For me, Spark is usually a HUGE hit or a complete miss. This one was reminiscent of The Notebook or A Walk to Remember. In other words, this one is a return to that old Sparks magic - a huge hit. This is the story of Luke and Sophia, but also the story of Ira and Ruth.
In typical Sparks fashion, the stories, at first, seem unrelated. The reader doesn't care though because both stories as so well written and so engrossing that the only thing you mind is leaving one story to return to the other. I love the way that Sparks tells a story- the way he makes you feel what his characters are feeling and explains their motivations. He is a master storyteller.
5/5 stars. Glad I read this one.