A quick comment about a book I just finished reading: True Believer, by Nicholas Sparks. I picked this book up at Costco just before Christmas because I'd read (and loved) another of his books last year. In fact, Three Weeks with my Brother made my top ten list of 2009.
Well, don't bother with True Believer. It is a trite, obvious, exaggerated (I'd almost go so far as to say pathetic) attempt at a novel. Granted, I may be a bit harsh in my estimation, but for an author who produced a little gem like Three Weeks with my Brother, I'd expected way more. True Believer is not worth the time or the money, in this humble reader's opinion.