A Bend in the Road

A Bend in the Road

Book - 2016
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Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. As deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina, he not only grieves for her and worries about their young son Jonah but longs to bring the unknown driver to justice. Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews, Jonah's second-grade teacher. A young woman recovering from a difficult divorce, Sarah moved to New Bern hoping to start over. Tentatively, Miles and Sarah reach out to each other...soon they are falling in love. But what neither realizes is that they are also bound together by a shocking secret, one that will force them to reexamine everything they believe in-including their love.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016, c2001.
ISBN: 9781455571635
Branch Call Number: SPA
Characteristics: 371 p.

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paul12_2
Mar 23, 2017

enjoyed it very much captivating great writer

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poem
Mar 31, 2014

A bend in the road was book was filled with suspenseful turns and dramatic stops, I could not find myself to put the book down. The story follows two lovers, Miles Ryan and Sarah Andrews. Miles, a recent widow raising his Jonah, and Sarah is Jonah’s elementary school teacher who just got out of a divorce. After one small parent teacher meeting between the two, the connection was made. However, there’ s something that is pulling them apart- to find out a secret that will determine the future of their relationship. This book was romantically written, and I adored the way it made me feel as if I knew the characters myself, as if they jumped out of the page. The title ‘A bend in the road’ refers to the accident that Miles’s wife, in which she got killed, but it is also metaphor between the love story of the two central characthers in the novel as well. I think this novel is good for teenage girls like me, who are in need of a juicy romantic story. Just like most Nicholas Spark novels, a bend in the road is written with vivid descriptions and heartfelt emotion. This novel could also be a good read for males as well because the story is told in the male perspective, and Miles is no doubt a character that some males would connect to. What I really enjoyed the most about this story was that it was not one dimensional, there were many layers in the story that helped me connect to what the characters were going through. Be sure to hit the bookstores to check this novel out!

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timehascome
Nov 05, 2012

Sparks does it again. As the story moves along, the pace quickens until near the end I couldn't read fast enough. Great story, great ending

wenitallfails Oct 02, 2012

I love sparks but I feel like this book is going to be predicable and I havent even read it yet

kelleypoole Jul 26, 2012

Agree with seaspirit below that the main character, Miles, was portrayed as unstable, unpredictable, and obsessed with his wife's death. I grew to dislike him because of they way he often forgot he had a son to take care of, his persistent belief that he knew his wife's killer (when he didn't), his short fuse and sometimes violent reactions, and the way he turned on his lover suddenly. He didn't get my sympathy. As such, the ending is kind of unbelievable (as in not logical).

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ucblue
Jul 14, 2012

Real touching ending. Makes me wonder - as a sister - if I could ever do the same thing Sarah did... Sparks has done it again.

Subhajitsaha95 Jul 02, 2012

This book shows how a father whose wife died, finds love with his child's teacher! This book is really good, and it shows how to move on in life.

rocketrach Jun 05, 2012

This book was creepy and sad. spoiler alert!!!!!! Sarah Andrew's brother killed missy!!!

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jsand67
May 13, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. One of my favourites by Nicholas Sparks. The ending was a surprise and it sure pulled at my heart strings.

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Pulowi21
Aug 16, 2011

Another great book form nicholas sparks...
He is a great writer... after 6 of his books I'm still on a mission to read them all... It's getting a little bvious that his books are kind of alike

I have to agree on the fact that he has a great way of writing... adding the drivers chapters .... and the hole thrill trying to figure oute who did it...
It was good.... not his best.. but really good :)

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