Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. After six years with her boyfriend, she is no longer sure what she wants, and when her father becomes ill she heads to her family’s cottage at Sunset Beach in North Carolina to make some difficult decisions. Tru Walls has been summoned across an ocean from where he was born and raised in Zimbabwe by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. In journeying to Sunset Beach, Tru hopes to unravel the mystery surrounding his mother’s life, but the letter will lead him in an unexpected direction. When these two strangers’ paths cross, their chance encounter sets in motion a heart-breaking story – one that will transcend decades, continents and the workings of fate.
I haven’t read many books by Nicholas Sparks, infact I think this is actually the third book I’ve read by him.
The story is a sweet, romantic tale that’s based on a real life situation that really does make for touching reading. The story is about Tru and Hope who meet and within days, they are hopelessly in love with each other. Sadly Tru has to return to Africa and after years of waiting Hope’s boyfriend finally proposes to her and their brief love affair comes to an end.
Many years passed, Hope has had the children she had always wanted and her marriage is over and still her thoughts return to Tru. Unknown to Hope, Tru has never gotten over her and returns to the first spot where they met, a place called ‘Kindred Spirit’ where people leave letters containing declarations of love, heartbreak or in Tru’s case, reaching out to Hope. Delighted to be back together, the pair of them catch up on the love that they lost.
This is a beautifully love story, with a picturesque background of crashing waves and the plains of Africa, which was was atmospheric from the first page. Like, the previous books that I’ve read by Nicholas, the leads are charismatic men with troubled pasts and the women are gentle souls searching for love and this book was no different. I think the fact, that it’s also based on a true story and a story that fascinated Nicholas, so much so that he had to write it.
A tender story, of love, regrets and never giving up ‘Every Breath’ is a searching and emotional tale that will leave the reader wrecked.
You can buy Every Breath from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.