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Divorced and disillusioned about relationships, Theresa Osborne is jogging when she finds a bottle on the beach. Inside is a letter of love and longing to "Catherine", signed simply "Garrett". Challenged by the mystery and pulled by emotions she doesn't fully understand, Theresa begins a search for this man that will change her life. What happens to her is unexpected, perhaps miraculous - an encounter that embraces all our hopes for finding someone special, for having a love that is timeless and everlasting.

Nicholas Sparks exquisitely chronicles the human heart. In his first best-selling novel, The Notebook, he created a testament to romantic love that touched listeners around the world. Now in this New York Times best-seller, he renews our faith in destiny, in the ability of lovers to find each other no matter where, no matter when.

©2000 Nicholas Sparks (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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Awesome book! Totally surprised by the ending.

Well written kept our interest to the end. The ending is too close to home for me.

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  • Janet
  • Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  • 12-24-16

Sentimental and sweet

Nicholas Sparks has gained popularity because his books are sentimental and sweet. This is no exception. If it were any sweeter the listener would have to start taking insulin.

It was just a little too saccharine for my taste.

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eh.. predictable

This had good narration, but I never felt that I was really drawn into the story.

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Corny, pretentious, trite, silly

This story has not aged well. Expected and predictable. Sob story elements and devices. Frankly, ridiculous.

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If you like watching paint dry...

And having band-aids pulled off slowly, and listening to someone read turn-by turn directions taking you in circles repeatedly then this is the book for you.

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Sweet story!

I was captivated from the beginning. the story moves along and the narrator's choice is present and engaging. I almost had to pull over at the end due to tears making it difficult to drive. Well done!

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Why did it end this way!

I enjoyed the story. the narrator did a great job. I don't think I liked the way it ended, but it was a great ending nevertheless

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Such a good story

This is such a beautiful love story. I was hoping the ending would turn out differently than in the movie, that Hollywood had tampered with it as they often do, but no. Alas, sad but lovely.

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Heartwarming and Endearing

As always Nicholas Sparks delivers a story of strong and passionate love. I was engrossed in the story and the characters from the beginning and couldn’t put it down.

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Great!

Nicholas sparks never ceases to amaze me. What a great book! Thanks Mr. Sparks once again.