At First Sight

At First Sight

by Nicholas Sparks
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At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks

There are a few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he'd never do: he'd never leave New York City; never give his heart away again after barely surviving one failed marriage; and, most of all, never become a parent. Now, Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie Darnell, the love of his life, and anticipating the birth of their daughter. But just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, an unsettling and mysterious message re-opens old wounds and sets off a chain of events that will forever change the course of this young couple's marriage.

Dramatic, heartbreaking and surprising, this is a story about the love between a man and a woman and between a parent and a child. More than that, it is a story that beautifully portrays how the same emotion that can break your heart is also the one that will ultimately heal it.

While the novel picks up the tale of Lexie Darnell and Jeremy Marsh that started in True Believer and will delight fans of that novel, it stands on its own as one of Nicholas Sparks's most deeply moving love stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759514386
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2005
Series: Jeremy Marsh Series , #2
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 6,236
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include fourteen #1 New York Times bestsellers, and all of his books, including Three Weeks with My Brother, the memoir he wrote with his brother, Micah, have been New York Times and international bestsellers, and were translated into more than fifty languages. Eleven of Nicholas Sparks's novels--The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Message in a Bottle--have been adapted into major motion pictures.


New Bern, North Carolina

Date of Birth:

December 31, 1965

Place of Birth:

