The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks – Book Giveaway #TheBestofMe

I just got my itinerary and confirmation numbers for my trip to New Orleans.

1 week from now I will be on the ground in NOLA meeting up with a fabulous group of bloggers getting ready to visit the set of The Best of Me.

The Best of Me


The Best of Me

In theaters October 2014!
Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.


My upcoming set visit…

In addition to getting to meet and interview author Nicholas Sparks the following cast members are scheduled to be on set.  If all goes according to plan we will get to meet and interview each of them.

James MarsdenJames Marsden

michelleMichelle Monaghan

lianaLiana Liberato

LukeLuke Bracey


So my question for you is….

What would you ask Nicholas Sparks, James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Liana Liberato &/or Luke Bracey if you had the chance to interview them?


The Best of Me CoverThe Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

“Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She’d believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen.” In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths. Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew — about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear — was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: “Can love truly rewrite the past?”



Book Giveaway

To celebrate my upcoming trip I’m giving away a copy of The Best of Me

Open Internationally

Ends 5/14/14

Alternately you can choose another Nicholas Sparks book up to $10 or a $10 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash.

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  1. Question: Anyone know if I can have Instagram because I don’t own a cell phone? I’ve always wondered that!

  2. Inspired Kathy says:

    You have to have a download an app but there are a few PC based apps that are supposed to work…

  3. Alex T says:

    I would ask James Marsden what his favorite film role has been so far!

  4. I would ask Luke Bracey what his favorite food in Australia?

  5. I would ask Nicholas Sparks where he drew the romantic inspiration from for The Notebook, my favorite of his.

  6. Diana Corlett says:

    Is there a downside to celebrity…any/all of them…and if so, is it still worth it all?

  7. How awesome to get to meet them! I just started my own book blog and hope to have that type of opportunity someday!! I’d ask Nicholas Sparks if he writes his books with the movie in mind! I always feel like the movies are great romantic dramas!

  8. Wow what a great opportunity to meet all those awesome actors. I think I would ask them what was the hardest sense in the movie to film? I can’t wait to see your pictures!

  9. I would ask Nicholas Sparks where he finds the inspiration for his books and which authors are his favourite 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

  10. I would ask Nicholas Sparks how he really honestly feels about the movie adaptations from his books to movies. Does he think they follow the books true or is there a lot of creative licensing in there.

  11. Wendy Arnott says:

    I would love to know if Nicholas Sparks lives up to what he puts on paper in real life!

  12. i would ask Nicolas sparks what inspires him when he writes

  13. DJ Sakata says:

    I would be too tongued tied and fangirl crazy to speak 😉

  14. That is so cool that you get to meet and interview all of these people! It’s so exciting! I can’t wait to hear how it goes.

  15. Victoria says:

    I’m a total fan girl but I would probably ask how the heck does he (Nicholas) come up with such great book ideas 🙂

  16. Gah! I love James Marsden!!! I hope you have an awesome time!!

  17. I’m not sure what I’d ask, but I know it’d be something from James Marsden. I love him! Thanks for the chance.

  18. lavendersbluegreen says:

    I always want to know what people liked reading as children.

  19. I would ask Nicholas Sparks what inspires his stories. He writes such touching stories and I would like to know his biggest inspiration. Have a great time and thank you for the giveaway!

  20. I’d likely ask something along the lines of, what frightened you the most as a child and what made you feel secure again?

  21. Nicole Starcevic says:

    Do you ever wonder if this could actually be real life?

  22. Going into the project did they know it was going to be something special?

  23. I would ask Nicholas Sparks ‘How does he write such beautiful love stories’? It amazes me the kind of stories he writes. They all have such beautiful love stories!

  24. Nikki Ooi says:

    I’d ask James Marsden, which movie (that he’s done) does he like the best.