Sunday, March 18, 2012
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Here is a synopsis from Nicholas Sparks' website:
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?
Some Nicholas Sparks books are so sad a predictable. This one wasn't bad. I flew through the first half. I love that his books are set in NC because I usually end up knowing some of the places he writes about. I've been vacationing in Atlantic Beach almost all my life because my family has a timeshare there. Beaufort, where the majority of the book is set is just over the bridge and is one of the cutest little towns ever. Having been there really helped envision the story as it unfolded.
When I got to part two of the book I was like crap...here we go with the Nicholas Sparks tragedy portion of the book. It sucked. But suprisingly it had a happy ending. Can you believe it?
Not a bad book but not one to put on your must read list. I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.