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A Bend in the Road

A Bend in the Road Miles Ryan s life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit and run accident two years ago Missy had been his first love and Miles fervently believes she will be his last As a deputy in the

  • Title: A Bend in the Road
  • Author: Nicholas Sparks
  • ISBN: 9780446696135
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback
  • Miles Ryan s life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit and run accident two years ago Missy had been his first love, and Miles fervently believes she will be his last As a deputy in the North Carolina town of New Bern, Miles Ryan not only grieves for Missy, but also longs to bring the unknown driver to justice Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews The second graMiles Ryan s life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit and run accident two years ago Missy had been his first love, and Miles fervently believes she will be his last As a deputy in the North Carolina town of New Bern, Miles Ryan not only grieves for Missy, but also longs to bring the unknown driver to justice Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews The second grade teacher of his son, Jonah, Sarah had left Balti after a difficult divorce to start over in the gentler surroundings of New Bern Perhaps it s her own emotional wounds that make her sensitive to the hurt she first sees in Jonah s eyes, and then his father s Tentatively, Sarah and Miles reach out to each other Soon they are both laughing for the first time in years and falling in love Neither will be able to guess how closely linked they are to a shocking secret one that will force them to question everything they ever believed in and make a heartbreaking choice that will change their lives forever.

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    1. Nicholas Sparks

      Nicholas Sparks is one of the world s most beloved storytellers All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.Sparks wrote one of his best known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28 It was published in 1996 and he followed with the novels Message in a Bottle 1998 , A Walk to Remember 1999 , The Rescue 2000 , A Bend in the Road 2001 , Nights in Rodanthe 2002 , The Guardian 2003 , The Wedding 2003 , True Believer 2005 and its sequel, At First Sight 2005 , Dear John 2006 , The Choice 2007 , The Lucky One 2008 , The Last Song 2009 , Safe Haven 2010 , The Best of Me 2011 , and The Longest Ride 2013 as well as the 2004 non fiction memoir Three Weeks With My Brother, co written with his brother Micah His eighteenth novel, See Me, published on October 12, 2015 His newest book, Two by Two, will be published on October 4, 2016.Film adaptations of Nicholas Sparks novels, including The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven on all of which he served as a producer , The Lucky One, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John and The Last Song, have had a cumulative worldwide gross of over three quarters of a billion dollars.In 2012, Sparks and his publishing agent and creative partner Theresa Park, launched Nicholas Sparks Productions, with Park as President of Production A film version of The Guardian is currently in development, as is a film based on Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers s friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo.Sparks lives in North Carolina He contributes to a variety of local and national charities, and is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Program MFA at the University of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually He co founded The Epiphany School in New Bern, North Carolina in 2006 As a former full scholarship athlete he still holds a track and field record at the University of Notre Dame he also spent four years coaching track and field athletes at the local public high school In 2009, the team he coached at New Bern High School set a World Junior Indoor Record in the 4 x400 meter, in New York The record still stands Click to watch the Runner s World video with Nicholas.The Nicholas Sparks Foundation, a 501 c 3 nonprofit committed to improving cultural and international understanding through global education experiences for students of all ages was launched in 2011 Between the foundation, and the personal gifts of the Sparks family, than 15 million dollars have been distributed to deserving charities, scholarship programs, and projects Because the Sparks family covers all operational expenses of the foundation, 100% of donations are devoted to programs.

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    1. This is an awesome book It has a little bit of romance and a little mystery It will embed images in your mind that will be hard to escape Love and forgiveness will have a new meaning in your life Yes, it does have a little bit of everything A husband s love, a father s love, a cop in action, romance, mystery FORGIVENESS I won t tell you what it is about, because I think you should read it REALLY Go get it and read it I never thought a man could write LOVE so well Love in its purest form.


    2. M s bien un tres y medio tirando a cuatro A veces, sencillamente, lees lo que tu alma necesita en ese momento Es una comuni n nica, una lazo invisible que anhela como un suave b lsamo esas palabras escritas, que tus ojos recorren No voy a decir que esta sea una gran novela, ni que se me ha encogido el coraz n, no, pero, como he dicho al principio, una a veces solo necesita una suave ola de calor.


    3. Surely the Danielle Steele set must rejoice whenever Sparks churns out a new book While this was not the worst Sparks book I ve ever read there, I ve admitted it I ve read than one , that is a pretty low bar I cannot even believe I read this Not only do I not remember why I picked this book up, I cannot remember the ending Suggestion skip this book and save a few hours of your life put it to good use gardening, playing with your children, or better yet, choosing a good author who doesn t insult [...]



