Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

How I Read It: Audiobook/ Ebook

Dates Read: 6/8/19-6/10/19

It doesn’t take reading much of this book to know that it is completely different from any other book by him that I have read. I never read it when it came out, and I think it probably was good that I didn’t. It completely changed the way that I am looking at this project.

This book follows Russ, father of London, husband of Vivian, brother and son. His marriage begins to fail, and he finds himself spending more and more time with his daughter. Quickly, he learns that he would do anything for his daughter, and finds himself choosing between appeasing others and doing what he thinks is best for his family.

As for the overall story, I think it is top notch. I enjoyed the way it hit you like a ton of bricks (though it does move quickly (almost too quickly) from there), and I think he did a really good job. I HATED the love story. It felt almost like he was afraid that people would not like his writing if it was not following the pattern he had developed by the sheer number of romance novels, but I think that he had this love story of familial love and he just threw in this romantic love story and expected it to work. The story did not need the romantic love story. End of discussion.

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