If you are looking for an exciting and inspiring read, Nicholas Sparks’ books will certainly be on top of your list. Sparks has become such a phenomenon that you cannot even find one masterpiece of him that did not make it to the bestsellers’ ranking. With their Christian themes and tragic twists, Sparks’ books make their readers reexamine their insights on life, love and relationships. Sparks’ being one of the most adored novelists worldwide can be attributed to his and his works’ ability to penetrate the mysteries of the human heart. Indeed, nobody does it better than Nicholas Sparks.
Dear John is the perfect ensemble of a Sparks masterpiece. It has the romantic, sappy and sad elements you have also noticed in the author’s other literary works. The book focuses on John, an army sergeant who falls in love shortly before 9/11. Rather than focusing on the traditional boy-meets-girl love angle, Dear John encapsulates how war has transformed the life and the love of the two main characters. Indeed, Dear John is a perfect example that love, no matter how tragic it is, has the ability of transforming one’s life forever.
Introduced in 2007, The Last Song revolves around one summer season during the seventeenth year of Veronica “Ronnie” Miller, a teenager who has kept an alienated relationship with her parents, especially her father. When Ronnie was forced to spend the summer with her estranged father, they discovered something they both share – the love for music. Now, this shared passion became the key to rekindling the relationship between the duo.
This masterpiece focuses on how one photograph started the good fortune of Logan Thibault from US Marine. This photograph of one young smiling woman was half-buried in the dirt when Logan found it. Instead of throwing it or ignoring it, he brought it back with him and waited for someone to claim it. His luck included winning poker games and surviving fatal attacks that killed his closest buddies. Soon, he met Elizabeth, a divorced mother with a young son, whom he felt strongly attracted to. However, as the attraction grows stronger between them, the secret of his fortune also started destroying them.
If you want a mix of suspense and emotional intensity, Message in a Bottle is the perfect read, revolving around the romance theme of love after grief. A bottle finds its way to Theresa Osborne, who has been into divorce and who no longer believes in relationships. Intrigued by the mystery behind the letter in the bottle, Theresa started her search for Garrett, the guy who wrote the letter. Later, they found themselves sharing the same desire for everlasting love.
Undeniably, Sparks’ The Notebook is one of the most tear-jerking novels you can find. The Notebook tells about the store of a Noah and Allie, young couple who passionately fell in love, despite their contradicting economic situations. Amidst oppositions from Allie’s family, the couple found their way to each other’s arms again. The story is narrated from the present-day setting by old Noah when Allie is already struggling with Alzheimer’s. This romantic tale ends in a sweet but sad note – the two of them died in each other’s arms. Definitely, this tale is a perfect example of an unconditional love.