Win free copies of The Best of Me book

TheBestofMeThe Best of Me opens in theaters today, starring James Marsden as Dawson and Michelle Monaghan as Amanda. The film is based on the book by Nicholas Sparks and fans of the author will be happy to know that we are giving away copies of the book to three lucky winners. The story revolves around former high school sweethearts Dawson and Amanda who reunite after 20 years apart when they return to their home town for the funeral of Tuck, the man who took Dawson in when he needed refuge from his violent family. The two parted when Amanda’s parents refused to pay for college if she continued to see Dawson. Realizing she was in danger from his family and not wanting her to miss out on college, he broke up with her. Although she moved on and got married, the memory of Amanda never left him and he remained single.

Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but his family continues to pose a threat, and although Amanda has stayed with her alcoholic husband for her children’s sake, she can’t ignore the fact that Dawson is her one true love.

If you want to win a copy of the book, simply leave a comment below and tell us which is your favorite Nicholas Sparks book and why.

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  1. Brittany Provost • October 17, 2014 @ 5:15 PM

    I’m the type of person that needs to read the book, before watching the movie – please help? 🙂

  2. Kymberly Wenzel • October 17, 2014 @ 5:16 PM

    I’m sure everyone will say the same thing but it has to be The Notebook. It is the sweetest (also saddest) love story ever. Just fantastic!

  3. rachel plouffe • October 17, 2014 @ 5:17 PM

    the lucky one, it is romance and suspense

  4. diane howard • October 17, 2014 @ 5:21 PM

    The notebook

  5. Jojo • October 17, 2014 @ 5:21 PM

    hmm…THE LAST SONG and SAFE HAVEN. They are about young love and be hopeful in life even if things seem to be at a never ending dark place. Relatable and enjoyable stories.

  6. Marla • October 17, 2014 @ 5:22 PM

    I really liked the notebook – because it was simply just so sweet

  7. Pat B • October 17, 2014 @ 5:25 PM

    The Notebook – because the basics in the story told in the book/movie is familiar to me.

  8. sherry • October 17, 2014 @ 5:32 PM

    Notebook

  9. Terry Wong • October 17, 2014 @ 5:41 PM

    The Notebook

  10. Fran • October 17, 2014 @ 5:56 PM

    The Notebook. Loved it. Makes me cry everytime I see it. Nicholas Sparks is a great author. I always go see the movie after reading the novel.

  11. Londia • October 17, 2014 @ 6:03 PM

    I enjoyed the notebook for a love that strong from the husband wanting to be with his wife and wanting her to remember there life together.
    Tears to my eyes for sure

  12. charlene vanderlaan • October 17, 2014 @ 6:13 PM

    the notebook hands down. Best love story in a long time

  13. Chantal Fournier • October 17, 2014 @ 6:24 PM

    the only one i read was Safe Heaven – since i found it very différent from the movie, I should read the others !! Love all the movies !

  14. Caelin W • October 17, 2014 @ 6:25 PM

    The Lucky One and The Notebook!

  15. ymelinaj@gmail.com • October 17, 2014 @ 6:26 PM

    My favorite book & movie by N. Sparks id ‘Lucky One’

  16. Megan • October 17, 2014 @ 6:28 PM

    My favourite was probably Safe Haven! 🙂 I am so excited to see Best of Me, I have enjoyed every Nicholas Sparks book/movie so far !

  17. kristen visser • October 17, 2014 @ 7:16 PM

    definitely the Notebook!!

  18. Jason E Woods • October 17, 2014 @ 7:16 PM

    The Notebook

  19. Irene B. • October 17, 2014 @ 7:35 PM

    The Notebook

  20. Candace Pettie • October 17, 2014 @ 7:44 PM

    Three Weeks with My Brother his biography

  21. Jenny G • October 17, 2014 @ 7:46 PM

    The Notebook.

  22. Jenny Hines • October 17, 2014 @ 7:58 PM

    The Best of Me has always been my favourite Nicholas Sparks book. The undying love between Dawson and Amanda is amazing and the ending gets me everytime.

