Message in a Bottle, Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of the Online Book Club discussion of Message in A Bottle by Nicholas Sparks.

The Online Book Club, if you've never joined us before, is a book discussion group that takes place entirely online. Each week, I write a new blog post that talks about different aspects of the book, and you can interact directly with me and other readers by leaving your comments. Check back each week and see what new topics we're talking about.

Message in a Bottle is the story of Theresa Osborne, a single mother and newspaper columnist who finds a bottle with a message inside. She immediately becomes enamored with the letter inside the bottle and wants to know the story that inspired the words. She tracks down the author, and once the two meet, their lives are changed forever. 

If you want to follow along with us but you aren't interested in reading the book, you can always watch the movie version starring Kevin Costner and Robin Wright. Check out the trailer above if you want to get a feel for the movie. Feel free to still leave comments on the blog posts, even if you're only watching the movie and not reading the book.

We'll read the first four chapters for next week, so make sure to check those out before reading the next blog post. Our comments section is currently experiencing some technical difficulties, so make sure to leave comments on our Facebook page, so I can know your thoughts about the book!