The best books of Nicholas Sparks

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The best books of Nicholas Sparks
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He is an American writer who has published 18 novels, which enjoy great public and sales success and many of his novels have been adapted cinematographically. His books deal with topics such as Christianity, love, tragedy and destiny.

TOP 18:
Three Weeks with My Brother, 2004
Three Weeks with My Brother, 2004
Three Weeks with My Brother is a book written by Nicholas Sparks and his brother Micha.1 This book is an account of his three-week trip around the world.

TOP 17:
True Believer (Ghosts of the Past), 2005
True Believer (Ghosts of the Past), 2005
Ghosts of the past by Nicholas Sparks: A story about taking risks, following the advice of the heart and believing in the miracle of love. When Jeremy March met Lexie Darnell, he thought he could explain everything; That reason would always be enough. Jeremy specializes in unmasking fraudulent-looking frauds, and with that intention he travels to Boone Creek, a small town in North Carolina, to investigate spooky appearances in the cemetery. Lexie is the village librarian, but she is also the granddaughter of the village seer. Jeremy could not foresee that he would end up falling in love with her.


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The Wedding, 2003
The Wedding, 2003
Jane and her husband, Wilson Lewis, who have been married for almost 30 years. They have three children and have a quiet and relaxed life in the bucolic North Carolina. Unfortunately, it is this thirtieth anniversary, of which Wilson forgets, which marks a turning point in his life. He finally realizes that passion and romanticism no longer take place in his marriage, and he fears that his wife no longer loves him. Being a methodical man, he decides to embark on a project a year before, which, he anticipates, will allow him to renew the romanticism in his marriage. Wilson will seek the advice of Noah (protagonist of Sparks' first novel, The Notebook), who now spends his days in a nursing home feeding a swan, sure he is the reincarnation of his beloved Allie. While all this happens, Anna, Jane and Wilson's daughter, announces that she will be married. The event will give Wilson the perfect excuse to bring to fruition his plan to win back his wife.

TOP 15:

A Bend in the Road, (The path of love / A turn in the road) 2001

A Bend in the Road, (The path of love / A turn in the road) 2001
With the memory of his wife still alive in memory, Miles Ryan meets Sarah Andrews, his son's new teacher, who has just arrived in the city with the purpose of rebuilding his life. Shyly, Sarah and Miles open to each other, and soon laugh for the first time in a long time. However, as they begin to overcome the painful past, they both ignore how linked they are to a terrible secret, a secret that will force them to question everything they believed in and, finally, to make a heartbreaking decision that will change their lives forever.

TOP 14:

At First Sight, 2005

At First Sight, 2005
Jeremy Marsh was sure there were certain things he would never do: he would never leave New York, he would never give up his heart again after having survived the failure of his marriage and he would never be a father. However Jeremy, now, has moved to Boone Creek, in North Carolina, is engaged to Lexie Darnell, the love of her life, and expects her first child. Jeremy strives to adapt to a new environment and a new responsibility while trying to cope with the creative crisis that prevents him from writing. Just when it seems that everything fits in a promising way, a mysterious email causes a chain of events that tests the strength of your commitment. Jeremy faces an extraordinary truth: the emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the same that can heal you.


TOP 13:

The Rescue, 2000

The Rescue, 2000
Denise Holton, a twenty-nine-year-old girl and single mother of a child with learning difficulties, is too busy to push her son forward to think about love. Taylor McAden, on the other hand, is a volunteer firefighter who plays his life in increasingly risky rescue operations, while avoiding any serious sentimental commitment. But when he manages to rescue little Kyle, who has disappeared during a tornado, the lives of Denise and Taylor take an unexpected turn.

TOP 12:

The Guardian, 2003

The Guardian, 2003
It's been three years since her husband died and Julie feels that the time has finally come to rebuild her life. One option is Richard, a handsome and sophisticated man who treats her like a queen; Another is Mike, her late husband's best friend, a sensible and thorough man. After that election, moments of happiness await her that she hadn't felt in years, but just then jealousy will break in, plunging her into a spiral of obsession and death.

TOP 11:

Nights in Rodanthe, 2002

Nights in Rodanthe, 2002
At sixty, Adrienne remembers the love story she lived fifteen years ago, when her husband left her for another and she decided to take over a small hotel in a coastal town. There, Adrienne became friends with a prestigious surgeon who stayed at the hotel to settle her accounts with the past. While a terrible storm was sticking over the population, they both shared a weekend in which they rediscovered what their lives were and what they could be.


TOP 10:

The Choice (In the name of love), 2007

The Choice (In the name of love), 2007
Travis Parker and Gabby Holland go on an interesting journey of life as neighbors and then lovers. Many conflicts come later. Travis Parker is a happy man with wonderful friends, with a great occupation and an envious life. He thinks his life is already full of joy and happiness. Then Gabby Holland moves to the side of his house. And what blooms is an emotional and inspiring love story.

TOP 9:

Message in a Bottle, 1998

Message in a Bottle, 1998
Theresa Osborne, a Boston columnist, has lost faith in the dream of finding eternal love. The single mother is on vacation in Cape Cod when she meets a bottle that was thrown to the shore. In the bottle there is a message that begins like this: "Dear Catherine, I miss you." Theresa keeps track of the letters to North Carolina, where she discovers that Garrett has been facing the death penalty of his wife for three years to whom to write his maritime messages.

