Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 5th, 2013

hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week I am glad that Nicholas Sparks has a new one coming out in September...even 
though that is very far off. I still need to see Safe Haven. :)

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 bull-riding event, 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.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds intriguing....thanks for sharing.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This does sound good. I think I'm going to read some Westerns this summer. I am feeling 'in the mood'! I just watched Unfinished Life and it was so good! Hugs!

Shane Morgan said...

i've never picked up one of this author's books but i think i will. they all sound interesting.

new follower

Hollie said...

I'm a fan of Nicholas Sparks' books, they're easy reads but still manage to make me cry! Great pick.

Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

Angelica said...

This is one of the few Nicholas Sparks books I don't own!

My W.O.W-

Scott Pilgrim said...

This sounds so good! Great WoW pick :)
-Scott Reads It

Melinda said...

Have not read anything by him.


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my doll house!!
I love to read but just do not have the time.... Hopefully, when I retire!!