'One of the best love stories I have ever read. It made me cry and laugh in equal measures' Reader review
'This book made my heart hurt and burst! I am in awe . . . This is a must read . . . Loved this book so very much!' Reader review
'Absolutely shredded my heart . . . What a beautiful story of second chances, love, guilt and fate . . . you won't be able to stop until you know what happens' Goodreads reviewer
From the number one bestselling author of The Notebook and Two by Two comes an unforgettable tale of enduring love . . .
Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. After six years with her boyfriend, she is no longer sure what she wants, and when her father becomes ill she heads to her family's cottage at Sunset Beach in North Carolina to make some difficult decisions.
Tru Walls has been summoned across an ocean from where he was born and raised in Zimbabwe by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. In journeying to Sunset Beach, Tru hopes to unravel the mystery surrounding his mother's life, but the letter will lead him in an unexpected direction.
When these two strangers' paths cross, their chance encounter sets in motion a heart-breaking story - one that will transcend decades, continents and the workings of fate.
Praise for multi-million-copy bestseller phenomenon, Nicholas Sparks:
'Deeply moving and I was captivated . . . fans are going to adore this latest, beautifully written tale' Daily Mail
'A powerful read that tugs at the heartstrings' OK! Magazine
'When it comes to tales about love, Nicholas Sparks is one of the undisputed kings' Heat
'An absorbing page-turner' Daily Mail
'A fiercely romantic and touching tale' Heat on The Longest Ride
'An A-grade romantic read' OK! on Safe Haven
'This one won't leave a dry eye' Daily Mirror on The Lucky One
Bestseller Sparks returns from a two-year hiatus with a heart-wrenching tale of fate and circumstance. Hope, a 36-year-old American trauma nurse, and Tru, a 42-year-old safari guide from Zimbabwe, meet while on a beach vacation in North Carolina. Hope, who is there for a friend's wedding, and Tru, who is meeting his estranged American father for the first time, immediately take a liking to each other. After falling in love over the course of one weekend, the two are forced to confront reality as Tru learns devastating secrets about his family's past and Hope's on-and-off boyfriend of six years, Josh, reaches out to amend their latest breakup. When their weekend comes to an end, Hope must choose between the comfortable life she always dreamed of with Josh and exploring new possibilities with Tru. What follows is an epic romance featuring plenty of heartbreak, which helps facilitate empathy for otherwise lackluster characters. Sparks's depiction of Hope's father's battle with ALS is particularly moving, as is Tru's well-plotted family drama. The rich setting helps bring life to their story, making this a worthwhile venture for romance readers despite the cookie-cutter protagonists. Sparks fans will not be disappointed.