5.0 out of 5 stars The Rescue
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3.0 out of 5 stars The past still haunts us.
What did happen to his father? Why should he put his life in danger to save others? Was it because of the way he was 'rescued' as a child? These are some pondering ideas to look for in this informative book.
Actually there are more than one rescue in this novel, the second much more exciting and dangerous though incidental to the story. Without the first, which came...
Published on May 22 2004 by Betty Burks
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Rescue-good reading,
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This review is from: The Rescue (Kindle Edition)This was good light reading and enjoyed reading it with my new kindle.
I enjoy Nicholas Sparks books as they generally end up being made into Films.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Rescue,
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This review is from: The Rescue (Mass Market Paperback)This book was very enjoyed by those who read it. It is very well binded and will stay together for a long time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WORTH RE-READING,
This review is from: The Rescue (Mass Market Paperback)I first read THE RESCUE in 2002 What a treat it was to rediscover this beautiful story. As soon as I opened the first page I was lost, reading continuously for the next 24 hours. Thinking to myself, damn that Nicholas Sparks he's done it again, sucking me right back into one of the best love stories I've ever read.
Due to a horrific childhood trauma volunteer firefighter Taylor McAden is driven to take disturbing heroic risks while on the job, trying to somehow put his world right. He has few friends and all of his past relationships have resulted from rescuing troubled women in one way or another. All of whom he inevitably leaves as soon as they want more from him then he can give. It seems that there's just one leap Taylor can't make; that of allowing himself to fall in love.
Denise Holden is a single mother of a handicapped child. Due to a lack of finances she has been forced to move back to her mother's hometown and live in the inherited home. At the moment she's barely scraping by, her son Kyle taking up most of her time, energy and resources. Love is the last thing on Denise's mind as she drives home from her job at the local diner. As fate would have it though a terrible storm hit's the small southern town that night, contriving to bring our couple together. As the storm rages Denise crashes her car and upon regaining consciousness finds herself staring into the handsome face of risk taker extraordinaire Taylor. Before she can acknowledge him as her potential life partner though panic takes over as she realizes that her son is no longer in the car and is feared to be lost in the nearby swamp.
I won't be giving anything away by telling you that Taylor rescues both Denise and her son and together they forge into a relationship. But as wonderful as the relationship seems in the beginning it doesn't take long for the cracks to show and the harder Denise tries to help Taylor the more he pulls away. Shutting down emotionally and taking greater and greater risks with the fire department. (For a small town they sure have a lot of fires)
As with every Nicholas Sparks' novel we are never guaranteed a HEA which aids in a degree of tension throughout this story. For me the relationship and its sudden decline is so well written that it seemed a page from my own past, tugging at my heart with its familiarity. Taylor is a mystery throughout and the whys of this aren't revealed until the very end. THE RESCUE contains some fabulous secondary characters and you will fall in love with every one of them. It's also full of action, suspense and melodrama. There were a couple of moments when I actually gasped out loud, unbelieving as to what I'd just read. Have some Kleenex handy, this is great yet as always with Sparks bittersweet love story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sparks Shines!,
This review is from: The Rescue (Mass Market Paperback)I am an avid reader of Nicholas Sparks. This book definitely stands up to his previous track record for writing a story of the true human spirit.
This story follows Denise, single parent mother, raising Kyle, who has a learning disability. Through what some might call fate, Denise meets Taylor, a local volunteer firefighter. There is an immediate connection and the two grow close quickly. Through twists and turns, Taylor's past begins to get in the way, and the stability of their relationship is questioned. I don't want to give away too many details, so just take my advice and dive into this romantic, heart-felt story.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Close Knit Community,
This review is from: The Rescue (Mass Market Paperback)The Rescue written by Nicholas Sparks shows many different views and aspects of life. There are two very hard scenarios within the novel that are hard to overcome but it is overcome through hardwork and perseverance. There are many adversities between two families, and both of those families are able to come together and help each other out during the times of crisis. Both of the families are part of this little town, and both share some unique adventures. If you would like to find out what they discover, and you would like to find out what the advertisities and the obstacles are that face someone with a disability, and of a firefighter, then this book is for you. Nicholas does a wonderful job of combining these two families together, that once the first couple of chapters were finished in the book, it was very hard to put down the rest of the book until finding out what happened at the end. This is a thrilling and very exciting book and also a exhilirating book.
