From Nicholas Sparks’ breakout hit, The Notebook—written when he was just 28 years old—to such blockbusters as Message in a Bottle, Dear John and Nights in Rodanthe, there’s no disputing that the international mega-bestselling author “knows how to tug at a reader's heartstrings” (Chicago Sun-Times). Now Sparks has returned with a new emotionally wrenching tale that will thrill his legions of devoted fans and keep them totally enthralled. In that vein, it’s a good time to listen to People magazine and “grab a Chardonnay” for another unforgettable “date with Sparks.”
The Best of Me is the heart-rending story of two former high school sweethearts from a small town—and from far opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they’ve each taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they always imagined…and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the beloved mentor who long ago gave them shelter when they needed it most, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.
Hardcover Book : 304 pages
Publisher: Hachette Book Group, USA ( October 11, 2011 )
Item #: 13-418654
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.68inches
Product Weight: 12.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I have read everything from N. Sparks and this book was not one that I would recommend especially if you are a first time reader of his work very disappointing He normally writes beautifully and the romance between the two characters makes you hunt for true love. This one was not well written at all it's like he did not know what to do with the family he left behind, he said to stay away and they didn't. I think all the ghosts appear because of his PTSD in this book. I still enjoy him as an author and even Danielle Steel has had a bunch of bad reads so looking forward to something better next time.
I love Nicholas Sparks books and this is another great reason to love them!
Have loved all his books, but this one I guessed about how it was going to end.
Couldn't put the book down, but didn't really like the way it ended. I like happy endings. It was an unusual ending to say the least. I have several of Sparks' books. "Three Weeks With My Brother" was a very good book as well.