Frankly, it was quite a while since I laid my hands on a romantic novel. But, I thought, why not? It is perfectly juxtaposed for the coming season of love. That being said, a Nicholas Sparks novel is one of the best bets when it comes to romance. And hence, The Longest Ride, Sparks’s newest book was my first preference.
The book treads the journey of two couples, Ira and Ruth and Luke and Sophia, as they go through different stages of their relationships. While Ira and Ruth are an elderly couple, Luke and Sophia are two young lovers.
The story begins with Ira’s fateful car accident that leads to him seeing the image of his dead wife who encourages him to fight out of his ordeal. The story then moves to Luke and Sophia who
meet in the most awkward of situations.
As the story moves ahead, it takes a very surprising turn. While Luke and Sophia embark on a beautiful new journey, Ira’s life takes a drastic turn. In totality, the book is moving and will go down very well with those who enjoy romantic novels and Nicholas Sparks’ writing.
GETTING TO KNOW NICHOLAS SPARKS
The Longest Ride is Nicholas Sparks’ 17th romance novel
Eight of his books have been made into movies
One of his books, Message in a Bottle, was inspired by his parents’ relationship
THE OTHER SIDE
By Faraz Kazi and Vivek Banerjee
Plot: The Other Side is a compilation of 13 paranormal stories. Each one of the stories in the book were inspired by experiences that the authors encountered. Promising to thrill and shock, this new horror entrant is not for the faint hearted. -Price: Rs. 150
CARNIVAL: SHORT STORIES
By various authors
Plot: Carnival is a multi-genre anthology that carries stories of romance, sci-fi, humour, etc. Each one of the stories presented in the book is written by a different author and can be enjoyed by people belonging to any age group. –Price: Rs. 19
A Walk to Remember
The book tells the love story of two teens from contrasting backgrounds who fall in love with each other. The story ends with the capsizing death of one of the protagonists.
The tragic tale of two lovers
– John and Savannah –
who struggle to keep their relationship going by writing to each other over the course of John’s deployment to Iraq and Kuwait.
The Best of Me
A novel that captures a whole different style of storytelling by Sparks, The Best of Me delves into the lives of Dawson Cole and Amanda Collier separated by time, distance and untimely death.
Volume 3 Issue 8