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True Believer

Format:  Paperback,

465 pages

Edition: United States P

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

Publish Date: Mar 2007

ISBN-13: 9780446618151

ISBN-10: 0446618152

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Jeremy Marsh is a born skeptic and a science journalist who specializes in debunking the supernatural. When he hears about ghostly apparitions in a cemetery in Boone Creek, North Carolina, he leaves his beloved New York City for this small, rural town-and what his instincts tell him could make a great story. What he doesn't plan on is meeting and falling hopelessly in love with Lexie Darnell, who is sure of one thing: her future is here in Boone Creek, close to the people she loves. Now, if the young lovers are to be together, Jeremy must make a difficult choice: return to the life he knows in New York, or do something he could never do before... take a giant leap of faith.

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Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Publish Date: Mar 2007
ISBN-13: 9780446618151
ISBN-10: 0446618152
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 465
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.25 x 6.75 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 446618152

About the author

Biography of Sparks, Nicholas

Nicholas Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on New Year's Eve, 1965. As a child, he lived in Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Grand Island, Nebraska, finally settling in Fair Oaks, California when he was eight. In 1984, he received a full scholarship to run track and field for the University of Notre Dame. Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 and spent 56 weeks on the New York Times hardcover best-seller list followed by another 54 weeks on the paperback list.

Sparks has had a string of New York Times bestsellers including: A Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle, The Rescue, A Bend in the Road, Nights in Rodanthe, The Guardian, The Wedding, True Believer and its sequel, At First Sight, Dear John, The Last Song, Safe Haven and The Best of Me. Safe Haven became his eighth film adaptation. Sparks is involved in many local and national charities, and is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Program (MFA) at the University of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually. Along with his wife, he founded The Epiphany School in New Bern, North Carolina and the Nicholas Sparks Foundation.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2005-04-15)

After co-writing his first work of nonfiction with his brother, Micah (Three Weeks with My Brother), Sparks is back with another novel about finding one's true love. Jeremy Marsh is a science writer who specializes in exposing supernatural frauds and hoaxes. Following some flashy national exposure, the New Yorker is invited to investigate mysterious lights in an old cemetery in little Boone Creek, NC. In a classic romance plot, the attractive yet sensitive Jeremy is attracted to the beautiful yet stubborn town librarian, Lexie Darnell, who is also the granddaughter of a local diviner.

Both Jeremy and Lexie are skeptical people-but not about the same things. Despite some nice plot twists, the mysteries and conflicts are resolved in largely predictable ways that will still satisfy Sparks's many fans. Purchase wherever the author is popular.

[See Prepub Alert, LJ 12/04.] - Rebecca Kelm, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2006-04-15)

Native New Yorker Jeremy Marsh is a sophisticated journalist whose specialty is debunking scientific myths. Though professionally successful, his personal life is less so; his wife divorced him, saying he was too rarely home. His happily married parents and his brothers, all of whom have wives and children, are a constant reminder of what he doesn't have. He is intrigued when he gets a letter about ghostly lights in the cemetery near the small town of Boone Creek, NC. Is there a rational explanation? Jeremy goes down to find out, visiting the public library to get background information and meeting head librarian Lexie Darnell, lovely and single.

The mystery turns out to be a gentle hoax. Jeremy and Lexie's romance has a predictable breakup and reunion, and the ending is happy and hopeful. Narrator David Aaron Baker gives regional accents to supporting characters, making them sound somewhat like residents of Mayberry. For public library collections where demand warrants.

-Nann Blaine Hilyard, Zion-Benton P.L., IL

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

Jeremy Marsh is a born skeptic and a science journalist who specializes in debunking the supernatural. When he hears about ghostly apparitions in a cemetery in Boone Creek, North Carolina, he leaves his beloved New York City for this small, rural town-and what his instincts tell him could make a great story. What he doesn't plan on is meeting and falling hopelessly in love with Lexie Darnell, who is sure of one thing: her future is here in Boone Creek, close to the people she loves. Now, if the young lovers are to be together, Jeremy must make a difficult choice: return to the life he knows in New York, or do something he could never do before... take a giant leap of faith.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5★ by 4reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Excellent Book!!! Nicholas Sparks is an extraordinary writer. I picked up this book to read while on lunch breaks at work. After the first chapter I didn't want to put it down. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a romantic story!!!!!!!!!!! 11/01/2007
Rated 3 out of 5★ by Disappointed I had high hopes for this book and was let down. This book was just ok. I knew that there was a sequel to it, so the whole time I was reading it I felt like it was a lead up to the real stuff. Overall it was a little boring. I didn't care for the characters that much and the whole mystery with the lights didn't really interest me. Huge Nicholas Sparks fans might enjoy it, but otherwise I would say skip this book and At First Sight and read one of his other novels. 02/12/2013
Rated 4 out of 5★ by My kid liked it. I did not read the book myself but, my child had asked for it as a gift, received it and liked it. 10/22/2009
Rated 4 out of 5★ by True Believer I liked the book, the ending took me for a loop. I would recommend it to others. 11/16/2007
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