Review of the book The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks
This book took place in 1999 when North Carolina had the worst storms in history.
The main character is Denise Holton, who was traveling to Edenton, North Carolina with her son Kyle (age 4) in the back seat.
Denise dedicated her life to her son Kyle and he was a full time job for her as he required special attention for a “speech” / “language” disability. As a single mother, she set out to do her best. He worked four nights a week, five-hour shifts, earning enough to get what he needed. She became a master of budgeting, a master of cuts. He had $ 238.00 in the bank and his car is 19 years old.
The reason I was a single mother is that the father is Brett Cosgrove, and he was the kind of man to turn heads. She was 23 years old and in her second year of teaching, her friend Susan introduced Denise to Brett who was in town for a brief investment banking business and they basically had a “one night stand” that led to her pregnancy. wonderful son Kyle. The father wanted nothing to do with her or the baby.
“She cared about Kyle all the time, and although all mothers cared about their children, she knew it was not the same. Sometimes she wished to meet someone else who had a special needs child more like her son Kyle. At least Then someone. At least then she would have someone to talk to, to compare notes with, someone to offer her a shoulder with when she needed to cry. Did other mothers wake up every day and wonder if their child would ever have a friend? ? Were other mothers worried about their children going to regular school, playing sports, or going to prom? “
As Denise was riding in her car with Kyle in the back seat, a doe, fully grown on this stormy night, froze in front of her car; I knew I would get it right! When he swerved to miss and not hit the deer, he crashed into a tree and his head hit the steering wheel and he felt excruciating pain in his forehead and suddenly fell unconscious.
The next thing he hears is “Hey ma’am, are you okay?” All he could say is KYLE! Where is my son? He wasn’t in the car! Taylor McAden was the fire department man who found Denise first. This led a community of firefighters and volunteers to find Kyle in a swampy area near the crash site. Taylor McAden found a blanket in the swampy areas about 50 meters from where Denise had crashed. Hours passed when Taylor found Kyle and took her to the hospital where Denise was taken for her injuries. Since Kyle could barely speak, this task of finding him was more difficult than a normal case.
Taylor’s mother, Judy, always wanted her to find a wife and settle down. But for some reason, “love” wasn’t his thing. Their relationships would start out wonderful and then they lost interest. But this is not the case with how he felt for Denise as the relationship developed. In the end, they end up happily ever after with Taylor adopting Kyle as her son.
Quote I love: “You will meet people in your life who say all the right words at the right time. But in the end, you should always judge them by their actions. It is the actions, not the words, that matter.”