The first read for 2010 is down – Message in a bottle by Nicholas Sparks!!
It is a tragic romance, and contains all the elements of a typical Sparks book. It is about a newspaper columnist Theresa, who is on vacation when she finds a bottle washed up on the beach. She opens it to find a heart-touching letter inside, from a Garrett, to his beloved wife Catherine.
Theresa is extremely touched by the letter, and is stunned to find one more of Garrett’s letters through the column she publishes. Some researching on her part leads her to one more letter. By then, she is so touched by Garrett’s love for Catherine and his pain that she wants to meet him. With a little help from her boss and friend Deanna, she locates Garrett and meets him. And the inevitable happens – they fall in love. And then, there are problems.
I quite liked the book, in spite of it being predictable and Bollywoodish in some parts. It made for a great, cosy, mushy New Year read.
Have you read this book? How did you find it?
My rating: 3 stars