Every Breath
In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals -- transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate.Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future.Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.Illuminating life's heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, Every Breath explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties -- and asks the question, How long can a dream survive?

Every Breath Details

TitleEvery Breath
Author
ReleaseOct 16th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
Rating
GenreRomance, Fiction

Every Breath Review

  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    There are stories that rise from mysterious, unknown places, and others that are discovered, a gift from someone else. Found near a sandy dune, on an actual stretch of North Carolina beach, sits a community mailbox—owned by no one and everyone. A character in its own right, Kindred Spirit rests atop a driftwood post, waiting to share the hopes and dreams entrusted by past visitors, along with this resounding message: love endures. Letters and photocopied drawings available for perusal during th There are stories that rise from mysterious, unknown places, and others that are discovered, a gift from someone else. Found near a sandy dune, on an actual stretch of North Carolina beach, sits a community mailbox—owned by no one and everyone. A character in its own right, Kindred Spirit rests atop a driftwood post, waiting to share the hopes and dreams entrusted by past visitors, along with this resounding message: love endures. Letters and photocopied drawings available for perusal during the time of Nicholas Sparks’ own visit to the box, served as the catalyst, prompting him to track down the couple behind the heartfelt words. Ultimately, it was their journey that provided the inspiration for this story-within-a-story and the author’s mighty return to his roots—the telling of a love so intense, it’s felt with the reader’s every breath and turn of the page. And so it begins, with fate placing Tru and Hope on the same stretch of beach. The destiny that matters most in anyone’s life is the one concerning love. A plane ticket and a plea from Tru’s estranged father brings him halfway around the world—from the “the bush” in Zimbabwe to the coast of North Carolina. His time abroad proves to be life-altering; giving him the opportunity to lay eyes on his father for the very first time and the introduction to the one person he never knew his soul yearned for. It’s the misadventures of the rambunctious terrier staying in the beach cottage next door that brings about the meet cute. Decompressing from the stressors wreaking emotional havoc, Hope’s intention is to spend a few days alone at her family’s beach house to gain some much needed clarity. The furthest thing from her mind, meeting a man like Tru. Pivotal days—including a trip to Kindred Spirit—force Hope and Tru to make hard and fast decisions. What are they willing to sacrifice for the type of love experienced only once in a lifetime?This is where things get a tad tricky for me. The very place where Nicholas Sparks makes me gnaw on my own words and admit I just might be a bit of hypocrite. I’ve made it clear—loudly, and more than a few times—insta-love doesn’t work for me in any capacity. But, and this is a HUGE but, Nicholas Sparks seems to be the outlier and here’s why. Glossing over the development of those lovey-dovey emotions on the front end of the falling is typical for him, opting instead to sell the reader on the back end. And you know what, it works. Once that declaration of love is released into the fictional universe, it’s game on as the full force, feel it in your bones, your heart wants to explode from all of the giddiness feelings takes over. So, regardless of how few days it takes Hope and Tru to transition from strangers to lovers, the intensity of their connection is undeniable. As a seasoned Sparks reader, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that Every Breath went a long way to piece together the shambles Two By Two left my heart in. Kudos to Sparks for trying something different with his previous two releases, but neither worked well for this love obsessed heart of mine. See Me felt like a detour and Two By Two felt like a completely wrong turn. Both forcing me to ponder, had the king of romance lost his touch? Nope. Leave it to the wonders of Kindred Spirit to inspire a story reminiscent of the author’s greats. I think a trip of my own is imminent. *THANK YOU to Grand Central for providing a copy in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this novel. For those that enjoy a timeless, classic, romantic love story....check this one out. From the beginning author’s introduction from Nicholas Sparks to the very end, I was fully enraptured and captivated. As so many important novels do, it had me thinking about life and circumstance throughout reading and left me with similar questioning thoughts once I turned the last page. This book has all the makings of a love story to remember from the characters’ strength, resilience, and I loved this novel. For those that enjoy a timeless, classic, romantic love story....check this one out. From the beginning author’s introduction from Nicholas Sparks to the very end, I was fully enraptured and captivated. As so many important novels do, it had me thinking about life and circumstance throughout reading and left me with similar questioning thoughts once I turned the last page. This book has all the makings of a love story to remember from the characters’ strength, resilience, and loyalty to the moments that squeeze your heart with heartbreak for situations that no one should have to go through. This novel was relatable for any age whether young or old and I can only imagine that many (like me) could see themselves in these character’s shoes for different moments of their lives. Whether it be for making that difficult decision that alters a life’s path or dealing with the grief of loss that only comes from living (and loving).For those that are a fan of Nicholas Sparks novels, you will not be disappointed with this one. It has all the telltale signs of what he is rightfully known for. It’s one of those stories that only he can tell best. ***Thank you to Hachette Book Group Canada for sending me an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review***