    4. Opening Line On the morning of August 29, 1988, a little than two years after his wife had passed away, Miles Ryan stood on the back porch of his house, smoking a cigarette, watching as the rising sun slowly changed the morning sky from dusky grey to orange Nicholas Sparks is like comfort food, I always know going in the kind of emotional love story I m going to get and I can count on being sucked into the lives, loves and heartache of his small town characters They re written realistically, I [...]


    5. Some stories don t have happy endings and some do This one of course can t really have a happy ending because a wife and mother have died But, this book tells the story of a man s journey through grief, and anyone who has been through the loss of a loved one knows that the pain never ends Nicholas Sparks did a wonderful job of reminding us of that, it was not a week love story, someone dies, someone else comes along and they live happily ever after Instead it spoke clearly of the struggle and in [...]


    6. 3 Svi znaju za Milesa i Missy Srednjo kolska ljubav, divan brak i jedan sin, Jonah No, jednog dana se sve mijenja Miles ostaje udovac nakon to Missy pronalaze mrtvu pored obli nje ceste Ne zna se ko je kriv za njenu smrt, a dvije godine nakon toga Miles jo uvijek traga za krivcem Jednog dana se u njegovom ivotu pojavljuje Sarah, Jonahom u iteljica i on polako kre e dalje sve dok se ne pojave novi dokazi o po iniocu Roman je vrlo jednostavno pisan, ima svega nekoliko likova i radnju koja te e bez [...]


    7. This novel was like reading the Cliff Notes of a epic love story, MINUS the analysis and depth you might find in Cliff Notes and MINUS the well developed and fascinating characters, settings and dialogue you might find in an epic love story Based upon my reading of this book, nobody will be reading Nicolas Sparks 100 years from now and I refuse to waste any of my limited time on Earth reading words slapped together by him and bound under the pretense of actually being a novel.The SECOND BEST th [...]


    8. Mijn eerste kennismaking met Nicholas Sparks en al meteen een schot in de roos Het boek werd me aangeraden door een vriendin, ook al ben ik meer gericht op thrillers.Het boek biedt romantiek, maar niet zo zeemzoet, wel met diepe emoties die je echt kunnen raken Maar toch kan je in het verhaal ook wel wat spanning terug vinden hoe dat juist in elkaar zit, ga ik hier niet vertellen dat zullen jullie dan maar zelf moeten ontdekken .Het boek is zeer toegankelijk met een vlotte schrijfstijl en korte [...]


    9. Mmmm, haven t read Nicholas Sparks s books in a little while.This was pretty good, sure.So there s a bunch of rivalry going on in this tiny city Sarah I think that s her name had just come for a couple months, as a school teacher and meets this kid Jonas He s kinda falling behind no not dumb but was not pushed to doing work and stuff.And it was because his mom had died, so from pity, teachers passed him despite his lack of education.So yes A parent teacher conference is needed.And yes Once again [...]


    10. A weak plot but somehow the characters kept me going I wonder it is the choice of his books that I have read or his writing that I cannot come to like his works.



    11. A Bend in the Road is about the intersecting lives of Miles Ryan, one of the town s deputies who s lost his wife in a hit and run accident about two years and is now raising his only son Jonah, and Jonah s teacher and recently divorcee Sarah Andrews Obviously they fall in love, and obstacles, this would be where the bend in the road occurs, fall in their way in this tale of forgiveness and romance gag Right, so I was recommended this book by my co worker who I made read the Hunger Games, and wan [...]


    12. I m a Sparks fan so I wanted to love A Bend in the Road from the get go and although I really enjoyed the first half, the second half felt that much hollow because of the richness of the first half IMHO, here are my random thoughts Brian s character needed to be fleshed out.I found myself feeling somewhere between loathsome and pity for him and not because we got to know him as a real person, but strictly because of his actions explained from Missy s death forward As this was the big twist of [...]


    13. What does a man do when the love of his life is killed by a hit and run driver while jogging And this love of his life is not only his childhood sweetheart, but also his wife and mother of his son, Jonah Sheriff Miles Ryan felt he died the night his wife Missy was fatally struck, but was determined to find her killer and spent the next two years focused on investigating every lead.While Miles immersed himself with his search, seven year old Jonah suffered He missed not only his mother, but also [...]


