A Bend in the Road - Nicholas Sparks

A Bend in the Road

By Nicholas Sparks

  • Release Date: 2001-09-18
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 923 Ratings)


Fall in love with this small-town love story about a widower sheriff and a divorced schoolteacher who are searching for second chances -- only to be threatened by long-held secrets of the past.

Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. As deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina, he not only grieves for her and worries about their young son Jonah but longs to bring the unknown driver to justice. Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews, Jonah's second-grade teacher. A young woman recovering from a difficult divorce, Sarah moved to New Bern hoping to start over. Tentatively, Miles and Sarah reach out to each other...soon they are falling in love. But what neither realizes is that they are also bound together by a shocking secret, one that will force them to reexamine everything they believe in-including their love.


  • A Bend in the Road was another amazing story by a truly gifted author

    By Tyfsdsszx
    I could not put this book down from the moment I began reading it. The characters become real and their joys and problems make them come alive. I flew through the book and can’t wait to get started on another of his riveting stories!
  • Amazing

    By aalexis1217
    Had a great twist. His books are amazing, and always to the point. My face is always buried in his books. Im a huge fan. Always will be!!!!
  • Favorite Nick sparks book

    By 2skilled
    Excellent writing as always and just a great novel
  • Attention keeper!

    By NJ627
    Could not put this book down!
  • Read this book in one day

    By Mini lady 1404
    Enjoyed this book very much!! Could not put it down.
  • Too much internal dialogue.

    By Kjj23336
    I am not a world renowned author so my opinion's don't hold much weight but I struggled getting through this book. I get frustrated by the characters' non stop internal dialogue. They just say the same things over and over and before you know it he's(Sparks) filled a whole chapter with a single character talking to themselves. During these chapters very little forward movement occurs in the story. Maybe at the end of the chapter the character will make a decision but it's usually cryptically conveyed to the writer what that decision is. Then the next chapter will be the same internal struggle with another character. I have a hard time staying interested when book's are composed in this manner. However, this story is excellent and you do get sucked into the plot twists.
  • Great read

    By Ashmeans
    As always, never a disappointment!
  • Great Book

    By Iheartmusic9
    This is a well written book! Sparks makes it very hard for you to put down the book. I didn't expect the twist at all so it always kept me on the edge of me seat. The only downside was the ending... Thought it could have been better.
  • A bend in the road

    By Jdthomp54
    One word... FABULOUS
  • Wow!

    I don't even have the words to even begin! Only know its 'CRAZY GOOD!' Couldn't put it down.