Nicholas Sparks: The Choice

Nicholas Sparks: The Choice

Vision

Travis 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 regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies - he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Despite his attempts to be neighborly, the appealing redhead seems to have a chip on her shoulder about him...More...

Travis 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 regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies - he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Despite his attempts to be neighborly, the appealing redhead seems to have a chip on her shoulder about him... and the presence of her longtime boyfriend doesn't help. Despite himself, 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 heartwrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

Romance

Stories are as unique as the people who tell them, and the best stories are those in which the ending is a surprise.

Love is a wonderful thing. It makes life worthwhile. I love being in love.

How far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

How far should a person go in the name of true love?

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Spending time with you showed me what I`ve been missing in my life.

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Traveling has less to do with seeing things than experiencing them.

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Too many people lived their lives acting and pretending, wearing masks and losing themselves in the process.

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Time had a funny way of dimming the edges of reality until only something blurry remained.

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If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale.

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Making someone hate you so quickly [...] that`s a rare gift. Usually you have to know a person better first.

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