A moving, altogether heart-warming and simultaneously gut-wrenching story from the master of romance and heartache. It has all the telltale signs of what he is rightfully known for and it’s one of those stories that only he can tell best.
Tru Walls, a safari guide, travels from Zimbabwe to Sunset Beach, North Carolina to meet his biological father. Hope Anderson, struggling with her father’s diagnosis and her recent break up with her boyfriend of six years, travels to Sunset Beach for her best friend’s wedding. The five days Tru and Hope spend together forever changes the course of their lives.
Nicholas Sparks is a master storyteller, and one who constantly draws inspiration from his own life experiences and Every Breath is no different. The book begins with Nicholas Spark’s explaining how he came across Tru and Hope’s story through a mailbox. This was inspired by The Kindred Spirit mailbox found on Bird Island in North Carolina. It was put up in 1983 and people around the world, come to read the letters left in the mailbox and to write their own.? Spark’s personal investment within Tru and Hope’s story is evident as he creates a wonderful world, brimming with love, hope, sacrifice and miracles. Due to Spark’s own love for Africa, specifically Zimbabwe, Tru’s story feels incredible authentic and Spark’s passion shines through in the beautiful descriptions of the African landscape. You will be in awe with the characters’ strength, resilience, and loyalty and feel your heart break for them as they endure hard decisions and situations, no one should go through. While the ending is quite bittersweet, it will leave you feeling satisfied and whole.
Take this journey with Tru and Hope. You will fall in love with them and Sunset Beach.
Publicity Coordinator at Hachette Australia and a complete book fiend. My bookshelves are only filled with historical fiction, romance and YA. I have an obsession with ornaments (mainly from Kmart), pom poms, Danish feta and Henry the Eighth (I have a miniature Dachshund named after him). After Harry Potter, Virginia Andrews was my first introduction to reading so you can see why I’m such a heartie at heart.
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