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Summary

Russell Green is about to discover the importance of unconditional love.

At 32, Russell Green has it all: a loving family, a successful career and a beautiful house. But underneath his seemingly perfect life, cracks are beginning to appear...and no one is more surprised than Russ when the life he took for granted is turned upside down.

Finding himself single-handedly caring for his young daughter, London, whilst trying to launch his own business, the only thing Russ knows is that he must shelter London from the consequences of these changes.

Then a chance encounter with an old flame tempts him to take a chance on love again, and with the support of his family, Russ finally comes to understand the true nature of unconditional love.

©2016 Nicholas Sparks (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK

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Disappointing

Read many Nicholas Sparks books over the years and thoroughly enjoyed them. I can’t believe this was even written by the same author in all honesty. The plot was slow moving and lacklustre. The narrator made it even more dreary and then the strange snippets of music randomly popped out of nowhere which became awfully distracting. As I say, Nicholas Sparks has never failed to move me with his unique writing style and attention to detail, which is lacking on this occasion.

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hooked

This story had me hooked from the beginning. Be prepared it is a tear jerker. The main characters a family who start out with everything seeming okay, Russ the devoted husband and father. Vivian who starts off the lovely wife turns and I found myself getting quite cross with her. London the daughter who is beautifully grown up for such a young girl. The story also includes the extended family. I found that I could not stop listening rooting for the characters in the story and longing for happiness of the each characters.

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Very predictable and the music which suddenly starts in chapter 21 was really annoying

I have read a few of Nicolas Sparks books before and generally enjoyed them. But this one was a real disappointment. It felt like the emotion had to be forced, you knew it was an emotional part because the random music told you so. Not for me unfortunately.

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Lovely story and well read.....shame about the music

I have enjoyed his story and the end was a real shock. But there have been a few occasions where they suddenly bust out some music over the words..... strange and kind of distracting. I see what is trying to be done but it's so random!! Almost takes away from the moment. Weird!

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MY favourite Nicholas Sparks book

loved this book started out not sure if I would love it or just like it....but by chapter 3 I found I was really rooting for Russ to do well and over come everything he over came! loved marge and found my self crying when she passes! just loved the book and wanted it to go on and on! by far my favourite Nicholas Sparks book so far....roll on the next book x

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what a great writer

Wonderful from start to finish.
A touching and believable storygently narrated.
Love his books
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typical Nicholas sparks book

I love the story, as always a typical Nicholas sparks book, romantic, but with a sad Ending

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Lovely!!

Loved the story, reader was great, music was in random places and didn't "gel" well, often drowning the voice out. But otherwise another goodie from Nicholas Sparks

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Full time Dsd

The end felt rushed. I would have liked to know more about how London reacted to the change.

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Bloke gets a divorce...

This is a really slow story. Until the last couple of hours, it really was an audiobook version of muzak, just something in in the background. There’s not much happening apart from a guy breaking up with his wife. For about 10 hours. Redeemed itself towards the end, but only if you don’t need much plot...

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  • 07-11-20

Excellent and coherent

Compelling and lovely story, the main character Russ's life is inspirational and extraordinary. I miss my daughter and wife

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  • Merril Woods
  • 26-01-19

Slow to start

I found this story slow to start, took far to long to get to the main story and found the main character frustrating as no man is that slow to believe his wife is so innocent,(really!). The last two thirds of the story was most enjoyable and very like Mr Sparks previous stories

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  • GeoMat
  • 08-05-18

Nicholss Spark at his best....

yet another emotional roller coaster ride..a gem from Spark.The storyline so ordinary but made extraordinary with his detailed insights into each character.They are so real,you can visualise the.Narrative was adding sheen to the story.
loved it.

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  • 30-10-16

Not so interesting

A major part of this book is about the relationship between Russ and Vivian, it is the bottom stone of the whole story. Yet this part is a little boring and of cliche.

The chapters are not so intriguing. Story just went on and on, I nearly lost my interest towards the end. Marge's death is unpredictable and this is the only one chapter which brings me into tears or any emotions at all .