'Once Upon a Story' is a weekly feature in which we go back in time and focus on a specific novel that was released in the same month we're in right now (in this case May), but a few years back! It can be a women's fiction classic from the 1990's or perhaps a great chick lit read from 2011. I thought it would be nice to not just focus on recent releases, but also take the chance to jump back in time once a week and look back at wonderful reads that have been released over the years!
Two couples. Two love stories. One epic tale.
Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his adored - and long-dead - wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together - how they met, the dark days of WWII and its unrelenting effect on their families.
A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko's life is about to change. Recovering from a break-up, she meets the young, rugged Luke and is thrown into a world far removed from her privileged school life. Sophia sees a new and tantalising future for herself, but Luke is keeping a secret that could destroy it all.
Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples, separated by years and experience, whose lives are about to converge in the most unexpected - and shocking - of ways.
Nicholas Sparks is one of my favourite authors; his love stories are simply amazing and I can't recommend them enough to others. In September 2013 his latest novel was released titled 'The Longest Ride.' I haven't managed to read it yet myself, but I definitely plan to before the end of the year. The description of the novel promises not one but two love stories and I don't even have to open the book to know it will be another amazing read. If you are not familiar with Nicholas Sparks' work, be sure to check it out as soon as possible because you're definitely missing out!
Be sure to visit the blog next week for another blast from chick lit past with 'Once Upon a Story...'!