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  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    January 1, 1970
    MY REVIEW: can also be found on my blog: ➽ KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe Nicholas Sparks brings us EVERY BREATH which Is a full length, stand alone romance novel.Like previous novels by this author he has such an uncanny knack of weaving a magic spell over his readers Every Breath is no different, unique in every way, it drew me in as soon as I started reading it. In this we’re introduced to forty two year old Tru, an uncon MY REVIEW: can also be found on my blog: ➽ KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe Nicholas Sparks brings us EVERY BREATH which Is a full length, stand alone romance novel.Like previous novels by this author he has such an uncanny knack of weaving a magic spell over his readers Every Breath is no different, unique in every way, it drew me in as soon as I started reading it. In this we’re introduced to forty two year old Tru, an unconventional man of many layers, a guide on a game reserve in Zimbabwe where he’d worked for the past ten years. Divorced with one child.Out of the blue a letter arrives for him, inside are two plane tickets, a later accompanied with an old photograph written and sent by his biological father whom he has never met. Within the letter it is stated that he is dying. Not long on USA soil and settling into his father's house on the beach he’s returning a dog to his neighbour that had been knocked by a car.When he first laid eyes on Hope She was beautiful, with untamed auburn hair and eyes the colour of turquoise. Almost at once something inside him began to stir, something that made him feel a bit nervous, the way he always felt in the presence of a beautiful woman. Thirty six year old Hope is packing up her parents cottage which had just recently sold and is preparing attending her friends wedding without her long term boyfriend by her side, she works as a trauma nurse in the ER and at this stage was unmarried and without children. As soon as these two clap eyes on each other there is an instant feeling of attraction, a feeling of coming home after a long trip away, as though they have known each other for many years. A heartbreaking journey that hit all the feels, an unpredictable, unique kind of read. Highly recommend.      
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  • Jennifer Kyle
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars ⭐ 4.5 Stars ⭐️
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    January 1, 1970
    Eeep - finally another Nicholas Sparks book!I just love his stories. A WALK TO REMEMBER was the book that started my reading addiction back in 2002 or somewhere around that time.Every Breath is really heartbreaking and sad and moving and hopeless but also full of hope and love and family and loss and ... so much. Full of all those beautiful and heartbreaking things a Nicholas Sparks book needs.☺We start with 42 year old Zimbabwe tour guide Tru. He's the grandson of one of the countries' richest Eeep - finally another Nicholas Sparks book!I just love his stories. A WALK TO REMEMBER was the book that started my reading addiction back in 2002 or somewhere around that time.Every Breath is really heartbreaking and sad and moving and hopeless but also full of hope and love and family and loss and ... so much. Full of all those beautiful and heartbreaking things a Nicholas Sparks book needs.☺We start with 42 year old Zimbabwe tour guide Tru. He's the grandson of one of the countries' richest men. But he left home to become a guide for tourists because he didn't much like his grandfather and step-dad. Tru has a 10 year old son with his ex-wife and an estranged step-dad and 2 half brothers who live in his grandfather's mansion.When he receives a letter from America, he decides to follow the invitation. It's a letter from his biological father. A man he never met. And he's dying. Off to North Carolina he goes. He wants to know about how his late mom met his father.And on a beach his first morning in America he meets Hope.She's staying in her family's already sold beach home for a friend's wedding that weekend. Without her boyfriend of seven years. He has to work. The whole relationship is a bit strained.And then she meets this interesting and handsome guy with all his amazing stories about african wildlife and she's immediately attracted. She's never been like this with anyone. And Tru is just as drawn to Hope. But both have so many family obligations and exes or current relationships and he lives in Africa and she lives here ... it won't be easy. But the reader has an amazing (aka heartbreaking aka crying rivers of tears) time reading about their journey to a hopefully happy end. But since this is a Sparks book ... we're not yet sure if there will be happy end. What we do know - or what I realized at the 13% mark when something was mentioned - is that it will definitely be a very sad and heartbreaking book ... but also a book so full of love and hope. I don't know what more to say. It's a Nicholas Sparks book, so you know what could happen, what might happen. BUT that doesn't mean you shouldn't read it. I loved and hated every single word. Such a beautiful love story. My heart broke a million times for ... Nope - I'm not telling you more about the story. I loved it. The End.☺ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
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  • Emily Moretti
    January 1, 1970
    Nicholas Sparks, you never cease to amaze me. With your words you create worlds and stories I could never even imagine, and in a few pages you make us read about the love of a lifetime. And “Every Breath” is just another example of how great and unique your writing skills are. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for making me believe and fall in love with love itself at every turning page.
