Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Summary: 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?
Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite writers. I love his books! I have been meaning to read The Choice for a long time now and I finally got the chance to do it. I love this book. I love the characters. I love how they are not perfect, how they are real and believable. I love the story. And I absolutely love the ending! I love happy endings! This book had me crying like a baby when Gabby was in the hospital in a coma and Travis came to visit her. I felt so sorry for Travis. I especially loved the suspense that Nicholas put in in the end that led the readers to believe that Gabby and Travis had had a fight and they were going to get divorced but in real the tough choice for Travis was to remove the life-support or not. Travis loved Gabby so much! It really made me feel that true love really exists. It was a really lovely story and I would definitely recommend it to people who like romantic stories.