Saturday, March 27, 2021

The Return by Nicholas Sparks – Book Review

The Return by Nicholas Sparks


. . . 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. 


Synopsis


The Return
By
Nicholas Sparks

The Return is the story of Trevor Benson, an injured Navy doctor, and the two women he meets whose secrets will change the course of his life. 


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
One of the world's most beloved storytellers, Nicholas Sparks has had over 100 million copies of his books sold, plus has had fifteen #1 New York Times bestsellers. In addition, eleven of his books, including Message in a Bottle, have been adapted into major motion pictures. 

You can visit him at NicholasSparks.com




Related Links:

  • Two By Two - a Nicholas Sparks book review by Wednesday Elf
  • The Choice - a Nicholas Sparks movie review by Sylvestermouse Cynthia
  • Safe Haven - a Nicholas Sparks movie and book review by Sylvestermouse Cynthia.



Book Review of The Return is written by (c) Wednesday Elf.






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15 comments:

  1. This sounds so interesting, I love a good mystery and it sounds like there is plenty of in this book. Thanks Pat for the recommendation and review.

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    1. One can never go wrong with a Nicholas Sparks book, Sam. Always superb writing. Thanks for your visit.

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  2. I always enjoy Nicholas Sparks. Thanks for the review. I will check this out.

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    1. Thanks, Mary Beth. I always enjoy anything by Nicholas Sparks as well.

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  3. Well, obviously, I am a huge Nicholas Sparks fan! I haven't read The Return yet, but I know I will love it. Not sure how I have overlooked this book, but I am getting it today. Thank you! (thanks for featuring my previous book reviews)

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    1. The Return is very new, Mouse. Just published last September. Glad to feature your Nicholas Sparks' reviews too.

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  4. Oh I like Nicholas Sparks too, or rather I like his books. I will have to look into this one as well. Thanks for this review.

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    1. If you like Nicholas Sparks, I'm sure you will enjoy this latest one by him, Olivia.

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  5. Nicholas Sparks' enormous following is well deserved. His books are always beautifully written, and full of believable relationships and emotions. I'm sure The Return will delight his many fans, and earn him new ones!

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    1. I agree, Margaret. Thanks for your visit and comment.

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  6. I don't follow authors very closely, but wow Nicholas Sparks is huge. I think my mom would enjoy this book - I'll have to check and see if she's read it.

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    1. I'm sure your mom will enjoy this newest my Nicholas Sparks, Barbara. Thanks for your visit.

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  7. This is one I will read based on your review. I always know Nicholas Sparks will write about something that matters and that touches the heart. Thanks for introducing me to his latest book. I had not heard about it yet.

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  8. I have read a couple of Nicholas Sparks and I have a hard time picturing any of his books disappointing. The Return sounds like another good choice.

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  9. "The Return" novel sounds a wonderful captivating mystery. I like the sound of the plot and the characters sound like they have a depth and interest to them which I like. Thank you for an intriguing review!

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