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The Choice

The Choice, October 2007
by Nicholas Sparks

Grand Central Publishing
Featuring: Gabby Holland; Travis Parker
288 pages
ISBN: 0446579920
EAN: 9780446579926
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"Another deeply compassionate, touching novel about the difficult choices life throws at us."

Fresh Fiction Review

The Choice
Nicholas Sparks

Reviewed by Kay Quintin
Posted September 16, 2007

Contemporary | Romance Contemporary

Flirty hunk Travis Parker, a veterinarian from Beaufort, N.C., is a confirmed bachelor until he meets his spunky new neighbor, Gabby Holland, a new PA in a local pediatric office. When Gabby realizes her dog Molly is pregnant, she confronts Travis, believing his dog Moby is to blame. This sets the pace for the bantering relationship. In the absence of her boyfriend, Gabby spends most of the weekend with Travis. Neither believes it possible to fall in love in such a short time, even though that's exactly what's happened.

As Travis and Gabby begin the perfect marriage, they know they've found their true soul mate. Two daughters are born and everything is picture-perfect until a horrific accident occurs. Now Travis, full of guilt, has the hardest choice of his life to make while Gabby lies in a coma. Full of despair, Travis becomes very emotional at Gabby's bedside. The love they share, along with Travis' faith, will engross you as you're carried along through Travis' indecision in honoring a promise.

Nicholas Sparks has written yet another heartwarming novel full of compassion and true love, while portraying the very difficult choices that must be made in life. It's amazing how he draws the reader into the very soul of his characters. THE CHOICE is another soul-searching story, as were THE NOTEBOOK and A WALK TO REMEMBER. Have plenty Kleenex handy! I'm first in line for his next novel.

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Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life--boating, swimming, and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies--he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Despite his attempts to be neighborly, the appealing redhead seems to have a chip on her shoulder about him ... and the presence of her longtime boyfriend doesn't help. Despite himself, Travis can't stop trying to ingratiate himself with his new neighbor, and his persistent efforts lead them both to the doorstep of a journey that neither could have foreseen. Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage and family, The Choice ultimately confronts us with the most heart wrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

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