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The Choice
The Choice
Author: Nicholas Sparks
ISBN-13: 9780446579926
ISBN-10: 0446579920
Publication Date: 9/24/2007
Pages: 272
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 471 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 12
i loved this one!! The last 2 or 3 by Sparks have been a bit of a disappointment to me, so I was a bit hesitant to get into this one. BUT it was worth it! It was very entertaining and got me from page one. I was curious as to the choice which doesn't come into play until a good 3/4 of the way in. But still, the book was a rare treat finally!! YEAH!
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Helpful Score: 11
I'm a huge Nicholas Sparks fan and I have loved all of his books. However, I must say that I thought this one was especially well written and not predictable. I couldn't put it down and finished it in one day!
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Helpful Score: 9
Nicholas Sparks never ceases to amaze me with his writing talents - he's a man for crying out loud and the stories that he puts on paper are as if he's an overly compassionate woman. I don't mean to sound sexist but not many men can write the way he does and with such compassion and conviction. What an AWESOME book this was - I thought I had the ending figured out, oh no - he totally had it changed than what I figured it out to be. Great book!
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Helpful Score: 6
This excellent book by Nicholas Sparks asks the question, how far will you go for love? I loved the story of Travis Parker and Gabby Holland falling in love. The Choice at the end of the story will surpise you. This book definitely made me feel good!
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Helpful Score: 5
I loved this book. Could not put it down once I started. Very easy read. A tear jerker with a happy ending.
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Helpful Score: 5
I loved this book. It made me laugh and cry. I thought the ending was a surprise, I didnt expect it. Great book!!!
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Helpful Score: 4
This was an awesome book...I cried, I laughed, I couldn't put it down. Without revealing what happens all I can say is "The Choice" will make you think and make you realize how grateful you are to have what you have.
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Helpful Score: 4
"The Choice" is a bitter-sweet love story that I would recommend for a lazy afternoon in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine and a box of tissues.
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Helpful Score: 4
Three words, Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! This book was one I had a hard time putting down once I reached part two. It just kept you wondering. This is one book I will keep for my bookshelf.
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Helpful Score: 4
This was an excellent book! I could not put it down. I really liked how it jumped to years later in part two. I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to read a love story that will hold your interest. Believe me when I say this is no ordinary love story!
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Helpful Score: 4
Nicholas Sparks does it again! I read this book in one evening because I just couldn't put it down. There were tears and a few giggles. Leaves you with questioning your own decisions in life and what choice you would make.
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Helpful Score: 4
Another great story by Nicholas Sparks. I have only read a couple books by him, and I am hooked. This one was no exception. I couldn't put the book down. Loved the story. Great characters!!! Must read!!
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Helpful Score: 3
i loved this one!! The last 2 or 3 by Sparks have been a bit of a disappointment to me, so I was a bit hesitant to get into this one. BUT it was worth it! It was very entertaining and got me from page one. I was curious as to the choice which doesn't come into play until a good 3/4 of the way in. But still, the book was a rare treat finally!! YEAH!
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Helpful Score: 3
Could not put this book down! About 1/2 way through I started bawling and cried through the rest of the book. Most of Sparks' books are great but this was one of his best!
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Helpful Score: 2
Happy Tears again. Love the characters, the mystery, the buildups and the story. This one will glide by with HOPE in every lovely phase of this romantic tale. Sparks does know the formula that never disappoints. Even lovers of murder and mayhem, myself included, will be able to listen to the story's conclusion on the 4th and last CD. Highly recommend. Three hankies recommended.
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Helpful Score: 2
I'm a huge Nicholas Sparks fan and I have been since 2000. I look forward to reading every book he writes, and I was super excited about this one but.....it just didn't reach the bar. Nicholas Spark's has set such a high standard for himself and I just didn't feel like this book reached this standard. The storyline was good, the character well written, the plot easy to follow, overall is was good. But Mr. Sparks could have done better, I enjoyed almost all of his earlier work better and love "The Lucky One" which came out in 2008.
This book would have been a great achievement for some writers but I just felt Nicholas Sparks could have done better this was just "good" for him.
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Helpful Score: 2
Such a great story and my first book read by Nicholas Sparks and won't be my last
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Helpful Score: 2
A tear jerker to say the least. But in true Nicholas Sparks fashion, a book you do not want to put down!
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Helpful Score: 2
Oh the "what if?" at it's best! Surprise ending when all hope is lost! Another tear jearker from Nicholas Sparks....and I enjoyed every minute of it.....he does love stories right!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a great read. It was not long enough. It left me wishing for more. I would rate it 5 stars.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was the second book that I read by Sparks. I took it on vacation and had a hard time putting it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
I didn't like this book at all. Although I was surprised by the choice that has to be made (although I was NOT surprised by the ending), I just wasn't interested and I didn't care about the characters at all. Toward the end I found myself skimming to get to the resolution. This definitely wasn't my favorite of Nicholas Sparks' books.
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Helpful Score: 1
Surprising. Very Good.
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Helpful Score: 1
Absolutely awesome. I've never read any of Mr. Spark's books before but I read this less than two hours and cried most of the way through. It is fantastic!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is definitely Lifetime movie material. If you are not a diehard love story kind of person stay away from this book. The characters were okay but I never really cared about them and what happened to them.
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Helpful Score: 1
excellent book
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Helpful Score: 1
I truly enjoy the story and flow of this tale. I actually cried during the reading which made reading difficult. Touched and longing for some of what this couple found, I read with great speed.
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Helpful Score: 1
Nicholas Sparks is a favorite author. Enjoyed the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book, easy to read and perfect for anyone who enjoys Sparks books.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wasn't sure if it would be as good as some of his other more 'famous' books, but it was an excellent read. Definite twist that I didn't see coming.
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Helpful Score: 1
Love this book great read. Hard to put down. Makes you think hard about the choices you might face in life.
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Helpful Score: 1
Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life -- boating, swimming, and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies -- he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Despite his attempts to be neighborly, the appealing redhead seems to have a chip on her shoulder about him...and the presence of her longtime boyfriend doesn't help. Despite himself, Travis can't stop trying to ingratiate himself with his new neighbor, and his persistent efforts lead them both to the doorstep of a journey that neither could have foreseen. Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage and family, The Choice ultimately confronts us with the most heartwrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

