Back of the Book :
Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. After six years with her boyfriend, she is no longer sure what she wants, and when her father becomes ill she heads to her family’s cottage at Sunset Beach in North Carolina to make some difficult decisions.
Tru Walls has been summoned across an ocean from where he was born and raised in Zimbabwe by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. In journeying to Sunset Beach, Tru hopes to unravel the mystery surrounding his mother’s life, but the letter will lead him in an unexpected direction.
When these two strangers’ paths cross, their chance encounter sets in motion a heart-breaking story – one that will transcend decades, continents and the workings of fate.
What I think :
I would like to start by saying that I have only read one other of Nicholas Sparks books and that of course is ‘The Notebook’ (I Have also watched the film and cried buckets ! ) So I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, to be truthful I’m not really a fan of romance books (crime thrillers are more my bag !) however I’m so glad I read this little gem of a book. From the note at the start of the book by Nick himself, right through to the last page of the epilogue, this book is truly wonderful.
This novel is a beautifully woven love story that makes to you smile and cry in equal measure. There isn’t enough of these timelessly classical love stories out there.
I really loved this beautiful (True?) story and would recommend that if you only buy one Nick Sparks book then please let it be this one.
I give it a well-earned 8/10
Published by Little Brown (Sphere) on 16/10/18
A huge Thank you to Eleanor Hemming at Midas for the review copy of the book.