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  • Eunice Borja
    January 1, 1970
    Finally, it's on Goodreads!! I am so soooo excited for this book. =D
  • Haley
    January 1, 1970
    “It’s because of you, after all, that I now believe in miracles. With us, I want to believe that anything will always be possible.” I remember the first Nicholas Sparks novel I ever read. I was in 6th grade (2003) and I picked up A Walk to Remember at Walmart. It was the movie tie in cover, with Mandy Moore and Shane West holding hands— which I still have to this day. I read the whole book that night and begged my mom to buy me the movie, and thankfully, she did. I think I watched that movie “It’s because of you, after all, that I now believe in miracles. With us, I want to believe that anything will always be possible.” I remember the first Nicholas Sparks novel I ever read. I was in 6th grade (2003) and I picked up A Walk to Remember at Walmart. It was the movie tie in cover, with Mandy Moore and Shane West holding hands— which I still have to this day. I read the whole book that night and begged my mom to buy me the movie, and thankfully, she did. I think I watched that movie every day for the whole year.After reading A Walk to Remember I caught up on the author’s backlist and would read every single new release the day it came out. It’s safe to say that Nicholas Sparks became one of my favorite authors. So know before I say this that I have a long history of love for this original storyteller. But I feel that the last two books by Sparks have been a letdown. Two By Two and See Me were so disappointing and it almost felt like a different man was writing these stories. I almost lost hope in finding another timeless novel by Nicholas Sparks until I picked up Every Breath.Every Breath reaffirmed my love for Sparks’ novels and proved why his stories will always hold a special place in my heart. I smiled, I laughed, I cried, I got angry and upset… all the emotions that a Sparks novel should make you feel— I felt. So if you’re like me and have been let down by his last two releases, pick this one up. You’ll fall in love with this author’s writing all over again. One thing that was particularly interesting to me was how Sparks got his inspiration to write this story. While it is a work of fiction, it’s based on a true story. With permission from the characters he told a unique story of love and loss. I’m going to put in the official synopsis here so I don’t write anything to spoil the story:Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future.Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.Illuminating life's heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, EVERY BREATH explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties -- and asks the question, How long can a dream survive?From the characters to the setting to the beautiful words— I loved everything about this novel. Thank you Nicholas Sparks for creating another amazing story that will stay with me forever. It won’t be long until I revisit Tru and Hope at Sunset Beach.
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  • Marc Bougharios
    January 1, 1970
    Romance novels aren’t really my genre but I’ve heard a lot of good things about Nicholas Sparks and thought it was time to try and read a novel by him. That’s not the only reason I picked this book, but also because the story seemed really nice and it seemed like something I would enjoy reading. What I liked most about this novel is that it’s a true story and it’s just such a cute little romance novel with an equal amount of sad moments involved. It’s so pure and Sparks writes so beautifully it’ Romance novels aren’t really my genre but I’ve heard a lot of good things about Nicholas Sparks and thought it was time to try and read a novel by him. That’s not the only reason I picked this book, but also because the story seemed really nice and it seemed like something I would enjoy reading. What I liked most about this novel is that it’s a true story and it’s just such a cute little romance novel with an equal amount of sad moments involved. It’s so pure and Sparks writes so beautifully it’s enchanting. I did enjoy the storyline, loved the characters, but mostly I loved their backstories. Each character had their own story and their own problems back home, but when Tru and Hope meet each other, it’s almost as if all those problems are forgotten and it’s just them and no one else. I loved the first half of the novel, but near the end, I found it to be a little too sappy, but then again it is a romance novel so I guess I had that coming. It was a great ending to a beloved story and I very much enjoyed Sparks’ writing.Many thanks to Hachette Book Group and Grand Central Publishing for giving me an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    *2 stelle e mezzo*Non so, leggo Sparks da anni ma a questo libro manca decisamente qualcosa!Bello l'espediente di Kindred Spirit: una cassetta delle lettere solitaria, poggiata sulla spiaggia per raccoglie i desideri e rimorsi di chiunque abbia voglia di lasciare un pezzo della sua storia all'oceano e a chi passerà di lì... Interessante lo scorcio d'Africa che viene proposto, sebbene in maniera frettolosa. Però la trama di per sé non ha nulla di speciale, una bella storia ma non memorabile.
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  • Jillscapelliti
    January 1, 1970
    Now I am not normally a Nicholas Sparks reader, so I was a bit leery starting this book as it seemed kinda hooky to me. However, it picked up before it hit the middle and I found myself not wanting to put it down, to see how the story would end. Overall I did like the book and I recommend it.
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  • Misty
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you so much Grand Central publishing for providing me with a copy in exchange for my honest opinion.When I first found out he was writing another book I looked into what the book was about and then completely forgot about it because I have the worst memory so I pretty much went into this blind. Like I've already mentioned Nicholas is my all time favorite author so every time I read one of his books I go into it with high expectations and I have to say that to this day he has never let me d Thank you so much Grand Central publishing for providing me with a copy in exchange for my honest opinion.When I first found out he was writing another book I looked into what the book was about and then completely forgot about it because I have the worst memory so I pretty much went into this blind. Like I've already mentioned Nicholas is my all time favorite author so every time I read one of his books I go into it with high expectations and I have to say that to this day he has never let me down.If I'm not mistaken this book is fiction but it's based on a true story. This to me is a classic Nicholas Sparks book. I just love his writing and how he's able to suck me into the story in just a few pages. He has a way with words that makes you feel everything the characters are feeling. I laughed, I cried, I got angry, I felt sad I pretty much went through every emotion while reading this book.Aside from the romance theses characters have other real life issues that they are going through and that's another reason I love his books so much. They are realistic. They deal with things that I can see happening in real life and have happened to me before in some instances. I can always connect in some way with his stories because of this.I don't want to spoil anything for y'all and I am afraid if I go on I will inevitably spoil something so I am just going to say if you want to read a book about a love of a lifetime that is happy yet heart breaking at the same time I highly recommend this book.
