By: Nicholas Sparks BUY BOOK HERE
Full confession: I spent a summer of my life reading every single Nicholas Sparks book ever written. You could say I have done all my research! People are either lovers or haters of the Nicholas Sparks romance. I am guilty of being a hopeless fiction romantic but I do not love them all. I loved this one. It's told from a totally new personal perspective of the author and not over dramatized. It's a great read if you'll take my word for it!
“Falling in love is the easy part; making that love last amid life’s varied challenges is an elusive dream for many.”
Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future.
Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable...but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.
“One of the great things about a leaf,” he said to her, “is that it reminds you to live as well as you can for as long as you can, until it’s finally time to let go and allow yourself to drift away with grace.”