Tag Archive | Nicholas Sparks Books

Southern Belle Movie and Book Week: Nights in Rodanthe Book (And Other Nicholas Sparks Books)

I don’t know why it took me so long to read Nights in Rodanthe.  I didn’t read it till after the movie was out.  Since it was based in the Outer Banks I am surprised I didn’t jump all over it.  I love all things OBX.  Don’t get me wrong I would have prefered a happier ending but it really is one of my favorite Nicholas Sparks books.  As is the Lucky One, Save Haven and even the Wedding.  I still hope to read The Choice and The Longest Ride.  I don’t mind reading a Nicholas Sparks book from time to time but they are not my go to read.  I try to read the book though before I see a movie, I like it better that way.  One I know what to expect and two I know what really happens in case they make it too hollywood.

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The Longest Ride and The Best of Me 

Last weekend I rented The Longest Ride movie and watched it. I loved it! That is one of the Nicholas Sparks books I have not read so it was a total surprise for me. I thought Alan Alda was great in it. And Scott Eastwood, let me just say I am a Scott Eastwood fan for life now. Oh boy is he hot! A few weekends before that I watched The Best of Me on Netflix, now that book I read so I knew how it ended. But even though I know how the book ended doesn’t mean I know how actually they will pull it off in the movie. I will admit I was not sure how James Marsden would do as Dawson but he did better than I thought. While I liked both movies and The Longest Ride is now probably one of my favorite movies based on a Nicholas Sparks book, my absolute favorite still is Nights in Rodanthe. How can you go wrong with Richard Gere, Diane Lane and the Outer Banks?!