What are the best Nicholas Sparks books?

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    #1The Notebook

    The Notebook

    The Notebook is a romance novel written by Nicholas Sparks published in 1996 which is about the love story of mill worker Noah Calhoun and rich girl Allie. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2004. 

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    Dylan Hernandez
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "So I'm your average guy that usually doesn't read or watch many romantic items, unless I'm doing so with my wife. I'm not ashamed however to say, at the risk of losing my man card, that I thought this was a very well written and engaging story. The characters seem very real, the plot is interesting, and the end was a big surprise to me as well. If your girl hasn't read or seen this yet guys, you might want to consider this one."
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    #2The Rescue

    The Rescue

    The Rescue is a novel about Taylor McAden, a fireman who saves lives but is afraid to love. He then meets Denise, a single-mother whose son is missing. He will help her and they will develop something they never thought would be.

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    Julia Olson
    Written on February 24, 2018
    "This love story seems exciting and to draw the reader in as suspense builds. When a child goes missing a single-mother is helped by a fireman which is an interesting plot and theme of rescue."
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    #3The Longest Ride

    The Longest Ride
    The Longest Ride is a novel about lovers Luke and Sophia who dreams to be together till the end of time, but seems like their ideals do no fit together. Despite their differences, they still strive to agree and Alan Alda will make them realize what true love means.


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    Jordan Rose
    Written on February 25, 2018
    "The Longest Ride is easily my favorite book by Nicolas Sparks. It tells the story of the struggle we all go through with long-lived love, and does it in a beautifully humble and reflective way. Great read!"
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    #4Three Weeks with My Brother

    Three Weeks with My Brother

    Three Weeks with My Brother is a novel written by Nicholas Sparks from the memoir of his three week travel with his brother. He described their journey around the world, not with a romantic lover but with his blood-brother. 

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    Douglas Perry
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "I recently read a Nicholas Spark book titled, "Three Weeks with My Brother." The book was a real treat since it felt like an adventure. Nicholas wrote about his travels with his brother across different countries and I felt like I was there with him due to the level of detail. The book also offers a lot of depth and serious moments when it deals with Nicholas's relationship with his brother, goals, other family members and life. I would definitely recommend it to people who are and are not fans of Nicholas Sparks."
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    #5At First Sight

    At First Sight

    At First Sight is a novel about a young couple that is just starting their life as a family. The couple is waiting for their daughter's birth when a mysterious message reached them and make things complicated.

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    Crystal Williamson
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "This novel is very entertaining. It has great reviews everywhere. I don't know anyone who doesn't like it."
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    #6True Believer

    True Believer
    True believer is a novel about Jeremy Marsh, a science journalist and columnist in Scientific American who explains the science behind supernatural happenings. He is now set to know the real reason behind North Carolina's ghostly apparitions. 
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    Jacob Williams
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "For anyone interested in science as well as fiction together will feel at home and find great interest with this book. I really enjoyed the backed up science of the book as well as the adventurous telling story lines here."
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    #7The Best of Me

    The Best of Me
    The best of me is a novel about two past-lovers who are reunited by an unfortunate event. They rekindle their love for each other but they realize that the reasons of their separation before still takes part in their present relationship.
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    Christine Ryan
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "Nicholas Sparks books are always good for a quick read, but they've become so formulaic. It's almost to the point where it seems like the books are written with a movie in mind, rather than just focusing on the book. This dumbs it down, and let's face it, the books aren't very intellectual to begin with. The Best of Me is the epitome of that. Lots of obvious, eye-rolling moments that sometimes feel like reading a teen's diary, not a book by a grown man. "
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    #8Nights in Rodanthe

    Nights in Rodanthe
    Nights in Rodanthe is a novel about the divorced woman named Adrienne Willis. She is left to raise her daughter and take care of her sick father, without anyone to help her. She will find herself in Rodanthe island and will meet a guy who is about to change her life. 
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    James McCoy
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "Being a huge Nicholas Sparks fan and reading all his novels and loving all the movie adaptations to movies, I had to go back and read one of my favorites. Nights in Rodanthe is a classic for me and one I often to go back to. I felt this is the novel for me. It's about a divorced woman named Adrienne. She's left to raise her daughter and take care of her ailing father all alone. Like all Sparks novels, she happens on a chance meeting with a guy who would certainly change her life for the better. It's definitely a Sparks novel when you just feel the magic connection between characters and realize how genuine they are. The human connection he draws from his characters and the way he pieces everything together in his stories, especially Nights in Rodanthe, leaves me feeling positive about myself as well as humanity. It's a novel to savior and read when you're feeling like life has been throwing too much at you. I love this book."
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    #9A Bend in the Road

    A Bend in the Road

    A Bend in the Road is a novel about a widowed man whose wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident. He then met another woman and fell for her, but as things are getting serious, they will discover something about his past wife that will make his present relationship complicated. 

