Audie Award Finalist, Romance, 2013
Two couples. Two love stories. One epic tale. Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his adored - and long-dead - wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together - how they met, the dark days of WWII and its unrelenting effect on their families.
A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko's life is about to change. Recovering from a break-up, she meets the young, rugged Luke and is thrown into a world far removed from her privileged school life. Sophia sees a new and tantalising future for herself, but Luke is keeping a secret that could destroy it all.
Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples, separated by years and experience, whose lives are about to converge in the most unexpected - and shocking - of ways. The new love story from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of The Notebook, The Lucky One and The Best of Me. Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved authors.
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I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!
I haven't read the hard copy
I wouldn't want to spoil the story, but it was so poignant with deep love..
All the characters were special.. The deep love of the old and the new fresh love of the young
It made me think of my own marriage.. 30 years long, I could feel myself relating to the old man.. that deep love...
I love Nicholas Sparks, the way he writes love stories.. he just gets it! You wont be dissapointed with this beautiful double story that collides into an amazing dance..
What a lovely story. I just could not stop listening and wish it had gone on for much longer. I would make a great movie too.
The narration by Ron McLarty & January LaVoy was wonderful and really drew you into the story.
Definitely recommend this book.
Loved the characters, Loved the way the story panned out.
The love between Ira and Ruth.The way she comforted him in the Car.
Made me laugh and cry...
I would recommend it. It was a well written, well narrated story with a few twists and turns.
The very obvious love that was shared between the two couples - one starting their 'ride' together and one ending.
I have never really gone for a book with more than one narrator but this one worked really well. I found it very easy to keep up with who was who through the jumps between characters.
It made me smile, laugh out loud and whilst not actually cry made me very sad on occasion. A very well written book which certainly makes you emotional.
I would recommend Nicholas Sparks as an author, he truly captures characters and emotions and writes a good plot!
"Beautifully woven, heart expanding read."
This book exceeded my expectations, slowly building to a wonderfully uplifting and life affirming finale. Wonderful narration too.
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