- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Release Date: October 11, 2011
- ISBN-10: 0446547646
Book Summary: In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.
Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew -- about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear -- was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?
My Thoughts: I am a HUGE Nicholas Sparks fan. Whenever I hear he is coming out with a new book I immediately stalk all websites and pre-order! To say this book was a disappointment is an understatement. First, It was one that took me awhile to really get involved in. Once I had made my mind up to read it I was sorry. Second, one reads a NS book because you know what will happen. Maybe not EVERYTHING will be perfect but at least people will finally get the love, friendship, respect that they desire. Not in this book. The last part of the book sends you a curve ball that I personally DID NOT even imagine could happen let alone see coming. I was SHOCKED and not in a good way. I would not recommend this book. Alas, there are many more WONDERFUL NS books to choose from. With all the rest... eat your heart out!!
Happy Reading, Sugars