Continuing the story begun in his well-received novel True Believer, Sparks highlights the relationship of Lexie Darnell and her fiancé, Jeremy Marsh. Jeremy, a freelance reporter, has decided to move from New York to Boone Creek, N.C., where Lexie works as the town librarian.

Though their romance was only six weeks old when Jeremy proposed, he loves Lexie and their unborn child. But niggling doubts about Lexie's past relationships and his writer's block torment him. Can their love withstand their secrets and can Jeremy find contentment living in Boone Creek?

Sparks engrosses readers from the first page to the last. He breathes life into his likeable yet imperfect characters and crafts a novel that tugs at the heartstrings. (Oct., 277 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick