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In The Rescue a lady gets into an accident and a man saves her. Her son is missing though so the man goes to find the kid. As the story goes on they fall in love but he always has something else on his mind. His father died and he thinks it is his fault. He tells the lady about the story of how his father dies and in the end they like each other and I think she gets pregnant.
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The review of this Book prepared by Letysha Bergstad

Denise is a mother of a child, Kyle, who at the age of 4 has not mastered how to talk yet. She quits her job as a 2nd grade teacher and moves to North Carolina, takes a waitressing job, and devotes her life to teaching her child to speak. Taylor is a local, who runs his own drywalling business, and is a volunteer firefighter. When Kyle is missing the events that follow bring Denise and Taylor together...if their pasts don't tear them appart. This book is now my close second favorite to Sparks' "The Notebook". If you don't cry steadly the last two chapters, you have no heart! Thanks for another great read N.S.!!
The review of this Book prepared by Darcey

Denise came into town on a rainy night. She was going slow but got hit by a big rig and crashed into a tree. Little did she know that she would then meet a very special person. Taylor (firefighter) found her car and was able to get her out. However he didn't see her son. When she came to she was in frantic state needing to find her son. As it grew darker the towns people and rescue crews were out looking for her four year old son. Taylor found her son and they began a great friendship. Kyle and Taylor got along well even though Kyle has a speech problem and he doesn't always communicate well. Denise was very thankful to Taylor and was attracted to him. Taylor feels the same way but isn't very good at showing his feelings. He still has some issues in his closet he needs to get through. Denise can help but will he let her?
The review of this Book prepared by Sherrie L. Jones

This is a wonderful book about a woman struggling with money and a child who has a learning disability when she meets a man who is a carpenter and a volunteer fire man and is extremely good with the woman's (Denise) child. He helps the little boy to talk and understand words. She meets him because her son gets lost from escaping the car after an accident and the man saves the little boy with his other volunteer fire men friends. This was an outstanding book and I didn't want it to end.
The review of this Book prepared by Molly-Grace

This is a real page turner! If you've ever read Nicholas Sparks, you'll LOVE this one and won't be able to put it down. Read it and you'll see.
The review of this Book prepared by Cara McClinton

This book grabs you from the start. The way Nicholas Sparks pulls you into these characters is amazing. From the beginning, you are hoping that the three main characters can overcome all odds and become a family. With the twists and turns that Sparks adds, it makes this book extremely hard to put down. From the scary rescue at the beginning, through the twists and turns of starting a relationship...I loved this book!
The review of this Book prepared by Kara

This is an excellent story of discovery and realization. A true heartwarmer. Make sure you have an entire day to finish this one, when you sit down with it!
The review of this Book prepared by Amy D.

This book is about a loving young mother who also serves as a teacher for her toddler son with mental disorder. Along the way she meets a handsome man (her age) who's a firefighter struggling to put a guilty past behind him that he's been carrying w/ him for so long.
The review of this Book prepared by Michele Bolton

This book tells the story of a mother trying to make ends meet in an unfortunate situation. She finally meets someone that makes her feel whole and has to help him overcome the fears that haunt him as well as those that surround her. It is a true tale of love and strength that grips at the heart.
The review of this Book prepared by Nicole

Denise has Speech impaired son, stays home and dedicates her life to helping him, in meantime child gets lost, as a result of car accident, in woods and volunteer firefighter (Taylor) finds him, which starts the love story between Taylor and Denise. This also opens up his emotions and fears of loving someone and always trying to be their saviour as a result of the loss of his father, for which he blames himself for, in the meantime, losing others he loves as well.
The review of this Book prepared by Marlene Medina

The basic events of this book are that a man "rescues" woman from an accident, she then "rescues" man with the love that she feels for him.. However, the man has a secret past, and cannot let go of it, which interferes with the present.. However, their love prevails..
The review of this Book prepared by Hope Hall

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Who is...    -   mentally ill Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past dead relative(s) If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   kid(s) make adults sensitive Family focus?    -   Yes Family, sick/caring for    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   laborer/blue collar Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   waitress Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   blissful Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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