by Sukey HowardDecember 2000
Love found lost and found again
Nicholas Sparks has done it again. The Rescue, his latest, has all the hallmarks of a Sparks bestseller love found, love challenged, love triumphant. Three people are involved in these rescues note the plural a young, single mom, her four-year-old son whose sensory perception is flawed and a volunteer fireman who takes life-threatening risks in everything but love. A car wreck during a powerful storm sets the stage, and then we're deep into a poignant tale of rescuer being rescued from his own inner demons, a little boy being rescued from soul-scorching disability and a good woman being rescued from loneliness and solitary struggle. Veteran actors Mary Beth Hurt and John Belford Lloyd read in alternating voices.
Sukey Howard reports on spoken word audio each month.