Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Giveaway! Signed copy of The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks!

THE BEST OF ME is the heart-rending story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they've taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.
The Best of Me
I just happen to live in the same town as Nicholas Sparks, New Bern NC, this beautiful area that he talks about in quite a few of his books. I think that portions of The Notebook and A Walk to Remember were even filmed in this area. Each time Nicholas releases a new book, he starts off his book tour here in New Bern, so yesterday, with the release of his new novel The Best of Me set in beautiful Oriental, NC, I headed to the mall for his book signing. The Best of Me takes place in Oriental, NC, also known as “ The Sailing Capital” of North Carolina and sounds like another wonderfully heartfelt southern romance. I can’t wait to read it!

Nicholas Sparks is one of the kindest, most approachable authors I’ve ever met. I think they said there were 4,000 people lined up waiting to meet him and have their books signed and he took the time to speak to each and every one of them and still had a smile at the end of the day. He even passed out coupons for free Chik Fil A sandwiches to everyone missing lunch to wait in line to meet him. Here’s an interview he did yesterday where he talks about his new book Best of Me.


I grabbed an extra copy of The Best of Me and had Nicholas Sparks sign it for one of my lucky readers! He said that he hopes whoever wins enjoys it and joked that hopes we're not too harsh in our reviews. lol

To enter, simply enter your name and email in the Rafflecopter form. There are some extra entries but they are not a requirement. Last day to enter will be midnight Sunday Oct. 16 and the winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced on Monday Oct 17. You must be at least 13 years old to enter and this giveaway is US Only.

If you don’t want to wait to see if you win, you can still get a signed copy while they last at


Judy said...

thanks for the great giveaway. I really enjoy his books.


Maidenveil said...

Wow. I have lost track of his books for a while now. But I am still in-love with A Walk To Remember, and a Bend in the Road. The Best of Me sounds lovely! Second chance in love...nice!

Crystal said...

Hi - I am just down the coast from you where he has set some of his other books in Beaufort, NC :) I keep saying I will go to one of his signings but never do. Maybe next year I will meet you up there since it's only 45 minutes away. I have heard he is wonderfully nice.

Thanks for the giveaway - I can't wait to read his newest book. I love reading his books since they are set around here.

Lisa said...

I love his books, but they make me cry and yet I can't stop reading them. Dear John about killed me. Thanks for the giveaway. lisapeters at yahoo dot com I loved the Notebook and yet cried like a baby reading it.

Inspired Kathy said...

I love Nicholas Sparks and have read all his books! I'd love to read this one too.

The Happy Booker said...


Wow Crystal, small world :-) Beaufort is probably my favorite place in all the world. We go there quite often!

Thanks everyone for entering! Good luck!!

Jennifer Lane said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for helping us get to know Nicholas Sparks better. What a gentleman. Love your blog name! Ha ha.

JHS. said...

Count me in!


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Linda said...

What an awesome giveaway!! Thanks for thinking of your blog readers when you were at the store with Nicholas Sparks. ;)

Carol M said...

I've read a lot of his books and always enjoyed them. I would be thrilled to own a signed copy of this one!

paribiotic said...

where is the rafflecopter form?

Diana D said...

I have enjoyed many of his books. Can cross my fingers to be the lucky winner.

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Vivien said...

I adore Nicholas Sparks books!! They are just so amazing. I've read almost everything he has written. Can't wait for this release!

Library Lady said...

I would love to win his new book! I've read everything else he's written and can't wait to devour this one too.
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Julie said...

I have not read a Nicholas Sparks book that I have not loved, and I would really like the chance to win a SIGNED copy of this one!!! What an addition to my library that would be!

TheGirlOnFire said...

I am a really big Nicholas Sparks fan. I like to listen to his books while I work because they are great for making time fly. I love how he has so many books but they are all still so different from one another. I couldn't even imagine having a signed copy!

Anonymous said...

I would really like to win this new book by Nicholas Sparks! Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

lag123 said...

I love his books and would love to see the area where you live.

lag110 at mchsi dot com

The Princess of Storyland said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :))) You are sooo lucky to live in the same town as him!!! I'm totally jealous! He is one of my all time favorite authors! I'd enter this but I would NEVER win it!! lol

Anonymous said...

My sister and I were going to move quite near Oriental until her health made it necessary for her to stay in Jersey. I loved that area of the country.
Looking forward to another Sparks book. They are magical.
aunttackyx18 at verizon dot net

Bree said...

This sounds like a fantastic book!

Thank you for the chance to win,
Bree // breeleed[at]gmail[d0t]com

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