Nicholas Sparks' novels have been the inspiration for many big-screen adaptations. Here's a scene from the 2004 hit "The Notebook," starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. "The Notebook" is to eventually become a musical, Sparks said on "The Early Show."
"Message in a Bottle," according to Nicholas Sparks' website, tells the story of Theresa Osborne, a divorced mother of a 12-year-old boy, who discovers a bottle with a message on a seaside vacation. In her search for the origins of the message, her world is changed by an unexpected confrontation.
"Nights in Rodanthe," according to Nicholas Sparks' website, tells the story of a couple who finds love when they least expect it. At 45, Adrienne Willis must rethink her entire life when her husband abandons her for a younger woman. Reeling with heartache and in search of a respite, she flees to the small coastal town of Rodanthe, N.C., to tend to a friend's inn for the weekend. But when a major storm starts moving in, it appears that Adrienne's perfect getaway will be ruined -- until a guest named Paul Flanner arrives. At 54, Paul has just sold his medical practice and come to Rodanthe to escape his own shattered past. Now, with the storm closing in, two wounded people will turn to each other for comfort -- and in one weekend set in motion feelings that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.
"The Lucky One," according to IMDB, the internet movie database, tells the story of a Marine who travels to North Carolina after serving three tours in Iraq to search for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.