Seventeen-year-old Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller's life was turnedupside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from NewYork City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, sheremains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interestif she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, aformer concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in thebeach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become thecenterpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is anunforgettable story about love in its myriad forms - first love,the love between parents and children - that demonstrates, as onlya Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply feltrelationships can break our hearts ...and heal them.