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In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, number-one New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals - transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate.

Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At 36, 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. 

Illuminating life's heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, Every Breath explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties - and asks the question, How long can a dream survive?

©2018 Nicholas Sparks (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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beautiful story

I am so in love with this story as I am with most of your stories. I have read almost all of your books. I think this book might be one of my new favorites. The narrators we're amazing. I couldn't stop listening. I love how descriptive you are about Africa. If I closed my eyes I could picture this whole story taking place. I hope they make a movie about this one as well. I love to read and you Mr Nicholas Sparks are one of my absolute favorite authors. I live in Greensboro NC so I love that you mention places that I know. Can't wait to read your next book...

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Romantic and Inviting!

Excellant book, hard to not finish all at once. Nicholas does an amazing job describing places but mostly their true love.

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Not his best work

I was very disappointed. Near the end I just kept wanting it to be over.

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Every Breath

A little slow and not very interesting in the beginning. Then it gets better but is very predicable. Not one of my favorites.

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Wonderful book! I couldn’t stop listening!

Nicholas Sparks is the best love story author!
I actually don’t like love stories in general.
I’m a true cynic after two failed marriages and several long term relationships. I personally don’t believe in love anymore.
However, Nicholas Sparks is such a good writer that a love story in his hands almost makes me believe in love again!

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Transporting...

I been there! The Kindred Spirit is as magical as described, Nickolas has this soothing way to transport your mind & soul with his stories, to a different place and time; to a particular emotion. I felt every line and cried many times, also laughed along the way. Thank you Nickolas Sparks, you did it again.

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Great love story

I love Nicholas Sparks books. I can't wait for the next one. Great read and I would recommend it.

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Beautiful

I am so glad this book was based on a true story as it would have been a “too good to be true” story if it wasn’t.
Love the characters, narrators and ending.

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Fantastic

I absolutely loved this story. I will find Bird Island as I have recently moved to the area and I will remember this story with fondness. Nicholas Sparks is a wonderful writer. I thoroughly enjoyed the story of True and Hope.

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Great therapy after a long week

Loved it. Even after finishing I'm thinking about the story. It was a great escape.