Message in A Bottle

Message in A Bottle

Book - 1998
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In this New York Times bestseller, a single mother sets out to find the North Carolina man who sent a message meant for someone else . . . and the journey may change her life forever.

Divorced and disillusioned about relationships, Theresa Osborne is jogging when she finds a bottle on the beach. Inside is a letter of love and longing to "Catherine," signed simply "Garrett." Challenged by the mystery and pulled by emotions she doesn't fully understand, Theresa begins a search for this man that will change her life. What happens to her is unexpected, perhaps miraculous-an encounter that embraces all our hopes for finding someone special, for having a love that is timeless and everlasting.... Nicholas Sparks exquisitely chronicles the human heart. In his first bestselling novel, The Notebook, he created a testament to romantic love that touched readers around the world. Now in this New York Times bestseller, he renews our faith in destiny, in the ability of lovers to find each other no matter where, no matter when...
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c1998.
ISBN: 9780446523561
Branch Call Number: Fic Spar
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 22 cm.


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DBRL_KrisA Feb 03, 2019

I'm sorry, this was not my cup of tea. The premise of the book - that Theresa would hunt down this man who had written messages to his dead wife, and they would fall in love (though he clearly was not over his dead wife) - just didn't make sense to me. And the fact that Theresa didn't tell him she had read his letters to his wife, but was surprised and hurt when he got angry over it? Yeah, Theresa's not my favorite person.
Nevertheless, I was rooting for them. Both of them had gone through a rough experience, both of them were (mostly) good people, both of them deserved a happy ending. But Nicholas Sparks, apparently, doesn't like happy endings.

Mar 27, 2015

read the book first.
then see the movie.
bring the Kleenex.

Sep 23, 2012

I've only read two books by Nicolas Sparks, The Notebook and Message in a Bottle, and am not a fan of how he ended either story. His endings are one of the elements of his writing I strongly dislike. Message in a Bottle was an easy read and overall a captivating story.

Sep 25, 2011

this was one of Nicholas Sparks' sadder novels, that took me a while to get into. it turned out to be very excellent, with a surprising ending that i definitely did not anticipate, because of how he usually writes his novels. great book overall.

Jan 09, 2011

A wonderful Sparks story EXCEPT for the ending. I didn't think the ending fit with the rest of the story; there seemed no point to it.

Nubia Aug 22, 2010

A really suprising book! When I started reading the book I was really happy with the story. I was really suprised with the end too. Like always Nicholas Sparks knows how to get a person interesting with his books. Highly recommend it, not just this book but all his books,especially "Dear Jhon", and "A Walk to Remmember"

Jan 16, 2010

Maybe it was the mood I was in when I read this, but despite liking previous Nicholas Sparks works (they brought me to tears), this one didn't do anything for me. I found it rather trite and the characters shallow. I didn't enjoy this.

Sep 18, 2009

"Message in a Bottle" was a very touching story. I found myself mesmerized whenever I'd read those letters starting off as "My Dearest Catherine". They were filled with such love, sorrow, and passion.


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