From America's most beloved storyteller comes an unforgettable tale of a man who, in the name of love, must make the most difficult and heartrending decision of his life. When John met Savannah, he knew he was ready to turn over a new leaf. Always the angry rebel, he had dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life. Then he meets Savannah. The attraction is mutual and quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah vowing to wait for John while he finishes his tour of duty.
What neither realises is that 9/11 will change everything, prompting John to re-enlist and fulfil what he feels is his duty to his country and fellow soldiers. And, sadly, as so often happens when lovers are young and separations are long, Savannah falls in love with someone else. 'Dear John... ' the letter reads, and both their lives are changed for ever. Years later, when John returns to North Carolina, he must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still the only one for him. Now John must make the hardest decision of his life...
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2008
- 129 x 198 x 23mm
This is, by far, one of the best books I have ever read. At first I wasn't quite sure I'd like it, but then I started to read. and read, and read. Sparks has written this book so brilliantly that it had me getting teary in some places, full out crying the next, and killing myself laughing in others. On top of that, there are extremely wise words in there and inspirational messages throughout the whole novel. To me, this is one of those books that you feel like you can read over and over again, day after day, hour after hour and not get sick of it. At the same time I feel that if or more likely when I read this again I will be able to get even more out of it than before and experience the story in the exact same way as I had the first, in its full beauty and sadness. Reviewed by Melissa Finger