8 Best Nicholas Sparks Movies, A Definitive RankingAs part of the ongoing 20yearsofsparks celebration, we're excited to share the new look for the recently released trade paperback edition of Nicholas' bestselling novel, Safe Haven. When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight-knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller. In addition to the privilege of meeting new people during my travels, I also get to indulge in one of my favorite pastimes: reading! As a fellow book lover, I want to share some of the titles of my favorite recently read books.
All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone. Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook , over a period of six months at age His eighteenth novel, See Me , published on October 12, Sparks lives in North Carolina. He contributes to a variety of local and national charities, and is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Program MFA at the University of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually. As a former full scholarship athlete he still holds a track and field record at the University of Notre Dame he also spent four years coaching track and field athletes at the local public high school. The record still stands.
Nicholas Charles Sparks born December 31, is an American romance novelist and screenwriter. He has published twenty novels and two non-fiction books. Several of his novels have become international bestsellers, and eleven of his romantic-drama novels have been adapted to film all with multimillion-dollar box office grosses. His first published work came in , when he co-wrote with Billy Mills Wokini: A Lakota Journey to Happiness and Self-Understanding , which sold approximately 50, copies in its first year. In , Sparks wrote his breakthrough novel The Notebook in his spare time while selling pharmaceuticals in Washington, D. Two years later, his novel was discovered by the literary agent Theresa Park , who offered to represent him.
There are three things Nicholas Sparks knows how to do exceptionally well when it comes to storytelling: stir up emotions, set a beautiful scene, and crush readers' spirits as soon as they become invested in the characters. The author's formula has clearly worked. In , he published his first and most revered novel, The Notebook. And ever since, Hollywood has been swift to turn his love stories into blockbuster movies. Here are 11 of his best book-to-movie adaptations. Thankfully, their relationship doesn't burn out once the season transitions, making audiences fall for the couple that defies age and illness.