Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday and I hope everything is going well for you! I usually feature a favorite song on Romantic Tuesday but I decided to change it up. Today’s Romantic Tuesday post is about one of my all-time favorite romantic movies and books, Nicolas Sparks’ “The Notebook.” Although I have several favorite Nicolas Sparks books and movies, my favorite out of all of them is “The Notebook.” The book and movie are a timeless and classic love story. If you haven’t seen or read it, I’ll tell you a little bit about it. I don’t want to spoil the entire book or movie so I won’t tell you everything that happens.
The story initially takes place in a nursing home. An elderly married couple lives there together. Despite his wife’s dementia and mood swings, the elderly man patiently tells his wife their beautiful love story many times. After going out on a few dates, the couple falls in love as teenagers. Despite Allie’s family not liking her boyfriend Noah, she still falls in love with him. Sometimes you just can’t help who you love, even at a young age! The couple eventually breaks up after a fight as teenagers. Despite their argument and breakup, Noah write letters to Allie for a year. He eventually give ups after not hearing from her. Since Allie’s mother doesn’t like Noah, she takes the letters and hides them from Allie for years. Allie becomes a nurse during World War II. She meets Lon Anderson, an injured officer who she nurses back to health. Lon proposes marriage and Allie says yes until she finds her long lost love, Noah. Just as he promised when they were teenagers, Noah remodels and buys a rundown house they spent time in. After many years of not being together, the couple almost immediately rekindles their love for each other.
Monday night I read on Entertainment Weekly (EW) that “The Notebook” television series is currently in the works on the CW Network. I can’t believe I didn’t know about this project sooner! The EW story was released on Aug. 11, 2015! According to EW, “This series will follow the romantic journey of the two beloved central characters Noah and Allie, at the outset of their blossoming relationship as they build their lives and their future together against the backdrop of the racial politics, economic inequities, and social mores of post-World War II of the late 1940’s in North Carolina.” If a show is currently in the works, I don’t see why a second book or movie can’t be created. Then again, some masterpieces are only meant to be created once. What do you think about the TV show in the works? How about a second Notebook movie and/or book? What are some of your favorite romantic books and/or movies and why?
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