Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Book Review - The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

Hey there, 

Hope you are all ok and enjoying the week so far. I promised you book reviews right?....

The Longest Ride is the 17th novel by Nicholas Sparks, many of whose books have been adapted for the big screen. The story starts with Ira Levinson, who is laying in his car on a snowy night after an accident. His wife Ruth, who has passed away appears beside him and in order to keep him alive, talks through their wonderful life together. Ruth adored art and seeing how overjoyed his wife was with paintings, Ira would purchase them for her. Night turns into day as Ira remembers a tale of a Scandinavian who survived following a car accident for 72 hours.

Interspersed with Ira and Ruth's story, we meet Sophie Danko, a student at a local college who one day meets a bull rider, Luke! who is having to risk his life every time he rides to save his farm. 

For much of the book, I felt unsure about what would happen. Would the 2 couples meet? Would Luke save Ira? Would Luke save his farm? Nicholas Sparks has you hooked from the get go" Ira and Ruth's story was most poignant and was written beautifully as Ira remembered memories and moments from his life with Ruth. This contrasted with Luke and Sophia who were starting out on their relationship. 

I really enjoyed this book and felt invested in the characters, especially Ira and Ruth. If you love Nicholas Sparks, then you know what you are getting. It's nice to know that this has been picked up and will be made into a movie. 
Curl up with this, with some chocolate, a good cup of tea and lose yourself. 

Have a good day XX

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