Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite authors. Message in a Bottle is one of the first books by this author that I read. It is a wonderful love story about a widower that misses his wife terribly and puts a love letter in a bottle to his wife. A young single mother who writes a column for a newspaper finds the bottle with the message washed up on a beach and is determined to find out who wrote it and why. I love this book because it is so well told that I never wanted to put it down. It is so heart warming, that is what I like about all Nicholas Sparks books. The book is relatively short, so I was able to finish it in only a couple of days, even though I didn't really want it to come to and end. I really enjoyed reading this book and have actually read it more than once.