Book Into Movie Day: Nights In Rodanthe

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I haven’t read this book, but it is on my list to read before the movie comes out.  Watching it makes me think it is “The Notebook” for the older generation.  Just look at how the poster’s compare! I love Diane Lane too,  I thought her and Richard Gere were fabulous in their last movie Unfaithful.  And even if this movie doesn’t sound appealing to you, you HAVE to watch the trailer just to see the Inn they built right up to the ocean’s edge.  What a dream house!  If you have read the book I would love to hear if you liked it or not!  The movie is slated to come out in September 2008 and the book is available now.   A synopsis of the book is below:

Adrienne Willis is forty-five and has been divorced for three years, abandoned by her husband for a younger woman. The trials of raising her teenage children and caring for her sick father have worn her down, but at the request of a friend and in hopes of a respite, she’s gone to the coastal village of Rodanthe in North Carolina’s outer banks to tend the local inn for the weekend.
With a major storm brewing, the time away doesn’t look promising…until a guest named Paul Flanner arrives.

At fifty-four, Paul is a successful surgeon but in the previous six months his life has unraveled into something he doesn’t recognize. Estranged from his son and recently divorced, he’s sold his practice and his home and has journeyed to this isolated coastal town in hopes of closing a painful chapter in his past, completely unaware that his life is about to change forever.

Adrienne and Paul come together as the storm gathers strength over Rodanthe, but what begins between them over the weekend will resonate throughout the rest of their lives, intertwining past and future, love and loss.


  1. Oh, this book was soooo good. It made me cry. But I love it, I have read it a few times and it just gets better every time. Nicholas Sparks is such a good writer! I heard they were doing a movie of this book awhile ago, but forgot until just now when I read the blog!! Yay!

  2. Just wanted to let you know I read the book “Nights in Rodanthe” and LOVED it!! I can’t wait for the movie (I’m a big Richard Gere and Diane Lane fan!). It has been a while since I read it, but I know I could not forget about it days after reading it! I need to go find it and read it again before the movie comes out!! You have to read it and a kleenex box probably will be necessary!

  3. bookroomreviews says:

    Meredith and Allison, You both have made me move this one up on my TBR pile! Can’t wait to read it!! I love books and movies that make you cry:)

  4. nacymmewony says:

    Very nice!!

  5. Patt Kelsey says:

    I just bought this book, read it in two days…and I LOVED it! Laughed, cry, sympathized, and dreamed of ‘nights in Rodanthe’! In fact, the title/cover of the book caught my eye, because of “Rodanthe”…my husband had just been hired by a company that was sending us to RODANTHE, North Carolina, on the Outer Banks…and I thought, ‘can it be THAT Rodanthe’?? Sure enough, it was! I bought the book….and finished it here,IN RODANTHE, this week!! The houses (mostly beach rentals) all along the Island of Hatteras LOOK like the “Inn” in the movie trailer! The BEACH is THE BEST!! I could just imagine the storm that was blowing in. I don’t know if the Inn is actually HERE in Rodanthe…there are so many that LOOK like it! Do you know if any, or how much of the movie, was filmed here in Rodanthe? Be sure to have a kleenex box handy….and you’ll fall in love with “Paul and Adrienne”…AND the Inn! I hope it’s as inviting and cozy in the movie as I imagined it when reading the book.

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