The New York Times number one bestselling author Nicholas Sparks is back with his most moving and uplifting love story yet - what are you wishing for this Christmas?
If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Notebook, The Longest Ride and The Return comes a novel about the enduring legacy of first love, and the decisions that haunt us forever.
1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes - the year she turned 16 and was sent away to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Lonely and miserable, she can think only of the friends and family she'd left behind .. . until one day her aunt introduces her to Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island. Despite her unhappy circumstances, Maggie recognizes right away that Bryce is extraordinary - as different from the boys she knew at home as a diamond from a rhinestone. Handsome, genuine, and exceptional enough to be admitted to West Point, Bryce gradually shows her how much there is to love about the isolated, wind-swept beach town, even in the off-season -- and also introduces her to photography, a passion that will define the rest of her life . . . much like Bryce.
By 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer living in New York City. At 37, she splits her time between running a successful gallery and photographing remote and iconic locations around the world. But this year she finds herself unexpectedly grounded in New York during the Christmas holidays, struggling to come to terms with a newly sobering medical diagnosis. Increasingly dependent on a young assistant to manage the gallery's business, she finds herself becoming surprisingly close with the earnest young man; and as they count down the last days of the season together, she begins to tell him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier - and the love that set her on a course she never could have imagined for herself.
A heart-wrenching story about discovery and loss, The Wish is a reminder that time with those precious to us is the greatest gift of all.
Praise for Nicholas Sparks:
'This one won't leave a dry eye' Daily Mirror
'A fiercely romantic and touching tale' Heat
'An A-grade romantic read' OK!
'Pulls at the heartstrings' Sunday Times
'An absorbing page-turner' Daily Mail
When it comes to tales about love, Nicholas Sparks is one of the undisputed kings - Heat
Sparks is more than just a bestselling author of romantic fiction though, he's a pop culture phenomenon - Irish Independent
With over 105 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include thirteen number one New York Times bestsellers. All Nicholas Sparks' books have been international bestsellers and have been translated into more than fifty languages. Eleven of his novels have been adapted into major films - The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook and The Choice.
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