Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. It was 1958, and Landon had already dated a girl or two. He even swore that he had once been in love. Certainly the last person in town he thought he'd fall for was Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's Baptist minister.
A quiet girl who always carried a Bible with her schoolbooks, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage. No boy had ever asked her out. Landon would never have dreamed of it.
Then a twist of fate made Jamie his partner for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter's life would never be the same. Being with Jamie would show him the depths of the human heart and lead him to a decision so stunning it would send him irrevocably on the road to manhood...
This is a book which I've been meaning to read for a while, I first came across this story because of the movie. When I was younger, it was one of my favourites, so I don't know why it took me so long to get around to the book.
What I really liked about the book was the setting. Very different to the movie, but in my opinion, I preferred the books setting. I liked the feel of the book, and the easy narrative style.
For me, this isn't the kind of books which has a wow factor, but it's a nice story, with a realistic feel and some truly emotional moments.
I enjoyed this book, and it's definitely one that I'm pleased I got around to reading.