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    Katherine Franklin
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "Although not one of his better stories, this book is both gripping and melancholy, with sprouts of joy. Usually, I have a few moments of torrential tears during a Sparks novel reading. But reading A Bend in the Road was more like a who-done-it (even though I figured it out pretty early on) with bits of romance interspersed. Until I read the last two sentences of the book, which had my face raining as expected. If you love Nicholas Sparks books, you'll enjoy Bend. If you're looking for a thriller, I'd recommend another of his novels, See Me (my favorite to date). But if romance and heartbreak is your thing (a-la Notebook) then this is a great substitute, even if it's not quite as good. 4/5 stars from me! "
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    #10See Me

    See Me
    See me is a novel about a guy name Colin who has anger issues and a not so loving family. He was thrown out of their house and then he met Maria who is his exact opposite. They fell in-love with each other and dated, but a stalker is causing them fear and that might break them apart. 
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    Rachel Stanley
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "Nicholas Spark has done it again. This author has once again created another timeless romantic classic that will make readers swoon yet again. Along with romance, a thriller, a personal favorite of mine, take in course as well making it an amazing ride. "
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    #11Message in a Bottle

    Message in a Bottle

    Message in a Bottle is a contemporary romance novel written by Nicholas Sparks. This book was published in April 1998 by Grand Central Publishing. It has a film adaptation released in 1999 and it was directed by Luis Mandoki.

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    Timothy White
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "If you like love stories, you'll like the early Nick Sparks books. He's a master at drawing emotions out of readers and this one is no exception. You know at the beginning this is not going to end well for the reader. [ No spoilers, I trust you will buy a copy and read it yourself ]. After wiping away the tears I bought Bahama Breeze on the recommendation of a friend. Breeze is nothing like Message in a Bottle but Breeze was funny. If you love beaches, boats, and having your heart massaged by a master story teller, grab a copy of Message in a Bottle."
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    #12Safe Haven

    Safe Haven
    Safe Haven is another novel-turned-movie masterpiece from #1 New York Times Bestselling romance novelist Nicholas Sparks. The suspense-thriller romantic novel was published on September 14th,  2010 by Grand Central Publishing.
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    Austin Cunningham
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This book is pretty predictable, but with a couple of clever turns. The story was enjoyable as a light leisurely ready, and the pacing was perfect. If you're already a fan of Sparks you won't be disappointed."
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    #13The Lucky One

    The Lucky One

    The Lucky One is a romance novel by acclaimed romance author, Nicholas Sparks. It tells the story of US Marine Logan Thibault, as he searches for the unknown woman in the picture he believes has brought him good luck.

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    Joshua Howard
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "I usually like Nicholas Sparks, but this book just left me cold. The characters were very one dimensional and the plot was unrealistic yet predictable. There are better romance books out there for sure."
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    #14The Last Song

    The Last Song
    The Last Song is a drama and coming-of-age novel for young adults written by New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks. It was released in 2009. It is about a teen girl trying to reconnect with her estranged father.
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    Jean Moore
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is classic Nicholas Sparks. It's an easy "beach read" book that I think anyone who likes Nicholas Sparks would enjoy. I think I read it in a single afternoon. I don't really think I would call it the best one by him though. It really doesn't compare with "The Notebook" or "Safe Haven". I'm not sure I would even put it in the to 20 of his books. "
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    #15A Walk to Remember

    A Walk to Remember
    A Walk to Remember is a novel by the well-known romance writer, Nicholas Sparks. It tells the love story of Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan and was the basis of the famous movie of the same name, starring Shane West and Mandy Moore.
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    Joshua Hall
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "This book was pretty terrible and I regret my decision to read it. The emotional scenes were so forced and hard to read through. The dialogue was bad as well and made me believe I could do better. The book played out more like a fantasy than a real life situation and it was worse because of it. I struggled to hold interest in the book and almost gave up reading it, but my friend for some reason loved it, so I willed through it. I read a chapter or two every night before bed and it was excruciating. This is definitely not one of Nicholas Sparks's best efforts."

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Best What are the best Nicholas Sparks books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The NotebookBooks 34 Paid
2The RescueBooks 34 Paid
3The Longest RideBooks 33 Paid
4Three Weeks with My BrotherBooks 28 Paid
5At First SightBooks 28 Paid
6True BelieverBooks 25 Paid
7The Best of MeBooks 25 Paid
8Nights in RodantheBooks 22 Paid
9A Bend in the RoadBooks 20 Paid
10See MeBooks 18 Paid
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