This is one of my favorite books by the talented Nicholas Sparks. You will be pleased with The Choice!
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Helpful Score: 1
This has now become one of my favorite authors. What a wonderful book. Touching love story!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of the best stories I have read in a long time. I love Nicholas Spark's books but this will be one of my all-time favorites!
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Helpful Score: 1
I really like Nicholas Sparks. Overall I enjoyed this book. However, the ending seemed a litle rushed, which I have never noticed in his books before. I would not let this fact keep you from reading the book. As usual for Sparks it is a hit.
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Great book
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Helpful Score: 1
This is an excellent and thought provoking book. It is written in a very easy to read, conversational style. You get engrossed in the story and seem to really feel what the characters are feeling.
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Helpful Score: 1
Typical Nicholas Sparks book. The story started out interesting but the ending was mediocore and rushed.
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked this book. It is a typical Sparks novel. The story is interesting, and it is a quick, light read. It is pretty predictable and sappy, as is usual for the author. But all the same, it is pleasant to settle down with before bed.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book! This was actually one of the first Nicholas Sparks books that I have read in a long time. After reading this book I am feeling the urge to read all of his other books. This book pulled me in and I couldn't put it down until the end.
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Helpful Score: 1
The last few Sparks books have been slow and disappointing, but this book makes it clear that he's back! Tremendously well written - I couldn't put this book down and read it in one afternoon. As for the previous reviewer who had a problem with the "adultry" part of the book, that was not the theme nor the meaning of this book in my opinion...actually, loyalty and true love abounds!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is another winner by Nicholas Sparks. It's both a love story and is filled with lots of suspense. It's a fast read. Read it -- you won't be sorry.
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Read it in a day! I couldn't put it down! This book was so wonderful in part one and then in part two things speed up and my stomach went into knots over the choice that Travis had to make. It was so sad and so sweet and so hard to figure out what he would do, and I felt so much of the emotion that Travis was feeling. Nicholas Sparks did such a great job of making the story come alive with love, and I really felt like I connected with the characters. The ending wasn't perfect, but it was realistic. I loved it!
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This book was a good read, however I'm sorry to say not his best story line. Having read all of his other books, I found this one to be subpar compared to others. Fortunately, even one of his poorer stories is still worth reading. Do take the time to read it because I am a big critic and usually like the predictable which this is definitely not.
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This book was good, had me in tears at times, but the third person writing style had a little cheesy feel to it at times. It was a great story line, but sometimes things just hit me wrong. Once I got p`
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It was a good story line,but it was a rush story...needed more about the charcters,before,during & after. quick read
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thoroughly enuoyed this book
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i loved this book... i could read over and over...
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Loved it!!!! As usual, Sparks had me crying by the end of the book!
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love it!
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Great book! Easy, quick read.
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I totally enjoyed this book. I thought I had it all figured out, and then the twists and turns began, and I didn't see them coming.

