Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dusty Reads (5)

Dusty Reads is a weekly meme hosted by Xpresso Reads, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on a home shelf for some time.

The Lost Valentine, (original title: The Last Valentine)

The Lost ValentineNews reporter Susan Allison is looking for the perfect story about true love, though she doubts where such a thing really exists. Neil Thomas, Jr. wants the world to know about his parents’ bittersweet love story: On February 14, 1944, Caroline Thomas said good-bye to her beloved husband, a Navy pilot sent to the Pacific. For fifty years, she waited for him—until a miracle happened, and she received his lost valentine… In the present day, when Susan and Neil meet, can the story of Neil’s parents bring them together in a love as powerful as she dreams of and he remembers?

Now a Hallmark Hall of Fame Television Movie; which I never bothered to watch, and I actually enjoy Hallmark movies I just never got to see this one.

I've been hearing a few comments that it's pretty much The Notebook, which I've never read, nor have I seen the movie. Well I did see the end and that was enough for me, I know it's the top romantic movie of our time, but I don't want to put myself through that.
But maybe after this I'll give the book a try.

I actually took it off my shelf this Saturday to try and read it. Even though a huge part of me was trying really hard to fight the cliche of reading a Valentine's day themed book on the week of Valentines.
Fighting cliches won, that and the fact that I really wanted to finish a book for review. So back on the shelf it sits waiting.


  1. I haven't read The Notebook either. But I hope you like this book.. :) Here is my Dusty Reads.

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  2. The only part of the notebook I've seen is the part in the phone commercials during movies!

    1. I've don't think I've ever seen those, but what I saw completely broke my heart.

  3. I want to read this one! It sounds like it's a really nice novel. I've read and watched The Notebook and loved it :)

    1. If you do read it I hope you like it, I decided to read it after the movie with Betty White came out last year on TV. I might eventually read The Notebook, I'm more likely to read a book then watch a movie sometimes.

  4. I haven't read this or the Notebook, but I've watched the Notebook and it was AMAZING! This sounds like a good book, I'll add it to my TBR List. Great Post!
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