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"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen."

In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew -- about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear -- was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?

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The Best of Me
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The Best Of Me
November 13th, 2015
It took a little bit for me to get into this story. However, once it caught my attention, it didn't take long for me to finish reading this interesting story. I couldn't have read it fast enough. It was a very nice, interesting & heartwarming story. Thank you for a great read!
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The best of me
July 27th, 2015
Another amazing book I couldn't put down. I thought the ending would have been different but it was still good.
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Too sad
February 15th, 2015
The guy had already a sad life. He deserved a better ending. There were other ways he could have made it more dramatic.in fact most of his books end in tragedy.maybe I won't read anymore
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Nicholas Sparks
February 7th, 2015
Nicholas Sparks ALWAYS makes me cry. I even stopped reading once I figured out what was going to happen. But I finished it and bawled, but it was, as usual, a very moving story.
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You Got Me
January 15th, 2015
Omg! Nick" my boy" this is why I love ❤ reading his novels. Very well done!!
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Sparks at his best
December 17th, 2014
Don't read this type of book often, but I am glad I read this. It pulls at the heartstrings in all the right times, classic Nicholas Sparks . Very enjoyable for an afternoon read
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1 review
Really good!
November 18th, 2014
Another good read by Nicholas Sparks
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Very Good
October 30th, 2014
This book is a typical Nicholas Sparks book! Won't disappoint if you're looking for the heart-touching, emotional, loving novel!
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The Best Of Me
October 20th, 2014
Good book! Couldn't put it down. Can't wait to see the movie.
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Best of me
October 20th, 2014
Not what I normally read, but pretty good book. Pleasantly surprised
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Brilliant!
October 13th, 2014
I have always been a fan of Mr. Sparks, and he did not disappoint again..brilliantly written. I look so forward to seeing the movie!
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The Best of Me
September 28th, 2014
Good book. Predictable though so I was a little disappointed.
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Love
September 28th, 2014
Love it couldn't put it down!!
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2 of 2 people found this helpful
The Best of Me.
September 17th, 2014
Looking forward to the movie adaptation of this book.
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Best of Me
September 17th, 2014
Great read, anxious for movie!
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The Best of Me
September 9th, 2014
Worth reading a second time!#
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Good
August 22nd, 2014
Good characters and overall story line. Quite predictable.
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The best of me
August 13th, 2014
Easy read nice story.
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The best oF me
July 10th, 2014
It was great but dragged towards end
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The Best of Me
July 9th, 2014
Another Sparks Success
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Great
April 19th, 2014
Great typical Sparks love story
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1 review
This story will grab your heart.
March 6th, 2014
You will fall in love with this tragic and heartbreaking story of 2 people who loved so deeply. Remarkably written.
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The Best of Me
February 27th, 2014
I cried like a baby. The best Nicholas Sparks book EVER!
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Amazing read!
February 24th, 2014
I cried and cried. Beautiful story.
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The best of me
February 2nd, 2014
One if my favorite Nicholas Sparks novels. a quick & enjoyable read with a good twist.
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The best of me
January 18th, 2014
Couldn't put it down!
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1 person found this helpful
The Best of Me
January 16th, 2014
Nicolas Sparks never ceases to write a great book!
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Good read
September 21st, 2013
A good read. Always like the twists n turns Nicholas throws into the storey line. Easy beach read
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The Best of Ne
September 16th, 2013
Really great book....im a sucker for a good romance!
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Best
August 27th, 2013
Best Nicholas Sparks book yet!
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Good read:)
August 11th, 2013
Very predictable ending, should have swapped some ordering of telling us situations but all in all a good read:)
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The Best Of Me
July 31st, 2013
Very good. Couldn't it down.
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Page Turner ...
July 26th, 2013
Finished this book in 1 day ... Couldn't put it down!! A must read!
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The Best of Me
July 21st, 2013
A very good reading book!
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The best of me
June 26th, 2013
An incredible love story with the not so typical ending..love, faithfulness that surpasses time and distance, family and endurance...it was definitely worth my time.
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The Best of Me
May 16th, 2013
As always ....lovely
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1 person found this helpful
Couldn't put down
April 17th, 2013
This was an excellent read!
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The best of me
April 5th, 2013
Read it in one day. Couldn't put it down. Seemed like the story was wrapping up mid book, but kept unraveling. I'm a sucker for a love story and this book had multiple tales of love. A Nicholas sparks fan I will always be!
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I love the way this man weaves a story.
March 28th, 2013
I love the way Nicholas Sparks weaves a story. He has a deep understanding of the both the physical and metaphysical. His stories touching and thought provoking staying with the reader long after the last page is read.
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OMG what a pile of sentimental garbage
February 18th, 2013
If I could I would give this half a star. Truly awful
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Excellent balance
January 8th, 2013
Wonderful! Just the right amount of grit and romance to make this a page turner. Exactly what you'd expect from Nicholas Sparks. 5/5 stars
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