What did I think?
I got this novel for review with the new mass market paperback release. I am a big fan of Sparks so I was excited to jump into the novel and absolutely adored the cover!
This novel was a heart warming read. With ever Sparks novel, there is the heart break, but with that also comes the love.
The book jumps right in and you are engaged from the very start. Ronnie was fantastic. I loved her as a character, and being with her as she grew was like watching yourself go through this situation. and Willlll. Oh my. I loved him. Both of them were such complex characters, but added so much to the story that you couldn't turn away from them.
The book itself was a fantastic story. I cried through half the book and wooed through the other half. It was wonderful and soul cleansing. Sometimes you just need a good cry and this book gives you that for sure. You see the ending coming, but it doesn't change hoe amazing it was.
You will love it. A story of a father and his children. Of finding their okay again. Of finding love.
Seventeen year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Miller’s life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father… until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him.
Ronnie’s father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story about love in its myriad forms – first love, the love between parents and children – that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts… and heal them.