These days, guys not only read romances, they write them. In Message in a Bottle, Nicholas Sparks renders the quiet clarity of the love story in its purest form. Boston columnist Theresa Osborne discovers the message while on a seaside vacation. When her curiosity leads her to two more of the loving, lonely messages, Theresa embarks on a search for their writer. Her search leads her to scuba shop owner Garrett Brooks, a man still struggling over his wife's premature death. The currents of the Atlantic capriciously bring Garrett and Theresa together or is it something transcending the logic of sea charts? Theresa and Garrett sail on his aptly named ship, the Happenstance, into an unforgettable romance.