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  • Brittany Dooley
    January 1, 1970
    5 stars 🌟!! The destiny that matters most in anyone’s life Is the one concerning love... 💗 Son of a Safari.... Nicholas Sparks... you slay me Every.Single.Time. From the first line, I could not put this book down, I devoured it. I was once again transported into this beautiful place you created with your magical words and imagined being inside this story right along with the characters. This was such a timeless romantic story that leaves you remembering his earlier works, such as A Walk to Remem 5 stars 🌟!! The destiny that matters most in anyone’s life Is the one concerning love... 💗 Son of a Safari.... Nicholas Sparks... you slay me Every.Single.Time. From the first line, I could not put this book down, I devoured it. I was once again transported into this beautiful place you created with your magical words and imagined being inside this story right along with the characters. This was such a timeless romantic story that leaves you remembering his earlier works, such as A Walk to Remember and the Notebook. I smiled, I laughed, I ugly cried and just loved the feels this book gave me. Hail to the King of Romance you have once again blessed us readers with a beautiful, well thought out, love story! Tasteful stories of TRUE heart felt love without all the Smut are so hard to find these days!!
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  • Cassie-Traveling Sister-
    January 1, 1970
    I can always rely on Nicholas sparks for a beautifully written love story, one that makes me cling to every word cry and laugh and just never want to put the book down and miss the characters as soon as I close the book when I’m finished reading. Every breath introduces us to Tru Walls who travels from Zimbabwe to North Carolina to meet his biological father. Here he meets Hope Anderson. The five days Tru and Hope spend together will forever change their lives . This book was heartwarming and al I can always rely on Nicholas sparks for a beautifully written love story, one that makes me cling to every word cry and laugh and just never want to put the book down and miss the characters as soon as I close the book when I’m finished reading. Every breath introduces us to Tru Walls who travels from Zimbabwe to North Carolina to meet his biological father. Here he meets Hope Anderson. The five days Tru and Hope spend together will forever change their lives . This book was heartwarming and also gut wrenching. It’s a love story full of hope , sacrifice and miracles until the very last page. Nicholas Sparks is truly the master of romance and heartbreak. The book is centered around a real mailbox in North Carolina people come from all over to visit the mailbox and to read the letters inside, I absolutely love this part of the story. I highly recommend this book and give it five stars. This is definitely a book you can curl up on the couch with a blanket and fall in love with every word and connect with each character.
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  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    January 1, 1970
  • Veronica
    January 1, 1970
    Un classico libro alla Sparks. Bei sentimenti; emozioni forti; amore, amore, amore (ho già detto Amore?); tristezza; tenerezza; lacrime. Quest'uomo ha una visione decisamente idealistica dell'amore, in generale, ma a modo suo ti fa sognare e sperare che esista davvero una persona che riesca ad amarti nonostante tutto. Nonostante la distanza, nonostante le decisioni "egoistiche", nonostante il tempo, nonostante la malattia.L'ambientazione è bellissima e ho trovato Kindred Spirits davvero affascin Un classico libro alla Sparks. Bei sentimenti; emozioni forti; amore, amore, amore (ho già detto Amore?); tristezza; tenerezza; lacrime. Quest'uomo ha una visione decisamente idealistica dell'amore, in generale, ma a modo suo ti fa sognare e sperare che esista davvero una persona che riesca ad amarti nonostante tutto. Nonostante la distanza, nonostante le decisioni "egoistiche", nonostante il tempo, nonostante la malattia.L'ambientazione è bellissima e ho trovato Kindred Spirits davvero affascinante.Cos'è Kindred Spirits? Leggete il libro e scopritelo, sarebbe un peccato se vi rovinassi la lettura svelandovi questo piccolo, ma fondamentale, particolare 😉
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  • Missy Fleckinger
    January 1, 1970
    Not at all what I expected from NS novels. I enjoyed the fact that just when I thought I knew what was going to happen next, he changed it up-a happy ending , but sad too.
