Now I am a southern belle, this was my type of book. Being a hopeless romantic, obviously Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite authors. He never dissapoints me. Like all of his books this book takes place in North Carolina. This story also follows to love stories, Bul Rider Luke with art major Sophia and hoplessly in love Ira and his wife who is a local teacher Ruth.
Now at first with this book following two love stories along their journey I was starting to question how everything is going to tie in. But it all does. In a very good way. Both of these love stories have to battle with bumpy roads and secrets and like always only love will help them conquer them.
A little bit of a back story: Luke and Sophia: Luke is a die hard bull rider, he lives on a ranch with his mother. When the ranch gets threatened to get taken away by the bank Luke realizes that he will stop at nothing to ease his guilty mind. Why is he guilty? Well you will have to read to find out. Sophia a city girl, who is an art major at a university in town runs into Luke under not so great circumstances. She instantly falls for him but will she be able to handle Lukes cowboy instincts while living and following her dreams? Who knows.
On to Ira and Ruth: Ira is a military veteran who knew that he was going to marry Ruth from the first time he saw her. Ruth also fell in love but before they got married they suffered a rough patch although they got through it and life was good for a while a series of events take place and cause more trouble then good. Haunted by his beloved ghost, will Ira and Ruth have a happy ending?
I tried leaving all the good parts out without giving to much away about them. If you have not read this book, I highly recommend it.