Denise Holton's life is a fragile mix of luck and hard work in Nicholas Sparks' The Rescue
. A single mum of a speech-delayed son, Denise makes ends meet by moving to the small town of Edenton, North Carolina and working the late shift as a waitress. When Denise crashes her car and her son Kyle flees the accident and disappears into the storm, her only stroke of luck is the quick arrival of Taylor McAden, a volunteer fireman. Taylor's got a knack of fixing people and he can't help wanting to be involved with Denise beyond the initial rescue of Kyle.
As Taylor helps Denise recover from the accident, they discover a sweet bond and a magical chemistry that pulls them closer and closer. Though Taylor fits perfectly into Denise's family, he's unable to open his heart to being loved by her. As Taylor struggles to understand his conflicting desires, Denise questions the wisdom of gambling with Kyle's and her own emotions.
Author Nicholas Sparks has found a loyal audience for his stories about the internal battles that accompany the arrival of love. His heroes may be truck-driving manly men and his heroines emotionally tragic but it's easy to overlook the traditional roles when the complexities of human relationships are so beautifully described. Sparks has found his forte and this novel is sure to be as popular as his earlier works. --Nancy R E O'Brien, Amazon.com
'Achingly moving and will have you weeping for the joy and tragedy of it all...please read it' Daily Mail. 'Sparks generates authentic emotional power...If you're in need of a good cry, The Notebook is absolutely the right book' USA Today. 'Sparks' second novel proves that his bestselling The Notebook was no fluke as once again, he offers his audience a deeply moving, beautifully written, and extremely romantic love story' Booklist.