Rating: 2 Stars
An entire novel surrounding the wedding of what is supposed to be Wilson Lewis’s daughter while Wilson himself realizes he has allowed his own marriage to fade and resolves to make his wife fall in love with him again.
I’m honestly not even entirely sure I like Nicholas Sparks or his writing. Okay. That’s a bit dramatic. I do enjoy most his books … I didn’t enjoy this one. It’s very rare that an entire 300 pages can be devoted to basically one week in time and still be fast paced enough and interesting enough to keep me coming back for more. I’m not necessarily saying it can’t be done well, but if one week takes 300 pages to write … there is bound to be some parts that are simply too-long filler. This was the case for The Wedding. I honestly found it a bit bland which is unfortunate because there are some books by Sparks that I’ve sobbed to and have been unable to put down. So this was a bit of a let down – especially since Wilson is married to Jane – Allie and Noah’s daughter (from The Notebook).
It had its moments. Some were sweet, some well written. But overall this isn’t a book I’d recommend if someone wanted a suggestion for a Nicholas Sparks novel to read. It was just a little too flat for me.