The Return

The Return

In the romantic tradition of Dear John and The Lucky One, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with the story of an injured Navy doctor -- and two women whose secrets will change the course of his life.

Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, NC. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked as an orthopedic surgeon sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he inherited from his grandfather seemed as good a place to regroup as any.
Tending to his grandfather's beloved bee hives while gearing up for a second stint in medical school, Trevor isn't prepared to fall in love with a local . . . and yet, from their very first encounter, his connection with Natalie Masterson can't be ignored. But even as she seems to reciprocate his feelings, she remains frustratingly distant, making Trevor wonder what she's hiding.

Further complicating his stay in New Bern is the presence of a sullen teenage girl, Callie, who lives in the trailer park down the road from his grandfather's cabin. Claiming to be 19, she works at the local sundries store and keeps to herself. When he discovers she was once befriended by his grandfather, Trevor hopes Callie can shed light on the mysterious circumstances of his grandfather's death, but she offers few clues -- until a crisis triggers a race that will uncover the true nature of Callie's past, one more intertwined with the elderly man's passing than Trevor could ever have anticipated.

In his quest to unravel Natalie and Callie's secrets, Trevor will learn the true meaning of love and forgiveness . . . and that in life, to move forward, we must often return to the place where it all began.

Title:The Return
ISBN:9781538728574
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    The Return Reviews

  • Natalie

    I have been a huge fan of Sparks' previous work, but this did not hit the mark. The Male protagonist was unlikeable, as was one of the females Natalie. He was too full-on, and she was too guarded, and...

  • Sheyla ?

    The book centers around Trevor Benson, a Navy doctor. During a tour in Afghanistan, Trevor suffered multiple injuries, including losing a few fingers terminating his career as an orthopedic surgeon. H...

  • Larry H

    The Return isn't quite as “Sparksy” as Nicholas Sparks' other books are, but it still delivers a good dose of drama and intrigue.Trevor was a surgeon whose career ended when he was seriously w...

  • Jessica | JustReadingJess

    The Return by Nicholas Sparks is the typical Nicholas Sparks romance I’ve been waiting years for.I really enjoyed The Return. The Return is a typical Nicholas Sparks romance with two people that sho...

  • Bandita

    3.75 stars.It's my 17th Nicholas Sparks book. And it was a very Nicholas Sparks-esque book. I enjoyed it very much. This isn't one of his best books but definitely not one of his worst either. It's a ...

  • Reading Mama

    Have you ever "outgrown" an author? My love for Nicholas Sparks started when I was younger and movies like "A Walk to Remember" and "The Notebook" came out. I was was so excited when I found out they ...

  • Jackie

    The story was just Eh. Took too long to get into it and the protagonist was unlikable. In my opinion, not the best from Sparks....

  • Bookphenomena (Micky)

    Nicholas Sparks excels on the quirky, small-town feel with this book. He created some rather ordinary characters, at first glance uninteresting and at second glance, they were everything I wanted to r...

  • Brandi Morpurgo

    It’s been a long time since I’ve read a Nicholas Sparks book, and I thought “heck, it’s a new one - why not?”. This book was told from the male p.o.v. and I felt the narration was tedious, t...

  • Natalie M

    Dry eyed and mostly satisfied!No tissues required for this contemporary but slightly uncharacteristic Sparks novel.Protagonist Trevor, a war-veteran surgeon who finds himself home in New Bern, North C...