  23. Angela • October 17, 2014 @ 8:12 PM

    Nights in Rodanthe because I had a similar experience, in which me and my boyfriend separated because I have to further my education in Canada and he stayed for his business. A year later, I went back to my hometown and that was the last time I saw him. Three months after I returned to Canada, I received a terrible news that he died at job site due to terrible accident. When I read the book for the first time I was so shocked because incidents happened in the story (Paul’s dead after separated with Adrienne)is so similar to mine. A touching story, Nicholas Sparks is my favorite author, I read most of his books.

  24. Lily • October 17, 2014 @ 8:27 PM

    My favorite is The Lucky One because the storyline is extremely engaging. I read the whole book in a day.

  25. Christine M. • October 17, 2014 @ 8:29 PM

    True Believer is my fave! it’s the first book of Nicholas Parks that I read

  26. Sandy m • October 17, 2014 @ 8:37 PM

    The Notebook because Noah & Allie’s Love story is the best I have ever read. It is truly heartbreaking and beautiful!

  27. Francis • October 17, 2014 @ 8:37 PM

    My wife loved “The Last Song”. She said the story’s so touching and heart breaking. The book made her burst into tear. Hope to win this one for her. Thanks for the chance.

  28. Susan Hanley • October 17, 2014 @ 8:39 PM

    The Notebook

  29. Joanne Thompson • October 17, 2014 @ 8:44 PM

    My favorite would be “The Notebook”.

  30. Gene Donnelly • October 17, 2014 @ 8:50 PM

    I haven’t read any of them yet, so I’d love to figure it out. Thanks for the chance.

  31. Elisa • October 17, 2014 @ 9:09 PM

    I would have to definitely say the notebook…the movie to date is still my favourite and the book had even more amazing detail…the most touching, loving, sad and exciting love story I have ever read on my time on this earth.

  32. Alison K • October 17, 2014 @ 9:12 PM

    The Notebook is my favorite Nicholas Sparks book because the story shows the tenderness of one’s dedicated love for another who has Alzheimer’s disease, a terrible disease & reminds us to always be patience & loving to those who have it.

  33. Catherine K • October 17, 2014 @ 9:20 PM

    i have not had the pleasure of reading any of his work so I do not have a favourite. Hopingto win this to start a new author obsession.

  34. thewellhunt • October 17, 2014 @ 9:21 PM

    The Notebook

  35. Willy • October 17, 2014 @ 9:28 PM

    Safe Haven because is a suspenseful story of love, fear, and safety, made me realize that trusting others is not always easy and no matter how much time has passed, previous burdens can haunt you until you have received full closure from the fearful situation.

  36. Sue Maher • October 17, 2014 @ 9:40 PM

    I loved The Last Song because it was such a touching movie about Mylie Cyrus.

  37. Jackie • October 17, 2014 @ 9:47 PM

    The notebook…

  38. Judy Hunting • October 17, 2014 @ 9:57 PM

    My favourite is the Last Song.. It makes me cry!

  39. MARJORIE ROBERT • October 17, 2014 @ 10:51 PM

    I liked them all …” A walk to remember”, great and unusual all at the same time.

  40. Elsie Jensen • October 17, 2014 @ 10:53 PM

    Message in a bottle was my favourite but I have liked everyone I have seen.

  41. Sherry S • October 17, 2014 @ 11:17 PM

    I would say my fav is The Notebook because it is the only one I know 🙂

  42. Ten Yang • October 17, 2014 @ 11:18 PM

    The Notebook

  43. Andrea Lee • October 17, 2014 @ 11:19 PM

    Hands down the Notebook!

  44. Arturo • October 17, 2014 @ 11:49 PM

    My favorite Nicholas Sparks book is A Walk To Remember. Both the book and the movie made me cry so much it left a lasting impression on me.

  45. Antoinette F • October 18, 2014 @ 12:37 AM

    Favorite is “Dear John”.

  46. Roby • October 18, 2014 @ 5:20 AM

    The Notebook, of course!

  47. Bonnie • October 18, 2014 @ 5:49 AM

    My favorite is A Walk To Remember

  48. Lori • October 18, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

    The Notebook. It is beautifully written!

  49. Michele Washburn • October 18, 2014 @ 8:12 AM

    The Lucky One! Just a great story with the right kind of ending!

