. . . in life, to move forward, we must often return to the place where it all began.
The above quote from the jacket of The Return, rather speaks to the meaning of the title of Nicholas Sparks' latest novel. As always, Sparks brings together fascinating characters and a love story for the ages.
Trevor has returned to New Bern, North Carolina, to his grandfather's home he has inherited, to try and get his life together after the devastating injuries he received in a mortar blast in Afghanistan. He finds that the familiarity of the home he spent so many happy childhood hours in, and tending to his grandfather's beloved beehives, is beginning to bring peace and healing back to his life.
Then things get complicated. First, he meets Natalie, a local deputy sheriff. From their very first meeting, Trevor feels a connection to her and soon realizes he is falling in love. But even as Natalie seems to reciprocate his feelings, she remains distant and Trevor wonders what she is hiding.
Later, Trevor meets a sullen teenage girl – Callie – who knew his grandfather. Trevor hopes Callie can shed light on the mysterious circumstances surrounding his grandfather's death, but she appears reluctant to discuss it with him.
Suddenly a crisis triggers a race to uncover the true nature of Callie's past. While attempting to unravel what his grandfather's last cryptic words meant, and to discover the secrets both Callie and Natalie are keeping, Trevor will learn the true meaning of love and forgiveness.
Author Nicholas Sparks
|Author Nicholas Sparks|
You can visit him at NicholasSparks.com.
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Book Review of The Return is written by (c) Wednesday Elf.
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