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing,
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This review is from: The Rescue (Mass Market Paperback)This is the first Nicholas Sparks book that I've read and it was so amazing and I can't wait to read another one of his books. The book had many twists and turns that really helped you to appreciate the life you lead. I didn't really like the Epilogue becuase .... I would give the ending away. so if your reading for an interesting love story that will make you cry, this is the book for you.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Rescue,
This review is from: The Rescue (Mass Market Paperback)This book, as well as The Notebook, are my favorite books. Denise Holton is an independent,strong single mother who doesn't need a man b/c of her responsibilites to her son,Kyle and Taylor McAden is a volunteer fireman/contractor who's running from the past. All of that changes one night when Kyle becomes lost in a swamp after a car accident causing Taylor to save Kyle and his mother in only hours time.
I fell in love with Taylor McAden. The scene when he tells Denise of how his father,Mason, was killed had me crying. The wording of this book, the imagery made it feel like I could see his face, see his fist pound into his leg as he told the story with such grief and guilt made me as a reader want to hold him the way Denise did.
With fated love,this book is incredibly moving with all the elements that Nicholas Sparks has become so well known for: small town life,love, and loss. It's a book you'll never forget.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Sparks' Winner,
This review is from: The Rescue (Mass Market Paperback)Just recently introduced to the works of Nicholas Sparks, I have managed to read four of his novels in a week. The Rescue has been my favorite, by far. His mixture of humor, romance and grief is something that very few authors can successfully manage. The love between Taylor and Denise does not come easy, but message that I got from the novel was that in the end, the hard work is worth it. I could only put this book down to grab another tissue!
3.0 out of 5 stars The past still haunts us.,
This review is from: The Rescue (Hardcover)What did happen to his father? Why should he put his life in danger to save others? Was it because of the way he was 'rescued' as a child? These are some pondering ideas to look for in this informative book.
Actually there are more than one rescue in this novel, the second much more exciting and dangerous though incidental to the story. Without the first, which came much too soon in the book, the psychological aspect would have been nil.
The 'hero' who volunteers for the fire dept. has a commitment problem to women without knowing the 'whys' or 'wherefores' -- thus had decided to become a bachelor and enjoy his friends' kids -- until he meets the inimitable Kyle.
They teach each other what life is day-to-day and that love conquers all. The child's mother, poor Denise, has never really known love, only one foolish, incidental sexual encounter. Her life was totally changed because of the boy's 'disability,' and she has devoted her life to teaching him.
That is, until they have the accident and are separated, with the hero finding them both. Romance is charmingly enunciated, causing me to smile a lot (at times) and want to hit him at others.
Only in a novel or movie would things work out this way. Or is there hope for happiness with a stranger. Sometimes it works out that way. When he was able to confront his past headon, he could live a normal life. The baby made this book complete.
I was drawn to this book because of the child who has trouble talking as my youngest grandson also has this problem. I was hoping to learn something worthwhile in this instance and it was there past the half way point -- so it was of some benefit after all.
4.0 out of 5 stars Tugs at your Heart Strings,
This review is from: The Rescue (Mass Market Paperback)After reading several Sparks love stories, The Rescue is not my favorite. However, it's a good book. Especially if you enjoy romance with a little bit of intrigue.
This is the story of two people who have each individually been through a lot of tragedy and conflict in their past. The question is, once the find each other, and a love they never thought they would find, can they make it work?
I enjoyed the book, Sparks writing always pulls you in and tugs at your heart strings. I don't think I've ever read one of his books and NOT cried. I especially enjoyed The Notebook and Message in a Bottle. His books are also always "fun reading", great to take on a vacation or to read at the beach. If you haven't read him before, you should give him a try!
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The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks (Mass Market Paperback - Aug. 1 2001)
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