  • Gina *loves sunshine*
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve been pretty critical of Nicholas Sparks’ last few books. I have always admired his novels and credited him for being such a force in the Romance genre, as a male author I think it is so unique!! I’ll probably repeat myself again but when he wrote The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, The True Believer duet, nights in Rodanthe, his memoir 3 weeks with my brother - he really upped his game, those were all my favorites!!! And I have to remember that all authors have their set of phenomenal books, I’ve been pretty critical of Nicholas Sparks’ last few books. I have always admired his novels and credited him for being such a force in the Romance genre, as a male author I think it is so unique!! I’ll probably repeat myself again but when he wrote The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, The True Believer duet, nights in Rodanthe, his memoir 3 weeks with my brother - he really upped his game, those were all my favorites!!! And I have to remember that all authors have their set of phenomenal books, and then the really good set, and then the OK set. With that being said, I think this book was very true to Nicholas Sparks. I think it will appeal to the Sparks’ fans and anyone who enjoys the mainstream romance genre. This story was sweet and I always enjoy his Carolina setting, complete with walks on the beach!! I found the Author’s note in the beginning, that told the back story to how he created this novel, to be VERY COOL!!!( that part narrated by Sparks on the audio) And I really did love the characters in this book. But this really was a 3.5, just a little better than OK for me as a romance novel. I just didn’t find the insta-love very believable, and it just lacked the “It” factor, as it did drag a little bit. I think the mystery of the story is really what helped me stay in it!! Overall enjoyable and I am glad Sparks is back in a normal bookplace for me!!
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  • Candy
    January 1, 1970
    Read my review on the blog : candysbookcase.wordpress.com on 13/10/18
  • CrazyForRomance
    January 1, 1970
    Vieni a leggere la recensione su: CrazyForRomancePer acquistare il libro clicca qui“..Il dolore è il prezzo che paghiamo sempre per l’amore..”Quella di Tru e Hope è una storia d’amore vera, eterna e quasi empirica. Lo stesso Sparks si inginocchia di fronte agli eventi e rivela fin da subito, in una lettera ai lettori, che Tru e Hope esistono, che il loro amore è vero e che esserne stato testimone e narratore è un onore che, a tratti, crede di non meritare. Così, complice un viaggio a Sunset Beac Vieni a leggere la recensione su: CrazyForRomancePer acquistare il libro clicca qui“..Il dolore è il prezzo che paghiamo sempre per l’amore..”Quella di Tru e Hope è una storia d’amore vera, eterna e quasi empirica. Lo stesso Sparks si inginocchia di fronte agli eventi e rivela fin da subito, in una lettera ai lettori, che Tru e Hope esistono, che il loro amore è vero e che esserne stato testimone e narratore è un onore che, a tratti, crede di non meritare. Così, complice un viaggio a Sunset Beach, venuto a conoscenza di questo amore epico, non ha potuto fare altro che raccontarlo anche a noi, in una versione più romanzata e per nulla biografica degli eventi che ne sono seguiti, regalandoci un altro capolavoro firmato come sempre Nicholas Sparks.Tru Walls è una guida dei safari di una riserva nello Zimbabwe, in Africa. Figlio di inglesi, vive da sempre in questo splendido continente e mai, nella sua vita, ha desiderato essere altrove. Fin da ragazzo ha trovato la sua vocazione nel contatto con gli animali e nelle bellezze che solo un mondo non contaminato da tecnologia e ricchezza può donare. Così, quando all’età di quarantatré anni riceve una lettera da un uomo in punto di morte che dichiara di essere il suo vero padre, Tru non può fare a meno di prendere un volo e porgli tutte le domande che per anni gli sono frullate in testa. Arriva così nel North Carolina, in una cittadina di mare, Sunset Beach, e qui resterà una settimana aspettando l’incontro con l’uomo che forse gli cambierà la vita. Ed è proprio qui, su una spiaggia, con il profumo di salsedine nell’aria e il sole sul viso, che Tru incontra Hope e tutte le sue certezze crollano. Non è più l’Africa a tenerlo in bilico su questo mondo, ma la bellissima donna con gli occhi tristi che si ritrova di fronte.Hope è ad un bivio della sua vita. Ormai oltre i trenta, sente che la sua vita non sta andando da nessuna parte. Sente il bisogno di realizzare tutti i suoi sogni, eppure Josh, l’uomo che ama da ormai sei anni, non riesce a capirla più. La tradisce, la mette da parte, la ritiene scontata. E dopo l’ennesima pausa di riflessione, lei decide di schiarirsi le idee nel cottage di famiglia. Ed è qui che la vita di Hope cambia irrimediabilmente. E questo cambiamento porta un nome stampato nella porta della sua anima: Tru.Tru e Hope si riconoscono subito. Si rispecchiano l’uno negli occhi dell’altro e ritrovano la propria metà. A nulla serve nascondere il fatto che siano spiriti affini, nonostante tutti i loro sforzi per rimanere solo amici. Basta una settimana, un cottage l’uno accanto all’altro e la promessa di una felicità delirante ed i due sono ormai persi, rovinati, l’uno pronto a tutto per rimanere tra le braccia dell’altro. Ma il destino, come sempre, mescola le carte in tavola e basta poco per rimettere tutto in discussione. Tru è pronto a donare ad Hope tutto il suo essere, senza domande né complicazioni, ma cosa succede se, all’improvviso, l’unica cosa che Hope desidera da sempre, fin da bambina, è l’unica che il suo Tru non può donarle?Continua a leggere la recensione su: CrazyForRomance
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  • Rosie
    January 1, 1970
    Nicholas Sparks has done it again. A story of love, hope, sacrifice and miracles, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the characters and with Sunset Beach. Tru Walls travels from Zimbabwe to North Carolina to meet his biological father. Here he meets Hope Anderson. The five days Tru and Hope spend together forever changes the course of their lives. A moving, altogether heart-warming and simultaneously gut-wrenching story from the master of romance and heartache. I can’t wait for this to be rel Nicholas Sparks has done it again. A story of love, hope, sacrifice and miracles, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the characters and with Sunset Beach. Tru Walls travels from Zimbabwe to North Carolina to meet his biological father. Here he meets Hope Anderson. The five days Tru and Hope spend together forever changes the course of their lives. A moving, altogether heart-warming and simultaneously gut-wrenching story from the master of romance and heartache. I can’t wait for this to be released so other people can experience its beauty.
