|Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks|
I have been a fan of the books by Nicholas Sparks for many years. His romantic novels are wonderful.
I think what makes them especially interesting is that they focus on real-life situations. There is romance and love, but love is not always perfect. Sparks' books describe times of absolute joy, as well as the daily love, disappointment, life journey changes and adjustments we all experience in our own lives. There is also always a touch of sadness just as we all experience from time to time. In other words, his love stories are realistic. Two By Two is no exception.
Two By Two, published in 2016, is about an ordinary guy – Russell Green – who has everything a man could want ~ a successful career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife (Vivian) and an adorable six-year-old daughter, London. They live in Charlotte, North Carolina. Russ is living the Dream, or so he thought. Suddenly he finds that the life he took for granted has turned upside down. In just a few months Russ finds himself without a job, his wife leaves him for a new job and exciting life with a real estate billionaire, and he has become a single dad to daughter London.
The story takes place over the space of a year which shows Russ struggling to adapt to a baffling new reality. Trying to launch his own business while coping with the demise of his marriage, his days revolve around his daughter whom he tries to shelter from the consequences of these changes. His close relationship with his wise older sister, Marge and her partner, Liz, and his loving parents help sustain him during the emotional roller-coaster he finds himself on.
“Friendship isn’t about how long you know someone. It’s about who walks into your life, says ‘I’m here for you,’ and then proves it.”
Throughout the story are short sections of memories of Russ' childhood and his close friendship with his sister, plus memories from collage days when a foolish one-night stand costs him the girl (Emily) he was in love with.
When a chance encounter with an old flame tempts him to take a second chance on love he finally learns that unconditional love is a treasure to be bestowed, never earned.
|Pillow Cover by pure_soul on Zazzle|
“Happiness isn’t something someone can deliver. It comes from within.”
Author Nicholas Sparks
|Nicholas Sparks, Author|
His latest book just published in 2018 is Every Breath.
|Available on Amazon|
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