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At First Sight [Paperback]

Nicholas Sparks
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Book Description

4 Dec 2008

How far can you run from your past?

Jeremy Marsh once vowed he would never do three things: leave New York City, give his heart away again after barely surviving one failed marriage, and, most of all, become a parent.

Now Jeremy is living in the small town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie, the woman he loves, and anticipating the birth of their daughter. Life seems to be settling down - until a disturbing and mysterious message appears from the past. Wounds he thought had healed are re-opened, and Jeremy realises his old life is closer to him than he thinks.

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (4 Dec 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751541133
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751541137
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With over eighty million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include eleven No. 1 New York Times bestsellers. All Nicholas Sparks' books have been international bestsellers and have been translated into more than forty languages. Eight of his novels have been adapted into major films: Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember and The Notebook.

Nicholas Sparks lives in North Carolina with his wife and family. You can visit him and sign up for the Nicholas Sparks eNewsletter at, and follow him on Twitter: @NicholasSparks.

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'Sparks's sentimental romance is sure to please his many fans' DAILY MAIL 'Sparks's writing is superb- the raw feeling with which he describes Jeremy's every emotion is fantastic. If you want a great love story- and from a man's point of view- go for this.' WOMAN 'A story about love and human relationships and the whole kaleidoscope of the joy and pain that they entail' CAMBRIAN NEWS

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The sequel to TRUE BELIEVER - continuing the saga of extraordinary love.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicholas Sparks has done it again!!!!! 18 Feb 2006
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
While this novel could be read on its own it is in fact the sequel to 'True Believer' which I also highly recommend. Having already fallen in love with the characters of Lexie and Jeremy in the first book, I couldn't wait to begin this one. This one begins after Jeremy leaves his 'exciting' life in New York to set up home with Lexie his true love and soulmate and against all odds await the birth of their first child.
I don't want to give anything away but the reader is taken on a rollercoaster of emotions as the book charts their engagement and subsequent marriage. Please keep the tissues handy for this one as Nicholas Sparks once again shows his intense insight of the human spirit, and how it can triumph despite what life sometimes gives us.
Click add to basket and give yourself a treat from a wonderful storyteller!!!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars he still has what it takes 16 Nov 2006
i was walking through asda price when i saw that nicholas sparks had a new book, i didn't even look at what it was about as i knew i wouldn't be disappointed.

'At first sight' carrys on after sparks 'True believer' where we follow Jeremy and Lexie's life since he moved his whole life to be with her.

I felt that you wouldn't need to read true believer before hand and if anything it would make you want to read it or for those who have to go back and re-read it.

Sparks continues to deleiver what he does best with yet another excellent book that plays with all your emotions.

Brilliant you will not be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars disappointing again 11 Dec 2007
this is the sequel to "True Believer" and i wasnt perticularily impressed with and wasnt impressed with this either. i was actually willing it to end. some of the plots just didnt fit in with the overall story and i felt it didnt really know where it was going.

i love this author but i was really disappointed that this novel wasnt as good as what i have read previously
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything Sparks 31 Oct 2005
By A Customer
Everything Mr. Sparks writes is extrordinary. I love his style and is words and settings, especially the romance takes my breath away. 'At First Sight' is no different. He is a wonderful detail driven author. Recommending-Everything Mr. Sparks Writes especially "True Believer", Fire In The Ice by Katlyn Stewart
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Story of life, love and loss 7 Oct 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Once again Nicholas Sparks has written a novel that flows and seems so natural. The plot is well thought out, his dialog is believable and you can actually see the story-taking place.

He is able to take you on the roller coaster ride of life with this small book. You will experience joy, laughter, sadness, frustration, hope and love. This story follows the relationship of a couple and how they learn who each other really are.