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  • Marisa
    January 1, 1970
    never disappoints. loved this story of second chances. of taking chances. of true love. wonderful tear jerking. also loved sparks putting himself in the story. xox
  • Love
    January 1, 1970
    Every Breath isn’t just a romantic fiction quick read, it is so much more. A therapeutic journey for the soul. The key characters in Every Breath are Tru Walls and Hope Anderson. Two fragile souls, both lost in their own worlds. They each bring a vulnerability and a truthful quality to the table, which as the reader makes you like them and want them to win at life or at least until the end of the book. With interesting back stories, you are immediately drawn into their world. I even loved Scotti Every Breath isn’t just a romantic fiction quick read, it is so much more. A therapeutic journey for the soul. The key characters in Every Breath are Tru Walls and Hope Anderson. Two fragile souls, both lost in their own worlds. They each bring a vulnerability and a truthful quality to the table, which as the reader makes you like them and want them to win at life or at least until the end of the book. With interesting back stories, you are immediately drawn into their world. I even loved Scottie, Hope’s little dog, if he didn’t have a passion for chasing birds then the initial meet might never have happened.I love that Sparks can switch easily between writing a male and female point of view. It feels clean and fluid there are no overreactions of cliche tactics used. I also enjoy that there are no long-winded descriptions of setting, but what there is gives it a real sense of self. For example, the beach became a character in the book for me.This book is really a journey and as always with Sparks, it’s unexpected, raw, emotional and at times relatable. I highly recommend Every Breath, it exceeded my expectations and it made me want to revisit and reread some of Sparks back catalogue.The story is about the choices we all make and the roads they lead us on. Prepare for some soul-searching of your own and make sure you are alone when you read because ugly crying will occur, a big box of tissues will be needed and your voice will get hoarse from shouting at the book. But overall prepare to learn life lessons and to love Every Breath…….Five Big Muckle StarsReview by Kelly Lacey for Love Books Group
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  • Wunny
    January 1, 1970
    Rezension zu "Wo wir uns finden"von: Nicholas SparksVerlag: Heyne VerlagSeitenzahl: 384Preis: 20,00€ (Gebunden)Kaufoption: https://www.amazon.de/Wo-wir-uns-find...Klappentext:"Die 36-jährige Hope Anderson steht vor schicksalhaften Entscheidungen. Sie ist seit mehreren Jahren mit ihrem Partner zusammen, weiß aber nicht, ob er wirklich die Liebe ihres Lebens ist. Zusätzlich wurde bei ihrem Vater gerade eine tödliche Krankheit diagnostiziert, was schwierige Fragen für ihre eigene Zukunft aufwirft. Rezension zu "Wo wir uns finden"von: Nicholas SparksVerlag: Heyne VerlagSeitenzahl: 384Preis: 20,00€ (Gebunden)Kaufoption: https://www.amazon.de/Wo-wir-uns-find...Klappentext:"Die 36-jährige Hope Anderson steht vor schicksalhaften Entscheidungen. Sie ist seit mehreren Jahren mit ihrem Partner zusammen, weiß aber nicht, ob er wirklich die Liebe ihres Lebens ist. Zusätzlich wurde bei ihrem Vater gerade eine tödliche Krankheit diagnostiziert, was schwierige Fragen für ihre eigene Zukunft aufwirft. Kurz entschlossen nimmt sich Hope eine Woche frei und zieht sich in das idyllische Strandhaus der Familie zurück, um Klarheit in ihr Leben zu bringen. Doch dann trifft sie den sympathischen Abenteurer Tru, der alles durcheinanderwirbelt. Für beide ist es Liebe auf den ersten Blick, sie verbringen herrliche romantische Tage miteinander. Aber beide stehen unter dem Druck familiärer Verpflichtungen, die ihrer Beziehung entgegenstehen. Und so drohen Hope und Tru sich zu verlieren, bevor sie sich noch richtig gefunden haben ..."Cover:Auf dem Cover ist das Meer zu sehen sowie Dünen und ein Strandaufgang. Die Aussicht ist toll, doch der Himmel verspricht nichts gutes, denn dunkle Gewitterwolken schweben am Horizont. Es passt super zum Schlüsselort der Geschichte.Inhalt:Tru ist Guide in Afrika und kennt seinen leiblichen Vater nicht. plötzlich erhält er einen Brief inklusive Flugtickets nach Amerika, um dort seinen todkranken Vater zu treffen. Was er noch nicht weiß, dass diese Reise sein Leben und seine Liebe gänzlich verändern wird. Alles dreht sich nur noch um die eine Frau, die er gefunden hat und wieder zu verlieren droht. Wird das Schicksal sie zusammenführen?Meine Meinung:Das Buch hat eine tolle Story. Sparks versteht es die Handlungsorte nicht zu oberflächlich und auch nicht zu detailreich zu beschreiben. Man kann sich in Handlungsorte sowie die Protagonisten super hineinversetzen. In diesem Roman lernt man nicht nur Tru und Hope kennen, sondern auch ein Teil Afrikas und auch dessen Geschichte. Die Idee mit "Seelenverwandte" finde ich super und das Vorwort des Autors hat dem ganzen einen sehr realistischen Touch gegeben.Ich hatte das Gefühl Tru und Hope als stiller Beobachter zu begleiten.Fazit: Ein schöner Sparks-Roman, der einem eine neue Welt zeigt.Vielen Dank an den Heyne-Verlag für das Rezensionsexemplar.#WerbungKlappentextquelle:https://www.amazon.de/Wo-wir-uns-find...
