I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. Not because I dislike Nicholas Sparks and not because I’m not privy to cowboy romance but because it read beautifully. Now, you might say that a well written novel comes as no surprise from an author like Nicholas Sparks. You might say that this is something you would expect from him. You might even say that the novel turned cinema aspect should already give some insight into the greatest of this novel. I say, I try and look at each book written as a stand alone novel. Just because the first two or three novels in a series were great or just because an author has a plethora of best sellers under his belt doesn’t exactly mean that he will continue to wow.
I must say that there were a few moments when I thought the novel was entirely too long. I admit there were a few places where I wanted to skip ahead and get to the next tasty morsel. Overall the novel is a great read, a good romance and could fit in a category of “must read”‘s. It wasn’t bogged down with repetitive words, sentences or descriptions that stretched on and on.
The structuring of the novel seems like it would be confusing as it is told with chapter headings from different perspectives. I didn’t have a hard time jumping back and forth. The author really integrating each section into the next regardless of whose eyes we were looking through. The end did have a sort of choppy like separation. It seemed a little rushed, as if to just complete the novel. I saw one or two moments when the book could have ended and the reader would’ve been just as satisfied.
I look forward to reading more novels by Nicholas Sparks!