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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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  • Annie E.

    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!

  • Tiffanie S.

    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.

  • Barbara A.

    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?

  • rosenny r.

    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.

  • tara g.

    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...