There was a time when the world was sweeter... when the women in Beau fort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and men donned hats...
Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and... read more
Landon hasn’t really ever felt love until he meets Jamie Sullivan. When Landon needs a date to the homecoming dance he can’t find a date. When he asks Jamie Sullivan she says yes. The Two instantly hit it off. Jamie starts to teach Landon about the bible because his family didn’t go to church... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Landon hasn’t really ever felt love until he meets Jamie Sullivan. When Landon needs a date to the homecoming dance he can’t find a date. When he asks Jamie Sullivan she says yes. The Two instantly hit it off. Jamie starts to teach Landon about the bible because his family didn’t go to church that often and wasn’t liked very well by the pastor which happened to Be Jamie’s father. Jamie and Landon end up being the leads in the Christmas play which is based on the Sullivan family. One cold spring day Landon tells Jamie but Jamie in turn tells him that she has a rare form of Leukemia and is going to die. Jamie’s has done everything the doctors have told her to do but they cannot help Jamie. As the months go by Jamie gets weaker and weaker and is soon unable to get out of bed. Landon ‘s parents help Jamie by getting her a full time nurse and a doctor that checks on her every few hours, because Jamie doesn’t want to be at the hospital she wants to be at home.
In the prologue to his latest novel, Nicholas Sparks makes the rather presumptuous pledge "first you will smile, and then you will cry," but sure enough, he delivers the goods. With his calculated ability to throw your heart around like a yo-yo (try out his earlier Message in the Bottle or The Notebook if you really want to stick it to yourself), Sparks pulls us back to the perfect innocence of a first love.In 1958 Landon Carter is a shallow but well-meaning teenager who spends most of his time hanging out with his friends and trying hard to ignore the impending responsibilities of adulthood! Then Landon gets roped into acting the lead in the Christmas play opposite the most renowned goody two-shoes intown: Jamie Sullivan. Against his best intentions and the taunts of his buddies, Landon finds himself falling for Jamie and learning some central lessons in life.Like John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany, Sparks maintains a delicate and rarely seen balance of humor and sentiment. While the plot may not be the most original, this boy-makes-good tearjerker will certainly reel in the fans. Look for a movie starring beautiful people or, better yet, snuggle under the covers with your tissues nearby and let your inner sap run wild. --Nancy R.E. O'Brien
“Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful.”Jamie's father, reading from the Bible.
“It wasn't that long, and it certainly wasn't the kind of kiss you see in movies these days, but it was wonderful in it's own way, and all I can remember about that moment is that when our lips first touched, I knew the memory would last forever.”Landon Carter
“When I was seventeen my life changed forever.”Landon Carter
“Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it”Landon Carter
“Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.Jamie was the truest essence of that very description.”Landon Carter
“I want to get married. And when I do, I want my father to walk me down the aisle and I want everyone I know to be there. I want the church bursting with people.”Jamie Sullivan
“'You should count your blessings.' 'Oh. I do. I'm practically the luckiest guy alive.'”Jamie Sullivan to Landon Carter
“We'd giggle like idiots, like we were the wisest creatures ever to inhabit the planet.”Landon
“I may be irresponsible, but I'm a 'nice' irresponsible.”Landon Carter
“It was truly a walk to remember”Landon Carter
“'I know the Lord has a plan for us all, but sometimes, I just don't understand what the message can be. Does that ever happen to you?' She said this as though it were something I thought about all the time. 'Well,' I said, trying to bluff, 'I don't think that we're meant to understand it all the time. I think that sometimes we just have to have faith.'”Jamie & Landon
“My story can’t be summed up in two or three sentences; it can’t be packaged into something neat and simple that people would immediately understand.”Landon Carter
“You're the best person I'll probably ever know.”Eric Hunter to Jamie Sullivan
“The problem isn't finding out where you are gonna go-its figuring out what you are gonna do once you get there that is! (from the movie)”jamie
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