The Best of Me was originally written in 2011 but it has been reprinted with a lovely new cover to coincide with the upcoming movie release. You can view a trailer of the movie here:
Book and Product Description (as detailed on amazon)
The bestselling love story behind the massive Hollywood film starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan.
They were teenage sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks – with a passion that would change their lives for ever. But life would force them apart.
Years later, the lines they had drawn between past and present are about to slip . . . Called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter when they needed it most, they are faced with each other once again, and forced to confront the paths they chose. Can true love ever rewrite the past?
This is the new epic love story from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of The Notebook, The Lucky One and The Last Song. Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved authors.
I found this story a little slow to start but was glad I stuck with it. It had the usual Nicholas Sparks complicated love story. This one spanned over 20 years. Childhood sweethearts Dawson and Amanda have not seen each other for over 20 years as they both went their separate ways after high school. Amanda has seemingly moved on and is married with children. Dawson’s life has had to endure events which made his life take a different course altogether however, these events and the love he had for Amanda back in high school has made it difficult for Dawson to move on.