Opposites attract in this moving #1 New York Times bestseller of love lost and found between a medical student and the man who captures her heart.
Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life - boating, swimming , and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies -- he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door.
Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage and family, THE CHOICE ultimately confronts us with the most heart-wrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?
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Yet another Nicholas Sparks love story that’s perfect for a movie adaptation, The Choice explores the dilemmas that can pull a couple apart…or bond them forever. When neighbors Gabby and Travis fall in love, their world becomes perfect, until a tragedy forces them to prove the depth of their feelings with a gut-wrenching decision. A nuanced exploration of love and marriage, this novel left us teary-eyed but hopeful.
In his 13th book, bestselling Sparks (At First Sight, etc.) limns the far-reaching implications of several seemingly ordinary choices made by Beaufort, N.C. veterinarian Travis Parker and his next-door neighbor Gabrielle Holland, a physician's assistant and recent arrival. After an inauspicious first meeting where Gabby accuses Travis's boxer of impregnating her purebred collie, the two fall hard for each other. Already dating someone else seriously, Gabby is faced with a dilemma: whether to stick with longtime boyfriend Kevin, or get involved with Travis. The first part of the tale paints a vivid picture of her decision-making process and its effects on Travis and Gabby's lives. That sets up Part II, which takes place 11 years later when Travis faces a life and death decision following a car accident. A tender and moving love story and a quick read, Sparks's latest does not disappoint.
An Addictive Page-Turner
I bought this book along with "The Last Song," during the summer. Not really sure what to expect I was completely amazed. This book is in no way, shape, or form predictable. I completely fell in love with it's outcome. It's a great story that makes you really think about love and it's importance in life.
Unlike most of Sparks books, The Choice, moves quickly and wastes far less time getting to the story. The character development builds as the story progresses and holds your attention from the very beginning.
Your natural assumption as to what "the choice" is, is easy to figure out...and the master fools you once again, as the choice is far from what you might expect.... A far greater choice is made in typical Sparks fashion, throwing the reader into the trap that will trick even the saviest of Sparks fans.
One of his best!
Different kind of love.
I think it's a cute story about falling in live with a lightness to it thy most of his stories don't carry. I think it was a great book.