From Nicholas Sparks’ breakout hit, The Notebook—written when he was just 28 years old—to such blockbusters as Message in a Bottle, Dear John and Nights in Rodanthe, there’s no disputing that the international mega-bestselling author “knows how to tug at a reader's heartstrings” (Chicago Sun-Times). Now Sparks has returned with a new emotionally wrenching tale that will thrill his legions of devoted fans and keep them totally enthralled. In that vein, it’s a good time to listen to People magazine and “grab a Chardonnay” for another unforgettable “date with Sparks.”
The Best of Me is the heart-rending story of two former high school sweethearts from a small town—and from far opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they’ve each taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they always imagined…and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the beloved mentor who long ago gave them shelter when they needed it most, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.
Hardcover Book : 304 pages
Publisher: Hachette Book Group, USA ( October 11, 2011 )
Item #: 13-418654
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.68inches
Product Weight: 12.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Well I listened to this book on cd and it may make a difference in how you percieve the information. I personally do not remember the ending being predictable. If anything, I remember being quite shocked. After the initial shock, I do feel the remaining pages were very predictable in a good way. It was more of a real world write than his normal novels. I think the ending pulled the book together but it was dissappointing. I always root for the underdog. But then again, like I said, this is more real world writing so obviously that can't always happen. I enjoyed the southern traditional roles of small towns that are very near to my heart. It brings the books closer to home. Overall better than some, not as great as other Sparks'.
I love Nicholas Sparks books, but the ending was predictable and not satisfactory to my romantic side. Really though, it was a good book. I am glad to have read it, it is probably more along the lines of how things really work in the world with a few small exceptions(seeing ghosts!).
Reviewer: crystal b
I have always enjoyed Nicholas Sparks books. They are always a great break for me from the usual murder mysteries that my husband and I read. This one did have a predictable ending...