Omaha, Nebraska


B.A. in finance, University of Notre Dame, 1988

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At First Sight 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 603 reviews.
K_56_R More than 1 year ago
Nicholas Sparks At First Sight was a book that kept me wondering. Is Lexie cheating on Jeremy? What else has she kept from him? These were the questions I kept asking myself. This story about two people in love after just meeting really shows that love at first sight is real. From the ups and downs that couples face every day, Sparks almost in a way sped things up. In less than a year, Jeremy, a man from New York City and his wife Lexie, from Boone Creek, North Carolina, were moving in together, getting married, and having a baby. I really enjoyed this book for many different reasons. It showed that love is hard but if you really love a person nothing will matter and love always gets through the tough times. I have to admit though that the end of this story was not what I expected and I was completely shocked. This story will make you laugh, cry, and think about the ones you love in a different way. I would tell anyone to read this story; it truly is an amazing book.
AliSunshine More than 1 year ago
At First Sight is a wonderful book that explores love and human actions caused by guilt, jealousy, and trauma. The main theme is love and how it makes humans act and the results of that. It also talks a lot about marriage and intentions vs. actions. Another theme is telling the truth, the difference between lying and not mentioning something, and the greater effects loss of trust has on people. The book is about the young couple Lexie and Jeremy Marsh and their adventure through the beginning of their marriage and the birth of their first child. They move down to a small town named Boone Creek and buy their first house. Their relationship is a roller coaster but through the ups and downs and you really begin to sympathize with the characters. Jeremy a writer from New York is the protagonist in the book, and you learn all about his sacrafices he makes for love and to begin on a new journey different from anything he's ever been used to. I loved the way the author set the book up, there are unexpected twists and turns behind every chapter, and nothing goes as planned. You feel the story come to life as you begin to have a deeper understanding of how the characters think and feel about each other. However, if your looking for a light happy read, that leaves you feeling better about life, this may not be the best choice for you. It's a heavy book and times makes you feel very sad, but it is also one of the best books I have ever read. I would rate this book a nine out of ten because it's a wonderful read and I enjoyed every page. I would also recommend any other books by Nicholas Sparks, because I have found all his books to be great reads, and have not been disappointed once when reading his books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romance in every corner. What I love about Nicholas Sparks is the way he portrays regular people changing and becoming better because of the power of love. It makes you hope for that special someone out there. The ending was completely unexpected, I was in tears.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, that may shock you...I didn't read the first one, but I got enough of the plot from True Believer that I needed to read this one. I couldn't set it down. Read it in a night! The two substantial zingers were unexpected, and it made me shed light on my own situation. An awesome book, but it kind of makes me want to read True Believer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicholas sparks is the best for male writers. He always has a twist at the end, although I am usually disappointed in the ending, but they are realistic and emotional books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well now that someone wrote a review letting everyone know a main character gets killed off..i wont be reading this..come on people, seriously
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I began reading this a year ago when I was in the hospital and one of the staff members let me start reading her copy. When I got home, I got it for my NookColor. I have read it at least 20 times since. By far my favorite book. I can't wait to read Nicholas Sparks' books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicolas Sparks has done it again with the sequel to True believer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked True Believer so I was exctied to read this book. Now that I have read At Frist Sight I realize that this book was completely unnecessary and he should have stopped at True Believer. True Believer ended on such a postive note and this book was just heartbreaking. The characters were unhappy throughout the entire story and there really never was a happy moment. The ending was awful and it really ruined both books for me. I really don't understand why a man whose fan base is made up of mostly women would chose to end a story this way because this would scare most women. Seriously if you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant don't read this book because it will terrify you. If you liked True Believer don't read this book because it will only leave you heartbroken and pissed off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book just like i have all of his books
readerbrown More than 1 year ago
Spoiler Alert!! I read this book two years ago and I was dissapointed in the ending. At the time I was seven months pregnant. This is not a book you want to read if you are pregnant or if you like happy endings. I was completely unprepared for the mother to die. When you are expecting, you tend to worry about every possibility, and this just added one more worry to the list. I related in many ways to this story, since I met my husband and we were married and expecting within a year. Nicholas Sparks is a brilliant writer, but his happy endings are often tainted by death. Even knowing this, I didn't think he would end it this way, especially so suddenly! Normally, book endings don't affect me the way this one did. I can usually see how the ending fits even if it isn't the way I would have written it. But like I said, the timing was not a good one to read a story about a new precious life being without a mother!! I wouldn't say don't read this, I just would say read with caution. It is a bumpy love story. And if you are a glass half full kind of person, then you may see the happy ending behind the sadness. I also didn't know until after I read it, that it was a sequel to another book (True Believer). I don't think this made a difference, since the story was still easy to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is not enough character development so I don't actually care when good/bad things happen to them. The plot is cliche; how many times has this happened in other books? It starts to pick up a little halfway through. Too much time is spent describing the characters' same thoughts and bickerings over and over. I was glad to finish this in a day because I couldn't bear picking it up again. I have to admit that the ending had good closure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a Nicholas Sparks fan for a very long time. A Walk to Remember sits on my bookshelf at home and I loan it out to friends all the time. I've never been disappointed in his writing until I read this book. I feel like he sold out on his writing career with this one..a lot of parts of it were totally illogical and most of it was really really dry. As I worded it to my sister, I felt like I was reading a really bad romance novel, without the trashy romance. Nicholas Sparks, why did you have to sell out on us like this?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Terribly slow, drab, not clever at all. I couldn't stand to read more than 60 pages, skipped to the end and was very glad I gave up on this one. I did not enjoy this author's writing style. It seemed forced.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so boring. His last 2 books have been boring as well. He was my favorite author...not anymore. I struggled to get through this book. I couldn't wait for it to be over. I wish they had an option for no stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Possibly the most boring book I have read. Not a lot of talent required to write this one. The ending is predictable and seems Nicholas threw it in for the people who love tear-jerkers. Very disappointed in the quality of this story. While I have enjoyed several of his other books, won't rush out to buy another if this is the best he can offer!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love sparks books and got this one the day it came out when reading it i thought it was good but then the ending just made reading the book a waist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so looking forward to reading another one of his books. Throughout most of this book you forget that these are two people who really love each other. Finally this all gets resolved and then the most miserable ending occurs. Wish I hadn't read it.
Anonymous 8 days ago
Moving,real and loving
Anonymous 19 days ago
An unexpected twist to the ending. But I loved it. Couldn't pout the book down until I finished it all.
Anonymous 22 days ago
Enjoyed the book but felt that we were cheated by the ending which I predict sets the stage for a subsequent follow up with these characters.
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