really needed something to read and didn’t care if it’s a great book or not.
Next week’s book is definitely a better one!  I’m sticking with Nicholas Sparks for another week so check back next week to see what I read next!

1 comment:

  1. I am always sad when I read not so good books from authors I normally love! hope the next one is better!

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