Best Nicholas Sparks Books
The Longest Ride
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks is about two couples who have little in common and yet their lives converge unexpectedly.
Ira Levinson is an elderly man who finds himself stranded and injured after a car crash. The only thing keeping him going is the materialization of his beloved wife Ruth who had passed away years before. She keeps him alert by reliving stories of their life together-how they met their life with their families during WWII.
Meanwhile, a few miles away, Sophia Danko’s life is about to change. While recovering from a recent break-up she meets a young cowboy named Luke. As the two fall in love, she tries to imagine a future with him, which can work if the secret he’s keeping doesn’t destroy it first.
Safe Haven is by Nicholas Sparks too.Katie is running from a fearful past that takes her all the way to Southport, North Carolina and her sudden appearance raises questions among the town’s people. She tries to avoid any personal ties with anyone, but fails when a series of events draws her to Alex and Jo.
Alex is a widowed store owner with two young children and a kind heart and Jo is Katie’s plainspoken neighbor. Katie slowly lowers her walls and begins settling in the close-knit community, including allowing her to get attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, her dark past continues to haunt her and she must choose between a life of safety or of risk in this novel, Safe Haven.
The Best of Me
The Best of Me is about Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole, high school students who came from complete opposites of society, and how they fell deeply in love. But unforeseen events tear these two apart, sending them through different paths of life.
Twenty-five years later, the two are summoned back to their home town for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, a mentor who provided shelter for their love. As the two carry out the instructions Tuck has left for them, they realize that the pass they once knew was not how it seemed.
The Lucky One
U.S. Marine Logan Thibault is The Lucky One in Nicholas Sparks 14th bestselling novel about a man who finds true love after a brush with death. When Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman buried in the dirt while in Iraq for duty he is suddenly struck with luck. He can’t get the woman out of his mind and begins a journey across the country in search for her.
But then he meets a woman in North Carolina, Elizabeth, and keeps the photo and his luck a secret. As the two fall in love his secret threatens to tear them apart, possibly destroying them.
When Julie Barenson’s husband died, he left her two gifts-a Great Dane puppy and the promise that he would always be watching over her, in The Guardian. Four years later Julie finds herself ready to commit to someone again. There is Richard Franklin, a handsome and sophisticated engineer who treats her like a queen.
Then there is also Mike Harris, a rather nice guy and her husband’s best friend. Either man should make her happy; however, she finds herself fighting for her life as she deals with deception and jealousy with a murderous desire.
At First Sight
Jeremy Marsh’s life is the complete opposite of what he intended in the novel At First Sight. He never thought he would leave New York City, get married or have children, yet here he is living in Boone Creek, North Carolina, married with a daughter on the way. But just as things seem to be going sweetly, a mysterious message brings up old memories and sets into motion events that will change their lives.
A Walk to Remember
A Walk to Remember is inspired by Nicholas Sparks’s sister.
Landon had dated a few women and even believed he was in love at one point. He never thought he would fall for Jamie, the daughter of the town’s Baptist minister. Jaime is shy and almost ethereal, the complete opposite of Landon or the women he preferred. But there is something about Jaime that intrigues him. Jaime shows Landon the depths of love and joy, and the pain of living in this wonderful novel.
The Notebook shares the tale that love can never grow old and it can never die. When Noah Calhoun returns to coastal North Carolina after World War II, he is haunted by the love he once knew a decade earlier.
Allie Nelson is married to a wealthy lawyer, but can’t stop thinking about the boy she had fallen in love with so long ago. This book shares the idea that there is such thing as soul mates and no matter how much time or how far away, love will always find itself.
The Wedding follows Wilson Lewis and his wife Jane as they struggle with their marriage. Jane has fallen out of love with Wilson and blames it on him. She is thinking about leaving him. He is a man unable to express his true feelings, spending too much time at work and leaving Jane the responsibility of raising their children.
Despite everything, Wilson is sure of one thing: he still loves Jane and will do anything to save their marriage. This book follows after the novel, The Notebook, even reminiscing Noah and Allie’s love story.
Jeremy Marsh specializes in debunking the supernatural in True Believer. When he hears about ghost sightings in Boone Creek, North Carolina, he jumps on the case in hopes it will make a great story. He never planned on meeting and falling in love with Lexie Darnell. Lexie insists on staying around those she loves in Boone Creek and now Jeremy has a decision to make: return to New York or take a leap of faith and stay in Boone Creek.