The Last Song
In the romantic tradition of Dear John, Nicholas Sparks returns with the story of an injured Navy doctor -- and two women whose secrets will change the course of his life in this #1 New York Times bestseller.
Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he'd inherited from his grandfather seemed as good a place to regroup as any.
Tending to his grandfather's beloved beehives, Trevor isn't prepared to fall in love with a local . . . yet, from their very first encounter, Trevor feels a connection with deputy sheriff Natalie Masterson that he can't ignore. But even as she seems to reciprocate his feelings, she remains frustratingly distant, making Trevor wonder what she's hiding.
Further complicating his stay in New Bern is the presence of a sullen teenage girl, Callie, who lives in the trailer park down the road. Trevor hopes Callie can shed light on the mysterious circumstances of his grandfather's death, but she offers few clues -- until a crisis triggers a race to uncover the true nature of Callie's past, one more intertwined with the elderly man's passing than Trevor could ever have imagined.
In his quest to unravel Natalie and Callie's secrets, Trevor will learn the true meaning of love and forgiveness . . . and that in life, to move forward, we must often return to the place where it all began.
I love the way there’s a story and a love story!
Good read. It was a little slow at times, but overall I really enjoyed it.
I could not stop reading. It was not your traditional love story. I loved the characters. There was a perfect ending.
Sparks is a wonderful storyteller, this book is the definition when people say I couldn’t put this book down.
It was a struggle getting through this one. Not my favorite.
I loved this book. I was holding my breath u til the end. It kept me guessing on how it would turn out. I love all your books. Pudge48
My favorite author never fails to deliver a great love story
This is a wonderful human interest story coupled with a romance that isn’t trashy as so many are. Sparks has left the ending to the reader’s imagination.
It was good, but I thought it moved slow and didn’t “hook” me like his other books do.
It’s definitely a Nicholas Sparks book, I haven’t picked up a book in over 4 years and I downloaded this and read it and I could not put it down! I wish there was more or maybe even a movie on it. 10/10 recommend.
Great book a little slow in the beginning but got much better
The PSTD recovery would have been a more interesting plot than where this story went. It was a chore to finish reading.
I had high hopes for a Nicholas Sparks book, but this was as dull, slow, and uninteresting as any book I’d every read. I thought he was a romance guru, but this one lacks any momentum and excitement. The plot is very slow to work out, it takes forever for anything to build. Don’t waste your time, seriously.
Would have loved to have seen them married, kids, but I assume it happened.
I can’t even begin with how disappointed I’ve become with Nicholas Sparks. His books are getting more and more boring. I can’t believe I wasted money on a book that has barely any story line at all. 400 pages in and I’m still bored out of my mind. I wanted to commit to it but I quit. Waste of time
A wonderful read. I am never disappointed with any of Nicholas Sparks books. I am always a little sad when I complete his latest book knowing I will be anticipating the next one.
I enjoyed this book, it was just what the doctor ordered after reading a compelling biography documenting the 45th president in his final year in office. This book was a bit sophomoric and I always knew what was going to happen on the next page but it diverted my attention long enough. Thanks for that, Nicholas Sparks.
Typical Sparks. Predictable, unbelievable.
This is a great book to read if you’re busy with life and need to “unplug” before bed. It’s an easy read, but the story is still captivating with a few unexpected twists. Plus the chapters are a nice length to read in under 30 minutes. I’m not a fan of books that don’t get me hooked quickly, and this one definitely did!
At a time when we need to be reminded of giving of ourselves to others, simple human kindnesses, and true love, this book hit the spot.
I thoroughly loved this book and it was everything that I had hoped it would be. Thank you for a good read.
Sappy, predictable, and boring. If you like Hallmark movies, this book is for you.
Maybe I had too high of expectations for this book. It was an interesting story but not gripping edge of your seat kind of book.
Character development, romance, and educational, true to the Nicholas Sparks style. Learned a lot about PTSD and bees. His love of the south and it’s natural beauty blossoms again. Loved the ending, BTW.
Splendid word imagery. Fascinating to read and learn about bees, as well as tender love.
It was a wonderful story with unexpected twists! Loved the ending!
It started out slow , wasn’t sure if I was going to like it then it get you.What a good book ,wanting more. Gloria S
Storyline was well thought out and characters seemed real! Nice romance with some therapy ideas to dwell on!
I enjoyed the book, but it was easy to predict what would happen in the story.
It’s been too long waiting for another one from my favorite author, but it was worth the wait!!
Typical Nicholas Sparks book. A suspenseful romance with added mystery that keeps you turning the page! Great book! Recommend to any Nicholas Spark or romance reader
As usual it was awesome! Nicholas Sparks never disappoints.
A lovely story about love, loneliness, with a little mystery thrown in to make it exciting. I didn’t read the first two books, but I sure am glad to have read the third. Stick around to the end, it’s also a mystery.
Not my favorite Sparks book! A little disappointed!
Another winner. Spell binding from start to finish.
Nicholas Sparks style predictable love but still was great!
I’ve read all of his books. They are all pretty similar and predictable but I’ve enjoyed all of them.
This book was a decent read. I liked his other books better. This one felt like a movie script.
Intriguing with good development
Has everybody forgotten the horrible emails Nicholas Sparks wrote to keep LGBT and African Americans out of his school? Boycott.
This was not anywhere near what I expect from Nicholas Sparks! Not anywhere near the same level as The Notebook or Every Breath, if I didn’t know, I wouldn’t think it was the same author. Very disappointing, if you’re only going to write one book a year, make it a good one. Not enough romance, a strange story line and Sparks seemed to lose his way as he tried to weave the mystery and wasn’t able to pull me in like he has in the past. Sad
I have been waiting for Nicholas Sparks new book “ The Return” to come out, what a major disappointment! I forced myself to finish it.
Not close to my favorite read. Too much for too little.
Predictable and superficial...it felt like three underdeveloped stories squished into one book.
I love how this book took me to each person’s situation. I could empathize and see a little of me in all the characters. I spent some time contemplating how I’d react in these situations. The book describes my PTSD symptoms. I know that it is a fictional character but it felt good to know someone felt the same way I do. This book is a reread and that’s the highest praise I think a book can get!
Just started it, its okay in the beginning.