A Bend in the Road - Nicholas Sparks

A Bend in the Road

Author: Nicholas Sparks

  • Publication Date: 2001-09-18
  • Category: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 757 Ratings)


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of love stories, a heartfelt romance about a widower sheriff and divorced schoolteacher searching for a second chance at love--only to be threatened by long-held secrets of their small town.
Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. As deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina, he not only grieves for her and worries about their young son Jonah but longs to bring the unknown driver to justice. Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews, Jonah's second-grade teacher. A young woman recovering from a difficult divorce, Sarah moved to New Bern hoping to start over. Tentatively, Miles and Sarah reach out to each other...soon they are falling in love. But what neither realizes is that they are also bound together by a shocking secret, one that will force them to reexamine everything they believe in-including their love.


  • Attention keeper!

    By NJ627
    Could not put this book down!
  • Read this book in one day

    By Mini lady 1404
    Enjoyed this book very much!! Could not put it down.
  • Too much internal dialogue.

    By Kjj23336
    I am not a world renowned author so my opinion's don't hold much weight but I struggled getting through this book. I get frustrated by the characters' non stop internal dialogue. They just say the same things over and over and before you know it he's(Sparks) filled a whole chapter with a single character talking to themselves. During these chapters very little forward movement occurs in the story. Maybe at the end of the chapter the character will make a decision but it's usually cryptically conveyed to the writer what that decision is. Then the next chapter will be the same internal struggle with another character. I have a hard time staying interested when book's are composed in this manner. However, this story is excellent and you do get sucked into the plot twists.
  • Great read

    By Ashmeans
    As always, never a disappointment!
  • Great Book

    By Iheartmusic9
    This is a well written book! Sparks makes it very hard for you to put down the book. I didn't expect the twist at all so it always kept me on the edge of me seat. The only downside was the ending... Thought it could have been better.
  • A bend in the road

    By Jdthomp54
    One word... FABULOUS
  • Wow!

    I don't even have the words to even begin! Only know its 'CRAZY GOOD!' Couldn't put it down.
  • Must Read!

    By Kristale Dooley
    This is one of the best books I have ever read! At the end I wanted to read more! I love all of Nicholas Sparks books! Trust me if you read this book you will fall in love!
  • I Love This Book!

    By MissPoppy7
    This was one the best books, i have read, Nicholas Sparks outdid himself!
  • Loved this !!!

    By Carla Archer
    One of the best books I've read by Nicholas Sparks. Really enjoyed the entire book. Had a hard time putting it down.