FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORAn angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. "Dear John," the letter read...and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love--and face the hardest decision of his life.
Nicholas Charles Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska in December 1965. He is an American novelist primarily, but has also developed into a screen - writer and producer of films. He is an Alumni of the University of Note Dame, and is recently separated from wife, Cathy. They have five children.
At 19, Sparks was inspired to begin writing by a comment his Mother made to him. After writing two early novels, Sparks sought to attend law school, but was rejected. He tried several other careers in the next three years before co-authoring a book that only sold 50,000 copies the first year. It was not until moving to Washington, DC in 1993, that he wrote his most famous and celebrated novel, The Notebook. The novel was discovered by a literary agent who found it in her agencies "slush pile". In 1996, The Notebook made the New York Times best-selling listing the first week it was released.
Sparks has had several international best-sellers and several have been adapted to film: Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, The Last Song, The Lucky One, Safe Haven, and The Best of Me.
I JUST CAN'T GET THROUGH ANY OF THIS TRIPE. IT IS SO LAME. MAYBE I FEEL THIS WAY BECAUSE I AM USED TO THE WRITING OF THOMAS HARDY AND A.J. CRONIN.
I am a really BIG Nicholas Sparks fan like I have read every book BIG. But this book was not my favorite. Maybe because of the ending...but it did have a good message about doing whatever it takes to make sure your loved one is happy.
Im a 33 year old guy and this book made me cry all the way through it. Which was kind of a problem because Id listen to it on my way to work and would show up with red eyes and puffy cheeks. I have never had to get over a book before, but it will be a while before I forget this story. Other reviewers didnt seem to get it, but this hit close to home for me in many ways. The best Sparks Ive read/listened to so far.
An absolute wonderful read. I received the book in the mail and was finished within hours of receiving it.