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Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

Every Breath

by Nicholas Sparks

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A chance encounter between two strangers sparks a decades-long romance in the latest from the author of The Notebook.

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Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future.

Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable ... but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.

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  • York, PA

    You know what you’re going to get when you read a Nicholas Sparks novel- a wonderful love story, and ALWAYS a make-dinner-at-home scene. But that doesn’t make the ride any less enjoyable! Great read!

  • Brooksville, FL

    I’m a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks. I have almost every book. So of course I had to have this too. It didn’t disappoint at all. All the feels I expect from his books. Another favorite I’ll cherish.

  • brooklyn, NY

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. It was so good I didn’t want to finish it and would purposely not read it for that reason. But the characters were so well developed and the love story.

  • Roswell, NM

    I stayed up all night reading this nonfiction story. I’ve cried and loved this heart wrenching tale. Do you walk away from the love of your life or give up a dream that will leave you empty or bitter?

  • Chippewa Falls, WI

    I have to say it was a 8/10 just because how upset I got over the book. The love story was adorable and you rooted for both of the characters! But when Hope falls in love with Tru, you think their lov

  • South Lake Tahoe, CA

    Different from what I expected, but still a lovely story about the ‘what ifs’ in love. Anyone who has found a connection with someone and left love behind will relate to the story of Hope and Tru.

  • Madison, WI

    If you're a fan of Sparks' stories and writing style, you'll enjoy this book. The "Good to Know" section describes the story as "emotional" and "sad"... it is. Shared it with my mom -- another NS fan!

  • Limerick, PA

    Nicholas Sparks never disappoints me. It was a great love story with a wonderful back story. Make sure you have tissues while reading this book and plan ahead because you will not want to put it down.

  • Saratoga Springs, NY

    This was my -GASP- FIRST Sparks novel. It certainly won't be my last. I want to ready so much more now! I bawled like a baby. The line of the book was "The price you pay for love is grief." So true...

  • Miami , FL

    I really enjoyed this book. It is a great love story and the author fooled me! I did believe it was based on a true story. I happy the mailbox itself is real and I’d love to visit it some day.

  • St Pauls, NC

    The fact that this was written about a true story was great. And then the fact I can go to where it took place is just amazing. Love Nicholas Sparks books. He is such a great author. Didn't disappoint

  • Maumee, OH

    Nicholas Sparks does it again! A book with a different story than what he typically does but still beautifully written. It was heart-warming & sad. You could truly feel the characters emotions in this

  • Manahawkin, NJ

    I loved this latest Nicholas Sparks.His books always reiterate that true love never dies and that even though time and distance sometimes separate a couple, love will always prevail.Highly recommend.

  • Charlotte, NC

    I definitely enjoyed this book while reading it. Its a typical nicholas sparks book. What I did not cate for was that he purposefully made it seen like a true story but it wasnt. Seemed unnecessesary

  • Frankfort , KY

    I loved this book! N. Sparks is my favorite author and he never disappoints. I love that they found each other again but hate that they missed out on all those years together. True love never dies.

  • Austin, TX

    As always Nicholas sparks left me feeling like love can conquer all. This was a beautiful love story of right person wrong time. Both hope and tru were put through so much to find each other again.

  • Florence, KY

    Nicholas Sparks is one of my guilty pleasure authors. I love that he can tell love story after love story and still engage a large audience. His stories are alike and yet each read is so different.

  • Apopka, FL

    I thought it was a great book overall. In the beginning it was a bit slow but definitely don’t give up on it. It made me believe that there are people you are just meant to be with. Just AMAZING.

  • Nashville, TN

    LOVED this book! Nicholas Sparks never fails to deliver a solid, well-written romance! I also loved that it was loosely based on a true story! Beautiful writing, strong characters, over-all amazing!

  • Rocklin, CA

    my first Nicholas Sparks - did not disappoint. I really liked the way he interjected himself in the story. I don't know if that is his thing but I had not ever read him so I found that interesting

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