*Book #17 in my New Year's Resolution to read more.
My two cents: I always enjoy Nicholas Sparks for a light read in contrast to my regular mystery stuff. I really did get into this book, but the book jacket makes it sound cheesey and parts of it are predictable and cheesey. But, there are some twists I didn't see coming and characters that make you nervous. Of course, have your tissue ready during the last 3 or 4 chapters....I'm just saying....
From the jacket: Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, particularly her father....until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she and her younger brother spent the summer with him in North Carolina.
Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist, is living a quiet life in the beach town, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will be the centerpiece of a local church. Resentful and rebellious, Ronnie rejects all of his attempts to reach out to her and threatens to return to New York before the summer's end. But soon Ronnie meets Will, the town's local heartthrob, and the last person she thought she'd ever be attracted to. As Ronnie slowly lets her guard down, she finds herself falling deeply in love, opening herself up to the greatest happiness - and pain - that she has ever known.