I found it to be a fairly quick read, as are most books by this author.
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very good 4 stars
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Great book. Another excellent read from an excellent author.
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Enjoyed the narrator's voice. Made my drive a lot faster.
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Exciting book with a surprise ending!!
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Somehow Nicholas Sparks always "gets me". This book engaged me quickly--good character development, appealing characters and locale. A good story and a quick read.
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But still worth reading. I can see this one being made into a movie. It was a little predictable for me, but I do enjoy most of the books Nicholas Sparks writes....and I'll plan on reading the next one!
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Mr. Sparks can be a bit repetitive and drab at times....simple plot lines that tend to be rather predictable - I'm thinking "The Lucky One" here. BUT, those characteristics do not apply to "The Choice" at all! This novel had me hooked. It's touching, honest, and really brings about some introspection. It left me wondering what I would do if placed in the same scenario. I couldn't put it down, and I would wholeheartedly recommend this to all readers.

I don't want to give away what "the big choice" is. But I will say, just when you think you have it all figured out, there are a few big twists! Enjoy!
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A very surprising twist changes the whole outcome of the book.
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I haven't read many of the Nicholas Sparks books, but the Notebook was one of my favorite movies and I really liked his last movie, Nights in Rodanthe. So I picked up this book, hoping for another great love story. He delivered . . . true love and soul mates and then it got extremely sad. Honestly, I had to put it away for a few days because I can only take grief in small doses. I finally picked it back up to finish and was pleasantly surprised!
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Great book! Was very sad that this book was only 4 disks. It was a great story that even my husband enjoyed listening to. It was as good as The Notebook and I would recommend this to anyone who loves Nicholas Sparks or just loves a great love story that isn't sappy. Lot's of great laughs throughout the book.
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Thought this was a great read. The characters, as in all of Sparks books, are easy to fall in love with. If I didn't have a puppy on my lap licking me to death, a five year old who's dragged out yhe playdough and a 2 year old yelling mommy from his crib I would write alot more. Final word...read it.
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I enjoy reading Nicholas Sparks books as feel good reading.
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very good
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Very good book
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This is another great love story. The Notebook was awesome and so has every book I've read from Nicholas Sparks. This has great twists, love, romance, fidelity, the works. A must read!
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a love story that caused tears and laughter, and kept me guessing....until the very end. I was not disappointed!
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Excellent story line and great character developmnet. I have enjoyed all of Nicholas Sparks books but this was one of the best. The story of Travis and Gabby touched my heart. Well done. Carol
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This is a good book and a real page turner another good one from Nicholas Sparks
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Good typical Nicholas Sparks!
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as all Nicholas Sparks books - AMAZINGLY written and the story keeps you turning pages until the very end!
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I started reading this book and of course thought it would be a typical chick lit, but Nicholas Sparks did it again. His books have a way of pulling you in and before you know it you can't put the book down. He has enough twists and turns to the plot to keep you up late at night till you finish the book.

