The bestselling love story behind the massive Hollywood film starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan. They were teenage sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks - with a passion that would change their lives for ever. But life would force them apart. Years later, the lines they had drawn between past and present are about to slip .. ...
The bestselling love story behind the massive Hollywood film starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan. They were teenage sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks - with a passion that would change their lives for ever. But life would force them apart. Years later, the lines they had drawn between past and present are about to slip ...Called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter when they needed it most, they are faced with each other once again, and forced to confront the paths they chose. Can true love ever rewrite the past? This is the new epic love story from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of The Notebook, The Lucky One and The Last Song. Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved authors.
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This is a well written book, a love story. Two people from opposite sides of the tracks become friends, then fall in love. They go their separate paths. The death of a friend and mentor brings them back to their hometown. Each person is at a turning point in their lives. The book shows the folly of retribution and personal pride and how it can irrevocably change lives forever. In the end, this is a touching contemporary love story. Love and forgiveness are the most important aspects of the book. This book is for lovers. The ending will stay with you.
Oct 25, 2011
First Love Revisited
I like the stories Nicholas Sparks tells, but I find I'm distracted by his writing style. Who am I to criticize a New York Times Bestselling Author? But really, the first three chapters were all backstory. He uses passive writing. Almost every paragraph he overuses the word "had", sometimes ten times. If you aren't as criticical as me, you may really enjoy this book. Sad in parts, but realistic, too. It's true there is something about a first love that you compare all others to. The story is about regrets and choices and committments.
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