26 Jul 2020

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Book Review / The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life -- boating, swimming, and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies -- he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Despite his attempts to be neighborly, the appealing redhead seems to have a chip on her shoulder about him...and the presence of her longtime boyfriend doesn't help. Despite himself, Travis can't stop trying to ingratiate himself with his new neighbor, and his persistent efforts lead them both to the doorstep of a journey that neither could have foreseen. Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage and family, The Choice ultimately confronts us with the most heartwrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

Published:     30th September 2007
Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone

Source:  Owned


One of the things that I adore in Nicholas Spark's novels is the simplicity in the romance.  You have Travis Parker who has a great live but no romance.  You have Gabby who has a good live, works hard and moves in next door to Travis.  You just have two people who may not get on at times get drawn together and one thing leads to another.  

This story follows their journey throughout many many years from when they first met to later on when they obviously know each other a lot more.  As with most of Nicholas Sparks' novels there is a touch of tragedy in this story which ties in with the title of this story, The Choice.  

It is best to go into this novel really not knowing much.  Just delve in and let the characters take you on a journey.