Marsh is an attractive young man from New York who is considered an
expert on "debunking" the supernatural. Jeremy also writes a regular column for "Scientific American". Jeremy was
well aware that his job of "scientific debunking" was a very
thankless one. He often received mail from people with words
in it like "idiot"and "moron."
One day Jeremy
received a letter from a psychic named Doris McClellan.
She wrote to Jeremy to inform him about strange happenings at
a cemetery in Boone Creek, North Carolina. Legend has it that
spirits of former slaves haunt the cemetery. In the winter,
blue lights seem to dance on the headstones whenever the fog rolls
in. There were many stories around describing the
lights. Some people would say they looked like strobe lights
while others would say they were similar to basketballs. Doris
informed Jeremy that some people came from Duke University to
investigate the lights. Even though these investigators saw
the lights, the cause could not be explained. Doris asked
Jeremy to come to North Carolina to see if he could figure out was
causing this sensation.
Jeremy decided to visit Boone Creek
and met with Doris. He asked her to tell him about the
town. After the two had lunch, Jeremy asked Doris for
directions to the library. Doris gave him directions and told
him to say hello to Lex. She told him that Lex worked at the
reference desk of the library and he should ask for her.
Her full name was Lexie Darnell and she ran the town's
library. Her mother held the same job until she had the
accident that left Lexie an orphan. Lexie was involved in some
relationships in the past that did not go quite well. One even
took her away from Boone Creek. She was determined that this
would not happen again.
Jeremy planned to spend about
a week in Boone Creek while he was investigating the lights.
However, when he met Lexie he was immediately attracted to
her. On the other hand, Lexie was also attracted to Jeremy
even though she would not admit it.
It doesn't take
long for Jeremy to realize he must make a choice. Should he
return to the life he knows? Should he stay in Boone
Creek? Does Jeremy solve the mystery of the lights?
This book is a fast read - one to read when you want
to relax. If you like a good old-fashioned love story, this is
the book for you. Once again, Nicholas Sparks has taken his
writing talent, added an interesting plot with memorable characters
and the result is one that romantics will love. We couldn't
ask for more! This book is highly recommended.
BY NANCY EATON
DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE