The Wish by Nicholas Sparks

Pages: 387

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Published: September 28, 2021

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Hardcover from Public Library

Available Formats: Digital, Audio, and Hardcover

My Review: It has been a few books of NS since I had the same feeling as I did when I first read The Notebook and The Wish finally delivered. A feeling of all-encompassing love filled with heartbreak.

I unashamedly cried at the end of this book. I closed it gently with a sense of love and happiness.

Read with tissues on hand and be prepared to not be able to put the book down.

Goodreads: 1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind . . . until she meets Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island. Handsome, genuine, and newly admitted to West Point, Bryce gradually shows her how much there is to love about the wind-swept beach town—and introduces her to photography, a passion that will define the rest of her life.

By 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. She splits her time between running a successful gallery in New York and photographing remote locations around the world. But this year she is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis. Increasingly dependent on a young assistant, she finds herself becoming close to him.

As they count down the last days of the season together, she begins to tell him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier—and the love that set her on a course she never could have imagined.

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