The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks is very simple and heart touching love story. It is an achingly tender story about the unending power of love, a story of miracles that will remain in your heart forever. It is about the belief that true love never dims away, it remains with you entire life.
The story starts with an old man reading a worn-out notebook to an Alzheimer’s patient in a nursing home, reminding her of a romantic story she once knew, hoping that it with stir her memory and she will remember things from the past . It is the story of his life, his love story.
The story is flashed back to post World War II. Set in beautiful coasts of North Carolina in 1946, the story describes life of Noah Calhoun, a rural guy recently returned home from World War II, who keeps himself busy by spending all his time restoring his own old plantation house. He is haunted by memories of the summer which he had spent with Allie, a girl he loved truly, fourteen years ago. Even after searching her for long and not being able in finding her, he has finally decided to live his life with the memories of the love they had shared in that summer. And suddenly one day she visits him!
Allie is engaged to another man and is scheduled to get married in 3 weeks. She needs to find peace with the first love she left behind. For her, the memories of her first love have never faded and she wishes to meet him one last time. What happens Next changes their entire Life…
But, this is not the End of the Story; in fact it’s the beginning of a Romantic Love Story. The Story makes us Smile and cry at same time. While reading the Book, we are left wondering, “Who is this old woman being read to? Will she remember?” “Will the lovers in the notebook reunite after Fourteen years apart, or will Allie keep her engagement?” and “Why didn’t I read this sooner?!”