    14. A Bend in the Road is not the story to take with you on a road trip The books tells the story of Mile s Ryan s life after the death of his wife Missy Ryan Not surprisingly the story becomes a love story when Deputy Ryan meets and falls in love with his sons second grade teacher Sarah It turns out that Sarah is heartbroken too and the two hit it off after Miles sweeps her off her feet with his superb elegance not Nothing seems to threaten their relationship until dun dun dun new information about [...]


    15. There are some authors that are go to for me When I am in need of a quick read, not mindless but neither exceedingly deep, I turn to Nicholas Sparks I know when I pick up one of his books, I will leave satisfied.This one was no exception Miles Ryan has been struggling over the past two years to find his footing in life after his wife Missy was killed in a hit and run Just how disconnected he has been is brought home when he finds out how badly his son Jonah is doing in school Determined to move [...]


    16. Nicholas Sparks does it again with A Bend in the Road This book is about a police sheriff named Miles Ryan, who lost his wife Missy in a hit and run car accident three years ago He has a seven year old son named Jonah, who has been suffering nightmares ever since the incident One afternoon Miles has to go see Jonah s teacher for a parent teacher conference Jonah s teacher is the sweet and of course single Sarah Andrews who has recently gone through a heart breaking divorce They hit if off and so [...]


    17. It took a while for me to finish this one In the beginning I really liked the story and thought I would finish it quickly It turned out to be the opposit I don t know what it is with me but I like to do all kind of others things at the moment than read The story was okay, not as tear jerking as other stories I ve read of Nicholas Was surprised by the outcome eventually All in all a nice read


    18. I found the book slow in the beginning I was kind of bored when it was describing Miles daily life after his wife died It started to get interesting when Miles meets his son s teacher When the author described the different perspectives, like the person that did a hit and run on Miles wife.


    19. nicholas spark s writing is shallow and predictable im ashamed i read this boredom makes us do terrible things.


    20. Nice story of romance surrounding a mystery about who killed Missy the wife of Miles, a sheriff s deputy He s coming out of his shell of grieving when he stumbles into love again, but the haunting uncertainty of his wife s death puts his life into jeopardy A heartwrming tale of a father s love for his young son also tugs along the way as well Worth reaching back to this novel by one of my favorite Southern authors.


    21. I ve never read a Nick Sparks book, but I know people just adore them and I wanted an escapist romance so I picked this one up from the library based on the fact that it was available I don t know when it was written, but it feels like it was set in the 90s It s not just the VCR tapes and the fact that no one has a cell phone, it s also the social cultural feel For example, Sarah the love interest has a mother who seems deeply committed to convincing Sarah to undergo whatever inconvenience she n [...]


    22. A Bend in the Road is a book that comes from a story line of tragedy to the positive things that are the outcome Miles Ryan seemed to shut down the day is wife was killed in a hit and run accident They have a son Jonah together who has some challenging issues he faces Miles longs to bring his wife s killer to justice but the case has been open for a while and they have yet to have a suspect Miles and Jonah live in a small warming community where everyone knows everybody When Jonah starts second [...]


    23. This book was AMAZING.I can t tell you how much I love Nicholas Sparks and his book They are just beautiful and I m really excited about reading so much by him


    24. wow i just can t get enough of the love stories Nicholas Sparks beautifully writes, he really does tug at the heart strings.i love this book, it is definately something i would recomend at first when it was talking about Miles wife, i was sad already knowing she later died leave him and Johan to live their lives alone and in pain i don t like think about people upset even if it is only a book, but then came along sarah, oh the wonderfull sarah they both deserved each other, hell they than neede [...]


    25. Excellent and intriguing introductionI want to read .Saras husband Micheal was in love with her, but no children is a deal breaker He wanted a perfect life, and he wasn t going to have that with her It sounds horrible, but they wouldn t have been happy.Miles seems like a good man He apparently loved and missed his wife He s trying so hard to keep going and take care of Jonah.I m just waiting for Otis to do something.I like the simple deal Sarah makes with Miles about helping Jonah The fan was a [...]


    26. Justi a.O principal factor que move Miles Ryan, justi a pela morte inexplicada e s bita da mulher Missy A hist ria come a quando o filho de Miles, Jonah come a a ter problemas de aprendizagem na escola Sarah, a professora oferece se para umas explica es ao mi do e a partir da a rela o entre a professora e Miles desenvolve se O romance deste casal, achei bonito mas mais do mesmo , ou seja t pico dos muitos romances de Nicholas Sparks.Mesmo tendo uma rela o est vel, o acidente da mulher ainda ator [...]


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