Nicholas Sparks, whose last foray into the mysteries of the heart, The Notebook, left us moved and teary eyed, does it again with Message in a Bottle. Can we love too much? I'm not sure you'll get the definitive answer, but you will get a heartrending, heart-warming love story, and you will need to have your hankies close at hand again. Theresa, divorced, still scarred by the breakup, finds a love letter in a bottle on a Cape Cod beach. Enchanted with the deep passion and pain it expresses, she searches for its author and, in the process, finds and loses much more than she ever imagined. Kathleen Quinlan and Bruce Boxleitner take turns reading.

Reviewed by Sukey Howard.

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