Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#13)

Waiting on Wednesday is a Book Hop  hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pick is:  

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

"Ira Levinson is in trouble. At ninety-one years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together – how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can’t possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage.

A few miles away, at a local rodeo, a Wake Forest College senior’s life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward -- even life and death – loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans -- a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he’s keeping doesn’t destroy it first.

Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart."

Release Date: September 24, 2013

I haven't read many of Sparks' books. In fact, I have only read one, The Last Song. However, I have seen many movies based off of his books & they have all been really good. The Last Song (both the book & movie) was great as well. This may not be a book I go out and buy the day it comes out, but I do plan on reading it sometime.


  1. Nicholas Sparks rocks! I haven't heard of this one. Happy reading!

    Kacii @ The Kooky Bookworm

    My WoW

  2. Yeah, I found out about it on his website.

  3. I'm yet to read anything by Nicholas Sparks but I'm sure I'll get round to it eventually! I love the sound of it :) thanks for sharing! :D


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