Born in Nebraska in 1965, Nicholas Sparks has come to be regarded as one of the world's best-loved storytellers. Shortly after graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 1988, Nicholas went on to write one of his most famous novels, The Notebook, which was adapted to film in 2004 and became an instant blockbuster hit. Nicholas wrote the best-selling novel at the ripe age of 26 and in the extremely short timeframe of just six months. Many of Nicholas' novels are influenced by his personal experiences: Message in a Bottle is based on his parents' relationship, while Three Weeks With My Brother is a recollection of a journey he and his brother embarked on following the death of their parents and sister.
All of Nicholas' books have featured on the New York Times bestseller lists, with more than 89 million print copies sold across the globe in over 50 different languages. Nicholas lives in North Carolina with his wife and five children. You can find out more about the author on his website: http://uk.nicholassparks.com/
CHow far would you go to keep the hope of love alive? Travis Parker has it all: a good job, loyal friends and his dream home in North Carolina. The last thing he's looking for is a serious relationship. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Despite Travis's attempts to be friendly, the alluring redhead simply will not warm to him. But Travis feels compelled to get closer to her, leading them both down a road where they will face tough decisions, shocking revelations and devastating consequences.