Length: 368 pages
Audiobook Length: 9 hours and 56 minutes
First Published: 2020
Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he’d inherited from his grandfather seemed as good a place to regroup as any.
Tending to his grandfather’s beloved beehives, Trevor isn’t prepared to fall in love with a local . . . yet, from their very first encounter, Trevor feels a connection with deputy sheriff Natalie Masterson that he can’t ignore. But even as she seems to reciprocate his feelings, she remains frustratingly distant, making Trevor wonder what she’s hiding.
Further complicating his stay in New Bern is the presence of a sullen teenage girl, Callie, who lives in the trailer park down the road. Trevor hopes Callie can shed light on the mysterious circumstances of his grandfather’s death, but she offers few clues — until a crisis triggers a race to uncover the true nature of Callie’s past, one more intertwined with the elderly man’s passing than Trevor could ever have imagined.
In his quest to unravel Natalie and Callie’s secrets, Trevor will learn the true meaning of love and forgiveness . . . and that in life, to move forward, we must often return to the place where it all began.
About Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks is a bestselling American author. All of his books have been The New York Times bestsellers, and many have been made into films. His works include A Walk to Remember, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, The Last Song, Safe Haven, The Best of Me, and The Notebook. He also founded The Nicholas Sparks Foundation, which uses global education experiences to improve cultural and international understanding. He currently lives in North Carolina. Visit the author’s website →