Friday, 4 July 2014

The Longest Ride

Presenting The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks.

Here is the summary of the book:

In the tradition of his beloved first novel, The Notebook, bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with an epic story of two couples whose parallel love stories intersect in profound and surprising ways.

Ninety-one year old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, an image of his long-dead wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together.

Recovering from a break-up, college student Sophia Danko meets the young, rugged Luke and is thrown into a world far removed from her privileged school life. Sophia sees a new and tantalising future for herself, but Luke has a secret which threatens to break it all apart.

My first Nicholas Sparks book. And frankly I am quite happy with how it turned out for me. The only other ones I am ware of are the Notebook and Dear John movies, so 'The Longest Ride' is my first Nicholas Sparks read and I liked the sublimity of the experience.

Two love stories interwoven in the most deepest way imaginable. One told through flashbacks of an older couple, Ira & Ruth. The other, a much younger couple, happening in the present, Sophia & Luke. Ira reminiscing about the good old days with the love of his life, his (late) wife, Ruth. While Sophie & Luke, going through the throws of their young and blissful love. Of course both couple have their ups and downs and both go through their differences and have their happy ever after or as the case maybe.....

A lot of readers gave this one not so much of a favorable review but for judging it on par as a first book I read from Sparks, so i'll give this a much more favorable review. While I found a few places slow but overall I love this and will check out others from Sparks as soon as I can.

"A beautiful journey through the longest ride, i.e., Life"

Genre :      Romance, Contemporary

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Release Date: 24th September, 2013

My Copy: Hachette India

Rate:              4/5 (Really Liked It)

Buy:           Amazon | Book Depository


  1. One of my all time favorite book and movie is The Notebook, so I definitely want to read this. I don't think I've seen this book before and wasn't aware that it was similar to The Notebook, so thanks for sharing your thoughts!!



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