Title: The Longest Ride
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Synopsis: Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together – how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can’t possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage. A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior’s life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward — even life and death – loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans — a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he’s keeping doesn’t destroy it first. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.
I absolutely loved this book! It’s one of my favorites by the master, Nicholas Sparks. This is not just a love story, but the life story of three amazing characters, Luke, Sofia and Ira.
Luke is just a farm boy, he lives a simple life. He works hard at this parents farm every singe day without a break. Sofia is a classy girl, she loves art and she studies at Wake Forest College. How would they fall in love with each other? Nicholas Sparks was able to join their two universes and create a beautiful love story.
But Luke and Sofia’s relationship isn’t perfect, Luke lied, Sofia can’t forgive him. Can they find a way of reminding themselves of the love that unites them?
A long side with Luke and Sofia’s love story it’s Ira and Ruth’s love story, they lived a full life. Even though Ruth died their love didn’t, the bond that unites them can trespass the barriers of death. And now Ira’s is dying and only thing he holds om to is their love story.
But how these 2 love stories bond together? That’s the beauty of the book. Read it and you will understand. Words can’t express how much I loved this book. I give it 5/ 5 stars: