The Longest Ride - Nicholas Sparks

The Longest Ride

By Nicholas Sparks

  • Release Date: 2013-09-17
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 3,506 Ratings


A remarkable story of everlasting love, about two couples whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways,
in the tradition of Nicholas Sparks's beloved #1 New York Times bestselling first novel, The Notebook.

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 - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage.

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.


  • Love this book

    By madisoncooper54258705
    This book has made me believe in love.
  • fun to read

    By cloudperson
    easy and light story, predictable, but no borred, still will keep you in the good mood :)
  • Best book

    By Briebrie😘2013_5
    I love this book it is Nichols sparks best book
  • Best Book Ever

    By Jackie1568
    I Loved This Book It Was Not Like The Movie, It Was Better. I wish the author could make a book 2 of this to see where Sofia and Luke end up. 😭😭❤️❤️
  • love

    By Withlovegraceandbriholla
    My man Nicholas over here making moves. This book is dope. He sparkin up man.
  • Great book!

    By Ccs111376
    Wonderful story

    By palomaa621
    Incredible story ! Definitely recommend reading it !
  • Such an enjoyable book!

    By MeganD0505
    This was such a great book! It kept me on my toes wanting to know more and more. Some of the chapters were a little slow and hard to get through but in the end, it was totally worth it! I was curious what the outcome was going to be until the very end! Another great book by a my favorite author! :)
  • Boring!

    By fdkjdhfgkjd
    Snore fest I kept waiting for something to happen and it never did
  • Best book ever

    By Ruby_886
    This is honestly the best book I've ever read. Hands down. Nicholas Sparks is so talented and I cannot wait to see The Longest Ride when it comes out in movie. This book changed my life and it's so good!