All You Need To Know About Nicholas Sparks


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Maybe you've never read any of his books, but odds are that you've heard about best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, who also happens to live in nearby New Bern, North Carolina. Perhaps you've seen one of the movies based on his novels: The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven (on all of which he served as a producer), The Lucky One, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, or The Last Song. There's also a film version of The Guardian currently in development, in case you didn't know. 

So as you can see, he's kind of a big deal around here and has a huge following. But if you're one of those people who may not know much, if anything, about him—we have a quick synopsis of all you need to know about this legendary North Carolina author. Consider this your Nicholas Sparks Cliff Notes, blog style.

If you're looking for a local read that pairs perfectly with your North Carolina beach vacation, then choose a couple of his books to have ready to go as you get comfy in your Topsail Island vacation rental. Most of his books are light and easy reads that can be conquered well within your allotted vacation days.


All of Nicholas Sparks' books have been New York Times bestsellers.

Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most popular storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone. Check out the current list of Nicholas Sparks books here. How many have you read?

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Every Nicholas Sparks novel is set in North Carolina.

Each of his 20 novels is set in NC. With only a handful of fictional towns, you will become familiar with these actual North Carolina locales by reading his novels. Cities and towns used as the settings in Sparks' novels include: New Bern, Wilmington, Beaufort, Edenton, Rodanthe, Swansboro, Southport, Oriental, Black Mountain, Charlotte and Sunset Beach. 

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You can take a Nicholas Sparks tour of the North Carolina coast.

It’s easy to see why Sparks loves living in and writing about southeastern North Carolina. It’s also easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his novels with a 3-day tour that explores charming historic towns, quiet beaches, tidal rivers and pretty marshes. Best of all, you can do it right from your Topsail vacation rental! Here's where to go and what to see on your Nicholas Sparks tour of the NC coast.

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The NC author released his 20th book in Fall 2018 entitled "Every Breath".

In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, the latest Nicholas Sparks novel is about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals—transcending decades, continents and the bittersweet workings of fate. Illuminating life's heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, Every Breath explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties—and asks the question: How long can a dream survive?

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You can find Every Breath on Amazon in all its readable and listenable forms, as well as any other Nicholas Sparks novels you may have missed. Enjoy!


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