A Bend in the Road - Nicholas Sparks

A Bend in the Road

By Nicholas Sparks

  • Release Date: 2001-09-18
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 1,024 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.


  • Love Endures Regardless

    By Lakewaco
    We’ll written with inserts from outside. Policeman struggles with a death and an unsolved crime. Does he really want the truth? When he finds out what is he to do? He s has a son to shelter maybe even from the truth. A Bend in the Road is a great book and a nice love story that endures.
  • My first book

    By Hbanana210
    I hated to read growing up, and then 10 years ago I discovered this book by Nicholas Sparks and fell in love. I checked this book out in my school library in middle school and decided from there on out that all it takes is finding the kind of book you like to get hooked. Here I am years later and I have read every single book by him, and have branched out and read many others by various authors. This book truly changed my perspective on reading and I have recently read it again for the third time and get the same warm feeling from the first time I discovered it.
  • Great Story

    By Nanceliz
    I really liked this story! I couldn’t put it down. Read it in 2 days
  • 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!