One of the things that adulthood in general, but parenthood specifically, has stolen from me is free time. There’s just not much of it to good around these days. Which means that I don’t get to read nearly as much as I’d like. But when I do have time, I will devour a good love story. And Nicholas Sparks is a love story master.
I admit that I’ve only ever seen the movies based on his books, but they were more than enough to tell me he is a great storyteller. My first was The Notebook, and it reminded me of my days of long-distance love with my hubby. And watching The Last Song almost — almost — made me forget the Miley Cyrus we know today. I kept promising that I would find time to read the books, because we all know that the books are usually far more detailed — and dare I say, better — than the movies made from them.
Anyway, if you’re a fan too, you’ll be happy to know that Walmart is celebrating Nicholas Sparks month this May. The month is almost over, but you can still enjoy it if you act fast. Sparks’ newest book, The Longest Ride, debuts this month with an exclusive Walmart edition, and you’ll find great deals on his other books and DVDs.
I picked up The Longest Ride, and I really have to carve out some time to curl up with my favorite cookies and a cup of tea to read it. It’s a story of two couples, one older and the other younger, and the unexpected, but profound ways their lives converge. The list price of the book is $15, but you can get it at Walmart for $13.50, along with a code worth $3 in Vudu movie credits.
You should also find a special display of all Nicholas Sparks’ titles at your Walmart store, but if like mine, your store doesn’t have that display, you should still be able to find The Longest Ride in the new release section of the book department, as well as Sparks’ newest film, Safe Haven, in the DVD section. If you do find the display of all the movies, the older ones are just $4.88 apiece.
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links may have been used.