I did not seek this book out it was given to me. And I was surprised to find that I read the entire book in one evening. The book is well written and easy to read. And though I gave it only three stars, the fine woman who gave me the book to read would have given him a five.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful gift. Thank you, Mr. Sparks!! 8 Dec 2008
By Sissel M. Østdahl TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
If "True Believer" was a big disappointment, the sequel, "At First Sight", was almost a shock. A great, wonderful surprise. What a beautiful book! About love, joy and sorrow. About life in all its reality - the greatest loss, the greatest gift

The first part of the book may be a bit like "True Believer" in as much as it tends to be too detailed. I think that with proper editing, the main facts from "True Believer" plus a more to the point version of the first part of "At First Sight" - together with the incredible last part and ending, would have made one perfect book. Concentrating on the miracle of love, the ghosts and mysteries a side line.

But nothing can ruin the beauty and sincerety of "At First Sight" after Lexie and Jeremy's wedding. Lexie seems transformed in this book, or is it just that her earlier behaviour is finally properly explained?

"True Believer" felt like robbery. "At First Sight" a gift. After having finished it, I sat for a long time with the book in my hands. Love. What matters more in our short lives?

A beautiful gift. Thank you, Mr. Sparks!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By maya j
I didn't realize that 'At First Sight' was essentially a sequel to True Believer. Right from the beginning, it rang hollow with me and the characters didn't seem very well fleshed out. I frankly had a hard time accepting why this great guy from New York would give up his fabulous life for a woman like Lexie. She was irritating, high maintenance, childish, bratty, selfish- and the list goes on. I just couldn't envision their relationship, and from the plot line, evidently, his friends had a hard time with it too. At any rate, this irritating scenario transpired over many pages, and I kept thinking- "Is there going to be some sort of SOMETHING happening?" because it was really needing it. Needless to say, Nicholas Sparks has an easy-going writing style, and his stories always end up with a cloyingly sweet finish, so getting through the book wasn't a problem- understanding the characters was. It seems as though he was trying to evolve a plot line that just wasn't there. It now, however, makes sense to me that I did not understand the dynamics of the characters or why he loved the woman in this story so much, because I had not read the first book, 'True Believer.' Now that it's too late to go back, I would definitely recommend that a person read that book first, and then maybe 'At First Sight' would hold more credibility and understanding. It started out not making sense, and it ended that way for me. It wasn't the worst book in the world, but I didn't love it either.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written
I fell in love with Jeremy & Lexie and their relationship in True Believer. I was so excited to see that Sparks had written a follow up because I wanted to see how the relationship... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Becca
3.0 out of 5 stars bit tedious
Read from library. Had read true believer (which wasnt my most liked of his books) and others by this author that I loved. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!
This book is amazing! But if your going to read it be sure to have a box of tissues at the ready :)
Published 4 months ago by Rebecca Lee
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Awesome, always have loved his books, will continue to buy them, thank you very much Amazon.
Whens the new one out?
Published 6 months ago by Ann Cloete
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
Amazing , no scratches ....... New as if it comes from a shop :0 really happy with this product... This is is really an outstanding product...
Published 12 months ago by Elisa Jamal
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
fantastic read i do recommend i,t as with all Nicholas sparks books another i could not put it down, cant wait to read the next one....
Published 12 months ago by Ms. Katy Reeve
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok read
I did feel like the story had its time before the first half of the book then it was a little boring to carry on and dragged out however it was pleasant story and I love all of... Read more
Published 14 months ago by megansmummy2010
1.0 out of 5 stars Was there a story plan?
I have read and enjoyed many of Nicholas Sparks books. This one might well have been written by an unknown novice writer. Read more
Published 18 months ago by J. R. Saunders
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't recieve the book
Not at all happy with this "purchase"
I waited so long and got so busy that I had almost forgotten about/given up on this book! Read more
Published on 9 Feb 2012 by cltr_uk
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
loved the setting and the caracters - wasnt into a halloween type book with ghostly lights but it turned out to be a great read - would be great as a movie.
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