Sunday, November 13, 2011
Book 83 - The Best of Me
My eighty-third book was The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. I have read all of his other books and was super excited when I saw this one at Kroger. This book was definitely not Sparks's best but it was still good. Dawson Cole has a bad reputation through no fault of his own. His family is known around their small community for being troublemakers and criminals. From the start, Dawson is determined to prove that he is nothing like the rest of his family. When he meets Amanda Collier in 1984, he was sure that his luck had finally turned around. Soon, he and Amanda are deeply in love, defying both family's expectations. But Dawson's life is ruined after Amanda leaves him for college and an unfortunate accident sends him to jail. In present day, Amanda is married to an alcoholic with three children and Dawson lives on his own, working on an oil rig for months at a time. The one thing that still connects them is an elderly man named Tuck. When they receive word of his death, they both come back to the small town of Oriental to say their goodbyes. But, little do they know, while they're saying goodbye to Tuck, they'll be saying hello again to their former relationship.