With The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and his other beloved novels, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks has given voice to our deepest beliefs about the power of love. Now he brings us the long-awaited follow-up to The Notebook-a story of an ordinary man who goes to... read more
The Wedding (2003) is Nicholas Sparks's sequel to his bestselling novel The Notebook (1996). The Wedding is narrated by Wilson Lewis, the son-in-law of Noah and Allie Calhoun (the primary characters in The Notebook). Wilson's absentminded neglect of his relationship with his wife, Jane, comes... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The Wedding (2003) is Nicholas Sparks's sequel to his bestselling novel The Notebook (1996). The Wedding is narrated by Wilson Lewis, the son-in-law of Noah and Allie Calhoun (the primary characters in The Notebook). Wilson's absentminded neglect of his relationship with his wife, Jane, comes to a head when he forgets their twenty-ninth anniversary. Her response brings Wilson to the realization that Jane may no longer be in love with him. With some encouragement and inspiration from Noah, Wilson decides to re-court Jane in the hopes of rekindling some of the magic from early in their relationship.
In his ninth novel, Sparks returns to the character of Noah Calhoun from The Notebook as Wilson's confidant and counselor in matters of the heart. When Jane and Wilson's oldest daughter, Anna, announces that she and longtime boyfriend, Keith, want to get married in one week—on Jane and Wilson's thirtieth anniversary—Wilson finds the perfect opportunity to display his year-long romantic efforts to win Jane back. While both Jane and Wilson support the immediacy of the wedding given Noah's unstable health, Jane is not pleased with Anna's request for a no-frills wedding. Jane wants Anna to have a formal ceremony and reception—the kind of wedding she never had. Wilson helps Anna and Jane reach a compromise, and he plays an integral part in pulling the wedding together. He draws on his memories of how he first courted Jane as a guide to planning a wedding-to-remember for his daughter, and in the process shows Jane the man he wants to become.
“I often find myself filled with longing, though I'm at loss at to tell you what it is that I feel my life is missing”Wilson Lewis
“But love, I've come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other everyday.”Wilson Lewis
“...have you ever noticed that the more special something is, the more people seem to take it for granted? It's like they think it won't ever change.”Harvey Wellington
“Frugality, I've learned, has its own cost, one that sometimes lasts forever.”Wilson Lewis
But love, I’ve come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.Highlighted by 417 Kindle customers
“It’s funny, but have you ever noticed that the more special something is, the more people seem to take it for granted? It’s like they think it won’t ever change. Just like this house here. All it ever needed was a little attention, and it would never have ended up like this in the first place.”Highlighted by 121 Kindle customers
But most of all, I learned that it’s possible for two people to fall in love all over again, even when there’s been a lifetime of disappointment between them.Highlighted by 112 Kindle customers
All of those events create their own stresses, and when two people live together, the stress flows both ways. This, I’ve come to believe, is both the blessing and the curse of marriage. It’s a blessing because there’s an outlet for the everyday strains of life; it’s a curse because the outlet is someone you care deeply about.Highlighted by 87 Kindle customers
Is it possible, I wonder, for a man to truly change? Or do character and habit form the immovable boundaries of our lives?Highlighted by 79 Kindle customers
In other words, I’d been the man she’d always wanted, the man I once had been, and—like an old habit rediscovered—I now understood that it was all I ever needed to do for us to begin enjoying each other’s company again.Highlighted by 76 Kindle customers
The experts’ advice on improving a marriage? To focus on the four As—attention, appreciation, affection, and attraction.Highlighted by 72 Kindle customers
Frugality, I’ve learned, has its own cost, one that sometimes lasts forever.Highlighted by 66 Kindle customers
‘Noah, I understand women.’ ” Noah chuckled, as if hearing it for the first time. “The point is,” he continued, “that there’s no man alive who can honestly say those words and mean them. It just isn’t possible, so there’s no use trying. But that doesn’t mean you can’t love them anyway. And it doesn’t mean that you should ever stop doing your best to let them know how important they are to you.”Highlighted by 64 Kindle customers
dhimmitude to theoretical applications of fractal geometry. He is also honest—sometimes painfully so—and it goes without saying that these aspects of his personality leave me at a disadvantage when it comes to debating him. Though I sometimes growHighlighted by 8 Kindle customers
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