Sparks is known for crafting sweeping romances that make readers feel deeply and believe in the power of love. In 1990, Hope Anderson visits her family’s longtime summer cottage on the North Carolina coast ...Tru Walls, a Zimbabwe-born safari guide, is invited to North Carolina by a man claiming to be his father ... When Hope and Tru meet on the beach, they are drawn to each other but never expect to make a connection that will change their lives forever. Sparks confirms his gifts as he spans the last two decades and transports readers to the bush of Zimbabwe and the Carolina coast in this thoughtfully researched and spellbinding story of love that defies time, a tale both heartbreaking and heartwarming.
A deeply moving, poignant novel of a couple falling in love at the wrong time in their lives, Every Breath was another reminder of just why Nicholas Sparks remains a popular voice in romance today ... Every Breath was touching and achingly romantic, heartbreaking and ultimately filled with joy. It was everything I value in a Nicholas Sparks’ novel and one of the reasons I come back time after time to his work.
Bestseller Sparks returns from a two-year hiatus with a heart-wrenching tale of fate and circumstance ... an epic romance featuring plenty of heartbreak, which helps facilitate empathy for otherwise lackluster characters ... The rich setting helps bring life to their story, making this a worthwhile venture for romance readers despite the cookie-cutter protagonists. Sparks fans will not be disappointed.
The story was decent, though too much time was spent on the origins of Hope and Tru’s relationship. Their reconciliation 24 years later felt rushed in comparison and incomplete. This is not Sparks’s finest work.