I read this book, message in a bottle, by Nicholas Sparks a long time ago and it landed into my hand a week back when I madly wanted to escape the real world… I remember that it made my heart ache, and it made me cry so much. I am glad that I gave a try once upon a time.
The story started When Theresa Osborne takes a much-needed summer holiday at Cape Cod, she finds a lot more than a break from the commotion. On an early-morning jog along Cape Cod Bay, she comes across a corked bottle with a scrolled-up message inside that reads, “My Dearest Catherine, I miss you.” Subsequent publication of the poignant missive in her column turns up two more letters, found by others, from the same mysterious writer, Garrett Blake.
Piqued, Theresa follows the trail to North Carolina, where she discovers that Garrett has been mourning his late wife for three years; writing the sea-borne messages is his only consolation. Theresa also finds that Garrett just might be ready to love again and that she might be the woman for him. There are few surprises as the couple learn to love in Catherine’s slowly diminishing shadow. “Someday you’ll find someone special again. People who’ve been in love once usually do. It’s in their nature.”
The struggle Garrett has to forget his past and look at the future allow me to relate with him. The fact that Garrett conquers himself may give hope to win my own battles. “Do you really think it’s possible if we don’t see each other very much? When would I get to hold you? When would I be able to see your face? If we only see each other once in a while, we won’t be able to do the things that we need to… to continue feeling the way we do. Every time we saw each other, we’d know it’s only for a couple of days. There wouldn’t be time for anything to grow.”
The relationship between Theresa and Garrett is Simple and relatable. The story relates to the inner romantic in me–whether I choose to admit it or not. It’s a real tear jerker–I can’t help but how I wish to be swept up in a love like this. On the whole, it’s a compassionate story of a person looking for love, meeting a person who never thought he would find love again.
The one who search the most, are the ones who find the most ……..