  50. Caroline • October 18, 2014 @ 8:36 AM

    The Notebook. The story is beautiful and gut-wrenching.

  51. Marion M Fagan • October 18, 2014 @ 9:03 AM

    The Notebook, loved it as my Mom was going threw the same thing in real life & we had to deal with it. Thanks & Take Care

  52. Renée-Louise Hamel • October 18, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

    Definitely The Notebook because it is beautiful story about two young lovers that most people can relate to.

  53. Carey Boroditsky • October 18, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

    The Notebook because it was so touching and brought tears to my eyes.

  54. Gail Anema • October 18, 2014 @ 12:55 PM

    I love The Notebook – especially for the way their love endures to the bittersweet end.

  55. Sandra Gissi • October 18, 2014 @ 4:01 PM

    My favourite Nicholas Sparks’ novel is “A Walk to Remember.” I always felt like an outsider like Jamie. I love the way Landon loves Jamie until the very last moments and after she passes, and that her walk down the isle is truly a walk to remember.

  56. Kelly • October 18, 2014 @ 9:20 PM

    The Notebook

  57. Wenda • October 18, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

    Hard choice because I’ve like them all but will choose Safe Haven because I loved Julianne & Josh together.

  58. Melissa Finn • October 19, 2014 @ 6:17 AM

    Safe Haven

  59. Darrah Bailey • October 19, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

    The Lucky One.. Such a GREAT story! I just loved it.

  60. louise nowak • October 19, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

    The Notebook

  61. Dwayne Taylor • October 19, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

    The Notebook, I surprised my girlfriend when I bought this for her…..she loved it !!!!

  62. Jennifer Dormiedy • October 19, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

    The NOTEBOOK hands down. A beautiful and touching movie that shows just how wonderful a thing;true love really can be. Hard to come by these days. 🙂

  63. janice Cournoyer • October 19, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

    The notebook for sure. Best love story in a long time.

  64. Clair P • October 19, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

    The Notebook for sure, I love all his books but Notebook is my favourite

  65. Joyce McGregor • October 19, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

    Right now it is the Notebook; but this one could very be a winner for me

  66. Amber Biglow • October 19, 2014 @ 10:40 AM

    The Notebook of course

  67. NJ Buss • October 19, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

    I liked the Notebook. Reminded me of my grandmother and her alzeimers. It is a real trial to go through and still be there for them. Heartbreaking in so many ways.

  68. laura • October 19, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

    My favorite was The Notebook

  69. Helena Castle • October 19, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

    Notebook great story the power of love my mother had alzeimers.

  70. Terry Rafter • October 19, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

    The Notebook

  71. Christina B. • October 19, 2014 @ 11:47 AM

    The Last Song! It went really quickly for me and it was just great!

  72. Rachelle Verhaeghe • October 19, 2014 @ 11:59 AM

    The Notebook and Safe Haven, but all his books are enjoyable.

  73. Gary Smith • October 19, 2014 @ 12:19 PM

    The Notebook, it was such a beautiful, tender story.

  74. Elaine Belec • October 19, 2014 @ 12:35 PM

    The NOTEBOOK….. It was the very 1st one of Nicolas Sparks I read.. Then of course the movie was fantastic & had Ryan Gosling in it. That propelled our Canadian Icon into stardom. It was just so wonderful to see what a loving husband was doing for his wife of so many years suffering from Alzheimer’s….

    If only more people could be so lucky as the ones in Nicolas Sparks book….The NOTEBBOOK…………..:)

  75. DALLAS DAIGLE • October 19, 2014 @ 12:47 PM

    I love all of Nicholas Sparks books/movies but I think “The Notebook” is my favorite! I can’t wait to see “The Best of Me”!

  76. Violet • October 19, 2014 @ 12:54 PM

    Safe Haven because there’s a twist that makes you feel that things aren’t always as they seem and also gives hope to women going through bad relationships.

  77. debbie s • October 19, 2014 @ 12:59 PM

    the notebook is my alltime favorite..it has it all..happiness,true love,tears..

  78. Betty MacDonald • October 19, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

    The Notebook, I loved it. It was romantic and based on a true story. I tend to lean towards true stories and of course it made me cry.

