Friday, April 3, 2015

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Longest Ride


Top 5 Reasons This Novel Sounds Intriguing:
1. One of the characters is a cowboy. 

2. There are moments when you just crave the emotional punch that Nicholas Sparks never fails to deliver to your heart strings.
3. I like that there is a modern couple and one from the past that dominate the story line.
4. I love southern fiction.
5. The romance is bound to be sweet and endearing.


In the tradition of his beloved first novel, The Notebook, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with the remarkable story of two couples whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways.

Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together. A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior's life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward -- even life and death - loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans -- a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he's keeping doesn't destroy it first.

Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.




About the Film


Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world.  As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple.  Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.

Starring: Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin, and Alan Alda
Directed by: George Tillman, Jr.


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We have a prize pack including a copy of the novel, a tote bag, and a $25 gift card to see the movie to give to one of our readers. This giveaway is open to residents of the US. You must be 18+ years of age to win. Reading Lark is not responsible for prize delivery. We'd like to extend a thank you to 20th Century Fox for providing the prize pack.


The giveaway runs from April 3-10.  Winner will be notified via email on April 11.


29 comments:

  1. I don't get to many movies in the theater, and I think the movie would be fun on the big screen. Thanks!

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  2. I'd love to win it because I'm a Nicholas Sparks fan.

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  3. I love Sparks's work!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  4. I want to win this prize because I love Nicholas Spark's romance books and this new movie looks like a good one to go see in the theater!

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  5. I would like to win this because I like Nicholas Sparks and this book looks good.

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  6. I want to win because it's such a FAB prize pack and I can't wait to see the film! :)

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  7. I would love to win this because Nicholas Sparks writes great love stories and this looks like a great movie.

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  8. I want to win this prize because I am a huge Nicholas Sparks fan!

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  9. I love the tote bag. I can carry my lunch, book, and some of my personal stuff to take care of at work. OK, this will be my work tote bag.

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  10. I want to win because I love Nicholas Sparks' books.

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  11. Id like to read the book and spend the Visa, lol.

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  12. I am excited for this movie!

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  13. I want to win so I can take my GF to see this movie with me on a date night.

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  14. I want to win because I love Nicholas Sparks books and movies

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  15. I love Nicholas Sparks movies, and I cannot wait to see this one! His movies are always so romantic!

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  16. I want to win because Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite authors and I am drying to see this movie (and read the book, too)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  17. I'd like to win this because I'm a mega fan of Nicholas Sparks!
    thank you

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  18. I want to win this so I can take my mother to the movie.

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  19. I want to win this prize pack because I want a copy of this book to read and the extra money is nice!

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  20. I want to win because i love love movies and books

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  21. I want to win b/c I want to read this book and would love to use the gift card for the movies.

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  22. I want to win because I want to read about Ira and Ruth & Sophia and Luke love story. I'm a big fan of Nicholas Sparks and I know he won't let me down. Thank you so much for this amazing chance! Are you looking forward to the movie? I AM! :)

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  23. I really like Scott Eastwood so I want to see this movie!

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  24. I would love to win this prize package because I need a good book to read and would love to read this one before seeing the movie. I am a fan of Britt Robertson and haven't seen her in anything for awhile.

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  25. I want to win so I can see the movie and read the book!

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  26. I want to win this because it looks like a great movie!

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  27. I would like to win because I would like to read the book! I read A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks a while back and would like to read more books by written by him.

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  28. I would like to win because I really want to read the book and then see the movie. Thanks for the chance!

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  29. I like Nicholas Sparks' book and would love to see how the movie matches the book

    thransom

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