TOP 8:

Safe Haven (A place to take refuge), 2010

Safe Haven (A place to take refuge), 2010
When Katie appears in the small town of Southport, North Carolina, her hasty arrival raises many questions about her past. Katie is beautiful but she does not like to show off and has a stubborn determination to avoid any overly personal relationship until a series of unfortunate events force her to establish certain ties: one with Alex, a widower who owns the town's grocery store and has two small children and a big heart; the other, with Jo, her single and very frank neighbor. Little by little, Katie will drop her barriers, taking root in the community and getting closer and closer to Alex and her family. But Katie cannot leave buried the dark secret that hides her past and that still haunts her and terrifies her. A past that forced her to undertake a trip across the country. Katie will finally realize that she must choose between a safe life without emotions and another that even being more risky can give her much happiness.


TOP 7:

The Longest Ride, 2013

The Longest Ride, 2013
At 91 years old, Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to remain conscious after a car accident, with his mind fading, the image of his beloved and now deceased wife, Ruth, appears. Urging him to cling to life, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows that they shared together. A few kilometers away, the life of university student Sofia Danko is about to change. Still recovering from a breakup, he meets Lucas and throws himself into a world far removed from his privileged school life. Sofia sees a new and tempting future for her, but Lucas has a secret that threatens everything.

TOP 6:

The Best of Me, 2011

The Best of Me, 2011
In the spring of 1984, seniors from the Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole institute fell completely in love. Despite proceeding. Despite coming from social classes, his love seemed to defy the reality of life in the small eastern town of North Carolina. But when the summer of last year was approaching, unexpected events caused the young couple to separate, causing each of them to take completely different paths. Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson return back to Oriental on the occasion of a funeral. Neither of them has lived the life they had imagined ... and they have not been able to forget the passionate first love that changed their lives forever. Forced to face painful memories, ancient lovers soon understand that everything they thought they knew, about themselves and about the dreams they craved, was not what it seemed. And in the course of a single weekend, they will ask the living and the dead: can love rewrite the past?

TOP 5:

Dear John, 2006

Dear John, 2006
John Tyree, is a rebel boy who lives in North Carolina. After spending a complicated childhood without a mother and with a father obsessed with numismatics, he decides to enlist in the army so he can flee his people and his dysfunctional family. However, in one of the permits granted to him, he will return to his hometown and there he will meet Savannah. She is her complete opposite: a brilliant student, she spends the summer building houses for the homeless. The two young people fall madly in love and when John has to return to the ranks they decide to wait for him to be able to graduate from his military career in order to undertake a life project together. John's visits to Savannah follow one another and in them the love they feel for each other will only increase. John also managed, with the help of Savannah, to discover the reason for his father's departure and to reconcile with him. Despite all this, something that exceeds its control happens: the bloody attacks of September 11 that add the country to the military red alert. John will then have to make the most difficult decision of his life, to choose between the love of a woman and the love of his country.

TOP 4:

The Lucky One (When I Find You) 2008

The Lucky One (When I Find You) 2008
During his third mission in Iraq, US soldier Logan Thibault finds the photograph of a smiling young woman half buried in the desert sand. At the base, nobody claims it and he just kept it. Suddenly Logan starts to get lucky: he wins in poker games, survives an attack that kills two of his teammates? Back in the US, Logan will look for the woman portrayed but of course the strong but vulnerable person with whom he runs into Hampton, North Carolina is not expected. The attraction he feels for her catches him off guard so he ends up keeping the history of photography, his amulet, a secret. A secret that can end up destroying the wonderful love story that has just begun.


TOP 3:

The Last Song, 2009

The Last Song, 2009
The Last Song ”takes place at the Threshold of life of the rebellious adolescent Ronnie Miller, who spends a summer where he will learn many values and true love. Ronnie's mother forces her to spend the summer with her father, a piano teacher who is away from the family, Steve. Feeling abandoned by her father, the talented Ronnie drops an offer to enter the prestigious Julliard conservatory and refuses to play the piano to get revenge on her father. During that summer, Steve's unconditional love slowly breaks the emotional barriers that Ronnie has lifted. He helps her navigate the difficulties she encounters when trying to make new friends and when she falls in love with one of the boys from the village Will Blakelee, which is her first love. She does not spend time with her father and was 3 years old without speaking to him, but little by little she approaches him again. Everything was perfect until he learned that his father had cancer.

TOP 2:

A Walk to Remember, 1999

A Walk to Remember, 1999
Amie was the last person Landon would fall in love with. Serious and conservative, it was the opposite of a "cool" girl, but she didn't care either; The daughter of a pastor of the city's Baptist church, Jamie was not afraid to let people know that his faith was the most important thing in his life, even if it cost him some friends. Landon was one of many: a temperamental, heartless uncle, who stood out in the institute for his appearance and character. His friends had fun making fun of everyone who wasn't like them, and they used to criticize Jamie for her sober dress and taciturn behavior. Landon and his gang ruled in school, but his ephemeral reign would end soon, when school ended and life began, even if they were not aware of it.

TOP 1:

The Notebook (Noah's Diary), 1996

The Notebook (Noah's Diary), 1996
First they were fourteen years away, the stolen cards, the social impediments, the war. Later an inopportune commitment, sweeping passion, improbable love. Now, although the chasm that separates them is much deeper, Noah does not lose hope of reuniting with the only woman he has loved. Thus, through the pages of that mysterious notebook, we discover the story of a love that managed to overcome all imaginable barriers and that today, perhaps, can also overcome the wall of oblivion.