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  • Michele
    January 1, 1970
    See the full review at HarlequinJunkie.comA deeply moving, poignant novel of a couple falling in love at the wrong time in their lives, Every Breath was another reminder of just why Nicholas Sparks remains a popular voice in romance today.I’ve been reading Nicholas Sparks’ work since the late 90s. And while I enjoy some books better than others, he always has a very solid writing style that certainly works for the romance genre. Every Breath was a testament to how well he can spin a tale with em See the full review at HarlequinJunkie.comA deeply moving, poignant novel of a couple falling in love at the wrong time in their lives, Every Breath was another reminder of just why Nicholas Sparks remains a popular voice in romance today.I’ve been reading Nicholas Sparks’ work since the late 90s. And while I enjoy some books better than others, he always has a very solid writing style that certainly works for the romance genre. Every Breath was a testament to how well he can spin a tale with emotional depth and complexity, while keeping the characters–and their situation–relatable for his readers. This story was actually a little bit different the way it was told, in that Sparks included himself, the author, as the narrator in the prologue and epilogue. Read More
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  • Il confine dei libri
    January 1, 1970
    Ciao, readers. Come già sapete io amo Nicholas Sparks. Per questo, quando una mia amica mi ha regalato il suo nuovo libro, ero così felice che non stavo più nella pelle dal leggerlo. Oggi voglio proprio parlarvi di “Ogni respiro”, edito Sperling&Kupfer. Tru è una guida in Zimbabwe, vive nella savana e accompagna i turisti nei safari tra gli animali selvatici. Un giorno riceve una lettera da un uomo che dice di essere suo padre e di volerlo incontrare. Insieme alla lettera allega un biglietto Ciao, readers. Come già sapete io amo Nicholas Sparks. Per questo, quando una mia amica mi ha regalato il suo nuovo libro, ero così felice che non stavo più nella pelle dal leggerlo. Oggi voglio proprio parlarvi di “Ogni respiro”, edito Sperling&Kupfer. Tru è una guida in Zimbabwe, vive nella savana e accompagna i turisti nei safari tra gli animali selvatici. Un giorno riceve una lettera da un uomo che dice di essere suo padre e di volerlo incontrare. Insieme alla lettera allega un biglietto aereo per poterlo raggiungere in America. Decide di partire per poter sapere non solo perché è stato abbandonato dal padre, ma anche per avere più informazioni sulla madre. Arrivato in North Carolina incontra Hope, la sua vicina, e da quel momento tra loro si instaura un bel rapporto. Possono due mondi così diversi capirsi?Hope sta vivendo una situazione non molto felice. Suo padre è malato e il suo fidanzato non intende crescere, a differenza sua, che sente l'esigenza di sposarsi e avere dei figli. Quando incontra Tru non riesce a credere di riuscire a stare così bene con un uomo che non sia il suo, e nonostante le reticenze tra i due nasce un legame. Però Tru non può dare a Hope ciò che desidera e la lascia libera di scegliere se vivere il loro amore diversamente dai sogni di lei, oppure stare con il suo fidanzato. Ho sofferto molto insieme a Hope la decisione di vivere una vita senza amore, ma realizzando il sogno di avere dei figli. Sembra illogico, ma molte donne vivono la mancata maternità come un dolore immenso e forse questo dolore avrebbe potuto rovinare un amore, seppur forte, come il loro.Tru è non solo un bell'uomo pieno di esperienze, diverse dal classico personaggio maschile, ma anche un uomo che per amore è disposto a rinunciare alla propria vita. Non ha avuto nemmeno un attimo di tentennamento quando bisognava decidere della felicità di Hope, anche se questo significava distruggere la sua. So che sembra scontato, ma mi piacerebbe davvero trovare un uomo che mi ami come lui.La vicenda ruota intorno a un luogo speciale che lo scrittore mi ha fatto venire voglia di visitare: Kingred Spirits. Un luogo "magico", in cui c'è una cassetta delle lettere dove chiunque può depositare una lettera, uno sfogo o un desiderio. Appena letto di questa casetta mi è venuta voglia di correre a sbirciare tra le lettere d'amore lasciate lì, in attesa di essere lette da qualcuno. Sarà proprio Kingred Spirits a incidere sul loro futuro.All'interno del libro ritroviamo la presenza del nostro autore. Più che un libro sembra raccontarci una storia vera di vita vissuta. Sarà inutile dirlo, ma Nicholas Sparks riesce a parlare dell'amore in ogni sua forma e in ogni distanza. In questo caso i due protagonisti sono lontani geograficamente, ma è bastato incontrarsi per riconoscersi come anime gemelle. So che da una fan come me vi aspettate che vi urli di leggerlo assolutamente, ovvio che dovete farlo, ma prima bisogna entrare nell'ottica che questo libro è amore puro, senza riserve. Non per tutti è facile accettare che esista un amore così. Io ad esempio ho scelto di credere che tutti possano riconoscersi quando c'è l'amore di mezzo.Sono quasi certa di avervi detto tutto quello che posso e niente di ciò che avrei voluto senza rovinarvi la lettura. Non mi rimane che augurarvi buona lettura!
