Book cover - The Wish - Author Nicholas Sparks

The Wish

Author Nicholas Sparks

  • Release Date: 2021-09-28
  • Genre: Contemporary
Our score: 4.5
From 2,370 Ratings

The Wish Summary

The Wish - With exclusive travel photos and a special letter from the Author, only available for e-readers.

From the author of The Longest Ride and The Return comes a novel about the enduring legacy of first love, and the decisions that haunt us forever.

1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind . . . until she met Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island. Handsome, genuine, and newly admitted to West Point, Bryce showed her how much there was to love about the wind-swept beach town—and introduced her to photography, a passion that would define the rest of her life.

By 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. She splits her time between running a successful gallery in New York and photographing remote locations around the world. But this year she is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis. Increasingly dependent on a young assistant, she finds herself becoming close to him.

As they count down the last days of the season together, she begins to tell him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier—and the love that set her on a course she never could have imagined.

The Wish Review

  • The Wish ~ Contemplative

    By Pnuzzi
    I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read this at first, too sadly realistic. He has such a beautiful way of bringing the reader into the story and capturing all the emotions. The ending, while I was crying, is so inspirational that it made me think about all the great things I have and to really appreciate them, every day!
  • DefiniteSparksfan

    By Phyllis Gaspar
    Great book! Couldn’t put it down
  • Another Amazing Story!!

    By OKWXGirl
    Although I figure out the significance of a certain character way earlier in the story than I should have, and it made me angry at myself, I am very glad I finished the story anyways! It was extremely well written, as always, to the point that I could picture each moment as described. Thank you Nicholas for all of your incredible stories and the time and effort that you dedicate to every detail. It is what will always make you my favorite.
  • *****

    By Madre's Music
    Excellent book. Couldn’t put it down. Tear jerker at end of story. Love Nicholas Sparks.
  • Magical

    By SebbeAY
    As every time, Sparks nailed this book. Even though the subject is not an easy one to speak about, Nicholas offers here a beautiful story and maybe a movie to come ♥️
  • The Wish

    By Prettyirisheyes
    Absolutely loved it!!!
  • Great story.

    By Vimidnight
    Awesome story about true love.
  • The Wish

    By Trndw
    Awesome book, couldn’t stop reading it, loved it, everything Nicholas Sparks writes is awesome!!!
  • The Wish

    By parachute chick
    Loved this latest book of Nicholas Sparks so much. It felt like reading 2 books in 1 since it contained 2 different stories. Over 20 years apart. I’ve read all of NS books & each one keeps getting better & better.
  • The wish

    By Nja2008
    Such a wonderful story. Really hit home. Loved it!


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