Wednesday, April 16, 2014

N is for Nights in Rodanthe

About the Book

Nicholas Sparks released his sixth romantic novel, Nights in Rodanthe, in 2002. It's a romantic love novel set in Rodanthe, North Carolina. The story follows the purely intense and close romance of a divorced mother, Adrienne Willis, and a divorced father and surgeon, Paul Flanner. The novel's two man protagonists meet in an inn in Rodanthe and fall strongly in love. However, fate and destiny falls upon them when they realize that leaving Rodanthe would mean going back to their separate lives (Wiki, 2013).

About the Movie

When I first watched this movie, I was recently divorced - so, I could relate more to the characters. Even without this though, it's a fabulous movie. Diane Lane plays recently divorced Adrienne Willis, who has been recruited by her good friend to watch over her seaside inn while she is on vacation. Willis agrees and considers it a get away from the chaos of the divorce and the harsh realities. She soon meets the only guest Paul Flanner (Richard Gere), who is a surgeon that is haunted by his past. They connect in Rodanthe and begin a wonderful romance. But, fate has other plans.