From the author of A Walk to Remember comes a moving tale of redemption and first love when a rebellious teenager decides to spend the summer with her estranged father in a North Carolina beach town.
Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels--first love, love between parents and children -- that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts . . . and heal them.
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I don't get emotional usually or feel this way about books but this is the most heart touching book I have ever read and it has a very emotional impact. It touches the reader in a way the movie never could have. It is beautiful especially to people who understand it.
It was my favorite book ever! I would not change one thing about it. I haven't read a really good book in a very long time and this was PERFECT!!!! I really recommend it!!!
It was really touching. I'd have to say, best book I've read. No book or movie made me cry SO hard. I couldn't breathe crying so hard. Sad, but true. I guess it's cause my mom has cancer too. :x