Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

This post was sponsored by Lionsgate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.  I received complimentary products in order to facilitate my review.

How far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?  That is the question that is explored in the hit novel by Nicholas Sparks.


I absolutely love a Nicholas Sparks book.  There is always so much emotion in those pages.  The Choice did not disappoint! 

From the back cover –

Travis Parker has everything a man could want.  In full pursuit of the good life, he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship would only cramp his style.  That is until Gabby Holland moves in next door.

This story is all about looking at the choices in front of us.  Which path are you going to take when there are two completely different, but happy, outcomes?


Gabby has moved to this small town in North Carolina in order to be closer to her boyfriend, Kevin, whom she is sure will ask her to marry her…soon.  But, when Kevin goes away on a business trip, and her neighbor invites her for an afternoon on his boat with friends, a spark happens.  Does she really want to be with Kevin?  She knows she loves him, but what will her life look like if she makes a different choice.

This book is made for the big screen and I am so excited that the movie, based on this book, comes out tomorrow, February 5th.


The book starts out with a prologue in the present day, and then Travis has a flashback to when he and Gabby met.  The entire first part of the book is that short time span when he and Gabby meet, and the choices that they both are faced with.  It is a love story, there is happiness and sadness, everything you expect from Nicholas Sparks!

I can’t wait to see how this love story translates in the movie.  Watching the actors take hold of the characters and their emotion is going to be wonderful! 


To watch Gabby struggle with her decisions, is she making the right decision by being with Kevin, they have been together so long and this is what she wants, isn't it.  She knows she loves Kevin and sees their life in front of her.  But, she also has a spark with Travis, and can see that life as well.  Which one should she choose, neither is bad. 

It is all about choices, we all face them every day.  I know that I am constantly trying to make the *right* choices for me.  It is a constant battle, whether in love or how to raise your children.


I can’t wait to see this movie!  Are you going to see it?  What is your favorite Nicholas Sparks book?

23 comments:

  1. I read this book last year and I thought the story was good but I felt like certain parts of it were a little cheesy. I guess I'm outgrowing Nicholas Sparks, but I do love his movie remakes!

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  2. This sounds like a great read. I will definitely be adding it to my reading list.

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  3. Sounds like a fab read, definetely my kind of book. Thanks for the recommendation, loved the post

    Megan - www.lifewithmcm.com

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  4. I would agree with Sarah as I feel sometimes thse same stories come up again and again. But your review is terrific especially about making choices.

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  5. My daughter is a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks! I have read one ( The notebook) and haven't had a chance to read any others. :( This one looks like an interesting read.

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  6. I've never heard of Sparks but after reading your review I'm adding this book to my reading list!:

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  7. I've never heard of Sparks but after reading your review I'm adding this book to my reading list!:

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  8. Since Sparks books are always so sad, I had to see how it would end before deciding whether to see the movie. It does look good though.

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  9. I have seen so many commercials for this movie and it actually does look pretty good. I have not read the book though so maybe I should start there ;

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  10. I've seen this book/movie showing up in my news feed recently, but didn't look into it. I'm more of a fantasy oriented reader, but I might give it a shot after your review :)

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  11. I love historical fiction books the most but I do love Nicholas Sparks too! I read The Notebook and then I couldn't watch the movie because the characters were so dear to my heart that I didn't like who they cast! lol :) I'll have to check in to this one!

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  12. I haven't read any of Sparks books, but I loved The Notebook movie. Maybe I will try one of his books.One of the topics on this year's Reading Challenge is a book that is being produced as a movie this year. Maybe I should read this one.

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  13. I love his books! I wonder if they'll turn this into a movie too?

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  14. I am probably one of only a few people that have never read a Nicholas Spark's book! This looks like it is going to be a great movie - just in time for Valentines's Day!

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  15. I haven't read the book yet, but this movie sounds really good! Just in time for Valentine's Day!

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  16. This sounds like a really interesting book! I'll definetely added to my list

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  17. I always love books and movies from Nicholas Sparks. I'm definitely looking forward to this one coming out! Thanks for sharing a little bit more about it - it only makes me want to see it more!

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  18. Thank for this review. I feel like Nicholas Sparks captures and describes romance really well in his novels. I want to read this one for sure.

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  19. I haven't read this book yet, but I'm looking forward to it! I'm also looking forward to seeing the movie.

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  20. Ahhh I love anything by Nicholas Sparks! He never ceases to bring me to tears! I really want to read this before seeing the movie. Sounds like it's going to be a good one!

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  21. I haven't heard of the book or the movie. Sounds like both of them are pretty great. I might have this to my kindle list since I like to read the books before seeing the movie.

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  22. This sounds like a really good book/movie! I really enjoy Nicholas Sparks!!!

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  23. Hmmm I'm going on vacation soon and always take a book or two (or five) with me. I might pick this one up on my kindle

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