The Rescue

The Rescue

Book - 2001
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In this heartfelt Southern love story from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Notebook , a daring fireman rescues a single mom -- and learns that falling in love is the greatest risk of all.

When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can't bring himself to make: he can't fall in love. For all his adult years, Taylor has sought out women who need to be rescued, women he leaves as soon as their crisis is over and the relationship starts to become truly intimate.

When a raging storm hits his small Southern town, single mother Denise Holton's car skids off the road. The young mom is with her four-year-old son Kyle, a boy with severe learning disabilities and for whom she has sacrificed everything. Taylor McAden finds her unconscious and bleeding, but does not find Kyle. When Denise wakes, the chilling truth becomes clear to both of them. Kyle is gone. During the search for Kyle, a connection between Taylor and Denise takes root. Taylor doesn't know that this rescue will be different from all the others.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2001.
ISBN: 9780446610391
Characteristics: 420 p. ; 18 cm.


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IndyPL_NicoleN Nov 02, 2018

I love a good romance story and every book I've read of Nicholas Sparks' I have loved. This book was no different. Easy and emotional read; this book will keep you interested until the end.

Mar 14, 2017

Captivating to the end

vicbutterfly Feb 12, 2015

Yes, it was a love story and yes it was full of suspense, but the background story of teaching the young boy to talk was full of frustration, impatience and anger. The woman loved her son SO very much and wanted the best for him so she pushed him to his limit and succeeded! I didn't like her method, believing it was almost child abuse, so I was very shocked to read that the son of the author also had the same problem and Mr. Sparks used the same method to 'encourage' him to speak. I couldn't help but think there would have been a less traumatic way to deal with the situation. Great book though.

kf1084 Jun 11, 2013

Another excellent book by Nicholas Sparks. Held my interest all the to the last page. Definitely recommend it and can't wait to start one of his next books.

sablegirl Nov 22, 2012

Another excellent Nicholas Sparks book! How can he write such wonderful stories? Definitely a page turner, easy read and heartwarming story. Highly recommended.

Mar 21, 2012

Nice story, Easy and interesting read. I like how Sparks doesn't make his characters super rich. And as with his other books you never know who will die and who will live!

Mar 13, 2012

This was a good book. Not as good as I heard it was but I was still pretty satisfied =] I also realize I may have had high hopes after reading the Notebook and the Wedding ♥ But it was a good story, and easy to read.

julianacf Jan 05, 2012

This is a good book for someone who likes thriller romances. The story line keeps you interested throughout the book! I definate must read for someone looking for easy reading that is interesting

sweetp780 Sep 18, 2011

Excellent book

maxair09 Aug 07, 2011

This book it my favorite by Sparks. It was great how it took the time to show both the main characters views on love. Also it made me cry in some parts. Overall a masterpiece.

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