As usual from Nicolas,a nice easy read , relaxing and a great escape from your every day worries. Is this a love triangle? I didn’t care about any of the characters, it had multiple plot lines which didn’t evoke any emotion or interest in me and when it was over, I felt nothing. This one just hasn’t ignited much interest for me. Additional inspiration for the book came to me in other ways, which I've shared in this video: Again, I look forward to connecting with you - online, in person or whatever way it will be - during my book tour in the coming weeks. Even though some would regard Sparks' writing as formulaic, cliché, and predictable, that was something I kind of enjoyed, like I could always count on him for a good story. "As much a family drama as it is a love story . Even more peculiar were incidents described in minute detail before they had even occurred in the chronology. I always enjoy reading his books. I was was so excited when I found out they were based on books; I read them and have been a fan ever since. Tending to his grandfather's beloved bee hives while preparing for a second stint in medical school, Trevor isn't prepared to fall in love with a local . My only conclusion is that Nicholas Sparks overused the copy/cut and paste feature of his word processor. by Nicholas Sparks, View all » | By Author » | By Genre » | By Date ». The Return is a new low for Mr. Sparks I found myself re-reading complete paragraphs previously encountered earlier in the book. If the in-person events have to go virtual, due to changed state or local requirements, all attendees will be notified by the hosting bookseller. I don’t think Spark’s male characters or either sexes characters have moved into the world we now live in and this could be a factor in how well this book does and how well future books do. This book was told from the male p.o.v. Hopeful, heart-wrenching, and bittersweet! and I felt the narration was tedious, too much inner monologue and none of it was terribly engaging. The story is told through the eyes of Trevor, a doctor who has been injured and is at a crossroads in his life. However, it took endurance to get through this one. Now he is traveling to his late grandfather’s place in a rural area of North Carolina. It had a heartwarming story line with some mystery. The health and safety of all of my readers as well as bookseller staff members is the most important thing. The release of my next book, The Return, is just weeks away and with it comes new opportunities for me to connect with readers during my book tour. Eight have been adapted to films, … Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, + No Import Fees Deposit & $7.98 Shipping to Finland. Last but not least, my email subscribers will continue to get exclusive updates on The Return directly from me as they are announced so if you haven't already, I hope you'll sign up for my email mailing list now. It is a novel that will make you think. In the meantime, wishing you a happy and healthy rest of your summer. The book centers around Trevor Benson, a Navy doctor. We will not share your email address with anyone and you can unsubscribe at anytime. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Refresh and try again. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Please try again. My only conclusion is that Nicholas Sparks … Trust your instincts, just like the bees do.”, “A warm breeze gently stirred the leaves, like the sound of someone whispering. Unfortunately it seems Sparks’ best works are behind him. Why did I not receive a complete book??? yet, from their very first encounter, Trevor feels a connection with deputy sheriff Natalie Masterson that he can't ignore. Please contact the stores directly to find out they still have signed books available and to inquire about shipping options. A delicious love story with a mysterious runaway, it will keep you spellbound until the end! The first half wasn’t a bad story, it was just so descriptive, and repetitive, normally I like a good description, but this just kept going. The town of New Bern is a small one, and Trevor spends time on his grandfather’s homemade boat on the creek behind the house, tending to the beehives and talking to his therapist about his progress. Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? The cover, however, was very pretty and drew me in. The thing I did enjoy so much was Carl Haverson a man we didn’t meet physically but a man who left a hole, big and dark and needing to be filled, ideally with the flowers like Roses and bees he loved so dearly. You have successfully joined Nicholas's private mailing list and will receive an email confirmation shortly. New Bern’s downtown is bustling with restaurants and entertainment, and the town’s southern reaches are home to the quieter Croatan National Forest. Life takes radical twists and turns, and hopes and dreams shift”, “Verzeihen heißt nicht, dass man vergisst oder dass man sich nicht mehr wünscht, die Vergangenheit ändern zu können. She reciprocates, but her reticence leads him to believe that there is a problem in her life. The early books were amazing. Unfortunately, with conditions being what they are across the US, that isn’t possible yet. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Within two weeks, he tells her that he loves her, which to some will seem a tad unlikely. It has been some time since I’ve read one of his books and I do wonder if because I loved The Notebook so much and yet not this one was because of the passage of time. It’s more about a friendship vs. a love story. My love for Nicholas Sparks started when I was younger and movies like "A Walk to Remember" and "The Notebook" came out. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. This is a fast read. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2020, When I saw the interview on Good Morning America Tuesday morning, l was a little concerned because l had ordered the book on my kindle, but had not started reading it yet. Inspiration notes for The Return are coming soon. I have been a huge fan of Sparks' previous work, but this did not hit the mark. We’ve got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. I have always enjoyed his books and was glad that I got the chance to read this one. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Eight have been adapted to films, … I'm jealous LOL. The book follows them through various adolescent rituals, while highlighting the personal challenges that each of them face. So when he meets and is immediately attracted to a sheriff’s deputy, he ardently pursues her, much to her discomfort. I am looking forward to my new novel, The Return, being out in the world and hearing what all of you think. Where is the cover? His only friend, another boy named Turner, tries to teach Curtis lessons for survival in what he views as a cruel world. Would definitely recommend. This was like a story of two parts the first half I nearly didn’t finish multiple times, but the second half was all five-star read. It was a nice, average book. There is no doubt about how much I enjoyed reading this book. As mentioned in my last letter, these are challenging times but I won’t let my readers down. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published The Return by Nicholas Sparks a four-star you will return too. If you finish The Return and need some other books to read, here are some that I’ve been enjoying lately: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, The Nickel Boys is loosely based on events that occurred at the Arthur Dozier reformatory school in Florida. I read the others in the late 90’s and early 00’s when attitudes to women were different and at the risk of sounding terribly ‘woke’ I felt Trevor was a bit sleazy. I will preface this review by saying I loved The Notebook and have read and enjoyed many of Sparks other novels but this one just fell a bit flat for me. Even more peculiar were incidents described in minute detail before they had even occurred in the chronology. The thing I did enjoy so much was Carl Haverson a man we didn’t meet physically but a man who left a hole, big and dark and needing to be filled, ideally with the. In this case, it wasn’t the turtle that won the race, it was the snail.. Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. I just love a good romance. If you love romances and happy endings then you should grab a copy of this one. Thanks). The novel reads as if Trevor is sharing a story with us over a cup of coffee at Slow Jim’s Trading Post, New Bern’s local general store/gas station/grill. It is a town rich in American history, a site of Civil War battle, and the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola. In the meantime, thank you to everyone who has reached out on social media over the last few months to share how much they enjoyed my most recent novel, Every Breath.

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