Every Breath

Every Breath

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable. But in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781538728529
1538728524
Branch Call Number: FIC SPARKS
Characteristics: ix, 306 pages ; 22 cm

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ktuck3r
Mar 25, 2019

I like anything Nicholas Sparks so when I heard he was coming out with a new book I was all in. I was even more interested that it was loosely based on a true story. I kind want to visit the Kindred Spirits now. Good read.

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Liselara
Mar 22, 2019

Nicholas Sparks is a hit and miss author for me but this one petered out really quickly. The prologue, signed by the author, tells you that this is based upon a true story, but please, read the note at the end of the book. People familiar with "this is a true story...Fargo series" will know what I mean. Like other reviewers, I skimmed most of the novel and only because I was hoping it would get better. It took me 10 days to read the last 10 pages. Maybe they could do a better job with a Hollywood movie script where talented actors could bring the characters and scenary alive, something that the author failed to execute here.

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amml
Mar 17, 2019

After reading the first 60 pages, I gave up and quickly skimmed the rest of the book.

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DW_kcls
Mar 17, 2019

I'm very glad Every Breath revisited Kindred Spirit and the stories it told/tells. That's a wonderful basis for this novel. Nicholas Sparks does not write romance novels, he writes romantic novels, mostly fraught with separation, illness and yes, death then renewal.

Unfortunately, while the main characters had deep depth, there was little depth to how their relationship, their 'abiding for all time' love came to be. In that he is superficial only delving into what they thought they perceived rather than shared conversation, interaction and experience, which made 'the only one for a lifetime' aspect a bit unbelievable.

I was shocked and disappointed by the 'Author's Note'. Had I been thinking about the category of the book, I wouldn't have been, but, alas. . .

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laurenestes616
Mar 15, 2019

I loved this book! I read it in 2 days! Nicholas Sparks did an AMAZING JOB!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 11, 2019

Nicholas Sparks never fails at pulling on the heart-strings of his audience, and making them question all that they know. Love is never simple, and he elaborates in this very story of two protagonists that struggle with decisions. Knowing that the story has elements of non-fiction renews reader's hope in humanity and of second chances. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy a summer getaway and reconnect with their inner compass. 5/5 stars for sure. @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

IndyPL_CarolS Mar 04, 2019

I really enjoyed this book. It was a page turner and a good romance novel. I didn't want to put it down. The ending surprised me and was a tearjerker.

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greggoddard
Feb 20, 2019

This is a cliche love story written for a Hollywood Cliche movie, easy to read as it is so predictable. NY Times best seller? I guess it will get Academy Award also.

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rachelhpayne
Jan 17, 2019

Be sure to read the full Author's Note after the end of the story. Wait until you are finished reading the story though.

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taybonk
Jan 07, 2019

Excellent and sad

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