The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

“TThe choiceravis 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 barbecues with his close buddies – he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship could only cramp his style. That is until Gabby Holland movies in next door. Despite his attempts to be neighborly, the attractive redhead seems to have a grudge against him. Still 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 heart-wrenching question of all: How far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?”

That’s a very good question. How far would we go just to keep our hope of love alive? I’ve never considered that question before and to be honest, I don’t know what my answer would be. Most of us would probably do anything and everything to keep that hope alive. I’ve never been in a situation like that and hope that I never have to be. As always with Nicholas Sparks’ books, this one was just as great as his other novels. I enjoyed the reality within this book. The way Gabby and Travis met was so… real. Gabby found herself irritated with Travis and who she assumed him to be that she just marched on up to him and gave him a piece of her mind. Granted not everybody would be able to do that but some would. Life isn’t always happy and pleasant. As humans we get irritated with each other and tell each other what we think of them, word of advice don’t do that or you may end up feeling extremely guilty afterwards. In this case, Gabby’s declaration of annoyance actually changed her life for the better. They didn’t exactly have a fairy tale romance and their relationship helped show us that sometimes life does give you a fairy tale moment but in the end reality will always rear its ugly head in, always. Through all of their hardships, the love they had for each other really did conquer all. I give this book five out of five stars and hope that you will too.

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