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The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Two stories, two very different couples and their lives come together right at the end in a real tear-jerking manner. One story is of 91-year old Ira reflecting on his life while trapped in his car awaiting rescue and the other of a young couple, the boy damaged by a rogue bull during a rodeo ride. Both sets have tender tales but it is the coming together that is the most powerful story. Terrific.

The film version of this book, The Longest Ride, is released in UK cinemas on Wednesday 8 April 2015. Click below to view the trailer.

If you like Nicholas Sparks you might also like to read books by Anna Maxted, Nora Roberts and Liane Moriarty.

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Synopsis

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

The bestselling love story behind the massive Hollywood film Two couples. Two love stories. One epic tale. Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, an image of his adored - and long-dead - wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together - how they met, the dark days of WWII and its unrelenting effect on their families. A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko's life is about to change. Recovering from a break-up, she meets the young, rugged Luke and is thrown into a world far removed from her privileged school life. Sophia sees a new and tantalising future for herself, but Luke is keeping a secret that could destroy it all. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples, separated by years and experience, whose lives are about to converge in the most unexpected - and shocking - of ways. The new love story from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of The Notebook, The Lucky One and The Best of Me. Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved authors.

Reviews

'Nicholas Sparks clearly knows how to tug at heartstrings and so he proves again with this tale of two love stories ... The fortunes of both romances are described with a noticeably old-fashioned tenderness which prizes love and devotion and which, especially in Ira's story, provides a proper, old-fashioned weepie' Daily Mail

'A fiercely romantic and touching tale, with the added bonus of a sexy cowboy. When it comes to tales about love, Nicholas Sparks is one of the undisputed kings' Heat

'(Sparks) has a canny knack of tapping into what makes us human, and before you know it, you are rooting for Ira and engrossed in his life story' Irish Independent

'Will suck you in and leave you a sobbing mess' Star Magazine

About the Author

Nicholas Sparks

With over 105 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include thirteen number one New York Times bestsellers. All Nicholas Sparks' books have been international bestsellers and have been translated into more than fifty languages. Eleven of his novels have been adapted into major films - The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook and The Choice.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th February 2015

Author

Nicholas Sparks

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www.nicholassparks.com/

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Relationship Stories
Books Behind TV & Film
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780751554496

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