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  • Colleen Mc (The Book Lover Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    Every Breath was beautiful and charming and everything I've come to expect from a Nicholas Sparks novel.I was captivated and intrigued from the opening paragraph, and I didn't want to put the story aside until I'd finished the very last page.I love the detail in Sparks's writing. I can picture the scenes perfectly and envision the characters vividly in my mind. The initial meeting, and the quick development of Tru and Hope's connection was written with passion and tenderness.The strength of thei Every Breath was beautiful and charming and everything I've come to expect from a Nicholas Sparks novel.I was captivated and intrigued from the opening paragraph, and I didn't want to put the story aside until I'd finished the very last page.I love the detail in Sparks's writing. I can picture the scenes perfectly and envision the characters vividly in my mind. The initial meeting, and the quick development of Tru and Hope's connection was written with passion and tenderness.The strength of their feelings.The beauty of their emotions.The timelessness of their love.I believed in it. I felt it. Their love was hopeful; it was real yet it had a magical quality. The characters and the different choices they faced along their journey were relatable, and I loved that about the book. If you're looking for your next sweet, romantic read, pick up a copy of Every Breath. **Complimentary copy for review provided by Hachette Book Group Canada. All opinions expressed here are honest, and entirely my own.** 
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks is every bit a love story, about the power of believing in your heart. These days, I think we all need a dose of seeing the good side of people, and that's exactly what Hope Anderson and Tru Walls are. Good people who fell in love during a chance meeting on a North Carolina beach. Years later, they wonder what life would have been like if their decisions had been different. It's a sweet, endearing story. There are no secrets, no mystery, no games. It's just a refr Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks is every bit a love story, about the power of believing in your heart. These days, I think we all need a dose of seeing the good side of people, and that's exactly what Hope Anderson and Tru Walls are. Good people who fell in love during a chance meeting on a North Carolina beach. Years later, they wonder what life would have been like if their decisions had been different. It's a sweet, endearing story. There are no secrets, no mystery, no games. It's just a refreshingly honest love story that needed to be told. Sparks mixes in a unique narrator-style with a little help from fate to tell the story, which I loved
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  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    Questo romanzo narra un amore maturo, serio, ma con un destino controverso. Una storia destinata a durare oltre il tempo, a spaziare oltre i continenti e a sfidare i capricci del destino. "Ogni respiro" è un romanzo profondo sulle diverse facce dell'amore, sui rimpianti che spezzano il cuore e sulle speranze che non muoiono mai, sugli effetti del tempo e sulla durata di un sogno. Alla fine del libro mi sono sentita invasa da una profonda tristezza per il destino di Hope e Tru, ma anche felicità Questo romanzo narra un amore maturo, serio, ma con un destino controverso. Una storia destinata a durare oltre il tempo, a spaziare oltre i continenti e a sfidare i capricci del destino. "Ogni respiro" è un romanzo profondo sulle diverse facce dell'amore, sui rimpianti che spezzano il cuore e sulle speranze che non muoiono mai, sugli effetti del tempo e sulla durata di un sogno. Alla fine del libro mi sono sentita invasa da una profonda tristezza per il destino di Hope e Tru, ma anche felicità per "il lieto fine" di queste due persone che si sono amate per tutta la vita! Pensare che sia una storia vera mi fa venire la, così detta, pelle d'oca. Consiglio vivamente questo libro, nonostante Sparks abbia scritto di meglio. Fa riflettere molto!
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  • Rosalba Cavaleri
    January 1, 1970
    "Ogni mio passo mi farà pensare a te. Ti sentirò accanto e dentro di me. Sei già diventata parte di me, e ho l'assoluta certezza che questo non cambierà mai"
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