At the end of the night, he admits she was the best date possible. When Landon gets there, Jamie is waiting for him in the front porch, she then asks him if he can be in the Christmas play. Click on a plot link to find similar books! She agrees to help him if he promises not to fall in love with her. While Jamie is very religious and carries a Bible with her wherever she goes, Landon one of the popular students is reluctant to go to the dance with someone like her. The Carters are a family whose wealth was built on a grandfather's profits from bootlegging.
He goes and tries to look for problems until Jamie steps in. Landon suprises her by proposing to her and she accepts. And oddly enough, Jamie ends up with the female leading role. The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Click the link given below to download it. Although she was weak and was in a wheelchair, she insisted on walking down the aisle so that her father could give her away which was part of her dream.
They hug and he tells her that he will be there for her. Fifty-seven-year-old Landon Carter narrates the novel, reflecting on events from 40 years in the past. The story is narrated by Landon Carter who is quite old now but in the prolog he stands in front of his school building and remembers the events from his high school time when he was only 17. His sister's husband proposed marriage to her despite her sickness. Jamie asks Landon whether they can talk, an idea that repels Landon, but he agrees to see her that day.
The story begins in 1958 and is, Landon tells us, both joyful and sad. Landon's father is a congressman who spends most of his life in Washington, D. They also visit an orphanage together. One day , Jamie and Landon were on a walk and he told her that he loved her. He asks what's going on. It's everything that love should be and I wish I had that in my life. Landon takes it as a joke, but Jamie seems to know exactly what is going to happen between them.
And finally, like Landon, even when this man knew my sister was probably going to die from her disease, he ended up asking her to marry him anyway. He is a congressman in and is gone nine months out of the year because he lives in Washington D. This, of course, was really hurting for Landon and he had to leave the place. Some weeks later, Jamie asks Landon to play the part of the father in the Christmas play; she has already been cast as the angel. Landon's father is not around very much, as he lives in Landon is more reclusive, which causes some tension in their relationship. But Jamie has been living with lukemia for years and is going to die. He desperately wants to say no based on what his friends might say, but he understands how important this is to Jamie and to her father.
Carter, a famous student with no plans for the future, is held responsible and forced to join in after-school community service activities as consequence, which include starring as the lead in the play. Second, Chapter 1 establishes the voice of Landon as that of an immature teenager, thus establishing a starting point for Landon's character, who comes of age as a result of the events of 1958. Archived from on 14 September 2008. But, on the night after the play, Jaime tells him that she is sick of her. The novel was inspired by Sparks' sister, Danielle Sparks Lewis, who later died of cancer in June 2000. Second, it sets the stage for Landon's involvement in the play, without which Landon's and Jamie's relationship does not have the chance to blossom.
Landon invites Jamie to eat Christmas dinner at his family's historic and beautiful mansion; afterward, he asks Jamie whether he can begin seeing her regularly. Landon notices, however, that Jamie is often fatigued and cold, and even has some bruising on her body. They have a wonderful date and Jamie goes visits his family on New Years Day. Landon and Jamie come from different backgrounds and had nothing to do with each other until an incident where Landon needed a date. Nicholas Sparks waves his magic romance wand once again, this time over the ideal of transformational first love. Landon visits an orphanage with Jamie and sees one of her pet projects firsthand.
His grandfather is dead now who cared for him. This book will leave you in tears and wanting more. Can they save their relationship and make all their dreams come true? But when a heart-breaking secret Jamie actually has a leukemia becomes known that puts their relationship to the test, it is then that Landon and Jamie realize the true meaning of love and fate. The events followed by all this are really entertaining and full of suspense. Chapter 6 — Jamie and Landon decide to go to the orphanage to ask the director if they can perform in front of the orphans too. One day at rehearsal, Jamie asks if Landon will walk her home, after which it becomes routine. Landon soon discovers that purpose and asks Jamie to marry him, even in her weakened state.
When Landon has to decide to take Chemistry or Drama, he signs up for Drama. Jenkins, she tells Landon that all she wants in the future is to get married in a church full of people and to have her father walk her down the aisle. However, Landon even dismisses her chances against him, because she is unattractive and none of the guys will vote for her. Landon Carter is the popular guy at school. Eleven of his books are used for filmmaking and most of them became great hits in Hollywood.
Landon Carter comes from a wealthy family that is somewhat at odds with the family of Hegbert Sullivan, the local Baptist minister. The story of the novel is set in the 1960s where two people who are very different from each other but still they fall in love. Jamie's request, that Landon play Tom Thorton in the Christmas play, throws the two sides of Landon into relief. But Sparks succeeds in making Jamie believable by making her perfect only in her goodness. As punishment Landon is forced to partake in some after school activities including the spring play.