The author of “The Notebook” brings another heart-wrenching tale of love and obsession 17



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Nicholas Sparks – author of The NotebookThe Lucky One and The Longest Ride – is one of the world’s most beloved authors. Within days of its release, See Me became the #1 book on the New York Times Bestsellers list.

Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot.

At twenty-eight, he’s focused on getting his teaching degree and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his past. The last thing he’s looking for is a serious relationship.

But, when he crosses paths with Maria Sanchez one rainswept night, his carefully structured life is turned upside down. When Maria, a hardworking lawyer, meets Colin she begins to question every notion she has ever had about herself and her future – and what truly makes her happy.

Before the couple has a chance to envision a life together, menacing reminders from events in Maria’s past begin to surface. As the threat of violence begins to shadow her every step, she and Colin will be pushed to breaking point.

Nicholas Spark’s new release is a story of obsession, reinvention and a love that defies every expectation.

With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. His novels include twelve number one New York Times bestsellers. All Nicholas Sparks’ books have been international bestsellers and have been translated into more than fifty languages. Ten of his novels have been adapted into major films – The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember and The Notebook – with The Choice coming in Spring 2016. For all the latest news from Nicholas Sparks, sign up for the e-Newsletter at, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter: @NicholasSparks.

See Me by Nicholas Sparks is published by Hachette Australia.


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  1. Notebook a load of sentimental rubbish with the most unrealistic ending. Do yourself a favour read any of Kate Morton’s novels what a storyteller

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    • Love Kate Morton Elizabeth, but admit I enjoyed The Notebook.

      Have you read The Lake House, Kate Morton’s new book yet?

  2. The wedding was one of his best book ever which was a follow up to the notebook. I always say the way he write he has to really be a woman. I have every one of his book and they are well read frequently. Best books on a rainy day with a fire going and hot chocolate

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    • Read the notebook first Patricia then get the wedding. Make sure you have tissues on hand. I love losing myself in his writing.

    • Hehe, I thought the same thing Narelle, the name had to be a nom de plume for a woman. Isn’t his wife lucky to be married to such a romantic person?

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    • I enjoy his writing style as well. They’re not too heavy, not too light – just perfect for when you don’t want to get weighed down by complicated storylines and yet still have a bit of grit to keep you interested. Oh, and the fact they have a believable romance just makes it all the better – after all, if we didn’t have love, the world would be a very sad place. My favourites have to be “Nights in Rodanthe” and “Message in a Bottle”, and I enjoyed the movies, too, although many of his I’ve read several times – and will do again!

  3. Since the question was asked.No I am not a romance fan or a fan of Nicolas Sparks. Reading is to be enjoyed so whatever we enjoy has to be good for us.
    So to each his or her own, I applaud variety.
    Who knows? I might get into romance one day, nice to know its out there if I do.

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    • I agree Philomena – enjoy what you read whatever genre!

    • I agree totally with your comment about reading is to be enjoyed, Philomena. I’m not a fan of any form of horror or science fiction and as a writer of contemporary fiction, based around a love story, I know many will not like my work either – but that’s fine. The world would be very boring if we were all identical with the same tastes.

  4. Can’t wait to read this. Nicolas Sparks does romance in a very down to earth way, not soppy or syrupy or I wouldn’t read It! I’m not a mills and boon fan.!

  5. I enjoy his style of writing – simple and romantic … after all, everyone needs love in some form! ‘Nights in Rodanthe’ and ‘Message in a Bottle’ are two of favourites of his, although they’re all good.

  6. Cant wait to read this. Always been one of my favourite authors. Little romance never hurt anyone !!!! Enjoy if you choose to read his work ….

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