I am a HUGE fan of Nicholas Sparks. I love his books. I own every single one of them. The majority in hardback. My fave book, the one I read over and over, is the Rescue. When I heard about his new book, Two By Two, I was super stoked and immediately added it to my Christmas list. Then just to make sure I would get it—I bought it myself. Wrapped up, wrote from Santa and stuck it under the tree.
This is one of my fave of his books. Easily in the top 5. (The rescue, 3 Weeks With My Brother, Message In A Bottle, Bend In The Road and Two By Two)
Synopsis—At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear…and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding—one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined.
My Thoughts: I loved this book. The story line was great. In true fashion in most of Nicholas Sparks’ books there is a character that passes away. And it was a little obvious who it was going to be. But it was still heart wrenching when she passed. I think the reason I liked this book is because it was pretty relatable. Men and women get divorces. They get ugly. And lives get turned upside down. There were moments when you were upset with Russ and moments where all you want to do is hug him and tell him it will all work out. I love that he made such a sacrifice for his daughter. To be with his daughter. He would do anything for her.
Such a great book. I tried really hard not to give too much away. But I highly reccomend this book.