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Author: Nicholas Sparks Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594834547
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Taylor McAden is a volunteer fireman who is always the first to plunge into danger, whether it be a raging fire or a deadly accident. But there is one risk he can’t bring himself to take: falling in love—forever. Taylor has always sought out women who need to be rescued—women he leaves as soon as their crisis is over.

Then he meets Denise Holden, a single mother who has moved to the small town of Edenton, North Carolina, to build a new life. A near fatal car crash will bring these two together, but before that can happen, Taylor must look into his past and see if it’s too late to take a chance on the future.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Nicholas Sparks knows how to tug at a reader’s heartstrings.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Readers who don’t mind shedding a few tears won’t be disappointed.”


  • “A romantic page-turner…Sparks’ fans won’t be disappointed.”


  • “Cunningly crafted.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The complexities of human relationships are so beautifully described. Sparks has found his forte, and this novel is sure to be as popular as his earlier works.”, editorial review

  • “All of Sparks’ trademark elements—love, loss, and small-town life—are present in this terrific read.”


  • “The would-be king of romance continues to please his readers…This novel will appeal to female readers seeking another romantic story with a happy ending.”

    Library Journal

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 10/31/2018

    " This was my first Nicholas Sparks book and I loved it. I enjoyed waiting for this story to unfold and found myself very sad when it didn't look like these two were going to make things work. This was an easy listen and I really enjoyed it! This book came highly recommended by several friends and it did not disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carli | 5/20/2011

    " Such a great book! It is about a young woman with a young son that is trying to make it in a town where everyone knows her deceased mother.

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/19/2011

    " Touching, as usual, for Nicholas sparks "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casi | 5/18/2011

    " Nicholas Sparks does it again. I get sucked into his love stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mona | 5/6/2011

    " Nicholas Sparks has done it again. Great story with characters you grow to care about. Totally recommend this read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/30/2011

    " Great Read... Wish they would make this a movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 4/29/2011

    " Soo I really liked this book. The ending was so beautiful .i cried. I like Kyle.he's only 4. He is so sweet. Ya so i loved this book. Read it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 4/28/2011

    " It put me to sleep! Boring...
    I guess I expect it would be like "The Notebook" and I was pretty disappointed. Most of the time I just can't wait to finish reading it and just so I could already read the other books. It's a thumbs down for me. Sorry... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 4/24/2011

    " This book was great. The last few chapters made it really hard to put the book down! "

About the Author

With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. His novels include twelve #1 New York Times bestsellers. All his books have been New York Times and international bestsellers, and were translated into more than fifty languages. Ten Sparks novels have been adapted into major motion pictures, with The Choice in February 2016.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, winner of numerous Earphones and Audie Awards, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. He has been a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award winner from 2008 through 2013 and he has been named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine.