Grand Central Publishing The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (Hardcover)

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In the tradition of his beloved first novel, The Notebook, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with the remarkable story of two couples whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways. Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage. A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior's life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward - even life and death - loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans - a future that Luke has the power to rewrite. if the secret he's keeping doesn't destroy it first. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

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Richmond, MI
321 reviews
Perfect book for any girl who loves a good mushy romantic book and who also loves some cowboys! This kept me interested the entire book. Highly recommend
Perfect book for any girl who loves a good mushy romantic book and who also loves some cowboys! This kept me interested the entire book. Highly recommend
Av general Luis de França Albuquerque número 3750, torre 2 APT 401 Maceió-Alagoas
265 reviews
Comprei o livro pois parece ser uma boa história, mas ainda não o li, porém já li vários do autor e gosto muito e acompanho seus livros e filmes!
Comprei o livro pois parece ser uma boa história, mas ainda não o li, porém já li vários do autor e gosto muito e acompanho seus livros e filmes!
476 reviews
Another novel written by Nicholas Sparks with a very good story. a story that will make you cry. its very romantic and dramatic at the same time
Another novel written by Nicholas Sparks with a very good story. a story that will make you cry. its very romantic and dramatic at the same time
Lake Charles, LA
Bookworm Expert Level 1
632 reviews
This book is so good and I love it has romance it has a guy that is a bull rider and they make a perfect match and they are truly in love
This book is so good and I love it has romance it has a guy that is a bull rider and they make a perfect match and they are truly in love
Orlando , FL
128 reviews
One of my least fave Nicholas Sparks books, but I still like it. I look forward to every book he has come out! I've read all his books!
One of my least fave Nicholas Sparks books, but I still like it. I look forward to every book he has come out! I've read all his books!
Flatgap, KY
Bookworm Expert Level 1
150 reviews
If your looking for a sappy romance drama that will make you emotional this is a great choice for you the story line is great!
If your looking for a sappy romance drama that will make you emotional this is a great choice for you the story line is great!
Brooklyn, NY
99 reviews
Huge fan of the book and fan of the movie . Mr sparks is a really good author . I like a lot of his books and their movies too
Huge fan of the book and fan of the movie . Mr sparks is a really good author . I like a lot of his books and their movies too
Mertztown, PA
198 reviews
I absolutely LOVED this book!! It has been my favorite book and movie for a long time now! HIGHLY recommend it to EVERYONE!
I absolutely LOVED this book!! It has been my favorite book and movie for a long time now! HIGHLY recommend it to EVERYONE!
640 reviews
Book is fanastic!! I loved it..so much great detail. Very good author. I usually read every thing by nicholas sparks.
Book is fanastic!! I loved it..so much great detail. Very good author. I usually read every thing by nicholas sparks.
395 reviews
Absolutely my favorite book ever. I’m so sad they made this one into a movie because the movie doesn’t do it justice
Absolutely my favorite book ever. I’m so sad they made this one into a movie because the movie doesn’t do it justice
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