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I bought the DVD of the "Lost Valentine" and wanted to read the book. I loved it! So, I bought the hard back copy and have used the thoughts from the book in. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. On February 14, , their first anniversary, Navy . I bought the DVD of the "Lost Valentine" and wanted to read the book. I loved it! So, I bought the hard back copy and have used the thoughts from. The Last Valentine book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Television reporter Susan Allison is looking for the perfect st.
Romance Books Back cover copy Television reporter Susan Allison is looking for the perfect story about true love, but her heart of hearts tells her such a thing doesn't really exist. Writer Neil Thomas, Jr. On February l4, , Caroline Thomas said good-bye to her beloved husband, a Navy pilot sent to the Pacific. For fifty years, she waited for him to return - until a miracle happens and she receives his last Valentine. In the present day, when Susan and Neil meet, neither of them expects the emotional outcome: that the story of Neil's parents will bring them together in a love as powerful as she dreams of and he remembers. Review quote "A return ticket to Bridges of Madison County.
If i had a boyfriend like Neil Thomas I think i would be forever happy!! Happy reading and View 2 comments. It was kind of like "The Notebook" it was such a sweet short story. The movie as per usual took some allowances and changed some of the stuff from the book but it was really good.
I liked the book a lot, this is the first book I have ever read by this particular author. I like these kind of stories. Especially since I don't like romances with any "R" rated material. It maybe fine for the movies, but I don't necessarily want to read about that stuff. It just has to fit really well in the story to make it work and not really have me care. But reading for once a nice clean romance was just what I needed for the month of Feb.
This would even be a perfect valentine's day gift for a reader. Oct 28, Barbara Peters rated it it was amazing. It is also a tear jerker, but well worth reading. Feb 25, Lindy rated it really liked it.
A very sweet story with lots of romance and a bit of history and action too. I need to watch the movie now. May 10, Jacki Combs rated it really liked it.
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To view it, click here. The Last Valentine was overall a good book. Not great, not bad just good. First of all it was slow, so if you're looking for a suspenseful action-y book this isn't it.
It was also predictable. By the second chapter I knew the two main characters would end up falling in love and living happily ever after. But- that is the sort of book that I enjoy so I liked it.
It was an easy read, I got through it without a problem and I never dreaded reading it but I never encountered a time where I couldn't p The Last Valentine was overall a good book. It was an easy read, I got through it without a problem and I never dreaded reading it but I never encountered a time where I couldn't put it down. It gave some good historical information about WW1 while incorporating not one but two love stories. I liked that the book was told from two different time periods, it made it a little more interesting, gave some different insight into what was happening, and made it easier to understand the families history.
The characters were easy to love, as they all had great personalities. So overall, I recommend this book- but if and only if it is the type of book you're looking for a beach read chick-flick , as I feel that is the only way a person can enjoy it.
I'm a cheesy kind of girl, but this book was a bit too cheesy, even for me. I'm looking forward to watching the movie now.
I just watched the movie, which was a real tear jerker. I'm glad I read the book before seeing the movie.
While I liked the book, I definitely thought the movie was better. There were some major differences between the two, and I liked certain elements of both. Good story. I already saw the movie before I read the book. And what can I say, both made me teary-eyed: P Though the story is quite similar to "The Notebook", I like it because they have part where they mentioned Philippines and they have Filipino guerrillas cast involved which made me think of reading more about the Pacific War during World War II.
Kinda bias about my comment but I really liked the story of the book. As far as fictional love stories go, this one left me in tears. While you don't really get to "know" Caroline or the other supporting characters I believe that Neil Sr. I was moved by Neil Sr. I could've done without the second romance, it was rushed and unnecessary but overall it had a satisfying ending.
Jun 26, Corinne rated it it was amazing. I loved this book. Like it had been said before, "It transports you back in time to the events and helps you immerse yourself into its emotions of the story.
Demasiado sentimentalismo en este libro! No es mi gusto y no tiene una secuencia eso me vuelve loca A parte de que no me gustan las historias de Guerras View all 6 comments.
Jan 27, Crystal rated it it was amazing. One of my favorite books. A love story that stands the test of time. Set between modern day and WWII, Pratt weaves an intricate tale of love, loss and the redeemable value of hope.
View all 4 comments. I loved the movie on Hallmark Hall of Fame. Of course I cried! So when I seen the book I knew I had to read it. I cried reading the book, also.
A great story. May 09, Hailey B rated it it was amazing. Neil Thomas Jr want's to share his parents love story, knowing that it just might be the best, Neil Thomas has to leave his home and his wife I was told Hallmark movie with Betty White is better, so that is why 4 stars instead of 5.
Very sentimental, yet the love expressed is stronger than the last Valentine given to a pilot heading into a war zone. Television reporter Susan Allison is looking for the perfect story about true love, yet she doubts where such a thing really exists, Neil Thomas, Jr. On February 14, , Caroline Thomas said good-bye to her beloved husband, a Navy pilot sent to the Pacific. For fifty year, she waited for him--until a miracle happened, and she received his last 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?
Susan Allison guided the rented Lexus slowly down the quiet, magnolia-lined Pasadena street, her fingernails tapping in annoyance against the console as she tried to read the house numbers passing by. Her body, clothed Fans of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks will enjoy this book. Sincere, heartfelt. Caroline, along with the entire neighborhood, dreaded the times when a Western Union deliveryman arrived in the neighborhood with a yellow telegram, since this meant that someone's loved one was reported to be dead or missing in action.
Eventually, the moment where Caroline received one came, but the telegram stated that her husband was missing in action, so she refused to believe that he was dead.
Since then Caroline has returned every year on Valentine's Day to the same train station to wait for him. With the help of a United States Senator Susan did an unrelated story on the him who puts pressure on the Navy, they locate the Billings family, whose now deceased father Jeff was a gunner on Lt. Thomas' airplane. From a surviving letter by Jeff to his wife we hear the account of the crash and of Morang, a Filipino guerilla, who rescued two wounded crash survivors.
Susan turns to Andrew for help because he still has connections to the Philippines where Lt.
Thomas was last seen alive. Putting past hard feelings over his breakup with Susan aside, Andrew manages to locate the elderly Morang whilst in the Philippines and sets up a video conference between him and Caroline. The story of the fate of Lt. Thomas, Morang says, is that he was badly wounded, but insisted his more seriously injured gunner, Jeff Billings, be evacuated first.