Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publication: April 11th, 2006
Series: Jeremy Marsh and Lexie Darnell #1
Source: Local Library
Read: February 3rd to February 13th, 2014
Summary (From Goodreads):
True Believer got off to a really slow start for me and there was many times throughout the novel that I thought the storyline was a bit slow. This book was not my favorite Nicholas Sparks book, but it was still worth my time to read.
Jeremy Marsh is a scientific journalist from New York, who goes to Boone Creek to investigate the mysterious lights people think may be ghosts in Boone Creek cemetery. At the begin of the novel I would describe Jeremy as very rough around the edges and passive. As the novel moves forward Jeremy grows on me. After learning about his past I realized that he has a reason for the way he acts, but he also can be very sweet, friendly, and welcoming when he wants to be. He is a true romantic at heart and what girl is going to argue with that.
Lexie Darnell is a lot the same as Jeremy. She has her reasons for acting the way she does. What I see the most in Lexie is that she is afraid of being hurt again. She is very guarded and is quick to speak her mind. I loved how strong Lexie could be at times, but at other times I wished she would just realize that what Jeremy was telling her was true.
Another side character was Lexie's grandmother Doris. I thought she was a class act for this novel. The things she said were sharp witted, but very caring. I thought she really made the novel and has a key role in the ending.
The ending of this novel was very sweet and it really won over the book for me. I will be reading At First Sight soon so I can find out how Jeremy and Lexie's story ends.
My Post. This book was my January Random Reads selection. First book down towards my goal of 11 this year. It ended up being not an all time favorite, but worth reading.