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Publisher Description

With exclusive travel photos and a special letter from the Author, only available for e-readers.

From the author of The Longest Ride and The Return comes a novel about the enduring legacy of first love, and the decisions that haunt us forever.

1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind . . . until she met Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island. Handsome, genuine, and newly admitted to West Point, Bryce showed her how much there was to love about the wind-swept beach town—and introduced her to photography, a passion that would define the rest of her life.

By 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. She splits her time between running a successful gallery in New York and photographing remote locations around the world. But this year she is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis. Increasingly dependent on a young assistant, she finds herself becoming close to him.

As they count down the last days of the season together, she begins to tell him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier—and the love that set her on a course she never could have imagined.

September 28
Grand Central Publishing
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

usagi_j.l.a ,

Aloha from Hawaii

Amazing book Nicholas Sparks , I’m truly touched by this and will forever hold this book close to my heart

Jezig ,

Love this story!!

Beautiful love story!!

Queen Christines Green Machine ,

Tear after tear after heartbreaking tear

This book…you just need to read it. Soak it in. And cry it out. Per usual Mr. sparks.

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