Nobody writes romance novel better than Nicholas Sparks. His descriptions of people falling in love are like no others. In this book, he chronicles the love affair of John Tyree, a Soldier on leave from the Army, and Savannah Curtis, a college girl who is building Habitat houses as a summer volunteer. While they are together during John’s leave from the Army their romance sizzles, but eventually time, distance, and world events (September 11th) make their relationship more difficult. This book is all about commitment, and learning to love in a selfless way. For those who are currently in a long distance romance, this novel may not be a good choice. However, for those who know unconditional love, there may not be a better choice.