The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks
Number of pages: 223
Filesize: 580.48 K
The Wedding is a 2003 romantic novel by Nicholas Sparks. It is about a couple who celebrates 30 years of marriage, and has been described as a sequel to Sparks' previous novel The Notebook. The book follows the life of Noah and Allie's daughter, Jane and her husband, Wilson. While they are planning their daughter's wedding, Wilson decides he needs to "re-court" his wife to save their marriage.
Excerpt - Chapter One
It’s heartbreaking to think that your wife may not love you, and that night, after Jane had carried the perfume up to our bedroom, I sat on the couch for hours, wondering how this situation had come to pass. At first, I wanted to believe that Jane was simply reacting emotionally and that I was reading far more into the incident than it deserved. Yet the more I thought about it, the more I sensed not only her displeasure in an absentminded spouse, but the traces of an older melancholy—as if my lapse were simply the final blow in a long, long series of careless missteps.
After thirty years, Wilson Lewis is forced to face a painful truth: the romance has gone out of his marriage. His wife, Jane, has fallen out of love with him, and it is entirely his fault. Despite the shining example of his in-laws, Noah and Allie Calhoun, and their fifty-year love affair, Wilson himself is a man unable to express his true feelings. He has spent too little time at home and too much at the office, leaving the responsibility of raising their children to Jane. Now his daughter is about to marry, and his wife is thinking about leaving him. But if Wilson is sure of anything, it is this: his love for Jane has only grown over the years, and he will do everything he can to save their marriage. With the memories of Noah and Allie's inspiring life together as his guide, he vows to find a way to make his wife fall in love with him all over again.
- Nicholas Sparks (10)