- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Sphere (3 April 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0751540889
- ISBN-13: 978-0751540888
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 3 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Rescue Paperback – 3 Apr 2008
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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The storyline is extremely powerful (BORDERS.COM)
Nicholas Sparks knows how to tug at a reader's heartstrings (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES)
A romantic page-turner . . . Sparks's fans won't be disappointed (GLAMOUR)
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 t)
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Top Customer Reviews
The story touches on so many aspects of humanity and love it has you turning the pages lost in the story absorbing every emotion, word, action the characters go through. The Rescue is like a modern fairy tale.
Towards the end I felt as if I had been on this amazing journey of emotional power with the characters. Highly recommend it, and hope you will as well.
Strong, well built, good looking fireman Taylor McAden meets damsel in distress, single mother Denise Holton and they fall in love (best of all she even gets on very well with his mother) and so they are supposed to live happily ever after....
However along the way there are a number of issues that cloud their way a little.
Taylor's best friend Mitch and his wife Melissa
Taylor's father who he never talks about
Taylor's need for 'space' as soon as anything gets too intimate or is at the risk of becoming too permanent
Denise's son Kyle who has speech and learning difficulties who unlike with anyone before has taken to Taylor.
They have a bumpy ride but do get there in the end.
I did feel that this book was more predictable than his others but still enjoyed the read and it did pull at the heart strings and I did shed a little tear as I have done with all of Nicholas Spark's books.
Can't wait to read another of his books.
THE RESCUE is a well written love story that revolves around the three main individuals. We have our flawed hero dealing with his demons, a mother who has devoted her life to her son and a child with a learning disorder. The character's are developed and believable. You will find it to be a fast read as well as you get caught up in the story. If you liked Sparks' other books, then this one is a must read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didnt connect to this book as much as i have his other books. i found it hard to relate and connect with the story and the characters but maybe thats due to my age (19) it is... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
easy read, predicable all the way. As with others from same author a nice book to waste an afternoon in the sun withPublished 12 months ago by mrs sj stonehouse
I picked this up from my to read pile of books to take away with and am so glad I did. Standard Sparks - a story with people at the heart of it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Becca