This book tackles real life issues which we could all face and the difficulty of making such decisions. Loving someone enough to honor them but loving them so much you don't want to let go. Life is truly a gift and we should all cherish our loved ones daily letting them know how much they're loved. I will read every book by Nicholas Sparks that I can get my hands on. Definitely a book most should read.
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Definitely will make you cry. Great book.
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I love Nicholas Sparks' books and this was no exception. I couldn't put it down. Although I was surprised by the ending, thinking the title of The Choice meant one thing when it actually meant something completely different. I would definitely recommend this one. It is a quick read.
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I love Nicholas Sparks and this one is no different
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Like many of Spark's other novels, this is love story with a unusual, thought-provoking twist. Can't say much without the spoiling the story, but it did feature great characterizations, and a lovely story.
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I loved the first half of the book. The second half of the book was slow, but the anticipation of something big was well worth it.
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The Choice is a good character study, where both of the main characters are thoroughly flushed. Sparks spends a considerable portion of the book on the set-up of their meeting and an odd red herring and far less on their time together or resolution, which is, of course, what we often long for. It is a good Sparks' creation, but not his best.
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Filled with tender romance and terrific suspense. This is an unforgettable story about the surprising paths our lives often take and the power of fate to guide us to true and everlasting love.
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This has probably been my favorite Nicholas Sparks book, and that says a lot coming from me. I typically find his books to be dry, but this one pulled me in all the way through. Granted, at times I sort of had certain parts of the book figured out, but there were a few twists in it that made the book worthwhile. I loved the ending. This one gave me a little faith that Sparks can write a touching story. I wish all of his books would keep my interest like this one did.
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This book was awesome! Very good from start to finish. Very surprising ending! And as far as some reviews that states Sparks entertained the idea of adultery? Absolutely not, in my opinion. The couple was not even married! Adultery is commited when a married spouse cheats on the other. This was not the case in this book at all. Awesome book! Read it!
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I absolutely loved this book! I always love Nicholas Sparks books, but this was one of my favorites! Very very moving and real and just loved it! highly recommend!
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I listened to this book. I did not enjoy it very much and thought it was a let down. I think I would have enjoyed it more had I read it in print.
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Very Good! This isn't my normal genre, but for Sparks I'll make an exception. Haven't been disappointed yet.
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Making decisions of the name of love brings families close together!!
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This was a sweet book. A little sappy, utterly predictable, but rather touching all the same. The way it was was structured gave this love story a hint of mystery. I enjoyed it - it was a fast read and while I probably wouldn't have chosen to read this book without it having been recommended to me, I am glad that I read it.
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This was one of the best books I have read in a long time. I had only read one other book by Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding. This one I enjoyed alot more eventhough I cried through the last pages. It probably touched me more because of very similar circumstances in my family in the past two months. It's nice to read such a touching story from a man's point of view. It was a very quick read also, one I couldn't put down. I highly recommend this book.
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This is another wonderful love story by Nicholas sparks.I really enjoyed it.
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Very Good!
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From the back cover: "Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job; loyal friends; his dream home in small town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life, he believes that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style.
That is until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Despite Travis' attempts to be friendly, she seems to have a chip on her shoulder about him. But something compels Travis to get to know his new neighbour. His persistent efforts lead them both to make tough decisions, the consequences of which neither could have foreseen."
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I enjoyed this story especially at the beginning and the end. The middle got a little boring in my opinion. We know which man she'll choose so I wanted her to just get on with it. When Part 2 starts, it takes awhile to figure out what happened in between.

The Narrator's voice is nice and I really want to meet my own Travis Parker.
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great book!
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This book was Nicholas Sparks at his best.
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Thoroughly enjoyed it. You get drawn into the story and love the characters within the first few pages. A very easy read.
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I wasn't as blown away by this book as I usually am with Spark's books. However, it was a very touching love story that I highly enjoyed reading.
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"The choice" that had to be made was a surprise to me. As always, Nicholas Sparks books are romantic, sad and happy.
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This book was sooo good.... a breathtaking story of true love..... makes you really think about how hard it would be to keep a promise that is a matter of life or death...especially when it was a promise you made to someone you loved the most...makes you also think that when you made the choice whether to keep that promise or not ir you were keeping it/breaking it for your own good or for the good of the person who made you swear to keep the promise in the first place..

An excellent book i would reccomend it to anyone and everyone... THe pages flew by b/c i couldnt wait to see what happened next!
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A story told in two parts, then and now. Engaging.

About the author: Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite authors: one can count on him to deliver a great story along the lines of a Hallmark movie, consistently good, enjoyable and fun. The only drawback to his books is that they are very much along the lines of boy meets girl, girl doesn't like boy, and boy overcomes girl's concerns. So read his books with time between them, and they won't run together.

Do you need to read in order? Each book (so far) stands on its own so you can read them in any order

Triggers: Horrific automobile accidents, coma, end of life choices

A wonderful love story that becomes painful because of an auto accident. Should he or shouldn't he pull the plug on his comatose wife?
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I read anything by Nicholas Sparks. I have not read a book of his that is not wonderful. I look foward to reading many more.
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I love Nicholas Sparks and this book is one of my favorites!!!! i live 45 miles from where this book takes place. he put such great details of the areas that the book takes place! Would recomend this book!! !
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Another good read from Nicholas Sparks. A story of love, loss, despair and hope.
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I am a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks and have read all of his books. I found this book to be very disappointing and the worst of any his books. I dislike adultry and adulturers and was sickened because Nicholas Sparks was trying to make cheating sound attractive and exciting. In addition this book was tremendously predictable. I wish I would not have paid full retail for this book in hardcover. I would not recommend this book.
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I absolutely loved this book, and I was truly surprised what the choice turned out to be!!
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THIS IS A LARGE PRINT BOOK. THE ISBN DOES NOT REFLECT THIS.
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Kind of sappy, slow-moving love story with a bit of a twist. Sparks fans will likely enjoy.