  79. Bonnie • October 19, 2014 @ 1:37 PM

    The Notebook is my fave Nicholas Sparks book because the love story between Noah and Allie is extraordinary and amazing. Tear jerker.

  80. Laura Steinig • October 19, 2014 @ 1:38 PM

    I loved his book, The Last Song. It was a beautiful story of how you can’t always believe what you hear. Plus, when you think you’ll never have a good relationship with someone again you can actually end up growing closer. It’s a lesson, too, that life is short and we need to cherish everyday with the ones we love.

  81. Pat B • October 19, 2014 @ 2:10 PM

    The Notebook – as I can relate to the story.

  82. James Slattery • October 19, 2014 @ 4:08 PM

    The Notebook. Not many movies bring me to tears but The Notebook definitely did. I’ve seen in 5 times.

  83. joyce • October 19, 2014 @ 4:39 PM

    Never read one of his book but would like to try.

  84. PAULINE MORIN • October 19, 2014 @ 4:44 PM

    j’ adore lire ,c’ est un moment de detente le soir!!! assise dans mon fauteuil confortablement

  85. davidlee • October 19, 2014 @ 5:07 PM

    the notebook love that book.

  86. Amanda masters • October 19, 2014 @ 5:07 PM

    Hard to choose but I have to go with the vow.

  87. Dawn • October 19, 2014 @ 5:31 PM

    The Notebook. No matter how many times I read the book or watch the movie it always makes me cry.

  88. Roxanne • October 19, 2014 @ 5:37 PM

    Night In Rodanthe. The story was so heart wrenching. You had so much hope they would have a happy ending and be together for a very long time.

  89. Jenna B. • October 19, 2014 @ 6:30 PM

    The Last Song

  90. Emma Hoand • October 19, 2014 @ 7:31 PM

    my favourite Nicholas Sparks book is A Walk to Remember because it showed the character Shane grow as a person when he met Jamie

  91. Dominique Ho • October 19, 2014 @ 8:34 PM

    The movie ends with an ending where the person she likes does something to soothe the pain and suffering for the loss of a loved one.

  92. Moni • October 19, 2014 @ 8:50 PM

    Message in a Bottle, because it doesn’t matter how you meet someone, love is something you fight for. And also because I know how hard it is to move on after losing someone close.

  93. Janine • October 19, 2014 @ 9:12 PM

    The Notebook, no question, is my favourite Nicholas Sparks book.

  94. Patti Kennedy • October 19, 2014 @ 9:21 PM

    I love Safe Harbour. The love that develops between the main characters, as he protects her from a crazy ex, is sweet and compelling. I also love the way that she has her “neighbour” to help her cope.

  95. Patti Kennedy • October 19, 2014 @ 9:22 PM

    Oops, meant to write Safe Haven!

  96. Robyn L • October 20, 2014 @ 12:23 AM

    The Notebook; loved the determination of the husband and his undying love for his wife.

  97. Emily • October 20, 2014 @ 10:16 AM

    A Bend in the Road

  98. Donna Sousa • October 20, 2014 @ 10:28 AM

    Safe Haven, mostly because I think its the only one I’ve actually read.

  99. Lyndie • October 20, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

    A Walk To Remember, it has a special message.

  100. Stephanie Barber • October 20, 2014 @ 11:53 AM

    The Notebook – such a sweet love story

  101. Sonya Mann • October 20, 2014 @ 8:30 PM

    I absolutely love The Notebook. Such a beautiful love story and I am such a hopeless romantic. <3

  102. Jeff Stutsman • October 20, 2014 @ 8:47 PM

    The Lucky One . It was a surprise to me

  103. Christie & David Laughlin • October 21, 2014 @ 8:04 AM

    This story reminds us of our real life love story. We fell in love at a verybyoung age yetvtiming was not right….we never forgot about each other & after 15 years, we crossed paths. Its almost like the book was written about us….from the mechanic blue eyed Dawson to the sorry alcoholic husband. We can not wait to read the novel and watch the movie.

  104. Bons • October 21, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

    The Notebook. It’s a beautifully written story and I loved the movie!

  105. Merlina • October 25, 2014 @ 2:28 AM

    Love them all

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