In the romantic tradition of Dear John, an injured Navy doctor meets two extremely important women whose secrets will change the course of his life in this #1 New York Times bestseller.
Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he'd inherited from his grandfather seemed as good a place to regroup as any.
Tending to his grandfather's beloved beehives, Trevor isn't prepared to fall in love with a local . . . yet, from their very first encounter, Trevor feels a connection with deputy sheriff Natalie Masterson that he can't ignore. But even as she seems to reciprocate his feelings, she remains frustratingly distant, making Trevor wonder what she's hiding.
Further complicating his stay in New Bern is the presence of a sullen teenage girl, Callie, who lives in the trailer park down the road. Trevor hopes Callie can shed light on the mysterious circumstances of his grandfather's death, but she offers few clues—until a crisis triggers a race to uncover the true nature of Callie's past, one more intertwined with the elderly man's passing than Trevor could ever have imagined.
In his quest to unravel Natalie and Callie's secrets, Trevor will learn the true meaning of love and forgiveness . . . and that in life, to move forward, we must often return to the place where it all began.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Clear your schedules and charge your devices, people—Nicholas Sparks is back. In The Return, navy surgeon Trevor Benson has reluctantly returned to his small North Carolina hometown after suffering a bad injury in Afghanistan. Recuperating in the cabin that was once his grandfather’s, he finds himself falling for a local woman named Natalie—and getting wrapped up in the small town’s tight web of secrets. Sparks blends his trademark heart-melting romance with a shadowy mystery that goes back generations. Narrator Kyf Brewer is fantastic at building anticipation as he leads us toward the answers behind this clever tale’s biggest questions. Listening to detailed descriptions of everything from the intricate beehives of Trevor’s grandfather to the troubled trailer park up the road made us feel like we were a part of New Bern too. If you like a little suspense with your romance, The Return will pull at your heartstrings and your curiosity.
Some parts didn’t totally make sense and the ending wasn’t the best either so ehh
The narrator was amazing in this book, really captivated my interest. Love Nicholas sparks!
It’s a mystery!!
This story has excellent grammar and sentence structure. The narrator is good.
It is told from a male’s point of view with linear progression and minimal discussion of feelings. When a feeling is brought up it is simply stated and left. There is no sizzle and this book barely fits in the romance genre.